Cook Italian

Here we celebrate the strong bonds between the engineers who design and build Bertazzoni appliances, the great agricultural traditions of the region and the unique depth and character of Italian cooking.

Ferrara Balloons Festival

They are rising up, slow and solemn, in the quiet morning air. Some sport the classic bulb shape and hundreds of colour shades, hanging like pictures over the clouds. Some are fanciful or downright...

Bertazzoni Turkey

Gallina de la tierra, that the way Christopher Columbus described a turkey, when he first saw one in 1502, after landing on the coast of Honduras. At the court of emperor Moctezuma, in Mexico, over a...

On the Pontine islands

It was my cousin Francesca - who lives in Rome and is fond of sailing - who made me discover the Pontine islands. They form part of an archipelago located in front of the Gulf of Gaeta, in the...

La Gnoccata

Once every three years, during the month of May, Serpo XIII, King of Gnocchi, comes back to Guastalla with all his court, consisting of around 750 people, including a Grand Chamberlain, a Prime...

The Carnival of Viareggio

Carnival is one of the oldest festivities in Italy, as it sinks its roots in the Roman Saturnalia, and even further back in time in the Greek Dionysian festivals, when a temporary reversal of social...

A trip to Alpe di Siusi

I had wanted to go back to Alpe di Siusi for a long time, as it is one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in South Tyrol, north-east of Bolzano, on the western slopes of the Dolomites. A UNESCO...

Cooking with a food probe

The food probe - provided for with some of Bertazzoni latest generation ovens - is a very useful device for the control of the internal cooking temperature of any type of meat or fish in the oven. It...

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