Casa Mia Blog
In the summertime in Italy, raw tomato sauce is ubiquitous wherever tomatoes grow.
Insalata Pantesca is a brilliant summer recipe using fresh summer vegetables and Sicilian capers from the island of Pantelleria.
The best way to truly grasp the spirit of Italy and its culinary traditions is visiting and shopping at a local market. North to south, here are 10 of the best food markets in Italy.
My everyday locals in Rome are a small collection of affordable, informal eateries that are not particularly trendy, and no longer prominent in the current food press.
There are many different types of flowers and blossoms to cook with, and many different ways to prepare them, but one constant is that they typically have light, botanic, and herbaceous flavors.
Grand landscapes and historical landmarks are the fascinating backdrop for a motorcycle trip along the roads of Italy. Here is a list of 8 motorcycle routes with pit stops on the way.
In Sicily, I could blissfully survive on a diet of arancini, pasta alla norma, and cannoli, but here are 7 not to miss dishes when visiting Sicily.
Here are our recommendations for a quick weekend getaway to Trapani.
If you’re curious to learn more about bella Napoli, taste its amazing food and discover the city’s beauty by peeling away only the outer layers on a full-day discovery, a great idea is taking a day trip to Naples from Rome.
Travelers going to Rome for the first time will notice that there are many gelato chains. Most of them are awful. Stay away from any place that sells gelato with colors not found in nature. Here’s our top picks for the best in the Eternal City.
Italians like to think of themselves as fantastic lovers, ascribing their sexual prowess to their mamma’s cooking. Here is a list of common Italian aphrodisiacs.
At the south-east end of the Gulf of Tiguillio, Sestri Levante is a casual beach town popular with Italian families, comfortable and inviting like a well-worn leather coat. If glitzy Portofino is likened to the Hamptons, then Sestri Levante is Fire Island.
On May 1st Romans celebrate rebirth and spring on their labor day by eating fresh fava beans and pecorino cheese. Buon Primo Maggio!
North of Sestri Levante on the Golfo Paradiso is the quaint sleepy fishing village of Camogli. It’s been said that the name Camogli comes from Ca’ mogli or case delle mogli which means houses of wives.
It’s that time of year again: finally Carciofo Romanesco artichokes are in! The climate and sandy soil in the Lazio seafront region with hilly inland elevation is extremely favorable for the cultivation of this plant.