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Semifreddo and gelato are all well and good, but for serious chilling out, Sicilians have another trick up their sleeves – granita! Unlike the icy-confection found elsewhere, Sicilian granita’s intensely pure, crystalline texture is far more divine than anything found off-island. Other Italian cities tout granita, but typically their goods […]

Sicilian Granita: The Real Deal in Italian Ice

For anyone who has ever wondered how Italian women stay so slender despite a steady diet of pasta, take heart – not every Italian is stick-figure thin. Case in point – a northern Italian town is attempting to encourage its residents to lose weight by offering them monetary incentives to […]

Italian Town Paying Residents to Lose Weight

What’s the best way to combine the very Italian love of not-always-good-for-you food (are you listening, carbs?) with the also very Italian love of looking younger than your age? Why, the anti-wrinkle pizza, of course. A nutritionist in Italy has created what he’s calling an “anti-wrinkle” pizza which, thanks to […]

Anti-Wrinkle Pizza Stirs Controversy in Italy