Food & Wine

The Culinary Legacy of the Quagliata Family

July 2015 |
The Quagliata famiglia has created a legacy in fine Italian dining here in Norhteast Ohio. The Quagliata enterprise begins with Dora Petti, who emigrated from Matrice (Molise), Italy to Canada and the U.S., where, in 1936, she married Angelo...

Caffè Florian in Venice

June 2015 |
When you're in Venice, why not splurge? Caffè Florian is a must-see, just like riding a gondola is a must-do. The oldest caffè in Italy, and one of the oldest in Europe, Caffè Florian is definitely one of a kind. Located in St...

The Sweet Carnival in Venice

February 2015 |
Never before in this period does the proverb "Semel in anno Licet insane" (once a year you are allowed to go crazy) seem to fit the reality of what happens when a whole city falls into celebration; not only with its masks and wonderful costumes,...

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...
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