O’ RRAU’, alias il ragù napoletano| Food discovery.

You have probably heard of the “ragù alla Bolognese”, the typical pasta sauce prepared with minced meat and a sauteed mix of vegetables which put the city of Bologna on the world map. It is one of the evergreens in Italian restaurants and you can easily find this pasta sauce in every supermarket all over Italy and even abroad, but just a few people are aware of the Neapolitan variation of this dish,  locally known as ‘o rraù napulitano.

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Würstel and fries on pizza is a real thing in Italy.

I believe anyone who was lucky enough to interact with someone coming from Italy must have experienced the purest feeling of hatred when the-food-which-cannot-be-named is brought up in the conversation. I’m obviously talking about the worldwide famous Hawaiian pizza, or la pizza con l’ananas as a few brave fellow citizens dare to pronounce.

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Il cimitero delle fontanelle might be the creepiest place on earth | Take note and go.

Going to Napoli on Halloween time? Looking for spooky spots which can creep you out during your trip to Italy? YOU ARE READING THE RIGHT POST, my dear crazy reader!

Napoli is not only about the Vesuvio, the sea, the best pizza and tens of foods which are a real attempt to your diet projects. They certainly play an important role in making this city one of the unmissable destinations, but Napoli has a lot more to offer. Think about something you’d like to visit somewhere in the world and this city will please you: it basically has anything you would be willing to visit, included a cave full of well-disposed bones and skulls. Read More

SCAZZETTA | Food discovery.

The food discovery I am going to talk about today is pretty unknown, even amongst Italian people. The reason for this unfair anonymity is due to the fact Scazzetta is a signature cake which is exclusively made in a pastry shop in Salerno.
Considering that Salerno is not one of the most popular destinations in Italy or, if it is known, it is regarded as a mere point of support to visit the Amalfi coast on a budget, it makes sense if many people ignore what this city has to offer.

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The truth behind the bidet

Today I want to reveal you, my dear innocent and unaware reader, what truly lies in the presence of that small and apparently inoffensive sink in Italian bathrooms: THE BIDET.

Naive people believe it is just a plumbing fixture Italians use to wash their genitalia, but this is just the poorest of possible descriptions: the bidet, as it is perceived by Italian people, is the emblem of our race superiority

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FIOCCO DI NEVE | Food discovery.

The food experience I am going to write about today is still set in Napoli, which we can unanimously proclaim as the gastronomic heaven on Earth. More specifically, il Fiocco di Neve (snowflake, in English) is a pastry which was prepared for the first time in Pasticceria Poppella by Ciro Scognamillo, who is currently carrying on his family enterprise which has been baking pastries in Rione Sanità since 1920.

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STRUFFOLI | Food discovery.

For today’s blog post I chose to talk about one food in particular which makes the 24th of December the most special day in my life: struffoli, the ultimate Neapolitan dessert during Christmas time.
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PUOK BURGER | Food discovery.

Folks say Napoli is the best place on Earth for food, and Puok Burger Store gave a new proof to this statement: people here know how to play with food, and they do it well.

The food discovery I am going to talk about today might seem inappropriate, considering burgers are an American food, but trust me when I say this is one of the most typical thing you can savor during your stay in Napoli: Puok Burger is not just selling common burgers, it provides something unique. But before talking about the food in detail, I must share with you the story of this place.

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Rione Fornelle and its painted poetry | Take note and go.

That day I got lost and I found myself wandering around neighbourhoods of Salerno I had never been to before, I discovered an incredible place where I could enjoy street art and get overwhelmed by the beauty of verses written on walls. I didn’t simply walk around forgotten areas of the city, I roamed through poetry.
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