Italy has a number of classic candies, but one, in particular, is especially romantic: Baci, meaning “kisses.”

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The Sweet History of An Italian Icon

In the new book, The Discovery of Pasta: A History in Ten Dishes, Luca Cesari explores the origins of many of our favorite pasta sauces.

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Meet The Man Who Thinks Marco Polo’s Discovery Of Pasta Is Hilarious

Italian immigrants created new sauces for meat like veal and chicken. So which meat dishes originated in Italy, and which were invented in America?

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Origins of 5 Favorite Italian Meat Dishes

A few elements distinguish pepperoni from other Italian sausages. It’s a combination of ground pork and beef.

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How Pepperoni Became America’s Favorite Pizza Topping

To the dismay of toddlers and people fighting the common cold in the Italian American community, pasta maker, Ronzoni, will discontinue their popular “Pastina.”

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Five Italian American Foods You’ll Never Eat Again. 

Befana is actually an Italian witch who comes out during the Christmas responsible for bringing presents, toys, and candy to good little children on the night of the Epiphany.

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Good Children Have Nothing To Fear From This Kindly Old Witch

The biggest star of the 1996 film Big Night isn’t Stanley Tucci or Tony Shalhoub, but rather the timpano, the massive baked pasta dish the restaurant-owning brothers serve their guests on the night of the huge dinner. Timpano is a classic Italian dish dating back at least to the 19th Century.

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You Say Timpano, I Say Timballo

New Year’s traditions around the world usually celebrate rebirth, renewal, and the hope for good fortune.

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Pig Leg Sausages and Red Underwear: How To Get Rich In The New Year

If you’re hoping to get a taste of Italian Wedding Soup at your next Italian wedding reception, don’t get your hopes up, nor should a new bride expect to inherit the recipe from her mother on the day of her wedding as long been rumored.

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The Marriage of Meat and Leafy Greens: the history of Italian Wedding Soup

Not everyone agrees on the type of fish. There may not even be seven, but there could be more. Fried, baked, broiled, boiled, raw or otherwise, Christmas Eve for Italian Americans means fish. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a celebration of food, family, and the Christmas holiday.

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The Fishy Holiday Tradition Celebrated By Italian Americans