Italy’s Most Interesting Wine Regions

Over the years there has been an increasing amount of debate about the relative merits of wine made in the old world versus the new world.  Part of the debate centers on the style of wines being made, which is largely influenced by the warmer temperatures experienced in vineyards across […] Read more »

Tiramisu “Cinque”

There are as many versions of Tiramisu as there are Italian cooks. Everyone seems to have their favorite recipe, some using liqueur, some not; others using just the yolk of the egg vs. both the whites and yolks. And then there is the controversy of how "wet" to make the Savoiardi biscuits or ladyfingers. This recipe was given to eyeItalia by Cristina Giorgi, a beautiful and multi-talented Tuscan lady. She calls it "Tiramisu Cinque" because she uses quantities of "five" for many of the ingredients. Read more »

Panna Cotta

Once you've tried a cooling and creamy panna cotta, it will become your summertime dessert of choice (not to mention your favorite comfort food). In Tuscany, panna cotta is often served with frutti di bosco (fruits of the forest), a mixture of raspberries, blackberries and red currants. Read more »