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If you are getting married in Italy, it is likely that one of your reasons for choosing this beautiful country is the exceptional quality and variety of the food and wine. Italy has a strong eno-gastronomic culture, and many social events revolve around food and drink - all of which is invariably of excellent quality.

From famous dishes such as pizza, pasta and tiramisu, to wedding favourites like confetti (Jordan almonds) and wanda (wedding pastries), through to dishes little known outside of Italy such as pastiera napoletana (Italian Easter cake) and Sicilian arancini (fried stuffed rice balls), browse this section to find out more about Italian food and for ideas for your wedding breakfast.

Also in this section you can read about various Italian wines, be they reds like Chianti, Nero D’Avola and Valpollicella, whites like Falanghina, Soave and Gavi or even sparkling varieties like Prosecco, Pignoletto or Asti. There are delicious varieties of each, some well known overseas, others not, so if you are a fan of wine or just want to find out more, this section is for you.

slow food in ItalyNowadays most of us live in a hectic, frantic world where little time is available for simple pleasures such as a family meal or a dinner party with fresh, home cooked food. We visit superstores, we buy ready meals and ingredients shipped from halfway across the world and we run home to throw everything in the oven or microwave while we get on with our lives. For some people however, this is simply not what they want out of life.

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italian salumiItaly is, of course, famous for its culinary delights and one of the foods this beautiful country is best known for is its incredible selection of cured meats and salamis.
There is no better place than Italy then, to enjoy cold meats served with a hunk of strong cheese, some crusty bread, and some good red wine.

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primitivo di manduriaPrimitivo di Manduria is a high quality, full bodied red wine coming from Apulia. It is one of Italy’s best reds, and is a real symbol of this part of Southern Italy.

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funghi porciniPorcini (little pigs) are much more flavoursome and meaty than most edible funghi. Known in Italy as “the poor man’s steak” because of their taste, consistency and flexibility in cooking, these are used by Italians up and down the country to make some of the most delicious traditional dishes, combining with everything from pasta and rice to meat and even fish.

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Modica chocolateChocolate, sweet, melt in your mouth chocolate. One of the very best varieties of chocolate comes from the Ragusa area of Sicily, and is still produced in much the same way as chocolate was originally made by the Aztecs. It is much stronger than normal chocolate, so be prepared to be blown away…

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