Eating Italy:

Photos of classic Italian cuisine and local ingredients in Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Campania, Piedmont, Liguria, Sicily and beyond.

A bakery window display in Venice, Italy

A bakery window display in Venice, Italy

Rialto Fish Market in Venice, Italy

The Rialto Fish Market in Venice, Italy

Italian figs for sale in Ravello, Italy

Italian figs for sale in Ravello, Italy

Ichnusa beer from Sardinia in Verona, Italy

Ichnusa beer from Sardinia in Verona, Italy

Pomodoro Costoluto at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Pomodoro Costoluto at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Italian steaks at Dario Cecchini's Officina della Bistecca in Panzano in Chianti, Italy

Steaks cooking over charcoal at Officina della Bistecca in Panzano in Chianti, Italy

Pici al ragu at Osteria Del Conte in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Pici al ragu at Osteria Del Conte in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Carpaccio at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy

Carpaccio at Harry’s Bar (Cipriani) in Venice, Italy

Rosato wine from nearby Ravello in Positano, Italy

Rosato wine from nearby Ravello in Positano, Italy

Italian desserts at Pasticceria Andrea Pansa in Amalfi, Italy

Sfogliatella, pasticciotto & delizia al limone at Pasticceria Pansa in Amalfi, Italy

A large porchetta in Florence, Italy

A large porchetta in Florence, Italy

Scialatielli seafood pasta (frutti di mare) in Positano, Italy

Scialatielli seafood pasta (frutti di mare) in Positano, Italy

Arancini al Ragù in Siracusa, Sicily

Arancini al Ragù in Siracusa, Sicily

Sciacchetra wine at Enoteca Da Eliseo in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

Sciacchetra wine at Enoteca Da Eliseo in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

Gelato at Gelateria Ponte Pietra in Verona, Italy

Gelato at Gelateria Ponte Pietra in Verona, Italy

A view of the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

A view of the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

A cheese shop in Venice, Italy

A cheese shop in Venice, Italy

Purple artichokes at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Purple artichokes at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Tonno del Chianti, a dish of pork resembling canned tuna, served in Florence, Italy

Tonno del Chianti, a dish of pork resembling canned tuna, served in Florence, Italy

Tricotta cheese at Caseificio Borderi in Siracusa, Sicily

Tricotta cheese (baked ricotta) at Caseificio Borderi in Siracusa, Sicily

Porca, sopressa and manzo panini at Al Marca in Venice, Italy

Porca, sopressa and manzo panini at Al Marca in Venice, Italy

Cranberry beans (borlotti) for sale in Rome, Italy

Cranberry beans (borlotti) for sale in Rome, Italy

Zuppetta limone (iced lemon cream cake) in Positano, Italy

Zuppetta limone (iced lemon cream cake) in Positano, Italy

A slice of Prosciutto di Parma at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Sliced Prosciutto di Parma at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Pasta with local truffles in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Pasta with local truffles in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

A fruit vendor's truck in Taormina, Sicily

A fruit vendor’s truck in Taormina, Sicily

Sicilian pink grapefruit (pompelmo rosa) in Siracusa, Sicily

Sicilian pink grapefruit (pompelmo rosa) in Siracusa, Sicily

Wood fired pizzas in Florence, Italy

Wood fired pizzas in Florence, Italy

Classic Venetian-style dishes at Osteria Da Alberto in Venice, Italy

Classic Venetian-style dishes at Osteria Da Alberto in Venice, Italy

Cornetti (sweet Italian breakfast pastries) in Florence, Italy

Cornetti (sweet Italian breakfast pastries) in Florence, Italy

Cone of fried fish at Cuoppo d'Amalfi in Amalfi, Italy

A paper cone (cuoppo) of fried anchovies at Cuoppo d’Amalfi in Amalfi, Italy

Angelo Poretti Beer in Padova, Italy

Angelo Poretti Beer in Padova, Italy

Macelleria Tasca in the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Macelleria Tasca in the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Risotto al pesce persico (Lake Como perch) in Menaggio, Italy

Risotto al pesce persico (Lake Como perch) in Menaggio, Italy

Cannoli at Pasticceria Etna in Taormina, Sicily

Cannoli at Pasticceria Etna in Taormina, Sicily

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Santa Caterina Trerose wine in Tuscany, Italy

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Santa Caterina Trerose wine in Tuscany, Italy

A wine cave in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

A wine cave in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Sorrento lemons for sale in Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento lemons for sale in Sorrento, Italy

Chiodini mushrooms at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Chiodini mushrooms at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Anchovies packed in salt in Florence, Italy

Anchovies packed in salt in Florence, Italy

Sopressa, lardo and guanciale in Venice, Italy

Sopressa, lardo and guanciale in Venice, Italy

Tortellini in brodo at Trattoria Meloncello in Bologna, Italy

Tortellini in brodo at Trattoria Meloncello in Bologna, Italy

Torta di Riso in Menaggio, Italy

Torta di Riso in Menaggio, Italy

A display of local fish at the Ortigia Market in Siracusa, Sicily

A display of local fish at the Ortigia Market in Siracusa, Sicily

Cascina Tavijn Barbera d'Asti DOC wine at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Tavijn Barbera d’Asti wine in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Agnolotti pasta at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Agnolotti pasta at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Goat, sheep and cow's milk cheese for sale at the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Pecorino di Pienza, Toma + Caciotte di Capra & Formaggio Grigio in Padova, Italy

Finocchiona and Fontina on Focaccia in Florence, Italy

Finocchiona and Fontina on Focaccia in Florence, Italy

Quadrilatero (The Old Market) in Bologna, Italy

Quadrilatero (The Old Market) in Bologna, Italy

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)