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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




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




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)

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Euganean Hills: most traditional food.

Euganean Hills: most traditional food.

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uganean Hills rise up in Northeast Italy, not far from the city of Venice. This group of Volcanic reliefs has few rivals in terms of history, beauty and charm. It’s like a treasure chest, full of precious jewels. Among these, the local food and wine: let’s start knowing and appreciating these delicacies, surrounded by enchanting landscapes. (continue)

: Italy




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




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




Naples: most traditional food. Naples: most traditional food.

Naples: most traditional food.

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sole mio’, one of the most famous Italian songs, effectively celebrates the joyful spirit of Naples and of its people. A spirit strongly present also in the food of this city: let’s get familiar with it, appreciating its history and its exquisite ingredients. Let’s be carried away by a whirlwind of colors and flavors overwhelming all the senses. (continue)

: Italy




Venice: most traditional food. Venice: most traditional food.

Venice: most traditional food.

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enice is without doubts one of the most fascinating places in the world. The foundations of its magnificent palaces, legacy of a glorious past, lay on a multitude of small islands, connected to each other by a dense network of narrow canals. Let’s navigate through them aboard a romantic ‘gondola’, looking for the most exquisite delicacies the ‘Doge’s city’ can offer. (continue)

: Italy




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




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)

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Ballotta: Galileo's trattoria (img-05, img-08)

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)

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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 a milonga.

Empanadas in a milonga.

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mpanada’ is basically filled pastry dough: a simple and yet delicious preparation originally from Spain and much appreciated in many countries of South America. It’s also one of the food specialties served in the ‘milongas’, the tango ballrooms: the most famous are in Argentine, 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}

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img-08 – Antica Trattoria Ballotta, interior. Courtesy of Antica Trattoria Ballotta.
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