It is the best Italian dessert in the world – it is TIRAMISÙ! The name literally translates into “pick me up” because of the kick provided by the espresso shot and the other energy-boosting ingredients. But what is the history behind this delicious sweet treat?

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Classic Tiramisu Recipe

The “Italian Combo” is a sandwich that commands so much respect it’s referred to with reverence as a “Godfather.” A sandwich made of curated meats and cheese packed in Italian bread. On this mighty classic sandwich, you’ll find Capicola ham, Genoa salami, and soft provolone cheese. By any name, the Italian Combo is an offer you can’t refuse.

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A Guide to Every Italian Combo aka “Godfather Sandwich” We Could Find in America

Not many people can claim to have changed the course of culinary history, but Marcella Hazan is one of them. She wrote the 1973 volume, The Classic Italian Cook Book, introducing American home cooks to authentic, northern-style Italian cooking

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Marcella Hazan, author of The Classic Italian Cook Book, Focus of New Documentary By Filmmaker Peter Miller

Food history is full of myth-making. Such is the case with Pizza Margherita- a crispy, thin-crust style pizza topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil born in Naples, Italy. One origin story is that Margherita Pizza drew its name from once cooking an egg yolk into the center of the pizza, making it look like the daisy flower, called “Margherita” in Italian.

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“Building a Margherita Pizza Designed for “Royalty:” An Interview with Queen Margherita (1851-1926)

While Italy is the land of pizza, pasta, and prosecco, it’s also one of the healthiest countries in the world, thanks to its food. Healthy fats, fresh produce, and yes – even delicious pasta contribute to its low obesity rates. Those Italians certainly know how to live. 

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Healthy Italian Dining Habits to Adopt

Pizza is normally inexpensive and easy to order, this pie, however, is the opposite. A pizza dubbed Pizza Louis XIII and created by master pizza chef Renato Viola is currently the most expensive pizza in the world. For $12,000, Viola will personally come to your home, along with a chef and a sommelier, to prepare his pizza.

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The Most Expensive Pizza in the World

Antipasto, or “before the meal,” is the course that signals the start of an Italian feast. It refers to a spread of Italian snacks, and appetizers to stimulate the appetite

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Make the Best Italian Antipasto at Home

Lasagna in America has become synonymous with baked casserole, but that isn’t necessarily the case in Italy. Sheets of lasagna are the oldest pasta shape, and the term refers to the noodle rather than a specific dish.

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The Surprising History of Lasagna Noodles

Hailing from the island of Sicily; cannoli — the crispy tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with fresh sheep’s ricotta cream and often sprinkled with powdered sugar — are arguably Italy’s most famous dessert.

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A Guide to Boston’s best cannoli

Italian immigrants arrived in America with bountiful, high-quality ingredients suddenly available to them. With these ingredients, they created many new dishes unheard of in Italy. Today, Americans want authentic Italian cuisine. So which sauces originate in Italy, and which were invented in America?

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Authentically Italian American: Where Do Our Favorite Sauces Originate?