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10 FUN FACTS about Mushrooms you didn’t know about!

Mushrooms are a typical autumnal product and a very intriguing one too! Don’t let their appearance fool you, though, they can be quite deadly. Let’s find out some interesting fun facts about these mysterious organisms.   Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants. Portabello mushrooms, button mushrooms, and white mushrooms are all the…

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Fun Facts: Wine Harvest in Italy!

When September comes, it usually means only one thing in Italy: WINE HARVEST TIME! All over the country in every region of the peninsula there is a lot of buzz and excitement around this event, which is part of our culture and an historical tradition. It used to be moment of celebration, everyone in the…

The Art of Coffee

If there is one thing us Italians are known for – apart from the amount of pasta and pizza we eat –  is without a doubt the amount of coffee we drink! And we don’t even grow coffee in our country! Imagine if we actually did …   Some would even stretch as far as thinking, that…

Tagliatelle pasta… all you need to know about it.

Le tagliatelle are one of the most famous types of pasta in the UK,  after Spaghetti.  Usually handmande and fresh, we use them in a few of our dishes, one in particular, Tagliatelle all’Ortolana.  The porous texture of freshly made tagliatelle in fact, goes perfectly with the creamy sauce and delicious seasonal vegetables. Have you ever wondered though,…