An Italian Christmas recipe: struffoli !

It’s Christmas time, at ItalianSide.com we wondered what could be an Italian recipe to start the Christmas Season. And without doubts the answer is STRUFFOLI ! Struffoli (or Pignolata) are a kind of honey balls made for Christmas in almost all regions in Italy. But they are typical from the Southern Italy. Did you ever [...]

Jillian and her Italian Side

We received this email from Jillian. We decided to post it, to share with you her happiness of beeing able to find more about her Italian ancestors. Now she is our friend and we are happy with her. Hello, I am writing to let everyone know how great Italianside.com is. My name is Jillian. I [...]

Old pictures of Abruzzo

In this section you will find postcards and photos related to all the towns of Abruzzo Click on the province postcard to see the pictures of the towns. Pictures of L’Aquila Province Pictures of Pescara Province Pictures of Chieti Province Pictures of Teramo Province Here you will find a set of antique prints of costumes [...]

Old traditional costumes from Abruzzo

Have you ever thought about how your ancestors were? Most probably you resemble them physically, but certainly they had different habits from yours. Beginning with the way they used to dress: that’s why we thought this picture gallery with some vintage prints depicting people of Abruzzo in their traditional costumes: just to help you to [...]

Abruzzo Traditional recipes – Abruzzo Cooking and Food

This section is for Italian recipes coming from Abruzzo. We start with: Brodetto di Pesce (“Brodetto – fish soup”) Salsiccia e Lenticchie – Sausages with Lentils Struffoli – Cicerchiata Almond brittle Chiacchiere – Carnival waffles Castagnole – Carnival Fritters So, don’t forget to come back to check for other tasty news from Abruzzo and…. BUON [...]

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