Food & Wine

Sicilian Cannoli

November 2014 |
Cannoli are among the most popular specialities of Italian and Sicilion pastry desserts. Without a doubt, it is a dessert that can satisfy the sweet tooth of any Italian! So much so that the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies...

Youngstown Memories of Torrone

November 2014 |
Il torrone è uno dei dolci natalizi più diffusi in tutta Italia e vanta origini molto antiche. Conosciuto già all'epoca dei Romani, prende il nome dal verbo latino "torrere", che significa "tostare", con riferimento alla...

Caciocavallo

September 2014 |
Caciocavallo, made from unpasteurized cow, sheep, or less frequently used buffalo milk, is a well-known cheese of Southern Italy and Sicily. Picture two oversized, pear-shaped cheeses, about 4 pounds each, joined at the neck by rope. This cheese...

In Italy It's All about the Food

August 2014 |
Mention Italy and one of the first things anyone talks about is the food. Italians certainly pride themselves in this single most important aspect of their culture, and each region in Italy is known for its own specialty meals. While it would take...

Happy Easter. Now Let's Roll Some Cheese!

April 2014 |
Easter (Pasqua) is a holiday with universal significance throughout Christianity, but is celebrated in very different manners across the world. In Italy, Easter is a weeklong holiday that finds most children off from school and many adults taking...

Move Over Vino...

January 2014 |
Italy may not come to mind when you think of "top producing beer countries..." at least not yet. Although Italy is located in the wine belt of Europe, which is south of the beer belt, beer is not new to Italy. In fact, Italy's two most well known...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 2013 |
Christmas Eve dinner is a long-standing tradition in many homes throughout the world, but in most Italian homes, a special feast takes place each year on this special evening. Our traditions started at my grandmother Quagliata's home on Union...

Anyway You Slice It / Panera Bread Success!

December 2013 |
Sixty year-old Sam Covelli can often be seen tooling around town in a luxurious Maserati he had shipped in from a classic Italian company. This highly successful, Warren, Ohio entrepreneur is the franchise owner of 250 U. S. Panera stores in Ohio,...

Sicilian Marzipan - Frutta di Martorana

November 2013 |
Il marzapane, o frutta di Martorana, è una tra le più note tradizioni dolciarie siciliane. Questa pasta di mandorle tritate viene trasformata dalle mani di esperti maestri pasticceri in particolari preparazioni, come ad esempio la...
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