Blog like an Italian: 5 best Italian food blogs

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Best Italian food blog? When it comes to the top online resources for Italian recipes and cooking techniques, no one holds a noodle to Briciole (above).

Last week we blogged about how to food shop like an Italian.

This week, we’d like to share some of our favorite resources for Italian recipes and cooking techniques on the internet: Italian food blogs!

In another era, recipes were handed down in notebooks and favorite recipe collections, often from generation to generation.

That tradition continues to this day in Italy, where mothers (yes, mostly mothers) still share dog-eared recipe albums with daughters and sons (yes, sons, too!).

The internet hasn’t caused the phenomenon to disappear. Exactly the opposite: many Italian food bloggers are inspired by their parents’ and families’ culinary legacies and they take to the web to document, share, and trade notes with like-minded Italian foodies.

The follow are 5 of our favorite Italian food blogs.


Pronounced BREE-choh-leh, this blog has it all: recipes and technique, amazing photography, concise videos, and wonderful insights into Italian cuisine, culture, and language by an Italian living in California.

Italian Food Forever

This blog is by an American ex-pat living (currently) in Umbria. The site is chock-full of recipes, gorgeous photography, and a fantastic “kitchen tips” section with a glossary, substitutions for food products not available here in the U.S., and conversions (very important when you need to use a recipe written using the metric system).

Coco de Mama

Loosely translated, coco de mama means mommy’s little baby and the title couldn’t be more appropriate for this blog inspired by recipes by the author’s mother and grandmother. “When I was growing up, although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was spoiled!” writes the author on his about page. “I had 2 of the best chefs under one roof, my Grandmother Nonna Sara and my Mama Francesca, who made every meal from scratch and with love.”

Over a Tuscan Stove

Whether hamming it up (pun intended) with one of Italy’s biggest food stars, the Italian butcher Dario Cecchini, or sharing the nitty gritty on Sicilian street food, Over a Tuscan Stove is always a great read. The author’s life seems to be as fabulous as her cooking.

Emiko Davies

Emiko tends to focus on Tuscany and Tuscan cooking on her blog because that’s where she lived for many years. But she also branches out into other regional cuisine as well. Her recipes are very precise and nearly foolproof and we really love her index of recipes (which makes the blog really easy to browse and search).

Are you an Italian food blogger? Let us know about your site by leaving a comment on this post!

12 responses

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I am glad you enjoy my culinary adventures especially in the land of handmade pasta.

    September 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  2. Coco de Mama

    Thank you so much!!! This means the world to me!

    September 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  3. Tuscookany

    Great food blog! We have cooking schools in Tuscany and we invite food bloggers to place posts on our page.
    Salute e Buon Appetito The Tuscookany Team !

    January 9, 2015 at 10:17 am

    • Terlato Media

      Hi Tuscookany,

      Thanks so much, and looks like a great blog! We’ll be in touch via email.


      The Mazzoni Team

      January 9, 2015 at 11:17 am

  4. I’m going to visit every one of these, right now. And, yes, I’m an Italian food blogger, among other things. Please visit: Connie Pappalardo Stuffs a Turkey at And thank you!

    March 1, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    • Terlato Media

      Thanks for the visit, Connie! Viva Italia!

      March 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

  5. Great article. Thanks.

    March 3, 2015 at 3:11 am

  6. Italian recipes have a wast range in food choices. I love to eat Italian food it is my favourite whenever I want to celebrate my happiness I only prefer Italian food.


    March 31, 2015 at 8:43 am

  7. Thanks for the great article. I found a couple of blogs I had not heard about and will certainly check out. I have my own Italian food blog at :

    Would love to have your thoughts.
    Buon appetito!

    April 1, 2015 at 3:19 am

  8. Great article thanks.
    I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome (although it covers other areas too).

    May 12, 2015 at 8:03 am

  9. Thanks for the post. I like this article so much.

    July 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

  10. Luca Marchiori

    Excellent post. I’ve discovered some great blogs from it. I blog from Tuscany: Thanks for the post, I’ll be coming back for more very soon.

    September 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

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