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What's the future of international restaurants in the U.S. market? And how do Italian wines play a part? Those were the two pivotal questions to kick off Jordan Salcito's presentation yesterday in New York, at the start of VINO 2017, a trade show and tasting organized by the Italian Trade Commission exclusively for wine industry professionals and m...

If you were a kid in America in the 1950s, your first exposure to Chinese food likely was a Chun King concoction in a can — chop suey or chow mein bought at the grocery store, heated at home and topped with dry Chun King noodles from another can. The Chun King line was founded in the 1940s by Jeno Paulucci, a son of poor Italian immigrants who beca...

Vinitaly International puts the spotlight on diversity at VINO2017. The world has never felt stronger about diversity than now, and it is no exception in the wine world today. Whether you are talking about re-discovering native grape varieties or re-evaluating the uniqueness of each terroir, or the uprise of women producers in the traditionally men...

As if Lady Gaga’s halftime show on Sunday wasn’t enough, the pop singer is proving she can really do it all as she plans to enter the wine industry and launch her own brand of wine called Grigio Girls. According to TMZ, Gaga’s company filed paperwork to produce a line of wine, including wine coolers, wine cocktails, and wine punches. The wine brand...

The new CEO of the Salvatore Ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said Friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the United States won't deter his growth strategy in the brand's single most important market. Eraldo Poletto told The Associated Press that any tax on imports, as floated by President Donald Trump's admi...

As a community, Italian Americans are just beginning to understand the value of the written word.  For years publishers have been saying that the Italian American is not the target audience for most books--they don't buy books because they don't read.  However, there is something happening to Italian/American culture that is changing this stereotyp...

Caro Alessandro (ti do del “tu”, visto che abbiamo la stessa età), Ho letto ieri con grande interesse il tuo articolo “La crisi dell’italiano nelle università americane: che fare?”.  Su alcuni punti sono d’accordo, mentre su altri mi piacerebbe iniziare un dibattito, e chissà che questo non sia possibile proprio qui, sulle pagine de La Voce di New...

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, and what better cuisine to woo your better half with than Italian? Italian cooking is defined by simple, fresh ingredients and its most popular dishes often are quick and easy to prepare. It especially is perfect if you want to make some points with your mate Sunday with a home-cooked meal. (There’s a reason a Valenti...

Vorrei portare alla luce alcuni dati e le poche riflessioni che ne derivano, sull’avvenire dell’insegnamento della lingua italian nelle Università Americane. Il calo nelle iscrizioni negli ultimi anni è un dato inoppugnabile, e a poco giova ricordare la crisi delle cosiddette humanities al grido di “mal comune mezzo gaudio“. E’ un calo che ho risco...

L'Italia si conferma il primo fornitore di vino degli USA. Con una quota di mercato complessiva del 32,4%, un export, che nel periodo gennaio-novembre 2016, ha raggiunto 1,65 miliardi di dollari ed e' cresciuto del 5,9% rispetto allo stesso periodo dell'anno precedente, il vino rappresenta la prima voce dell'export agroalimentare italiano e il 4% d...

Did you know that The Godfather did not fall out of the sky as a perfectly formed completed motion picture? Furthermore, did you know that not only did it have to be produced for a major movie studio, but said production was in fact quite contentious and difficult? It’s true! In fact, the woes of The Godfather’s making – young maverick director Fra...

Feb. 9, Thursday, is National Pizza Day. Did you know only 2 percent of Americans don’t like pizza, and one in three Americans eat pizza at least once a week. That’s what www.nationaltoday.com found in its Pizza Day Survey. They asked 1,000 Americans to share a “pizza” their minds about America’s favorite sort-of-Italian food. It’s hard to imagine...