Traditional Italian Dishes by Town and Location

10 Traditional Italian Dishes by Town and Location

10 Traditional Italian Dishes by Town and Location When you think of Italian food, you probably picture the supposedly quintessential pizza and pasta. But Italian cuisine is so much more than that. There are different traditions depending on where in the country you’re visiting, with regional variations on classics. This is one of the reasons […]

How to Incorporate Italian Flavours into South African Dishes

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When you think about pasta, cream, truffles, cheese—the last thing that probably comes to mind is traditional South African food. But Italian cuisine and South African dishes have more in common than you think. Both have a tradition rich in vegetables, beans, fish, poultry, and dairy. We think blending Italian and South African flavours is […]

Is Wheat Intolerance a Fact or a Myth?

Wheat Intolerance

Wheat is a grain that humans have used since the beginning of time. Gluten-free experts make a convincing argument about the wheat toxins that we include in our modern-day versions. There’re usually two sides to every argument. We unpack the facts. So-Called Toxins We Find in Wheat Are Natural Protective Nutrients Why has the gluten-free […]

How To Use Different Pasta Shapes?

How To Use Different Pasta Shapes

What type of pasta person are you? Do you love lasagna, or is it penne or bow tie pasta you love best? There’s a type and shape of pasta for every personality. Choose the right shapes for different sauces – here’s why. How Do We Categorise all the Different Pasta Shapes? With so many different […]


Let's Eat Like The Italians Italian mealtimes are happy social occasions when the family gathers to chat and enjoy the cooking that mama has prepared for them. Let us explore eating Italian, further. Italians love explaining in great detail exactly how to make their traditional dishes – with each version differing from the last! Because Italian [...]

Italian Cuisine Passes the Cheese Test

The most esteemed cheeses of Italy are perhaps the two ancient Latin versions that are made from the milk of sheep that date way back before the founding of Rome and are still popular choices today.  One is the creamy ricotta and the other is the hard pecorino. Pecorino has been around for over 3 000 [...]