Regional Flavors of Italy – Emilia Romagna

By Alessandra Bianco, MA 2013-14
Parma, Modena, Bologna – what do all these places have in common? They are all cities with famous foods associated with them in the region of Emilia-Romagna, our next stop on our food tour through Italy. Many, both inside and outside of Italy, would argue that the best of the best in Italian cuisine comes from this region, and in fact, as you read through this post, you’ll see many familiar, spectacular, and delicious items.  Continue reading “Regional Flavors of Italy – Emilia Romagna”

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Regional Flavors of Italy – Umbria

Over the next several weeks, Marist Italy will be posting about the gastronomical specialties of the 20 regions of Italy. These guides were created by Alessandra Bianco, Marist Italy MA, 2013-14.

UmbriaNext in our series is the region of Umbria, Tuscany’s neighbor to the southeast. Umbria, a small region with great tastes, has enough variety to satisfy all palates. This landlocked region is a home to one of the most valued and sought after food items in the world, as well as the other famous chocolate kiss. Read on to find out what culinary treasures await you in Umbria.  Continue reading “Regional Flavors of Italy – Umbria”

Regional Flavors of Italy – Abruzzo

Over the next several weeks, Marist Italy will be posting about the gastronomical specialties of the 20 regions of Italy. These guides were created by Alessandra Bianco, Marist Italy MA, 2013-14.

Abruzzo_in_ItalyNext in our series is the region of Abruzzo. Though perhaps not as famous as its regional neighbor to the west, Lazio, this geographically central but culturally southern Italian region has a culinary scene that features some very well known foods and wines, as well as spectacular beaches on the Adriatic Sea and  mountains to the west, including the famous Gran Sasso d’Italia. Which of these regional specialties would you pick on a visit to Abruzzo?  Continue reading “Regional Flavors of Italy – Abruzzo”