Food & Wine

The New Year's Foods of Italy

January 2018 |
Festive celebrations of the New Year include delicious foods and exciting traditions in Italian culture. Italians take the time to cook and prepare great amounts of food for their friends and family and these recipes are often from traditional...

Coffee is the New Racket in Italy

January 2018 |
All’età di 87 anni, il famigerato boss della mafia Salvatore “Totò” Riina è morto in carcere lo scorso novembre mentre era in coma farmaceutico dopo un trattamento antitumorale. Noto come il “boss dei boss” e soprannominato “La Bestia” a causa...

The Olive Harvest in the Veneto

January 2018 |
Autunno, tempo di raccolta delle olive! La produzione dell’olio, soprattutto di quello extravergine, è finalizzata al rispetto dell’integrità dell’oliva e alla sua lavorazione in breve tempo dopo la raccolta per garantire un prodotto di qualità. Le...

The Two Stolen Pernigotti Chocolates

December 2017 |
When I was young, I didn’t get along very well with my older sister who was a neat freak. From her perspective, whatever I did was not good enough. The bedroom we shared was never thoroughly tidy. If I were to leave the slightest bit of dust on the...

"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...
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