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  The Mediterranean, and the countries that make form part of it, are all absolutely gorgeous, whether travelling to a popular city, or a remote island. The list of activities to take part in, is never ending however, personally I believe some activities beat others. There is something for everyone, the numerous activities will suit every taste. Beach lovers will feel in heaven, food lovers will take their taste-buds on an exciting journey and the history geeks can continue widening their knowledge. Are you ready to pick your next vacation destination? If you are seeking sunshine, the best time to visit is between late April and the beginning of September. During peak seasons, July to August, the temperatures soar up to over 30s, especially if your are visiting the south of the Mediterranean. The Eastern Mediterranean, which stretches from the Adriatic through the Ionian Sea to the Aegean, represent the […]

The History of Ice- Cream

The exact origins of ice-cream to this day is still unknown, referring to both the date, and period it was created and the inventor of the first types of ice-cream. However, even though the exact origins of ice-cream may not be possible to discover, there is still a vast and complicated history to how this dairy product ended up as being produced as it is and how it became so popular among the public. The first records one can find of ice-cream is around the 5th century B.C.  the first records one can find, on some sort of product which can be linked to the ice cream of today is; snow or ice, mixed with honey and fruits, which is thought to be created by the Greeks. Many were influenced by this frozen luxury, including the Romans and Chinese, who took this recipe and made it their own. The Romans […]

The History of Pizza

  Pizza did not originate in the country for which it now famous. Yes, Iike many people, I always thought that Pizza originated in Italy. The origin of the word pizza is debatable. It is Italian for ‘pie’ and may have come from Latin ‘pitch’ or Greek ‘pitta’. However, the history of pizza goes a long way. The roots for Pizza were originally laid by the Greeks who first baked large, round and flat breads which they covered with oils, herbs and cheese. The first major change in the pizza was the use of tomato as a topping. While it is difficult to pinpoint who invented the Pizza, it is generally accepted that modern pizza was first made by baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples. Legend has it that the most typical Pizza, Pizza Margherita, was invented in 1889 in honour of Queen Margherita. Around 1889, Queen Margherita, accompanied by her […]

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Raise your hand if you are a wine lover. Learning about wine is like learning about space: once your start, there’s no end in sight. Learning about wine is an exhilarating experience, full of new tastes, new regions and meeting people with similar interests. Wine tastings are the ideal events to give wine enthusiasts the chance to try a variety  of wines. The events vary, some can be like classes (formal events), or they can be more like parties (informal gatherings). The participants at wine tasting are more likely to possess various levels of knowledge. At wine tastings you can learn from other participants, as well as make new friends who share your interest of wine. But one of the nicest things about wine tasting event is that you can taste wine in the company of some individuals who are more experienced than you. Tuscany is like an outstanding bottle […]

Aperitivo time

If you read my blog on a regular basis I am sure that you noticed that I am deeply and madly in love with Italian food. My love affair with Italian food began approximately 15 years ago when I visited Italy for the first time. I have to be honest and admit that it was love at first sight! During my first visit I met a girl working at a restaurant and we immediately became friends. After three years of sending letters and sharing a lot of secrets she invited me to stay with her family. During this month long visit, I had the opportunity to learn the basics of Italian cuisine. We also got the opportunity to travel extensively and try a lot of different regional cuisines. The essence of Italian cooking is simplicity. The important thing is to use the freshest seasonal ingredients possible and then use basic […]

I like to think about Italy as the food capital of the world. Some might not agree (I think Italian are with me on this) but this does not change the fact that millions of people visit Italy year after year to satisfy their food needs. I have to admit that Italian food is something I am very passionate about so you might find this article a bit biased, I about this in advance. There are a number of reasons why Italian food is the best in my opinion. The first distinctive feature that best describes Italian food is quality: quality of the ingredients, quality of the production process and the quality of the food display. The food prepared is made with fresh and natural ingredients. This enhances both the taste and flavor of the food. Ingredients such as oil, mozzarella, vegetables and any other product are produced according to […]

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