National Fettuccine Alfredo Day 2019 at Alfredo alla Scrofa

With just three ingredients, freshly-made fettuccine, butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, and with swift movements of amalgamating them, the first Fettuccine Alfredo was made in 1914. Six years later, in 1920, newly-married Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford dining at Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa were served the Fettuccine Alfredo. The combination of soft ribbonlike pasta…

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Local Cuisine at its Best: Ristorante Sora Maria & Arcangelo in Olevano Romano, Italy

At Ristorante Sora Maria e Arcangelo, the story of the kitchen evolves from the time it was opened in 1950 by Maria and her husband Arcangelo to their son Primo’s turn and now at present, with their grandson, Giovanni Milana who took control of the kitchen at the age of 22. The restaurant has a…

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The Excellence of Fresh Seafood at Ristorante Meraviglioso in Polignano a Mare, Italy

After seeing the incredible iconic view of the beach of Polignano a Mare when you enter the town, the first thing you will notice is the effervescence of the place. In the warm months, Polignano a Mare is the destination of hordes of people who love the sea, the well-kept historical town, and Apulian gastronomy.…

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Accademia Chorus: Mixology Course at Chorus Cafè, Rome, Italy

After the success of the first edition, Accademia Chorus starts its second course. Starting on the 25th of February 2019 (Applications until 18 February 2019), the mixology academy will be opening its doors again in training aspiring professional bartenders at Chorus Cafè inside Aditorium Conciliazione in Via della Conciliazione, Rome. Curating the course will be…

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Fornace Stella in Rome, Italy: You’ll Love This New Pizzeria

The idea of a pizza meal in Italy is a kind of casual and quick dining to be enjoyed with family and friends. That’s what proprietors and friends Enrico Mercatili and Roberto Priora had in mind when they created Fornace Stella in Piazza Lecce (a short distance from Piazza Bologna). The place is big enough,…

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Cantina Girlan: A Century of South Tyrolean Wines With 200 Winegrowers

In the year 1923, Cantina Girlan, named after the South Tyrolean town, was founded by 23 winegrowers in a 16th-century farmstead in Alto Adige (South Tyrol). In the year 2019, exactly 96 years later, the number of member winegrowers of the cooperative has multiplied to 200 and the area of cultivation has grown to 215…

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Rocca delle Macie: From Films to Wines in Chianti, Italy

It’s not common to have a big film producer jump to being a wine producer and excel in both fields. In the case of Italo Zingarelli, the man behind the internationally popular series of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill series of films, he proved his proficiency in the two things that he was most passionate…

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Oresteria: A Window of Ponza Island in Eataly Rome

Life spent on the coastal town of Terracina and Ponza island, Chef Oreste Romagnolo has created a tower of building blocks that he learned from growing up by the sea, smelling the briny air and tasting the salinity that envelops the food. In the kitchen he puts his memories, knowledge and experiences in representing his…

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Phenomenal Flavors of the Sea at Bistrot 4.5 in Rome, Italy

Bistrot 4.5 is located along a quiet road in E.U.R. It has a nondescript entrance but as you move into the long rustic dining room with whitewashed wooden flooring and panels, a dynamic setting with a laid-back mood awaits you. Vibrant colors stand out from the paintings collected from juvenile detention centers and table runners…

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Cu_Cina in Rome, Italy: The Consonance of Two Cultures in Unique Dishes

Just in her twenties, Chef Stella Shi has trod determinedly on a gastronomic road less traveled by others. Born and raised in Italy to Chinese parents who originated in Shanghai with a formal education that took her to a much different route, her love for cooking overpowered her planned path to her law school education.…

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