Italian Wines By The Region

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Healthy Italian Lifestyle: Food and Fitness in the Right Combination

Italians are some of the most active people on the entire globe. World health and fitness records show them as being very healthy irrespective of age. But, what is the secret behind such a lifestyle? Is it the food, exercise or a combination of both? Italians who use supplements from the injectable line claim that consistency in exercise and a proper diet make all the difference. This comment complements our research that the healthy lifestyle in Italy is all about food and fitness. How Food Contributes to a Healthy Italian Lifestyle Buying the right ingredients – any Italian shop or grocery store knows that stale food and vegetables have no place in Italy. They only stock fresh vegetables and dairy products, which make the best base for cooking. An Italian would rather spend more on … [Read More...]

Pittsburgh Residents Confident About The Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Despite 54% of the general American population stating that they are worried about the safety of autonomous vehicles, individuals living in Pittsburgh, including the Italian-American population, aren’t in agreement. A new study by Bike Pittsburgh has revealed that 72% of Pittsburgh locals think that driverless cars will enhance road safety. So how is Pittsburgh making these individuals trust autonomous vehicles so much. Greater exposure One of the main reasons why the 316,351 Italian-Americans living in Pittsburgh feel so positive about the safety features of autonomous vehicles is due to their exposure to them. Uber and several other companies have been carrying out autonomous vehicle testing on Pittsburgh’s streets for some time now. It’s, therefore, perfectly normal … [Read More...]

Recipe for Sangria LeBlanc

Here's a recipe sent in from reader, Nina Mako. Sangria LeBlanc 1/8 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 bottle dry white wine 1/2 cup orange liqueur 1 1/2 cups lemon-lime soda 1 lemon, sliced 1 lime, sliced 1 orange, cut in wedges Fresh strawberries, cut in half Mint leaves for garnish In saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. In large pitcher, combine sugar mixture, wine, and liqueur and chill for several hours. Just before serving, add soda and fruit, and garnish with mint leaves. Serve over ice. Out of this world! Cheers!. … [Read More...]

Recipe for Gelato

Ingredients 2 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar Directions In a medium saucepan, mix milk and cream. Warm until foam forms around the edges. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until frothy. Gradually pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture gels slightly and coats the back of the spoon. If small egg lumps begin to show, remove from heat immediately. Pour the mixture through a sieve or fine strainer into a bowl. Cover, and chill for several hours or overnight. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a sealed container, and freeze until … [Read More...]

A Must Try for Polenta Lovers: Polenta Pizza

Sauce Ingredients: 1 Small onion (diced) 1 Green pepper (sliced) 1 Clove garlic (crushed) 2 Tbs  - EV olive oil 1 - Link Italian sausage (out of casing) 2 Cups canned crushed tomatoes 1 Tsp - Dry oregano Salt and pepper to taste Polenta Ingredients: 6 Cups - Chicken broth (recommended) or water 3 ½ Cups - Dry polenta 3 Cups - Shredded mozzarella 1 Cup - Parmigiano cheese (grated) 2 Tbs - Butter Salt and pepper to taste … [Read More...]

Italy Bloggers Review Barbara Zaragoza’s Travel Book, The Espresso Break: Tours And Nooks Of Naples, Italy And Beyond

Three positive reviews came out for Barbara Zaragoza’s new travel guide: The Espresso Break: Tours and Nooks of Naples, Italy and Beyond. Laura Thayer, long-time blogger at Ciao Amalfi, wrote: “Zaragoza’s unique approach combines an in depth and very accessible historic focus with the intricacies of the Neapolitan culture and, above all, a deep love of bella Napoli. Of course a book with such a catchy title wouldn’t be complete without an Espresso Tour through the city regularly noted as the home of the best coffee in Italy. This is your guide to how to order, discovering different types of espresso drinks to try and the best places in Naples to find them. One of the most unique features in The Espresso Break is the Odious Women Tour, a fascinating look at the famous—and not so … [Read More...]