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Columnists > Armando Cristofori

Armando Cristofori
My hobby and my life are dedicated to my passions: to be a researcher, author, and educator, focusing on ‘real' Italian culinary experiences, while searching for that perfect plate or glass of wine (even something stronger), where innovation meets tradition. I do this while living the happy and often crazy nomadic life of an international consultant, focused on ‘Experiential Communication’ and ‘Small Groups, Experiential, Hyper Localised Tourism’, where the romance of yesteryear meets the kitchen of tomorrow. I also enjoy being a ‘Conduit’ between Italian exporters and importers from around the world, seeking the best of Italian culinary culture. It is definitely not for everyone, but I love it. I coordinate the Italian Dining Summit and IDS Academy pages on Facebook, and I also coordinate focus MasterMind Groups, which you can find by searching for "IDS -“ on Facebook.

Armando Cristofori

Know Your Neapolitan Pizza

Posted by: Candocorp on Sunday July 05, 2020 (11:00:55)   (92 Reads)
Neapolitan pizza, with its soft, melt-in-your-mouth dough and a thick and puffy crust has been prepared in Naples, Italy since the year 1725 as simple and traditional street food. Today, this style of pizza is considered ‘the real deal’.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

Italian Islands' Enogastronomy Unveiled

Posted by: Candocorp on Thursday May 28, 2020 (15:57:43)   (533 Reads)
Lemon Sorbetto
Today we will tempt our taste buds as we journey from the island of Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the ‘toe’ of Italy's ‘boot’, and home to Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes, to the island of Sardinia, with its rugged landscape dotted with thousands of ‘Nuraghi’ and mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

Flavours Reflect The Sea And The Land

Posted by: Candocorp on Monday May 11, 2020 (17:09:35)   (549 Reads)
Today we will tempt your taste buds as we journey through southern Italy. Starting in Molise, often forgotten but full of surprises; to Campania, the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet; across to Apulia, the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’; Basilicata, whose regional capital was the European Capital of Culture in 2019; and finish in Calabria, the tip of this boot shaped country.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

Central Italy Is Full Of Tasty Surprises

Posted by: Candocorp on Wednesday April 15, 2020 (09:47:48)   (626 Reads)
Central Italy
Today we will tempt our taste buds as we journey through central Italy. Starting in Tuscany, the birthplace of the Renaissance; we will then head to Umbria, the cradle of the Franciscan tradition; Le Marche, the birthplace of renowned opera composer Rossini; Lazio, best known as the birthplace of the Roman Empire; and finish in Abruzzo, where national parks and nature reserves cover much of its rugged interior.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

Italy’s North Eastern ‘Rainbow of Flavours’

Posted by: Candocorp on Wednesday March 11, 2020 (15:31:51)   (250 Reads)
Riso col radicchio
In February, we ate and drank our way through Italy’s 4 North Western regions, today we will tempt our taste buds as we journey through the 4 regions in the North East, bordering Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Starting in Trentino-Alto Adige, we will head south to Veneto, north east to Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and finally south west to Emilia Romagna, the gateway to Central Italy.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

Italy’s Macro-Regional Rainbow of Flavours

Posted by: Candocorp on Saturday February 15, 2020 (11:19:03)   (180 Reads)
If Italy is home to such an extraordinary variety of flavours, tastes, and aromas, it is because Italians know how to make the best of what nature offers and can transform just about anything into a culinary delight, unequalled in the world.    more ...

Armando Cristofori

How To Eat Like A Local In Italy

Posted by: Candocorp on Monday January 13, 2020 (05:08:10)   (987 Reads)
Italy is a favourite tourist or permanent shift destination for those in search of a new career, love, a more relaxed lifestyle, or simply needing a change. We have all heard of pizza, pasta, and espresso, but there are many hidden treasures and dos & don’ts you may not know about the country where the “Dolce Vita” shines bright.    more ...

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