“A bunch of cold meat and cheese on a wooden board” say the critics, but charcuterie boards (or “salumi” boards in the home country) have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and now the joy Italian, French, and other Europeans enjoyed can be shared with the world. In this blog we’re going to talk about

Italian Christmas Traditions and Food: Celebrate Like a Local

Prepare for a Whole Month of Festivities Christmas holidays in Italy start with the Day of Immaculate Conception on December 8th. This Catholic holiday celebrates the conception of the Virgin Mary as free from sin because she was conceived immaculately. Despite the religious nature of this day, many families use this free day to get

Traditional Italian Christmas Desserts

Every Sunday in Italy is proof that Italians know the value of gathering together—over a delicious meal of course—with family and friends. When the holidays arrive, the table is usually a bit bigger and the menu enhanced with special dishes, many that only appear during the holidays. Nowhere is this tastier than with the traditional