Italian producers are amongst the ones better understanding the new global trends of the food and beverage industry. Let’s see why, by using some of the categories provided by Innova Market Insight, a leading international research institute: 1) Clean supreme: the new international standard is to buy food with ‘clean and clear’ labels. Producers al...

Today, Michelin, the tire company that also publishes restaurant guides, announced its 2018 star count for Italy. Italy has one new three-star restaurant this year: St. Hubertus, in the northern mountain town San Cassiano, joins eight other restaurants in Michelin’s top ranked slot. The full Italy guide includes 356 starred restaurants. There are 4...

Whoa, imagine this for a gimmick: There is none. "A lot of people open places thinking they're doing something that's never been done before," says Brian Moss, as he surveys the room that will soon host his bar-restaurant. "We just want to make really good pizza." Clevelanders will have a chance to judge soon enough, when Moss and his partner Brian...

The Chicagoland Italian-American Professionals organization will present its second annual Festa Dei Cuccidati at Casa Italia on Dec. 10. The event will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Chandelier Room in the Community Center. Awards will be presented for the best homemade, locally-baked and available online cuccidati. The event will also feature...

American consumers have learned to appreciate the world renown quality of authentic Italian food, which has become the largest international presence at the PLMA show, the largest North American trade event dedicated to the store brand industry. Anthony Aloia, Vice President of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), which organizes the...

Many American cities have a surplus of good Italian restaurants, but what’s largely been missing are grand-scale Italian seafood restaurants. There was, of course, Paul Bartolotta’s Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, which left an Adriatic Sea-sized hole in the Las Vegas dining scene when it closed in 2015 after a remarkable ten-year run. There is Mich...

Italian restaurant Bar Americano and coffee and aperitivo bar Bar Crema will officially open Wednesday, November 22 at 5 p.m. in the old Prohibition space at the former East Andrews Entertainment district in Buckhead. The two new ventures from Brooks Cloud, Julian Goglia, and chef Mike Blydenstein who brought Atlanta The Pinewood and The Mercury co...

Maine is the birthplace of the Italian sandwich. They were first made by John Amato at his shop down on India Street. For the past 45 years, they have been made by Dominic Reali who has also expanded the chain to 42 stores. Mr. Reali is a real Italian himself, having immigrated to the United States in 1955.  Speaking no English, he went to work and...

Holidays bring out the best in Bob and Kim Yacone. The couple owns and operates Forghedaboudit Authentic New York Italian Cuisine and are prepping to feed the homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving Day. “We will be serving turkey with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Kim. The dinner became an annual event based on last year’s at...

When Larkin Hammond was a young child, she began cooking on a wood stove in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. “She didn’t cook by recipe,” Hammond says. “She was the first farm-to-table person I met.” Hammond’s mother and grandmother also owned a neighborhood restaurant together. It was those experiences that laid the groundwork for Hammond’s life...