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There has been much talk of the “rediscovery” of vermouth, especially as an aperitif, but this alcoholic beverage has a long and revolutionary history: from Carpano to Martini, here is how Italian vermouth came about and the top 5 types to try.
With three Michelin stars and a slot among the world’s 50 best restaurants, Piazza Duomo in Alba sets the bar high for contemporary Italian cuisine. Swide sits down with Enrico Crippa to ask him 15 questions to discover a different side of the starred chef .
One of the most delicious and historic Italian chocolates, the Gianduiotto, is turning 150 this year. Swide wants to celebrate its birthday by telling you one of the sweetest stories ever told.
From bringing together small farmers in the 1960s and 1970s to important quality producers today: What are wine cooperatives? We spoke with four key characters of a business that is now a pillar of quality Italian wine production.
Are you trying to eat clean and can’t handle the pizza cravings? We have the solution for you! Cauliflower pizza and Zucchini lasagne can be as healthy as a salad. Dessert? A Low-carb Tiramisu. If you are trying to lose weight and enjoy the delicious flavours of Italy: try these recipes!
Swide will take you on a gustative journey of Italy’s regions through their typical dishes, one recipe at the thanks to La Cucina Italiana. Today lets visit the little known but culturally and enogastronomically varied central region of Marche, where the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea meet.
Dreaming of a fairytale weekend escape to feel like a princess immersed in the enchanted atmosphere of some of the most beautiful Italian spots? Swide helps you making it a reality by selecting 5 Cinderella inspired stays to enjoy an Italian daydream weekend.
The “Italian champagne” is at home in Franciacorta in Lombardy, but it is in the Oltrepò of Pavia that, with the exception of France, we find the largest area of vineyards cultivated for Pinot Noir in the world: whether white or rosé, here are the top 5 Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico wines.
During the last decade, Paris dining has seen the rise of the neo-bistrot. Swide selects eight of these high quality, non-fussy 21st century bistrots where you can eat and drink exceptionally well without breaking the bank.
On the most relaxing day of the week, aromas emanate from the kitchen as a roast sizzles in the oven. And any one of these recipes leaves you with the centrepiece of a weekend at home.
While the macaron certainly hasn’t reached its tipping point, a classic French pastry has undergone a creative resurgence in Paris during the last few years: the éclair. Swide has five of Paris’s best éclair destinations as well as the scoop on a curious Naples connection to this beloved confection.
Italy, as one of the biggest wine producing nations in the world has traditionally trailed others in the production of spirits. That looks set to change as grappa shrugs off its image as a rough, old person’s spirit and gains a new popularity both at home and abroad.
People travel to Italy for the food alone, but sometimes its worth rolling up your sleeves and engage in hands-on activity to further appreciate whats behind the country’s celebrated cuisine. Swide has 10 Italian food and wine experiences that will simultaneously conjure up and satisfy your appetite
Best known as the Italian capital of fashion, Milan is getting ready to welcome EXPO 2015, the universal exposition focusing on food and nutrition for which more than 20 million visitors are expected in town. Here are 20 good reasons why you should go to Milan this year.
Play tricks on your palate and your body temperature with this delicious hot and cold dessert: baked Alaska. Perfect for a comforting winter treat.
From Bologna to Murano passing by Treviso and Padua, Swide wants to show you 10 Italian cities (including Venice), with beautiful and often hidden canals you will fall in love with. Take a note for your next weekend escape!
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