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THE MOST TYPICAL FOOD AND WINE SPECIALTIES. HISTORY, INFORMATION AND INTERESTING FACTS. THE MOST TRADITIONAL RESTAURANTS AND PRODUCERS.

Welcome to WebFoodCulture! This website is about the most typical food and wine specialties from Italy and all over the world. Our articles include their history, places, ingredients, preparation, calories, pairings and many interesting facts. Let’s find out the most traditional restaurants and producers to enjoy their authentic taste.

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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.


The most typical food and wine specialties: Mortadella Bologna PGI.

Mortadella is a type of sausage closely related to the Italian city of Bologna, with which, in a way, shares a soul both intellectual 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: Consorzio Mortadella Bologna. (Read more)

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The most typical food and wine specialties: Venetian ‘Bacari’.

Venetian ‘Bacari’.

Strolling through the narrow Venetian alleys, the ‘calli’, it’s easy to come across some ‘Bacari’: small taverns where it’s possible to enjoy tasteful local specialties, the ‘cicchetti’. (coming soon)

Food and wine specialties: Veneto Region.

Food and wine specialties: Veneto Region.

The Italian Region of Veneto, thanks to its particular morphology including plains, mountains, and coasts, can boast a great variety of specialties. Delicacies that delight the palate, accompanying the visitor of the splendid cities of art and of the many places rich of unique landscape views. Let’s discover them together, guided on this appetizing journey by the most traditional food producers and restaurateurs.
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The most typical food and wine specialties: Bigoli from the Euganean Hills. The most typical food and wine specialties: Bigoli from the Euganean Hills.


The most typical food and wine specialties: Paduan Chicken. The most typical food and wine specialties: Paduan Chicken.

‘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.
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The most typical food and wine specialties: Zampone sausage. The most typical food and wine specialties: Zampone sausage.

‘Zampone’ is, without doubt, one of the most representative specialties of the Modenese gastronomy, heir to an ancient tradition contributing to increase its charm. The assignment of the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), which took place in 1999, did nothing more than to officialize its qualities. (Read more)

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The most typical food and wine specialties: Culatello di Zibello. The most typical food and wine specialties: Culatello di Zibello.

Culatello di Zibello is a typical product from the Lower Parma area (‘Bassa Parmense’), in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, considered of such value to deserve the nickname ‘King of hams’. Never as in this case, the connection between a specialty and its territory of origin is not only very strong, but essential. (Read more)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses


The most typical food and wine specialties: Gorgonzola cheese PDO. The most typical food and wine specialties: Gorgonzola cheese PDO.

‘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. (Read more)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses



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THE MOST TYPICAL BEVERAGES. THE MOST TRADITIONAL PRODUCERS.


The most typical food and wine specialties: Brunello di Montalcino. The most typical food and wine specialties: Brunello di Montalcino.

Brunello di Montalcino, one of the standard-bearers of the Italian winemaking tradition, was born in Tuscany, in the the Municipality of Montalcino, not far from the city of Siena. A place full of charm, boasting a millennial history, able to enchant its visitors thanks to breathtaking views and to a red wine of great structure and elegance, which is not afraid of time. (Read more)

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The most typical food and wine specialties: Lambrusco wine. The most typical food and wine specialties: Lambrusco wine.

The origins of Lambrusco date back to a distant past and are closely related to the evolution of the vines that grow in the area between the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy. In all these years, this wine absorbed and incorporated not only the riches of the soil but also the culture and spirit of the people who have always lived in these places. (Read more)

Italy – 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.
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THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL STREET FOOD.


The most typical food and wine specialties: Piadina Romagnola. The most typical food and wine specialties: Piadina Romagnola.

Unleavened flatbread is a type of food whose origins belong to a distant past. Over time, it has evolved in many forms: ‘Piadina Romagnola’ is one of them. Not surprisingly, its name is closely linked to one of the Italian regions that are most interesting from a culinary point of view, Romagna.
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The most typical food and wine specialties: The Neapolitan fried pizza. The most typical food and wine specialties: 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’. (Read more)

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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’. (Read more)

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THE MOST TRADITIONAL DESSERTS.


The most typical food and wine specialties: Neapolitan Struffoli. The most typical food and wine specialties: Neapolitan Struffoli.

Although ‘Struffoli’, the delicious Italian dessert, were not invented in Naples, but rather the result of the contamination of ancient gastronomic cultures, over the centuries they have acquired such a charm to become ambassadors of the Neapolitan taste both in Italy and in the rest of the world. (Read more)

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The most typical food and wine specialties: Neapolitan Babà. The most typical food and wine specialties: Neapolitan Babà.

Babà, the Neapolitan specialty, is not originally from this city, but from a region located in the North-East of France, Lorraine, where a Polish king, Stanisław Leszczyński, spent years in exile. To cheer the long, cold days of the sovereign, his personal cook, Nicolas Stohrer, invented the famous dessert. (Read more)

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FOOD & WINE MEET THE CHARM OF CULTURE.

Talking about the food of the Native North Americans, also known as American Indians, is not easy. Many think that they are just one people, sharing the same customs: nothing further from the truth. So, let’s find out how and what the communities belonging to the ‘Indian nations’ eat in the various regions of the continent. (Read more)



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THE HISTORIC FOOD PLACES.


Harry’s Bar Venice. Harry’s Bar Venice.

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 Italian specialties have been invented within its walls: the ‘Bellini’ and the ‘Carpaccio’. (Read more)


Ballotta: Galileo’s trattoria. Ballotta: Galileo’s trattoria.

There are places where food, no matter how delicious, manages to acquire additional, unexpected flavor: places like ‘Ballotta’, a ‘trattoria’, serving traditional specialties since the XVII Century to all kind of customers. Among them, very famous people such as Galileo Galilei … and many others! (Read more)



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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:

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