history of pasta

History of Pasta

Italian Pasta Through the Ages Nothing says Italy like its food, and nothing says Italian food like pasta. Pasta is integrant part of Italy’s food history Wherever Italians immigrated they have brought their pasta along, so much so today it can be considered a staple of international cuisine. Unlike other ubiquitous Italian products like pizza and tomato sauce, which have …

Affogato with gelato

Italian Table Talk: Gelato, affogato & some history

The old stones of the city – the palazzi, the piazze, the cobbled streets – warm up like a pizza oven throughout the day, radiating heat, even at night. If you were to plant yourself on a stone bench in Piazza della Repubblica at midnight (gelato in hand because gelaterie are open until midnight in the summer and besides, there’s …

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Why You Need to Eat at Toscana Divino

Bringing the rich cultural heritage of Italy to Miami was the goal of Toscana Divino when the idea first came about to open the restaurant. Focusing on serving up a traditionally-inspired menu with modern additions, Toscana takes pride in sharing the story of Italian cuisine while promoting health, well-being, and happiness to all who come to experience what is offered. …

Cenar en Toscana sin salir de Miami con caviar italiano

By Complot Magazine Vivo soñando con viajar a Italia para disfrutar de todas sus maravillosas regiones y paisajes, sus monumentos históricos romanos, el arte y la arquitectura renacentista, y por supuesto probar la legendaria comida italiana. Una de las regiones que ha inspirado a decenas de escritores, poetas, artistas, cineastas, cocineros, diseñadores, y que ha llevado a cientos de miles …

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The Wines of Lombardy

By Made In Italy Although Lombardy is developing a reputation for its sparkling wines from Franciacorta and Oltrepò Pavese, the wine industry has less importance here than the region’s other industries. That is not to say that the local population does not enjoy wine – far from it. Yet the affluent Milanese people tend to shun the local wines in …

Pollo Croccante- healthy Italian dish served at Toscana Divino

Top Five Reasons Italian Cuisine is Healthy

When asked what the first health-related word that comes to mind when Italian cuisine is mentioned, often carbs (carbohydrates) is the top answer, maybe cheese would be a close second. In a society that is constantly bombarded with health-conscious ideas and diet/workout fads, how am I supposed to convince you that a cuisine based on pasta, bread, and cheese is …

Home made uncooked potato gnocchi on cutting boars

Pasta’s Predecessor: the History of Gnocchi

The story of Italy’s most beloved dumpling There are many regions that lay claim to the origins of gnocchi. While they are generally associated with northern Italy, the truth is that these dumplings are found all over the peninsula and in many diverse forms, made with a variety of base ingredients depending on where they come from: flour, corn meal, …

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Discover San Leonardo Wines

San Leonardo is the magical heir to a tradition known the world over as Bordeaux blending. Dreams and heritage mingle to bring you a wine that conveys all its land-rooted character and genuine territory-focused appeal. A powerful yet elegant red, San Leonardo brings together the colors, aromas, and savors of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and Merlot aged in small oak barrels, …

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Fresh New Menu for Summer in Miami

Spring is officially here, and our family at Toscana Divino has decided to reinvigorate our menu to bring diners a fresh, new and exciting taste to our authentic Italian cuisine. Our recipes come from deep-rooted traditions that can be traced back to the regions of Italy. Join us this spring and summer as we embark on a culinary journey that …