ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 3)

by Virginia M. (Part 1) (Part 2) We don’t know why, but all four of us expected a small Sicilian village, not a metropolis. There is a daily street market that spreads over a huge area with great bargains. If you are looking for food then it is best to visit in the morning. It [...]

ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 2)

by Virgina M. (Part 1 is here) Initially we were going to make our way to Sorrento and use the Circumvesuviana train to reach Terzigno and San Giuseppe Vesuviano, but once in Rome we decided hiring a car would be a better option. Seemed like a great idea at the time, and it was, but [...]

ItalianSide stories: Salerno

Do you have an interesting story that you would like to share with our readers here on ItalianSide.com ? Tell us a story of your ancestors’ experiences or a special memory you have of Italy. Send your stories to stories@italianside.com Salerno by D. Hirsch Nothing compares to the art in Florence, the history of Rome, [...]

Pastiera Napoletana – Neapolitan wheat pie recipe

A delicious traditional Easter cake from Naples. Enjoy it!! Ingredients for 12 servings: For the filling: 1.32 lb. of white sugar 1.32 lb. of ricotta cheese 1.32 lb. of cooked wheat grains 8 eggs 1 grated lemon skin 2 tablespoons of candied orange skin For the shortbread: 1 lb. of white flour ½ lb. of [...]

And now…Pizza !

Pizza has a very old history, the first news about pizza goes back to the Etruscan time (800 B.C). Pizza had its largest diffusion during the 15th and 16th centuries. At that time pizzas were made only with lard spread or fish ( like sardines) on top. Thanks to the discover of the New World, [...]

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