In order to fully appreciate your trip to Italy, you must learn to appreciate Italian food. Tourists are usually pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a lot more to Italian food than what is found in the typical foreign Italian restaurant. While you certainly will find pastas and pizzas in Italy, there are many other fine Italian foods available in each part of the country. In fact, the best regional Italian foods are made with regional Italian produce. You can classify Italian food as being from central, northern, and southern Italy. The foods that you might find in a typical foreign Italian restaurant are particularly different from the food of the North. Such ingredients as pasta, tomato sauce, cheeses, and oil are less common, while rice and corn polenta, fowl, rabbit, seafood, quail, and butter are more common.
Piazza di Spagna, just like other famous places in Rome, has become a tourist sanctuary. When you get hungry, it’s easy – there are dozens of restaurants in every street and on every square. But what if you’re not just hungry, what if you want to enjoy a good, authentic meal and atmosphere as well? That’s tricky! Yes, I always say you won’t find a bad restaurant in Italy and you will eat well everywhere, but some places are just better than others. How do you find them? Let me give you three quick tips:
In lesson three of our free Chique audio course called Everything Your Need To Know About Italy, I’m going to share with you my favorite place where you can learn to cook like an Italian. Or better said, like a Tuscan cooking maestro Are you intrigued? You should be! Italy is more than just beautiful beaches, mountains and sights. It’s a country of good food and the best cooking tradition in the world.
Chique Secrets of Milan, Italy: The Most Delicious Italian Fruits And Vegetables You’ve Ever Tasted – Da Pino
Italian markets are one of the best treats this wonderful country has to offer. You find them in every city and every village, and Milan is no exception. Going to the market in the morning is a tradition, a ritual and a real feast for all your senses. Fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish… Anything you can think of.
OK, I admit. Food is my passion and exploring new places to eat delicious meals is one of the biggest joys of my life and my travels. Each time I go back to Milan, I find a new restaurant, café or patisserie I absolutely fall in love with. One of my newest loves is Di Violedi Liquirizia in Via Madonina, right in the heart of Milanese Brera.
Today I would like to take you to the North of Italy, to the smallest Italian region: Valle D’Aosta (VDA). Although it’s small and seemingly simple, I love it for its beautiful nature, delicious food and stress-free lifestyle. This beautiful Alpine part of Italy is a real wildlife sanctuary with a huge variety of animal and botanical species. Valle D’Aosta is also famous for its many castles and agrotourist farms which make it a perfect vacation spot when you need to escape the city and breathe in some fresh air. Let’s explore!