Food & Wine

Ghirardelli - How Sweet it is!

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
In 1817, Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli was born in Rapallo, Italy. This area, near Portofino in the Liguria region of northern Italy, is a favorite winter locale for affluent Italians of the north. It’s home to about 30,000 people...

Tiramisù: the Best Italian Dessert!

January 2017 | Rosa di Grottole
Tiramisu is certainly one of the best cakes representing Italy to the world. It is a dessert, al cucchiaio, with Savoiardi biscuits, originating in the Savoia, dunked in coffee and covered with a cream made with mascarpone cheese, eggs and...

Perugia’s San Costanzo - and a Sweet Wink

January 2017 | Anne Robichaud
Perugia is not just proud of its chocolate, Etruscan artifacts and the Umbria Jazz festival. This provincial capital of Umbria also boasts not just one but three patron saints! Legend tells us that one of them, San Costanzo, first bishop, was...

Carciofo

January 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
Tis the season when the price of artichokes is more reasonable. John Anselmo of Farmer Jones Indoor Market in Maple Heights estimates artichokes may be priced as high as $50 per case when out of season. December/January (in season months) one can...

Sulmona’s Confetti

September 2016 | Ilaria Massacesi
An Italian delight that I love to eat in my occasional bouts of melancholy is definitely confetti; known in the U.S. as Jordan almonds or, in particular, Sulmona’s confetti. The town of Sulmona is located in the province of L’Aquila,...

Espresso on Wheels

July 2016 | Jennifer Spitalieri
Today’s culture spotlights the food industry. Celebrity chefs, TV reality food competitions, local “foodie” restaurants, and “farm to table” eateries dominate the market drawing regular consumers to become fanatics...

Watermelons

July 2016 | Jennifer Spitalieri
Watermelons are synonymous with summer and picnics. Made up of about 92% water, watermelons are actually full of health benefits. The refreshing fruit is soaked with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And, it is low in calories! A member of the...

Traveling along Abruzzo’s Wine Route

July 2016 | Anne Robichaud
Sweeping his hand across the burnished orange vineyards along the highways, Pino said, “This is Abruzzo’s wine country.” Due to an unseasonably warm fall, central Italy’s vineyards were still showing off their gold, rust and...

A Tour of Italy’s Top Wine Regions

July 2016 | Peter D'Attoma
L’Italia e’ il simbolo del buon vino.  Grazie alla produzione nelle venti regioni, gli italiani non hanno mai sete!  La regione Puglia conta per il 17% della produzione di vino italiano.  La regione del Friuli-Venezia...
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