Always present in the rural tradition of the Mercure Valley, white beans have played a major role in the agricultural history of the local populations. An 1852 publication by the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies speaks of the cultivation in the area of “graminaceous, leguminous and filierous plants” and specifically mentions the "bean, and this is sever...

Let’s talk history, ancient and more recent, before getting to the modern-day story of Cangiari, Italy’s first ethical high fashion brand. Cangiari’s creations are currently gracing catwalks from Milan to Paris to Dubai, but the label is so much more than its striking silhouettes and fabrics.

Book your ticket. Calabria is the toe of Italy’s boot, and one of the country’s least-visited regions, which is why you should come. It has mountains, three national parks (Aspromonte, Pollino, and Sila), 500 miles of coastline, turquoise waters, and rolling, green hills lined with olive, orange, and lemon trees. Calabria’s history stretches back t...

When do dough, tomato sauce, and mozzarella stop being mere ingredients and become pizza?It’s a philosophical question that has divided chefs and diners for decades. For some, only pies in the Neapolitan and Roman styles are acceptable—Sicilian, at a stretch. Others extend the goal posts as far as Chicago deep dish. But pizzas have been eaten in so...

During Il Calabrese Ristorante & Bar in Southlake’s twilight between lunch and dinner, Chef Luciano Salvadore began making pasta for the possible rush to come. He said the restaurant emphasizes its Italian fare, with food and talent from the country itself. Salvadore said the dining establishment is the product of a partnership between its majority...

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Entrance : Free Continuing our “Literary Locations” series, three women from Calabria (but with very different stories behind them) will engage in a captivating presentation of their region, its traditions,...

Following the traces of the Italian emigration to the US, we discovered that many fellow Italians went to Lackawanna County, in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is home to more than 1,5 million Italian Americans, according to the 2010 census bureau: the 12,2% of the entire population of the State.  Starting today, March 12, a new book will be avail...

"In the name of the Assumption, / brothers, beat yourself": to this invitation, pronounced with a stony voice by the Capo dei battenti, hundreds and hundreds of devotees kneel down on the churchyard, the chest begins to be struck with blood, while the painting of the Madonna leaves the church of Guardia Sanframondi, Sannio, in the Province of Benev...

Eataly USA, with stores in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, will feature products from Calabria, a region in Italy. The stores will showcase the products with spotlights in the restaurants, market shelves and cooking classes. The products were launched with an opening event last month attended by Lidia Bastianich, world ambassador of...

Even in the time of the Ancient Greeks, Calabria’s s soil and climate had already proved ideal for growing long, thick and sweet licorice roots. Skilled expertise and then an industry grew up around licorice in Rossano, a beautiful hill town that was one of the main centers of Byzantine civilization in Calabria, assuming importance when Reggio di C...