Food & Wine

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...

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...
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