10 Italian Cooking Terms Everybody Should Know

Have you ever ordered from an authentic foreign restaurant only to be surprised by what you were served? In the past, we covered how to pronounce various italian foods to spare you embarrassment the next time you’re reading… Read More

5 Italian Cooking Tools You Shouldn’t Live Without

Italian food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the United States and beyond. When you think of Italian food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it brings back memories about dinner at grandma’s… Read More

5 Of The Weirdest Italian Foods You Probably Won’t Find In Restaurants

We always like to talk about our favorite Italian dishes — our top vegetarian ones, best regional specialties, how to pair wine with your foods, etc…but what about the weirdest dishes? Every culture has certain foods that just… Read More

The Best Seasonal Italian Foods

Although enjoyable throughout the entire year, some Italian delicacies are best served in particular seasons; especially when it comes to certain seasonal fruits and veggies. Here we’ll go over some of the Italian top seasonal ingredients as well… Read More

The Origins of Pizza

Pizza is one of the most commonly liked foods in the United States. It’s such a staple food that everyone from children at birthday parties to adults in the workplace get excited at the possibility of a pizza… Read More

Closing Out the Meal: Italian Digestivi

We discussed in a recent post that in Italian culture, the meal is a well-rounded, flavorful and enjoyable community event. Food and drink constantly complement one another throughout the meal to create a more enhanced experience. Meals often… Read More

Starting the Meal Off Right: Italian Aperitivi

In Italian culture, food isn’t just a way of sustaining yourself. It’s about having an experience — and sharing that experience with friends and loved ones. Italians love all-encompassing meals; their structure consists of many different courses with… Read More

The 4 Most Popular Vegetarian Italian Dishes

Sure, Italians love their meats — meaty lasagna and ravioli, prosciutto, steak, meatballs, chicken, various seafoods, etc. — it may sometimes feel like a carnivore’s paradise. But vegetarians aren’t at a loss when it comes to eating Italian… Read More

Cannoli, Tiramisu, Biscotti – Oh My! Italian Desserts in La Grange, IL

Are you hosting a meal or cooking for a date and looking to impress? End your dinner with any of these essential Italian desserts to add a sweet grand finale to your meal! Cannoli Originating from Sicily, these… Read More

Popular Italian Pasta Types and How They’re Served

Rigatoni, fettuccine, linguine, oh my! Pasta is an Italian staple food and the many different types can vary based on region. Some noodles are ideal for some sauces but not with others. Reading through a pasta menu can… Read More