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Una vetrina internazionale per tutte le imprese del settore agroalimentare italiano: questa in sintesi la piattaforma online "Italian Quality Experience", nata grazie ad un progetto di Unioncamere per valorizzare le eccellenze della filiera italiana del food, in vista dell'importante appuntamento di Expo 2015.   La piattaforma sarà online da...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission announce the official call for entries for the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition.   Now in its third decade, the annual awards program honours the work of North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian cera...

by Emily Frost   The West Village-based Italian restaurant and bakery Risotteria, which describes itself as a "gluten-free heaven," is opening a new outpost on Amsterdam Avenue this spring, the owner said.   The new restaurant is under construction on Amsterdam Avenue at West 78th Street, taking the space of Westway Food Market, the c...

The great folks at Portofino, a longtime Buckhead favorite located not far from the temporarily shuttered OK Cafe, are doing something awesome tonight. (Besides serving dinner, which is always terrific there). They're donating 15 percent of tonight's proceeds to the staff at OK Cafe, which was damaged by fire recently, putting staff members out of...

by Rachel Sanderson   Cakes and fashion may seem an odd coupling, but despite appearances food is emerging as a new frontier for luxury goods. Sales of "Made in Italy" €1000 handbags and €700 shoes may be slowing amid falling demand from Chinese buyers and austerity-minded US and European consumers. But premium Italian foods – from raisin-f...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

Just looking at a truffle, one would not suspect the firm, round, coarse, lumpy nugget would produce such devoted followers and prices in the thousands for mere ounces.   During a special dinner at the Country Club of Landfall Thursday, Jan. 15, the black truffle was the center of attention as guest Italian chef and hotelier Carlo Zarri trea...

"Ho ascoltato con attenzione e commozione il discorso del Presidente Mattarella pronunciato in occasione del giuramento nell'Aula di Montecitorio, un discorso ricco di riferimenti ai valori fondanti della nostra Patria nella prospettiva della concretezza, del significato quotidiano che tali valori possono assumere affinché ogni italiano possa ricon...

Sabrina Ponte, a freshman Music Business major, will represent Boston in the Miss Massachusetts 2015 Pageant in June. Ponte, 19, captured the title of Miss Boston at the Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge Pageant Sunday, Feb. 8, in Boston.   "I won!" the North Reading resident exclaimed in a text shortly after landing the crown. With the win co...

Nonostante siano passati quasi 2000 anni dalla sua scrittura , potrebbe sembrare in realtà che questa missiva sia stata scritta dai nostri nonni o papà durante i conflitti mondiali. Contenuta in un papiro, ritrovato 150 anni fa in Egitto ad Tebtunis, è stata solo recentemente tradotta dal greco. Uno studente dottorando dell'Università di Rice, Gra...

By Jess Fleming   Jester Concepts, the creators and owners of Borough, Coup d'Etat and Marche in Minneapolis, is taking over the old Porter and Frye space in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis.   The team will open a coastal Italian-themed restaurant and have hired James Beard Award semifinalist Mike DeCamp, who has been chef de cu...

by Christina Izzo   The adage "Rome wasn't built in a day" has soothed the worried brows of empire builders for centuries—but not the crew behind Major Food Group. Patience might've worked for those Romans, but in its breathless, rapid-fire expansion—eight restaurants in six years—the Italian-American food juggernaut has tapped more readily...