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STORIES, RECIPES AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE MOST TRADITIONAL FOOD AND WINE SPECIALTIES FROM ITALY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE HISTORIC RESTAURANTS AND PRODUCERS TO ENJOY THEIR ORIGINAL FLAVOR.

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elcome to WebFoodCulture! This website is about the most traditional food and wine specialties from Italy and all over the world. Our articles include not just recipes, but also fascinating stories and interesting facts. They also provide precious indications on the location of the historic restaurants and producers, giving the opportunity to taste the original flavor of these delicacies.

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Stories, recipes and interesting facts about the most traditional food and wine specialties. The historic restaurants and producers.


Pecorino Romano cheese, the taste of tradition (img-15)

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ecorino Romano is one of the most famous cheeses of the Italian dairy tradition. Its origins, as it’s easy to understand from the name, are closely connected to the historic city of Rome and, more generally, to Lazio Region. Not surprisingly, it’s fundamental ingredient in many of the most typical dishes of this territory: culinary specialties whose name is very well known all over the world, such as, for example, ‘Spaghetti alla Carbonara’ and ‘Bucatini all’Amatriciana’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses

Aperol Spritz: the typical Venetian drink.

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perol Spritz is an Italian cocktail typical from the Veneto Region, heir to a tradition started in the 19th century: let’s find out its history, how it’s prepared, its ingredients and many interesting facts. (coming soon)

Traditional food from Veneto.

Traditional food from Veneto.

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eneto 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 (img-13)

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till today, in the Italian region of Veneto, it’s possible to eat at a restaurant once frequented by Galileo Galilei. Sitting at the table of the great scientist is an experience so unique to transmit precious emotions and enhance the taste of the typical food that is served. (continue)

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Frittelle and galani: pastries of the Venetian Carnival. Frittelle and galani: pastries of the Venetian Carnival.

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n Venice, during the Carnival celebrations, the narrow streets of the city, the ‘calli’, are full of the scent of ‘frittelle’ and ‘galani’: let’s taste these sweet specialties, learning their history. Let’s find the most traditional bakeries that prepare them still using the ancient recipe. (continue)

Italy – Section: Desserts


Parmigiano Reggiano: the real Parmesan cheese (img-11) Parmigiano Reggiano: the real Parmesan cheese (img-11)

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siago’, one of the most famous and appreciated Italian cheeses, takes its name from the Asiago Plateau, its place of origin. Let’s find out the history of this specialty, how it’s produced and its different types. Let’s meet its historical producers, associated in the ‘Consortium’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses


Prosciutto di Parma DOP, the sweet Italian ham (img-12) Prosciutto di Parma DOP, the sweet Italian ham (img-12)

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peaking about Prosciutto of Parma is like taking a dive into history. Let’s find out the origins of this ham, its places, how it’s produced and many interesting facts. Let’s meet the ‘Consorzio’ of the historical producers of one of the most famous Italian specialties in the world. (continue)

Italy – Section: Cold cuts and cheeses



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THE MOST TYPICAL BEVERAGES. THE MOST TRADITIONAL PRODUCERS.


Marsala: Florio family’s wine (img-03) Marsala: Florio family’s wine (img-03)

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tudying 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


Little bubbles in the Champagne. Little bubbles in the Champagne.

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hampagne 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

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ine 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 tra i vicoli di Napoli. Crocchè tra i vicoli di Napoli.

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rocchè’, 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


Fried pizza on a De Sica movie set. Fried pizza on a De Sica movie set.

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lthough 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



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, 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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FOOD & WINE MEET THE CHARM OF CULTURE.


Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-04, img08) Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-04, img08)

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hinking 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)

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ince 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.

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arry’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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