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Wine has a long, rich history as a cooking liquid. One of the early "cookbooks," compiled in the first century, "De re Coquinaria" ("On Cooking"), included dozens of recipes that used wine. Since the beginning of recorded history, wine has been considered one of the essential ingredients in cooking. The ancient Greeks used wine and there are numero...

By Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli   Carissime/i,mi trovo a scrivervi in un momento delicato per il nostro Paese, in cui, ancora alle prese con la crisi economica, siamo chiamati ad un cambio di Governo la cui crisi ha una matrice extraparlamentare, in sostanza decisa dalla direzione del partito democratico, il partito dell'ex presidente Letta e d...

Scientists on Tuesday announced the discovery of only the fourth recorded transformation of a neutrino from one kind into another.   If confirmed, the event – which has so far been a purely theoretical proposition – stands to revolutionize the subatomic particle theory that has been in vogue since it was developed in the latter half of the 2...

The Energica Ego is the awesome Italian electric sports bike that we've been dying to see stateside since the concept was first revealed at the Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA) back in 2011.   Thankfully, that's about to happen as the company's "Where is My Ego" tour brings bikes across the Atlantic for prospective buyers and the...

In what is the instep of Italy's boot, the first forays into Italy from North Africa came to settle in Matera 10,000 years ago. Living quarters were fashioned in both the limestone caves and built outward from the rock.   Much like America's Appalachia, the people there developed their own style of thriving in harsher living conditions, and...

La sua storia è di quelle che si vedono solo nei film, ma, a volte, si sa, anche i film diventano realtà. E il sogno americano di Renato Turano, imprenditore cosentino di successo negli Stati Uniti e senatore della Repubblica Italiana, eletto nella Circoscrizione Esteri, si è potuto realizzare, grazie alla sua caparbietà e tenacia tipiche dei calab...

The history of Siena and its Cathedral is on display until September 30 right on the façade of the "new Cathedral", the uncompleted 14th-century cathedral known as "Facciatone". The front of the building turns into a splendid, 800-square-meter screen every day after sunset, coming to life with a wonderful 3D videomapping projection.   The hi...

In the year of Expo the University of Urbino has created a new course that will train students for a profession that is directly linked to the Italian tradition of food, well-being and storytelling. The new figure, presented during the Expo, is called "Narratore del gusto e della cultura, Comunicatore del benessere, Selezionatore delle tipicità ita...

by Mara Monti   The airline industry continues to stack up profits. In the third quarter, American Airlines confirmed the positive results with the merger with US Airways, completed at 85%, by introducing a single booking system. The next step will be the optimization of air routes, starting with the Italian routes, as explained by the compa...

di Roberto Chifari È l'unico polo di ricerca nell'intero sud Italia in grado di stabilire con dati scientifici, su base genetica, l'esatta composizione di un prodotto agroalimentare, identificando l'origine dei singoli ingredienti fino ad accertare l'autenticità di una specialità con marchio Dop oppure un'eventuale contraffazione.   Si chia...

by Alexandra Turney   Rome is a city of ruins. Ruins are to Rome what canals are to Venice, and while other cities build over their past, Rome builds around it. My neighborhood, Testaccio, is mainly made up of nineteenth century apartment blocks, and it seems almost modern compared to the crumbling centro storico.   But on one ot...

Italian pasta giant Barilla wants to convince Americans that spaghetti, penne and lasagna are healthy food. The company's wire-thin chief executive, Guido Barilla, says he eats pasta everyday -- sometimes twice a day. He calls it the base of the Mediterranean diet and doesn't understand why it gets such a bad rap.   Read more   Sourc...