Ten Best Pasta Dishes Ever

Famous Italian Pasta Dishes by Nancy O’Neill Just the thought of pasta makes the mouth water! There are so many sizes, varieties, and sauces that it is challenging to choose only 10. It would seem that the widely held belief that Marco Polo brought pasta back to Italy from China is more myth than fact […]

Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

Ireland is truly one of Europe’s most beautiful countries with miles of virgin countryside, pristine coastline, charming fishing villages, and quaint hamlets.  While there are dozens of great little villages, we, of course, have our favorites. Herewith, enjoy reading about some of the Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland… ADARE Adare in Co. Limerick has long […]

Wines of the Camino de Santiago – Wine Tasting along the Way of Saint James

Wines of the Camino de Santiago- Wine Tasting along the Saint James Pilgrimage This has been a record year for the number of pilgrims on the “Camino de Santiago” with visitors from all over the world and traveling clear across the North of Spain to Santiago de Compostela on foot, cycling, horseback, and those with […]

The 10 Best Female Chefs in Northern Italy- Hot List

The 10 Best Female Chefs in Northern Italy- Hot List by Ivano Martignetti When I first started to reflect on this topic, I decided to ask my best friends if they had any idea. Most of them, spontaneously, answered it was their mother or their grandmother. Now, this is funny and interesting at the same […]

10 Iconic Italian Cocktails

10 Iconic Italian Cocktails by Ivano Martignetti Mastroianni’s class, Sean Connery’s style, Humphrey Bogart’s charm- these icons always seemed to look their best at the bar counter, where an elegant barman served impeccable cocktails in Martini glasses or in pure crystal tumblers. A world away from the tacky barmen and plastic glasses that we sometimes […]

30 of 300: A short glossary of Italian pasta A-Z

30 of 300: A short glossary of Italian pasta by Martina Hemm Though pasta has only been present in European kitchens for the past 200 years, Italy has long nourished an ancient noodle culture. Arab merchants were the first to carry itria, the predecessor of modern Italian pasta, from the faraway Asian continent to the […]

Parlez-Vous Fromage?? A Beginners Guide to French Cheese

Parlez-Vous Fromage?? by Martina Hemm Navigating your way through a mélange of French cheeses can be a bit daunting and leave you speechless, not in the least, because there are over 1000 varieties to choose from. But before you walk away from your local cheesemonger overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of creamy, milky, and smelly […]

Val d’ Orcia- Tuscany at its most romantic

A quick guide to the Val d’ Orcia for food and wine lovers: The Val d ‘ Orcia is quintessential Tuscany and utterly romantic.  Expect dreamy hills studded with cypress trees and ancient farmhouses; a smattering of gorgeous art cities and medieval towns in easy reach (Siena, Pienza, San Quirico D’ Orcia, Montepulciano, Montalcino); world-class […]

Madrid Top 10 Tapas Bars

Madrid’s Best Tapas Bars Everybody in Madrid has their Tapas bar- their secret neighborhood hideaway. Whether for a morning coffee, a midday snack, or a late night bottle among friends, Madrileños live their lives in their favorite haunts. Here are just ten of our favorite tapas bars in Madrid, to give you a taste. But […]

Ten Most Beautiful Villages in Spain

Spain is packed full of beautiful towns and villages, ranging from the Arab whitewashed hamlets of the south to slate “pizarra” villages of the north to sandstone pueblos in the Balearic islands and tropical architecture of the Canary Islands. It is near impossible to pick ten, but here is a good start: our selection of […]

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