The Basic Rules of Italian Food

Some good thoughts here to keep in mind. Don’t be surprised to see the cheese/seafood thing not hold in Venice–think shellfish risotto with lots of butter and cheese. But yes, don’t ask for parmiggiano to sprinkle on your branzino, please!

Once Upon a Time in Italy

I wanted to write a post about Italian food rules—everything from the when to drink cappuccino to the correct way to eat your spaghetti (I’ll tell you now: no cutting!). However, I’m far from being an authority. So I went to a friend and fellow blogger, Paolo Rigiroli of Disgraces on the Menu, who is a bona fide italiano living in Canada. He had an even better idea.

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