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Italian Mealtimes

Italian Mealtimes

Breakfast  in Italy can range from breads and jam to a huge buffet of meats, cheeses, cereals (although they don’t ...

Typical Italian Food

Typical Italian Food

Most Italian dishes, especially those in the north, are butter-based. Lake Como has five different types of fish to choose ...

Panettone

Panettone

This is the local desert, but is often eaten at Christmas time. The origins of the cake appear to be ...

Digestivo Drinks

Digestivo Drinks

A digestivo is a post-dinner drink that is taken after eating a large meal.  These drinks are not normally mixed ...

The Italian Aperitivo

The Italian Aperitivo

Going for an aperitivo is an everday part of life in Italy.  It is the time of day, usually between ...

Wine

Wine

Italy has overtaken France in the wine-producing business and exports its' fine wine worldwide.  There are over one million vineyards ...

Espresso

Espresso

Espresso is a concentrated coffee based drink with a thick consistency and is served in small cups.  It is also the main ...

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

A bottle of olive oil can be found in every Italian kitchen, however it has also grown in popularity in ...

Polenta

Polenta

Polenta is a type of cornmeal and is part of the staple diet of Italians and  just as popular as ...

Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri

This cheesy vegetable pasta dish is a typical dish from the Valtellina area of Lake Como.  The pasta looks similar ...

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