Food & Wine

The Different Characteristics of Wine

September 2012 |
The Romans would say in vino veritas, or wine makes the truth come out, how true! Wine has been for centuries a key element in the Italian cuisine that perfectly accompanies all of our meals. Italy is the number one producer in the world of wine,...

A Toast to an Italian Wasp

September 2012 |
Sometimes I feel a bit quirky in that I listen to National Public Radio for news and insight into things. Often the information may not be suited for a wide range of listeners. One afternoon in early August I heard the promo for a story on the...

Cardiovascular Equality to BOTH Red and White Wine Drinkers

September 2012 |
Great news for all you white wine enthusiasts out there! While most people might think that the saying "a glass a day keeps the doctor away" refers to red wine, a recent study has proved white wines have equivalent cardiovascular benefits. The...

The Gelato Palace

August 2012 |
Fassi, a gelato paradise Gelato is one of the most important protagonists during the hot Italian summers. But which one is the best gelato? If you find yourself in Rome, you must try the gelato from the oldest and biggest gelateria in Italy,...

How to Order Gelato in Italy

August 2012 |
Anyone traveling to Italy cannot come home without eating gelato. Gelato plays a huge role in the Italian culture. Every town in Italy has at least one gelateria. Even the local bars serve gelato which is ok in a pinch, but you will always find the...

Bologna: a food lovers paradise

May 2012 |
Bologna is one of the most cultured cities in the world. Often referred to as the cuisine capital of Italy, it's a must-see for any visitor seeking a wealth of gastronomical delights. But why is Bologna considered to be such a center of culinary...

Typical Italian Easter Pastries

April 2012 |
Italy is known throughout the world not only for its history, art, music and breathtaking landscapes but also for its delish dishes and deserts. For example, if you are lucky enough to visit the peninsula during the Easter period, you will find...

Traditional Easter Dishes in Italy

April 2012 |
Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring, as decided at the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. In Italy Easter is first a religious celebration but it is also celebrated with traditional Easter foods. These can vary...

La Pizza Napoletana

March 2012 |
The United States represents a key market for Italian food. The importance of Made in Italy food products has always been characterized by the right ingredients imported directly from Italy's 20 regions. In fact, every region of the peninsula...
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