Food & Wine

"Buon Appetito or Not, that is the Question!"

November 2017 |
During one of my last visits to Italy, as I was about to eat lunch with a friend, I picked up my fork and wished her “buon appetito!” Surprisingly, she didn’t respond “grazie, altrettanto” (“thank you, same to you!”) as I had expected, but rather...

Italy's Festive White Truffle Season

November 2017 |
Il tartufo è un frutto della terra conosciuto sin dai tempi più antichi. Nasce e vive sotto terra, dove cresce spontaneamente nel terreno sulle radici di alcuni alberi. È composto da una parte esterna a volte liscia ed a volte rugosa e da una massa...

An American Brunch in Verona

October 2017 |
I was missing America. I was particularly missing those sweet-meets-salty moments you only experience at weekend brunches. I had a taste (or two) in my palate and had a strong feeling that I would find them here in Verona, Italy. So, I started...

Italy's Mediterranea Diet: Topping Chez Panisse

August 2017 |
In 1971, Alice Waters basically launched a California version of the Mediterranean diet when opening Chez Panisse in Berkeley, promoting farm-to-table, fresh, local ingredients. Although I’d studied at UCB in the early 1970’s, I finally tried out...

Italian Summer Cuisine

July 2017 |
La cucina italiana è una delle più amate del mondo. Il segreto del suo successo risiede nell’utilizzo di ingredienti locali e, soprattutto, stagionali che ne garantisce freschezza e sapore. L’arrivo dell’estate in...

Eating Your Way Through Little Italys

May 2017 |
Traveling to a city with a bustling Little Italy this summer? These restaurants have the best ratings! SAN FRANCISCO Tony’s Pizza NapoletanaCoal-fired to Roman-styled pizza, this pizzeria has it all. The Italian Homemade CompanyAn Italian...

"Digging" Formaggio di Fossa

May 2017 |
The Italian word “fossa” means pit, hole or grave. “Formaggio” is cheese. Simply translated: formaggio di fossa is cheese of the pit or the hole. Fossa cheese is made with either sheep or cows’ milk or a combination...

Gorgonzola Cheese

May 2017 |
Il gorgonzola è un formaggio dalle antiche origini, tanto che alcuni ritengono sia stato prodotto per la prima volta nella località omonima alle porte di Milano nell’anno 879. Secondo altri, invece, la nascita ebbe luogo a...

La Gazzetta asked readers about their favorite wines

May 2017 |
Here is what some of you had to say! I love Tuscan Sangiovese; a deep, dark, earthy red that pairs wonderfully with lamb, pork or any pasta. John Miceli, Vice President, Miceli Dairy Products My favorite Italian wine is Antinori Villa Toscana,...
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