Italy is well-known worldwide for its breathtaking landscapes, its incomparable cultural richness and, of course, its exquisite cooking. As for the latter, a particular phenomenon is becoming popular from North to South of Italy: the reemergence of the monastic cooking. Monasteries, abbeys and convents in the whole country are famous not only for their historic-artistic heritage, but also for typical products offered to pilgrims and tourists. In the Middle Age, the monastic cooking consisted in simple and natural food. Today, people often organise food festivals to rediscover ancient culinary traditions. Moreover, many Italian chefs serve typical dishes adapted from the monastery kitchen. This ancient culinary tradition carries a very important message: rediscovering the simplicity of foods and savours.