elcome to WebFoodCulture. In this website, food is examined from a particular point of view, culture, in the belief that knowing the stories, the information and the fun facts about a speciality, can really improve its taste. The international culinary scene is like a huge, precious treasure, full of delicacies for both the palate and the mind: let yourself be guided around the world, finding a new way to eat.
hampagne: more than a sparkling wine, a true myth. To really understand why it’s so famous, it’s necessary to learn something about its origins, to visit the region of France where its grapes grow, to know how it’s produced. (continue)
he so-called “vicoli” are among the most typical and interesting places in the city of Naples. Walking through one of these narrow alleys, is like entering in a different, strange world: an experience that involves all the senses, including the taste. So, let’s stop by a small “friggitoria” and buy a crocchè, savoring it while strolling around. (continue)
any think that the so-called “margherita”, the “queen” of pizzas, takes its name from that of a real one: Margherita of Savoy. Is it true? Well, it’s certainly enough to arouse the curiosity and start a little investigation, deepening the knowledge of the Neapolitan food speciality most famous in the world.
he literal translation of the word ‘asado’ is ‘roasted’. The so-called “gauchos”, undisputed rulers of the wild Pampa plains, have always been very expert in cooking meat using this method. Let’s meet this people, finding out who they are and why their favorite food is so famous worldwide. (continue)
ome types of food are so much part of our everyday life to attract little attention. Great is the surprise when finding out their true origin, involving interesting stories and people. People like George Crum, a very special cook, considered by many the inventor of the so-called potato “chips”. (continue)
he Sachertorte: its taste is both austere and elegant, something it has in common with the city where it was born, Vienna. It’s hard to savor it without hearing the echo of a waltz, the passage of an ancient carriage or the clink of a sword. (continue)
ven if Marsala grapes have always been produced only in Sicily, it was an Englishman to understand first the great potential of this wine, as English were its first admirers. On the other hand, it was an Italian family to make it famous worldwide: the Florios.
ven in 2016, thinking about a group of people eating in a space station … well, it still seems quite odd. It’s the I.S.S., the International Space Station, a very complex structure speeding around the Earth many kilometers above our heads. Quoting a famous sci-fi television serie, it’s the “final frontier” of food! (continue)
Pastries of the Venice Carnival.
he Venetian carnival is something so special: born centuries ago, each year it renews its magic. Special as the typical pastries made only in this period and sold by the confectioneries around the city. Let’s taste them together and, surrounded by masks and goldolas, let’s join this incredible event!
he so-called “scaloppina” is one of the most famous Italian recipes. Many different kinds exist: one of the best is made using Marsala wine. (continue)
he tango ballroom is called “milonga”: the most famous milongas are in Argentine, in the city of Buenos Aires. In these places, passion and the sociality, typical elements of the “porteno” spirit, express at their best. If passion finds its peak in the sensuality of the dance, socialization is enhanced by a convivial atmosphere, where wine and food play a fundamental role. The so-called “empanada” is a local delicacy always present on the table of the dancers. (coming soon)
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