'Italy' on Serious Eats

8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Rome

It takes years to scratch the surface of living and eating in Rome, not to mention the countless strata beneath. But if you only have a few days in the Italian capital and want to eat well, a bit of planning, a bus pass, and a sense of adventure can go a long way to ensuring a delicious trip. More

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

It's an old saying, but in Italy, what grows together truly goes together. If you love Italian food like I do—the pasta, the prosciutto, the olive oil—exploring Italian wine is a fun next step. Let's start by getting to know a few of the essential grapes. More

Pastries, Pastas, and More: Snapshots From Lecce, Italy

Although Italy's food is well-represented around the world, many of the country's regional specialties remain relatively unknown outside their place of origin. Among them, a range of traditional dishes from Lecce that I've come to know and love. Though the city, located in the southern region of Puglia, is highly frequented by vacationing Italians, it has remained largely under the radar for American travelers. Check out some of Lecce's iconic dishes in the slideshow! More

Behind the Scenes: How Prosciutto di Parma is Made

It can be sweet, meaty, buttery, salty; nutty or funky—the nuance of flavor in prosciutto di Parma is remarkable. But the process of making it couldn't be simpler: ham, salt, and air. Well, maybe simple isn't the best term. Meat-massaging, horse bones, firebrands, and a whole lot more: we head behind the scenes to see how prosciutto di Parma gets made. More

Video: Lunch with Massimo in Modena, Italy

Italy is full of passion and generosity. Whether it's Parmesan, balsalmic vinegar, or even an espresso, Italians are eager to share both their goods and their stories. We weren't planning on making a film while dining at Osteria Francescana, in Modena. But when the restaurant's chef sat down with us and began to share his passion for food and his unqiue journey...we simply couldn't resist. Join us for a lunch unlike any other. More

Video: Grass-Fed Beef Carpaccio

We just got back from Italy where simplicity and seasonality are king and queen. Inspired, we filmed this little video about making beef carpaccio—the five-minute meal requires little more than good ingredients and good seasoning. More

Video: 10 Things We Love About Italy

We traveled across Italy to make this short film, seeking out our favorite foods (we know, mozzarella is missing). From Rome to Marche, and Tuscany to Veneto, we tasted some of the best of what Italy has to offer. The result is a four minute film that will make you hungry for Parmesan and prosciutto, pizza and pasta. More

Affordable Italian Wine: Argiolas Perdera from Sardinia

Confession: I love a recipe from the Campbell's soup website. It calls for simmering chicken breasts in creamy stock, balsamic vinegar, sundried tomatoes, oregano, and kalamata olives. You sprinkle the whole thing with feta cheese and serve it up over orzo. I've eaten this dish with plenty of different wines that were all... fine. California Pinot Noir was overwhelmed; a northern Italian Barbera was bright but not bold enough; New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc made it feel like everything was fighting. But last week, I found the perfect match. More

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