Archive for December, 2013

Where Peruvian and Italian cuisine meet

Where Peruvian and Italian cuisine meet

Memories, history, culture and traditions all form a recipe for carrying on the culinary heritage of families or sometimes whole villages. National cuisine is a pivotal part of the culture of a population and plays a fundamental role in the way other countries perceive us: a nation of foodies or fast food junkies.

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Peruvian Nativity: Art and Cultural Identity around Christmas

Peruvian Nativity: Art and Cultural Identity around Christmas

On the 6th January in many countries around the world, people celebrate what in Spanish is called “la Bajada de los Reyes” which represents the arrival of the three Magi in Bethlehem to give their gifts to Jesus. La Bajada de los Reyes also signifies the time when the nativity is disassembled and wrapped up for the following year.

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Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Given that Italian Christmas lunches are famous for being slightly longer than the average, you should know that when pudding time arrives, a second round of feasting starts again. Italian Christmas desserts vary from region to region but there are some that are popular on the entire peninsula and also worldwide.

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Top 10 Street Food in Naples

Top 10 Street Food in Naples

It is certainly the most unforgettable memory tourists take home and one of the most fulfilling pleasures for nationals: street food. From London to New York, Bangkok to Naples, street food has claimed its role on the gastronomic show, getting as much attention as fine dining. Top food publications like the Italian Il Gambero Rosso and the British Time Out have very popular columns dedicated to it.

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The Neapolitan tradition of nativity

The Neapolitan tradition of nativity

In the historical centre of Naples, in Via San Gregorio Armeno, the art of nativity is a tradition more than 400 years old. The street, also known worldwide as the “street of nativity”, is famous for its many artisanal shops where artists work all year round to produce handmade figures which sizes vary from a few millimetres up to man size.

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