Smoking, Salting, and Survival: The Story of Fiore Sardo, Sardinia’s Treasured Cheese
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Smoking, Salting, and Survival: The Story of Fiore Sardo, Sardinia’s Treasured Cheese

Fiore Sardo is a traditional cheese from the island of Sardinia, located off the coast of Italy. The history of Fiore Sardo dates back to the Bronze Age, when the Sardinians first began to domesticate sheep and produce cheese. The Sardinians came up with a special way of making cheese by smoking it over juniper…

Capocollo: From Roman Soldier’s Rations to Italian Delicacy
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Capocollo: From Roman Soldier’s Rations to Italian Delicacy

Capocollo, also known as coppa, is a cured meat that has a rich history and a unique flavor profile. This delicacy is made from the neck of the pig. In fact, the word “capocollo” means “behind the neck.” It is a popular meat in Italian cuisine and is enjoyed all around the world. The origins…

Happy Carbonara Day!
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Happy Carbonara Day!

Carbonara Day is celebrated on April 6th, and invites food and Carbonara lovers alike to celebrate the classic Italian pasta dish made with egg, Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale, and freshly ground black pepper. These are the only ingredients and it’s never made with peas, chicken, or cream. And no, “vegan Carbonara” doesn’t exist (it would be…

Chocolate inspired by secret love!
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Chocolate inspired by secret love!

Chances are you’ve had one before. I’m talking about the world famous Baci Perugina. The little, individually wrapped chocolates that each come with a little message; a message that was actually inspired by a secret love! The story starts over 100 years ago in Perugia, Italy. Once upon a time, the young chocolatier Luisa Spagnoli…

Have you ever eaten “Priest-chokers?”
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Have you ever eaten “Priest-chokers?”

We are talking about the strozzapreti; but why does it translate to priest-chokers? Well, the history of this pasta and its name is strongly connected to the political history of this region. In fact, its origins date back to the Papal domination of the region Emilia Romagna, but the first written reference to this recipe…

A cheese that Ancient Roman Emperors ate!
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A cheese that Ancient Roman Emperors ate!

Pecorino Romano is a cheese that has been around for more than 2,000 years! In fact, this cheese used to grace the tables of Ancient Roman emperors and nourish the Ancient Roman legionnaires. These soldiers depended on its nutritional value and ability which would last on extended marches who were allotted a daily ration of…