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elcome to WebFoodCulture! This site examines the most traditional international food and wine specialties from a cultural point of view, in the belief that knowledge can increase flavor. The following articles, therefore, include not just recipes, but also fascinating stories and interesting facts. In addition, recognizing the fundamental importance of the place of origin, these articles also provide valuable information on the most traditional restaurants to taste these specialties, without forgetting the historic manufacturers.

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The international culinary scene is like a huge, precious treasure, full of delicacies for both the palate and the mind: let’s visit together the most fascinating places in the world, finding out a new way of eating!


Harry’s Bar and its jewels: the Bellini and the Carpaccio (img-07)

Harry’s Bar and its jewels: the Bellini and the Carpaccio.

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arry’s Bar is a fascinating place, rightly part of collective imagination. Over the years, thanks to its customers and their stories, this bar has developed a soul of its own. Two delicious specialties have been invented within its walls: the ‘Bellini’ and the ‘Carpaccio’. (continue)

Italy – Section: Food places


Crocchè in the vicoli of Naples. Crocchè in the vicoli of Naples.

Crocchè in the vicoli of Naples.

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rocchè is one of the most traditional street foods of Naples. Let’s find something about its history and recipe. Let’s find the most traditional place where to eat it. Let’s appreciate its incredible taste while strolling through the ‘vicoli’, the fascinating alleys of this incredible city. (continue)

Italy – Section: Street food / Appetizers


Margherita: pizza of Queens (img-01) Margherita: pizza of Queens (img-01)

Margherita: pizza of Queens.

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ot many know that ‘Margherita’, the queen of pizzas, perhaps takes its name from a real one: Margherita of Savoy. Could it be true? Well, it’s enough to start an investigation, deepening the knowledge of the famous Neapolitan specialty. Let’s study its history and recipe. Let’s find the most traditional pizzeria where to eat it. (continue)

Italy – Section: Street food / First course

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ebFoodCulture is not just about the most traditional food and wine, but also about their place of origin: this ‘invisible ingredient’, often underestimated, is of fundamental importance, deeply influencing flavor, as well as enriching it with inimitable charm. To really understand this concept, just try sipping an Amarone surrounded by the magical hills of Veneto or enjoy a pizza while immersed in the festive noise of an ancient Neapolitan pizzeria.


Veneto: most traditional food. Veneto: most traditional food.


Asado by an Argentine gaucho (img-02) Asado by an Argentine gaucho (img-02)

Asado by an Argentine gaucho.

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sado is a traditional Argentine food: tasting it gives the opportunity to understand the spirit of the country. Let’s deepen the knowledge of this delicious specialty, finding out its fascinating history and how it’s prepared. Let’s visit the most traditional restaurant preparing it. (continue)

Argentine – Section: Main course


Wasabi: green fire from Japan. Wasabi: green fire from Japan.

Wasabi: green fire from Japan.

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asabi’ is produced from a plant of the same name originally from Japan. It’s generally presented as a green paste and is often used to accompany sushi. It’s very famous for its strong piquancy: so much to deserve the nickname ‘namida’, whose translation is ‘tear’. (coming soon)

Japan – Section: Side dishes


George Crum’s potato chips (img-08) George Crum’s potato chips (img-08)

George Crum’s potato chips.

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ome types of food are so much part of our everyday life to attract little attention. Great is the surprise finding out their true origin, involving fascinating stories and interesting people. People like George Crum, a very special cook, considered by many the ‘accidental’ inventor of potato ‘chips’. (continue)

United States – Section: Street food / Appetizers


Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-09, img-10) Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S. (img-09, img-10)

Space food: eating aboard the I.S.S.

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hinking about a group of people eating 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 is the ‘final frontier’ for food. (continue)

United States – Section: Food culture


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

Frittelle and galani: pastries of the Venetian Carnival.

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he Venetian Carnival: an event unique in the world, renewing its magic year after year. During the period of its celebrations, the pastry chefs in the Doge’s city prepare delicious ‘frittelle’ and ‘galani’ (continue)

Italy – Section: Food places


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

Marsala: Florio’s wine.

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tudying a wine, it happens quite often to come across interesting stories: Marsala wine is no exception. Let’s meet the fascinating Italian family who made it famous worldwide: the Florios. Let’s find out how it’s made. Let’s visit its places. (continue)

Italy – Section: Beverages


Ballotta: Galileo's trattoria (img-05, img-11)

Ballotta: Galileo’s trattoria.

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here are places where food, no matter how delicious, manages to acquire additional, unexpected flavour: 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! (continue)

Italy – Section: Food places

Babbà, the King’s dessert (img-06)

Babbà, the King’s dessert.

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ven if the ‘babbà’ (or ‘babà’) is widely considered one of the most typical examples of Neapolitan pastry, its origins are from elsewhere: Northern Europe. Some historians stress the fact that it was the favourite dessert of a Polish king, Stanislao Leszczinski. (coming soon)

Wine Masters – Serie review.

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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 classic information. (continue)

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‘Potato Chips’.

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

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Empanadas in milonga.

Empanadas in milonga.

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he ’empanada’ is a simple and yet delicious specialty originally from Spain, much appreciated in many countries of South America. It’s often served in the ‘milongas’, the tango ballrooms: the most famous are in Argentina, in the city of Buenos Aires. (coming soon)

Fire and chili pepper.

Fire and chili pepper.

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he heat sensation felt eating chili peppers is not real: it’s, in fact, due to the interaction between a substance, capsaicin, with some receptors inside the mouth.




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img-01 (*) – Margherita of Savoy, Queen of Italy (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-02 (*) – A group of Argentine gauchos, 1890 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-03 (*) – ‘Fruit’, A.Mucha, 1897 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-04 (*) – The adolescent Bacchus, Caravaggio, 1595/1997 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-05 (*) – Portrait of Galileo Galilei, Justus Sustermans, 1640 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-Art} {PD-US}
img-06 (*) – Portrait of Stanisław Leszczyński, J.Girardet, 1750 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-Art} {PD-US}
img-07 (**) – Ernest Hemingway, Kenya, 1954, JFK Presidential Library (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-08 (*) – George Crum, 1900, Georgs S. Bolster Collection (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
img-09 (**) – I.S.S. and space shuttle Endeavour, image by NASA (Wikipedia Link) {PD-USGov-NASA}
img-10 (**) – Bags of I.S.S. food and utensils on tray, image by NASA (Wikipedia Link) {PD-USGov-NASA}

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img-11 – Antica Trattoria Ballotta, interior. Courtesy of Antica Trattoria Ballotta.
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