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Make This Easy Limoncello for a Taste of Italy Wherever You Are

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

Stanley Tucci 'Searching for Italy' is delicious...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Watched an episode of actor/culinary enthusiast Stanley Tucci Searching for Italy on CNN and it was mouthwatering all the way thru. His visit to Rome included preparation of 'vera' Carbonara, and A...

February 2021 COTM: Lidia online recipes & other print sources

by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Welcome to Lidia Bastianich Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Lidia's online recipes or recipes from books other than Lidia's Italy, Lidia's Favorite Recipes, Lidia's M...

February 2021 COTM: Lidia's Italy

by islandmermaid 2 months ago

Welcome to Lidia Bastianich Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes from the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most. If you a...

Advice on Navarini Rame silver lined copper skillet

by josemartinlopez 7 months ago

I bought 9 pieces of Navarini Rame copper pans, from a huge rondeau and 34 cm skillet to a 16 cm skillet and 12 cm pot for eggs. (Original post: https://www.chowhound.com/post/unboxing-9-piece-set-...

12 Online Cooking Classes for Travelers Dreaming of Italy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"For those of us missing Italy, sipping Chianti or gesticulating with Duolingo might soothe withdrawals, but a cooking class led by an Italian professional could work even better. Here are a dozen ...

The Daily Decameron: Tales to Connect Us in Troubled Times

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

While not food stories per se, eating and food references are woven into most of these episodes drawn from Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron set in the 1300s when bubonic plague decimated Europe. ...

Italy to lift travel restrictions: who is willing to travel this summer?

by damiano 11 months ago

Italy is opening its borders for non-Italian tourists in two weeks time. Who is willing to travel to Italy, and if so, how are you planning to do this? For me, living in Northern Europe, Italy i...

Tuscany's Wine Windows "Buchette del Vino"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . First introduced in the 1600s, their true purpose went untapped for centuries after the plague — that is, until a new one came along this year. 'Everyone is confined to home for two mont...

Itinerary/restaurant advice for Piemonte, Milan, Modena, and Verona Nov 2019

by bigjppop 1 year ago

Good morning Chowhound Italy lovers. I'm getting ready for a my upcoming trip to Italy (early November 2019). I'll have about 7 days total and my primary reason for traveling is eating and drinking...

Sicily Wants To Lure Tourists By Helping Pay For Flights And Hotels Post-Lockdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Sicily’s original scheme, baptized "Empty for Full," would launch once Italy reopens its borders. Vouchers for discounted flights, hotels and free museum tickets will be made available via the isla...

Help with choosing a universal saucepan (2 - 3.5 quart) for daily home use on induction (cooking oatmeal / pasta / soup / other for 2 - 4 people)

by VitalyVashurin 12 months ago

Good day, dear users of this wonderful site! First of all, I would like to say that this is a very high-quality, competent and super-useful information resource. I am very grateful to each ...

Sicily trip report (January 2020) (Siracusa, Agrigento, Palermo)

by synecdochehk 1 year ago

Thanks to the many helpful posters here, I had a fantastic food trip in Sicily in early January 2020. Whilst I did not take detailed notes in most places, below are some of my general impressions o...

In this perilous time

PH Rodgers
by PH Rodgers 1 year ago

All of us who love Italy, the Italian people and the Italian food culture should take a moment to think about our friends in family restaurant businesses there who are confronting a near existentia...

Sicily From Catania To Palermo... Need Suggestions

by erica 1 year ago

I am planning a trip in May, flying to Catania (how many nights there..three??); moving on to Ragusa for about four nights making day trips. Hoping to rent the car there if possible. And then (?)...

Tuscan Coast 2015

by allende 6 years ago

This year, am not going to give a detailed report of all the places we go to and have been to. I’ll give the site address for some prior visits which should give you an indication of what the place...

Cooking class in Florence or Tuscany

by small bites 1 year ago

Hi, we're going to Italy in April 2020 for a 16-day trip, planned to spread between Florence, Rome and Sorrento area (almost 5 days each). Do you have a half or one day cooking class you highly rec...

Looking for Florence Restaurant Recommendations

by LABeam 1 year ago

I would appreciate updated Florence recommendations and critique of my choices. Our 5th trip to Florence, some of the past favourites were Buca Dell' Orafo, Taverna Del Bronzino, Il Guscio. We ar...

Wine pairings with tasting menus in Piedmonte?

by richwagner 1 year ago

My wife and I are traveling to Piedmonte in May and plan to check out some of the restaurants highly recommended here (Il Centro, Osteria Veglio, La Ciau, Guido, etc.). We plan to do the tasting me...