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”

Cheese Cheese Cheese

Cheeses are just better in Italy.  Did you know that Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese originated in the area around Parma, Italy?  There are many restrictions put into place which specify what can and can’t be called Parmigiana cheese everything from the manufacturing of the cheese to the grains that the cows eat must come from the region of Reggio Emilia.  Italians are also the brilliant minds behind many other … Continue reading Cheese Cheese Cheese

A Gastronomical Adventure

by Julianne Homola, Marist Italy Staff The best part about living in Italy is the food. Last fall I went on a trip to see first-hand how Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan in English), Balsamico di Modena and Prosciutto di Parma are made. If I do say so myself, it was quiet a gastronomical adventure. The first stop was in Parma to a small cheese factory where I … Continue reading A Gastronomical Adventure