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THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL FOOD AND WINE SPECIALTIES FROM ITALY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEIR ORIGINS, INFORMATION AND INTERESTING FACTS. THE HISTORIC RESTAURANTS AND PRODUCERS TO ENJOY THEIR AUTHENTIC FLAVOR.

Welcome to WebFoodCulture! This website is about the most traditional food and wine specialties from Italy and all over the world. Our articles include their fascinating origins, useful information and interesting facts. They also provide indications on the historic restaurants and producers of these delicacies, giving the opportunity to taste their authentic flavor.

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The most typical and traditional food and wine specialties from all over the world. Their origins, information and interesting facts. Let’s find out the historic restaurants and producers of these specialties to enjoy them at their best.


Mortadella Bologna PGI: history, information, interesting facts (img-07; img-08)

Mortadella is a cold cut closely related to the Italian city of Bologna, with which, in a way, shares a soul at the same time learned and easygoing. Let’s find out the fascinating history of this specialty, how it’s made and many interesting facts. Let’s savor its most authentic taste, also thanks to the precious collaboration of the association of its most traditional producers: the Mortadella Bologna PGI Consortium. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses

Neapolitan Babà.

Neapolitan Babà.

Although ‘Babà’ is one of the most traditional Neapolitan pastries, many historians claim they’re originally from Poland. Let’s find out the secrets of this sweet delicacy! (coming soon)

The most traditional specialities from Veneto.

The most traditional specialities from Veneto.

Veneto is undoubtedly one of the Italian regions richest in history and culture, not to mention the incredible variety of its landscapes, including fascinating lagoons, vast plains, sweet hills and imposing mountains. It’s inevitable that, over the centuries, all these factors have played a fundamental role in the development of the local food and wine. So, let’s find the most typical specialties from Veneto, discovering their most traditional restaurants and producers to taste their original flavor.


Traditional food from Veneto.

‘Spritz’ Spritz is one of the most popular and appreciated Italian long drinks. Its first recipe, very simple, was born in Veneto in the nineteenth century. Over the years, this alcoholic beverage has evolved in many different variations: the best known today is the ‘Aperol Spritz’, prepared using the Aperol bitter. (continue)



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Buffalo Mozzarella PDO (crt-02) Buffalo Mozzarella PDO (crt-02)

Buffalo Mozzarella is one of the most typical products from the Italian region of Campania: this cheese has a flavor so unique to deserve the nickname ‘white gold’. Let’s deepen the knowledge of this specialty, finding out how it’s made and many interesting facts. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses


Pecorino Romano PDO (img-01; crt-03) Pecorino Romano PDO (img-01; crt-03)

The origins of Pecorino Romano cheese are closely connected to the historic city of Rome and, more in general, to Lazio Region. Not surprisingly, it’s fundamental ingredient in many famous local dishes like, for example, ‘Spaghetti alla Carbonara’ and ‘Bucatini all’Amatriciana’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses


Gorgonzola cheese PDO (crt-05) Gorgonzola cheese PDO (crt-05)

‘Gorgonzola’ PDO, the famous veined blue cheese, takes its name from the Italian city of Gorgonzola. Let’s find out more about this delicacy, discovering how it’s made and many interesting facts, also thanks to the precious help of its most traditional producers. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses



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THE MOST TYPICAL BEVERAGES. THE MOST TRADITIONAL PRODUCERS.


Marsala wine (img-03) Marsala wine (img-03)

Studying wines often happens to come across interesting stories, ‘Marsala’ is no exception. Let’s meet the fascinating Italian family that made it famous in the world: the Florios. Let’s find out why it’s so special and how it’s produced. Let’s visit its places. (continue)

Italy – Section: Beverages


Champagne. Champagne.

Champagne is so much more than just a sparkling wine: it’s a true myth. To understand the reason for such great success, it’s necessary to deepen its history, visit the region of France where its grapes grow and learn the secrets of its most traditional producers. (continue)

France – Section: Beverages

Wine Masters is a documentary serie about the world of wine, created by the Dutch producer Klaas de Jong. An ambitious project, meant to engage viewers by giving them emotions that go far beyond the classic information. (continue)



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THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL STREET FOOD.


Crocchè: the Neapolitan potato croquettes. Crocchè: the Neapolitan potato croquettes.

‘Crocchè’, the Neapolitan potato croquettes, are among the most traditional street foods of this city. Let’s find out their history and recipe. Let’s visit the most typical ‘friggitorie’ preparing them, so as to appreciate their original flavor. Let’s taste this specialty while strolling through the ‘vicoli’, the fascinating alleys of the ‘city of the sun’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Appetizers / Street food


The Neapolitan fried pizza. The Neapolitan fried pizza.

Although there are many types of preparations similar to fried pizza all around the world, the one from Naples has a very special flavor, deeply related to the place. It’s therefore no coincidence that the famous director Vittorio De Sica assigned to this specialty a role in the movie that is his tribute to the city: ‘The gold of Naples’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Street food




1956, the American jazz singer Bulee “Slim” Gaillard dedicates a song to one of the most famous snacks in the world. The name the song is ‘Potato Chips’. (continue)

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WebFoodCulture: only the most typical and traditional food & wine.

ONLY THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL FOOD & WINE



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THE MOST TRADITIONAL DESSERTS.


Neapolitan Pastiera. Neapolitan Pastiera.

‘Pastiera’ is a traditional tart from the Italian city of Naples. A specialty with very ancient origins, rich in symbolic elements connecting it to important divinities of the past (such as Ceres) and to the theme of resurrection: it’s therefore no coincidence that it’s considered the Easter dessert par excellence. (continue)

Italy – Section: Desserts


Venetian Frittelle. Venetian Frittelle.

The Venetian Carnival: an event unique in the world, renewing its magic year after year. During the period of its celebrations, all the pastry chefs of the Doge’s city prepare delicious ‘Frittelle’: let’s taste this sweet specialty, rich in history and tradition, surrounded by joyful music and beautiful masks. (continue)

Italy – Section: Desserts



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FOOD & WINE MEET THE CHARM OF CULTURE.


Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-04, cc-02) Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-04, cc-02)

Thinking about a group of people eat while in orbit around our planet may seem a bit strange, even in the 21st Century. They have their meals aboard the I.S.S. , the International Space Station. Quoting a famous sci-fi television serie, this incredible place can be really considered the ‘final frontier’ for food. (continue)

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Renaissance banquets by Vatel: magnificence and power (img-05, imag06) Renaissance banquets by Vatel: magnificence and power (img-05, imag06)

Since ancient times, rich and powerful people have organized magnificent banquets to impress their guests and to gain their respect. Francois Vatel, cook and master of ceremonies, was one of the most skilled creators of this type of event in the Seventeenth Century. (continue)

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THE ‘FOOD PLACES’ RICHEST IN CHARM AND TRADITION.

Harry’s Bar is undoubtedly a fascinating place, rightly part of the collective imagination. Over the years, also thanks to its customers and their stories, this restaurant has developed a kind of ‘soul’. Two of the most famous and delicious Italian specialties have been invented within its walls: the ‘Bellini’ and the ‘Carpaccio’. (continue)



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OUR COLLABORATIONS:

In order to make our articles, we at WebFoodCulture collaborate with some of the most famous international food and wine representatives. Consortia, companies and historical associations which, consistently with the mission of this website, can boast some of the most typical and traditional products on the market. Some examples:

Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola DOP (logo-01) Consorzio di Tutela della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP (logo-02) Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Pecorino Romano (logo-03) Luxardo Girolamo S.P.A. (logo-04)





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