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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.

bubbly weddingsThe first thing you think of when imagining a toast to the bride and groom, or the welcome drink at your reception is probably champagne, the original and the most famous. There is one thing about champagne, however, that doesn’t quite fit with an Italian wedding... well, its French! Italian bubbles can be just as delicious, so read on to find out more.

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Italian honeyHoney, that golden liquid produced by bees and seen as a healthier alternative to sugar. There is not only one kind of honey though, and the Italians know this very well – different kinds of honey from different flowers have different flavours and should be used in different ways. Some of the best honeys in the world are produced in Italy, making it the perfect destination for those with a sweet tooth.

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spaghettiItalian is the one national cuisine to have become such a raving international success that many of us cannot imagine our diets without it, and if there is one thing that makes us thing instantly of Italian cooking it is pasta.

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gelatoEveryone’s favourite summer desert, ice-cream is a real treat in the Summer in Italy under the heat of Mediterranean sun. It should come as no surprise then that some of the very best ice-cream in the world comes from Italy, where it is treated as a real gourmet food.

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mozzarellaThe origins of mozzarella have been lost in the shadows of time, and it is presumed that the making of this famous cheese is linked to the appearance of the water buffalo on the plains of Campania in the 6th century AC. Its name is derived from “mozzatura”, the part of the process in which the cheesemaker “cuts” the lengths of cheese with his fingers.

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