5 Things You Need to Know about Italy‰’s Festa della Repubblica

June 1, 2017
Italy is a country rich in food, wine and culture. Each year, on June 2, Italy celebrates a national holiday known as Festa della Republica to honor the country’s history, and most importantly, independence. Festa della Repubblica, more commonly known as La Festa, translates to Festival Republic or Republic Day,[more]

Everything You Need to Know About Italian Red Wine

May 25, 2017
Italy is known for a lot of great things, but delicious wine is arguably one of the most notable contributions Italy has made. (Because what is a bowl of pasta with a rich meat sauce without a full-bodied wine?) Specifically, Italian red wine is something we can all thank Italy for (we[more]

Things to Look for in a Family Restaurant

May 18, 2017
In Italian culture, dining and family go hand-in-hand. From cooking to clean-up, families spend the evening sitting around the table and enjoying dinner together. In today’s fast-paced society, it can be difficult to find the time for everyone to get together and sit still long enough to prepare and eat[more]

Learn to Cook Pici Pasta With Mici

May 11, 2017
Pici, a traditional Italian noodle originating in Tuscany, is a delicious and filling pasta that can be enjoyed with an array of sauces. Categorized as “pasta lunga” in the Encyclopedia of Pasta, pici pasta is typically made by hand and eaten fresh, not dried. The name pici comes from the word[more]

Celebrate National Salad Month With Mici

May 4, 2017
May is a time for trees and flowers to bloom and warmer temperatures to settle in, but it is also a time for another important event—National Salad Month! This event was created by the Association for Dressings and Sauces in 1992 and has been celebrated every May to honor our favorite mixture[more]

Here are the Absolute Best Things to do in Sicily

April 27, 2017
A hub of Italian culture, Sicily should absolutely be included in your next trip to Italy! The largest Mediterranean island, it is rich in ancient art and history, and is fun for the whole family. If you’re thinking about planning a trip, here are our favorite things to do in[more]

How to Make the Best Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

April 20, 2017
Spring and summer are times when gardens are plentiful. For many, traditional summer ortos, or gardens, include a mixture of several vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, peppers and squash. One vegetable in particular, zucchini, a summer squash, is a favorite in Italian culture. Zucchini is used in several Italian dishes, but[more]

Celebrate Pasquetta the Italian Way

April 13, 2017
It’s finally spring time. Winter is coming to an end, the sun is shining and flowers are just starting to bloom. For some, it is also a time to celebrate the Easter holiday, and in Italy, it’s also time for Pasquetta. Pasquetta’s History In Italian culture, the Easter holiday is[more]

The History of Garlic and How It Became an Italian Cooking Staple

April 6, 2017
When you think of garlic, chances are, you think of some type of Italian food. Whether it’s a slow simmered, aromatic tomato sauce or a fresh-out-of-the-oven slice of bruschetta all’aglio, this pungent plant is ubiquitous with Italian cuisine. Because we love learning more about our culinary history, we were curious about[more]

6 Reasons to Stay In and Order Italian Delivery

March 23, 2017
Even for the people who think cooking is fun, sometimes even a master chef deserves a break. Here are six reasons you should kick back, relax and order Italian delivery tonight. 1. Because you don’t always have to be the superhero: On a typical weekday, you can get kids and yourself out the door by[more]