Food & Wine

Sulmona’s Confetti

September 2016 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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...

Starbucks to Open in Italy

July 2016 |
Starbucks approda in Italia. L’ormai iconica catena statunitense di caffetterie, luogo di ritrovo per i giovani, soprattutto se studenti o abitanti nelle grandi metropoli americane, ha aperto il primo punto vendita nel 1971 a Seattle su...

Best Online Wine Shops

July 2016 |
Wine is almost synonymous with Italy. Italians are masters at pairing wine with each meal. So, having the ability to make quick and easy purchases of your favorite bottle, or even a unique or a small-batch wine your local store may not have access...

Il Prezzemolo, Parsley: An Herb for Everything

July 2016 |
Il prezzemolo, Petroselinum hortense Hffm, del quale si vantano diverse applicazioni medicinali, è soprattutto un condimento: vale a dire che sotto il suo sapore e profumo, si nascondono proprietà di estrema importanza per...

Garlic

March 2016 |
This month's La Gazzetta focuses on gardening and the first thing that comes to mind when I think back to my family's wonderful vegetable garden is garlic--that amazing aromatic herb. We can trace the use of garlic by humans to over 7,000 years ago...
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