The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

People often say that Halloween is completely foreign to Italian culture and folk traditions. This is both true and false: rites, traditions, legends scattered throughout the peninsula cover the night of All Saints' Day, which coincides with that of Halloween... but it is much older.

Welcome to the vertiginous curves of the Marmites of the Giants (Marmitte dei Giganti), a karstic canyon made of large canals and steep cliffs, between Musellaro, Salle and Caramanico, in the Majella Natural Park. Dug over millennia by the river Orta, this spectacular geological formation is made up of rocky towers and inaccessible rapids – the so-...

Sbarca in America la Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona per promuovere la storica rievocazione anche Oltreoceano. L'occasione è quella del Columbus Day, che viene celebrato il prossimo 12 ottobre. A Boston (Massachusetts) sfilerà una rappresentanza del corteo storico, con la presenza soprattutto di figuranti del Borgo di Santa Maria della Tomba, gemel...

Pasta al pomodoro is arguably Italian cuisine’s most pedestrian dish. So when I see “pasta with tomato” featured on the menu of three-Michelin-starred Reale, the remote monastery turned restaurant in Abruzzo run by chef Niko Romito and his sister Cristiana, I am deeply skeptical. Here we go again, I think, another classic tricked up and ruined by o...

"So what part of America are you from? Cleveland? I know it well! I have a good friend with a restaurant there, Aldo's - do you know it?" Yes, we knew it.  And so an ocean away from Cleveland, in the small Italian mountain village of Castel di Sangro, my family and I ended up eating at an Italian bistro owned by someone whose good friend owns a res...

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale dell’Abruzzo, Giuseppe Di Pangrazio, visiterà New York in occasione del Columbus Day. A darne notizia è la Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Ad accompagnare Di Pangrazio saranno il suo segretario Gino Milano e Goffredo Palmerini, presidente dell’Anfe regionale. L’Orsogna Mutual Aid Society, l’associazione abruzzese p...

C’era anche lei a Pearl Harbor, la tragica mattina del 7 dicembre 1941, sotto all’inferno di fuoco generato dagli aerei giapponesi: Helene Grazioso, infermiera di origine abruzzese. Era inquadrata nel “Corpo delle infermiere dell’esercito degli Stati Uniti” (United States Army Nurse Corps) e da diverso tempo prestava servizio presso le isole Hawaii...

Dante Bellucci, executive chef and co-owner of Tartufo in Newton Centre, grew up with seafood in his blood. His hometown Pescara lies in Abruzzese on Italy’s Adriatic Coast and is famous for both seafood and its handmade pasta. It’s no wonder Bellucci found his calling as a chef or that the Tartufo menu is so heavily influenced by fresh seafood. “I...

On the northern slopes of the Simbruini mountains, not away from the border of Lazio, Tagliacozzo is an historical centre whose walls erected in 1410 counted five doors and whose defence was submitted to a castle, in total ruin today. The best interesting part is the one meeting over the Roman arc toward the inside.