Whether "Italians do it better" is definitely debatable but the people at Cuisine, a New Zealand food magazine, have definitely done a lovely job with their July issue dedicated to Italian cuisine and full of wonderful recipes. Apart from the striking cover photograph, two articles in particular, pictured below, caught our attention: Screen Sirens, in which various chefs associate a particular Italian dessert with a classic Italian movie; and Master class, which features beautiful photographs and a stunning page layout, dedicated to wintry Italian dishes. If you love Italian food, this issue of Cuisine is a must! Currently available in news agencies at the cheap as patatine price of $10.90.
At Italia 500 we've been offering Italian courses, in Sydney, since 1995 and one of the most beautiful aspects of learning Italian is that it opens the door to a culture of unrivalled richness and diversity. In this blog we'll be sharing some of our favourite books, movies, places in Italy to visit, music, links to podcasts, information about local and international Italian themed events, and the odd "personal" view, in the hope that it will encourage you to delve further into a culture which continues to inspire us and millions of people all over the world.