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Ten Italian drinks ….. a new photo quiz

Most are easy, some more difficult but how many of these Italian drinks can you identify? A clue is given with each picture.

Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!

capuc

What type of coffee is this?

strega

What is the meaning of this herbal liqueur’s name?

limoncello1

The traditional lemon liqueur from the Naples area?

nocino

Nocino, another liqueur, is made from’?

Prosecco_sparkling_wine

The most well-known quality Italian champagne alternative and definitely not Asti?

bellini

Hemingway’s favourite cocktail, the Bellini, was invented where?

martini

Which is the most ‘bitter’ vermouth, Martini or Cinzano?

Flaming-Sambuca

Served with floating coffee beans and set alight?

Nastro_Azzurro

Nastro Azzurro is a Peroni lager. The name “Blue Ribbon” originated?

nebbiolo

Barolo, one of the very best red wines, is made from what grape?

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Answers:

Cappuccino/Strega(the witch)/Limoncello/walnuts/Prosecco/Harry’s Bar, Venice/Cinzano/Sambuca/ the Blue Riband prize won by Italian ocean liner SS Rex in 1933/Nebbiolo

Ten beautiful Italian islands ….. a new photo quiz.

Most are easy, some a little more difficult but how many of these Italian islands can you identify? A clue is given with each picture. Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!

Elba-Italy

It didn’t hold Napoleon long

sardinia

Sophisticated and the second largest Mediterranean island

ischia21

Site of the Aragon Castle in the Bay of Naples

capri

Italy’s most glamorous island, famous for the Grotta Azzurra

sicily-island

The largest Mediterranean island with Europe’s highest volcano

Lampedusa-Italy

Which is nearer, Africa or Europe?

Stromboli-sicily-italy-05082011

Black lava beaches and an active volcano

procida

The film setting for “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Il Postino”

Isola Bella Blog 6

The beautiful island off Sicily, not its Lake Maggiore namesake

La_maddalena_Port

A ‘Caribbean’ style jewel just north Sardinia

 

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Answers:

Elba/Sardinia/Ischia/Capri/Sicily/Lampedusa/Stromboli/Procida/Isola Bella/La Maddalena

A photo quiz : Twelve of the best, Italian food and drink.

Another in our light-hearted series of photo quizzes. A clue is given with each photo. Some are easy some more difficult. Let’s see how well you know Italy and its wonderful gastronomy!

Answers at the bottom of the page.

 tira

“Pick me up” with loads of delicious marscapone cheese

chian
Traditionally sold in squat bottle enclosed in a straw base called a ‘fiasco’

putt
The smell of it cooking used to attract clients looking for more than a meal

foc
Bread, similar in style to pizza dough often topped with with onion, cheese or meat

salt

Roman specialty, veal lined or topped with prosciutto and fresh sage

bruschetta-slice1

 Toasted bread rubbed with garlic, topped with tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper etc.

panna

 ‘Cooked cream’ dessert

strega
The ‘witch’ with approximately 70 herbal ingredients

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Light potato ‘dumplings’ made with potato, egg yolks and flour

Parma-Ham-Landscape-Lres
The very best ‘prosciutto crudo’, personally nothing like as good as wonderful Spanish ‘jabugo’….

parmigiano-reggiano
A hard, salty cow’s milk cheese, personally much better than insipid Spanish copies……

cannoli 3

A ‘little tube’ from Sicily, fried with a sweet, creamy filling usually made with ricotta.

 

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Answers:
Tiramisu/Chianti/Spaghetti Puttanesca/Focaccia/Saltimbocca/Bruschetta/Panna Cotta/Strega/Gnocchi/Parma Ham/ Parmigiano Reggiano/Cannoli