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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.

Sorrento coast lemmonsOne fruit we all associate with Southern Italy and its cuisine is the lemon, with its bright, sunshine yellow colour, tart, refreshing flavour and delightful fragrance it is a versatile and delicious fruit used in all sorts of Mediterranean dishes.
It may surprise you to know that the lemon did not originate in Southern Europe, despite the fact that it truly thrives here.

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history of wineThe history of Italian wine is a long, drawn out love story which starts with the ancient Greeks and carries on to the modern day. Wine is very much a part of Italian culture and society, and no meal is complete without it, so to really understand the Italians and Italy, you also have to understand somthing about their national drink.

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