TTI Monthly Italian Food Round up -January

As you probably know, I’m a little obsessed when it comes to Italian food. I spend hours searching the internet, flicking through the weekend papers and my cookbook collection to feed my obsession. So I have decided to collect all my findings for you to save you guys from doing it yourself. Here is my first monthly Italian food round up, collecting all the best articles and media out there on the internet in one place, including recipes, travel, restaurant openings and much much more!


  • Diana Henry writes an excellent and beautifully concise article on the north-western Italian region, Piedmont in the Telegraph. She also share 3 delicious Piedmontese recipes for you to try at home.

Diane Henry on Piedmont and its regional cooking

Some Italian regional cooking is unintentionally vegan. There are so many recipes which are suitable for those who choose the vegan way of life. Here Rachel Roddy shares these four bean based recipes for the Guardian that will stifle those carnivore cravings.

Rachel Roddy – four bean based recipes for vegans.

While pasta increases to rise in popularity in everyday home cooking, another Italian staple, Gnocchi, soft, small round dumplings have been slightly forgotten. Here are a couple of great articles that I found sharing the love for these little dumplings.

At Great Italian chefs, they dedicate a whole article on how gnocchi is made differently across Italy using various ingredients.

Italy’s best regional gnocchi dishes

Italy’s best regional gnocchi dishesAt Italy Magazine, they have given some great tips on how make the best gnocchi.

4 Tricks to Making Great Gnocchi

how-to-make-gnocchiIf you enjoy having a sweet tooth or if spending time in the kitchen, rustling up desserts is your thing, head to Delicious online where you can find a page filled with gorgeous Italian dessert recipes for you guys to try. Recipes include a Ricotta tart and chocolate and orange baked risotto.

Delicious magazines – Italian desserts recipes

talian dessert recipesTravel in Italy

  • If you’re planning a trip to Rome, head to the Independent’s article on where to eat. Not only does it list the best hotspots of where you will be able to eat the most traditional of Roman dishes, but you will also be avoiding all the  crazy tourist traps and eat at places where the locals enjoy their own meals.

Where to eat with the locals in Rome

If this is the year you have decided to take a little foodie trip to Italy, have a read of Olive magazine’s article on the best Italian food trips to take in 2018. Recommendations include the Maremma in Tuscany and a cookery school in Bologna

Best Italian food trips for 2018 

TV & Videos

  • The Hairy Bikers are in a brand new TV show on the BBC, motorbiking around the Mediterranean. Starting in the South of Italy in Puglia to Calabria all the way up to Sardinia. The first couple of episodes on Italy are brilliant and they have some great recipes to try at home. Head to the link at BBC food to find them all there for you to peruse.

Hairy Biker’s Mediterrenean adventure

Hairy Bikers Mediterranean adventureA really interesting foodie podcast on Parmesan cheese, its production and aniwal welfare by the guys at Delicious. (Listen in from 16 mins 30 secs).

The Delicious podcast: the one about Parmesan

delicious. podcast episode 23: The one about parmesanOne of my favourite shows return to our screens in January, Italy Unpacked. This series, Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham Dixon return to Italy and spend their time traveling around the Italian capital city, Rome. Doing what they do best, they share traditional Roman dishes and the most beautiful art found all over the city

Rome Unpacked on the BBC.

Rome UnpackedItalian Restaurants review in UK

A couple of new Italian restaurants have opened in London over the last few months.

Sorella - ClaphamIn Knightsbridge, Osteria Romana, a new restaurant centred around Roman cuisine opened in November 2017. Here is Olive Magazine’s review of the new opening.

Osteria Romana Knirghtsbridge

Also, dont forget to read my latest blog posts, Citalia- Secret Eats, Italian hidden gems, My review of pasta restaurant, Via Emilia – Hoxton and My latest recipe of Cod Mussel Chickpea stew .

Hope you guys have enjoyed the TTI monthly Italian food round up. If there is any sepcifics you guys would like me to find, please let me know.


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