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Watermelon Pudding from Sicily

Watermelon Pudding from Sicily

Sicily is famous for its luscious desserts. However, there are some surprisingly light recipes, which are perfect for hot summer days. One of my favourites is a typical Sicilian dessert called “gelo di anguria”, or watermelon pudding. In Palermo it is called “gelo di mellone”, or “gelu di mulini”. Sicilians know how to choose a ...

The Best Street Food in Palermo

The Best Street Food in Palermo

I asked Marco Romeo "What is the best street food in Palermo, Sicily?". He is a Palermitano and a licensed tour guide who leads the StrEat Palermo Tour. This is what he told me. Palermo is one of the best cities in the world to gorge on traditional Italian food where the best of Sicilian food is sold by street vendors. Every single ...

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Day Trip from Venice to Chioggia

Day Trip from Venice to Chioggia

In this guest post, Nicoletta Fornaro from the Naturally Epicurean blog writes about a great day trip from Venice to Chioggia to enjoy local fresh seafood. Venice, really, is all about the lagoon. While the rest of the Veneto region is about cities and countryside, we, Venetians, are people of the lagoon who live in and ...

Italian Christmas Desserts You Need to Try

Italian Christmas Desserts You Need to Try

As another year is ending, I would like to say a big ”Thank you!” to all my wonderful followers for reading my posts and sharing your thoughts about slow and green travel in Italy. I am also very grateful for the Green Holiday Italy growing following on Facebook and Twitter! To thank you all I ...

Eat Like a Local in Florence

Eat Like a Local in Florence

I am starting a new series of posts called “Eat like a local” where locals from across Italy will share their tips about local traditional foods and dishes that are not widely known to foreigners. You will learn where the locals eat in Florence, what shops and markets they go to. I would like my ...

Garlicy Delicacy from Abruzzo

Garlicy Delicacy from Abruzzo

There are so many tasty Italian dishes out there! The other day, for instance, for the first time, I cooked a delicacy from Sulmona, Abruzzo: garlic scapes. They are garlic flower stalks that are picked before the blooms develop to make the bulbs grow bigger. Sulmona is famous for its tasty red garlic and all ...

Share Your Joy: Suspended Coffee in Naples

Share Your Joy: Suspended Coffee in Naples

There is a wonderful tradition in Napoli called “suspended coffee” (“caffè sospeso”). Lately, the international press has been talking a lot about it. Amid social crisis and growing poverty in the Western world it is becoming somewhat fashionable to pay your own bill at a bar and leave enough money for another cup of coffee, ...

Praise to The Italian Loquat Fruit

Praise to The Italian Loquat Fruit

The season of winter fruit like kiwi, oranges and clementine is finished yet spring fruit is not out yet. Not easy for a seasonal fruit junkie like myself! Imagine how happy I was to discover Italian loquat fruit, or nespole as they are called here. This small plain looking orange fruit’s season starts early in ...