How to find the best regional Italian dishes from Piedmont

How to find the best regional Italian dishes from Piedmont

How to find the best regional Italian dishes from Piedmont

This month myself, Jasmine of Questadolcevita and Kelly of Italianatheart are hosting an Italophile linkup called #Dolcevitabloggers. Every month we encourage people to write on a different topic and in September we're sharing our 'Favourite Italian Recipes'. 

So what better way to find some new special meals to create than to ask a community of Italians and those living in Italy absorbing the culture!

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How to warm up this Autumn with heavenly leek and potato soup!

How to warm up this Autumn with heavenly leek and potato soup!

How to warm up this Autumn with heavenly leek and potato soup!

Happy September to you all!

As you may have read elsewhere on the blog. This is the week where myself, Jasmine of Questadolcevita and Kelly of Italianatheart host an Italophile linkup called #Dolcevitabloggers. Every month we encourage people to write on a different topic and in September we're sharing our 'Favourite Italian Recipes'. 

I decided on a quick creamy Gorgonzola pasta recipe for mine. To my delight some of the wonderful Italy loving community have contributed recipes of their own!

Here we have a super, comforting leek and potato soup shared with us by Mary.

Mary is from Chicago and now lives in Italy, in the Province of Ascoli Piceno. This dish is a huge hit in her house and we can’t wait to try it!

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Favourite Italian Recipe (#Dolcevitabloggers)

Favourite Italian Recipe (#Dolcevitabloggers)

Favourite Italian Recipe (#Dolcevitabloggers)

This month for the #Dolcevitabloggers link up we're writing about our 'Favourite Italian Recipe'. 

Surely this should be easy. But how many Italian dishes do you love? It's a difficult choice!

I've decided to share a quick and easy pasta recipe. One that you can make with just a few ingredients, takes less than 15 mins and can be used for guests! I know this seems impossible but this dish is a real showstopper! 

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Italian culture shock (#Dolcevitabloggers)

Italian culture shock (#Dolcevitabloggers)

Italian culture shock (#Dolcevitabloggers)

This month for the #Dolcevitabloggers link up we're writing about our experience of 'Culture shock' in Italy. 

You may think that being married to an Italian is plain sailing and you just gaze into each others eyes while your partner gesticulates, talks loudly and cooks you heaps of pasta.

The pasta part is quite true! However there have been many times over the years when I have wondered if I could have taken an easier route. 

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5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

5 Ingredients for a 'Dolce Vita' (#Dolcevitabloggers)

This month our #Dolcevitablogger topic is to describe our 'Dolce vita'. What does it mean for each of us?

While the famous film, Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' shows us a frivolous, carefree life with a dark undercurrent. My version of 'a sweet life' is something much simpler and more transparent. 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #8 July 2018 - Your 'Dolce Vita'

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #8 July 2018 - Your 'Dolce Vita'

June: Hidden Gems

For the June #DolceVitaBloggers link up topic, we’re asking you to spill the beans on your favorite Italian hidden gem! Your hidden gem could be anything that you think is too good to be kept secret any longer, such as a town, a beach, a restaurant, a shop, an Italian wine, a made in Italy product, a recipe or dish….the options are endless! Give your Italian hidden gem the love and attention it deserves. Shout it from the rooftops!

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An Italian Hidden Gem (#Dolcevitabloggers)

An Italian Hidden Gem (#Dolcevitabloggers)

An Italian Hidden Gem (#Dolcevitabloggers)

There are some places you want to keep for yourself. But then you can't believe somewhere so wonderful exists and really want to share!

So I'm going to be sharing a restaurant and hotel. Except it's not just any hotel, to us anyway. As this hotel is where we ended up having our wedding reception. 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #7 June 2018 - Hidden Gems

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #7 June 2018 - Hidden Gems

June: Hidden Gems

For the June #DolceVitaBloggers link up topic, we’re asking you to spill the beans on your favorite Italian hidden gem! Your hidden gem could be anything that you think is too good to be kept secret any longer, such as a town, a beach, a restaurant, a shop, an Italian wine, a made in Italy product, a recipe or dish….the options are endless! Give your Italian hidden gem the love and attention it deserves. Shout it from the rooftops!

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5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

This month at Dolce Vita Bloggers we're writing about our 5 Favourite Italian Words or Phrases!

It's pretty hard to pick just five as you come across so many wonderful words when you study languages. 

These are mine, although I had to do words AND phrases as there were too many! 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #6 May 2018 - 5 Italian Words

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #6 May 2018 - 5 Italian Words

May: 5 Favourite Italian Words/Phrases and How to Use Them

This month on #DolceVitaBloggers we're looking for your 5 Favourite Italian Words or Phrases! This can be anything you love, something unusual even something naughty! Definitely something we were unlikely to learn in a class!

We're really excited to read your suggestions and learn some new vocabulary ourselves! 

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A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

A Perfect Day in Italy (#DolceVitaBloggers)

This month at Dolce Vita Bloggers we're writing about our Perfect Day in Italy. 

It's so hard to pick just one idea or one day as so many different perfect things seem to happen when you're in Italia. What I love is the amount of spontaneous moments you tend to have here. Is it because you're on holiday. Down to the people you're with or just the nature of Italy that everything is that little bit more flexible?  

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #5 April 2018 - Perfect Italian Day

This month on #DolceVitaBloggers we want you to describe to us your perfect day in Italy. It could be something you have experienced or it could be a dream trip you’ve always wanted to do. 

As always we want you to use your imaginations and interpret this depending on where you go in Italy and what you love about the country.

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Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

March: Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: 

This month at #DolceVitaBloggers we're honouring International Women's Day by choosing 'Inspirational Women' as our topic! 

I've created a video this month and my Inspirational Women is the main character!

Take a look and please comment with your stories of the Inspirational Women in your lives! 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #4 March 2018 - International Women's Day

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #4 March 2018 - International Women's Day

March: - Inspirational Women

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, tell us all about the woman or women who inspire you. (You are welcome to write about any women from around the globe, not only Italian women!)

The linky will be open from 7th March and you will have one week to submit your own posts and a full month to read and share everyone's stories. We will obviously share and comment on them all as well! 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #3 February 2018 - A Love Letter to Italy

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #3 February 2018 - A Love Letter to Italy

February: A Love Letter to Italy

As February is the month of love and Saint Valentine, we thought what better than to write a love letter to our beloved Italia!

What do you love about Italy? What's your relationship with the country? Does it make you fall head over heels one minute and frustrate you the next? Tell us how you feel? As always feel free to interpret this theme as you wish... 

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My Favourite Italian City: Mantova (#DolceVitaBloggers)

My Favourite Italian City: Mantova (#DolceVitaBloggers)

Great Italian Cities: Mantova

Many years ago not long after Mr Prada and I were married, we went on an Italian road trip.  What is most surprising is that we were still married at the end of the trip as we always argue in the car! This is of course his fault rather than mine! Being in a car with an Italian, especially when they are suddenly back in their homeland means all sorts of insane driving practices seep out! How we got to Mantova is beyond me but it is one of our most memorable trips. 

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