A lot of around 850 grammes of white truffles was sold for €75,000 ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday. The buyer, from Hong Kong, placed their winning bid via satellite at the World Alba White Truffles Auction at the Grinzane Cavour castle in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. Isabelle Gianicolo of the National Truffle Study Centre noted that...

On our search for Michigan's Best Italian restaurant, we found that our great state is home to some incredible authentic Italian food, from old school red sauce joints to contemporary trattorias with new takes on traditional favorites. We, the Michigan’s Best search team of John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman, tasted our way across Michigan, visiting pla...

Every year around October or November a traditional fall food festival is organized in most Italian towns and villages. The autumn food fest is called “Castagnata” which can be literally translated as “The Chestnut Day”. And there is a reason: Castagnata is mainly characterized by roasted chestnuts – the most common autumn gift of nature that actua...

Like the new Comiskey Park and Michael Jackson's Bad, Renata was a throwback before it even opened its doors. When this contemporary Italian spot set up shop in the spring of 2015, the city was moving away from large, full-service restaurants and toward intimate pop-ups and cheffy pop-ins. Renata is perhaps the biggest stand-alone dining buil...

A number of Italian agriculture and food companies have teamed up to defend, support and enhance Italian food products, with a new association Filiera Italia. The establishment of Filiera Italia was initiated by farmers lobby group Coldiretti, together with Ferrero, Inalca/Cremonini and Consorzio Casalasco (Pomì and De Rica), reports Ansa. Other fo...

Popular confectionary and coffee house Divino Gelato will open its fourth location at Mayfair Mall later this November. According to a Journal Sentinel post, the kiosk in Mayfair Mall will sell Italian ice cream, French macaroons, along with local favorite Colectivo Coffee. Divino Gelato was started in Downtown Waukesha by Lori Lester. A second loc...

If you're looking for classic Italian comfort food, this West Bank spot has a menu for you. Specialty Italian Bistro (2330 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, 504-391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com) is a family-owned restaurant that brings Old World Italian food into the modern age. Opened in 1991 by Patrick Himel's father, the restaurant now has a...

Italy’s cheese exports hit a record high this year, driven by growing global appetite for Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. Italy is expected to export more than 400 million kilos of cheese for the first time ever in 2017, according to farmers’ association Coldiretti, which represents an increase of 7 percent from last year and 84 percent in th...

Il segreto dei cannoli siciliani sta tutto nella ricotta. Se è buona, e soprattutto fresca di giornata, il risultato è garantito. Altrimenti nemmeno il più bravo pasticcere del mondo riuscirà a offrire ai suoi clienti un dolce all'altezza della sua fama, quella del secondo dessert italiano al mondo dopo l'irraggiungibile tiramisù. Ecco perché fuori...

Chicco is delighted to see us when we meet him on a crisp morning in the Italian countryside of Emilia-Romagna. He springs up on to his hind legs to plant a slobbery kiss on his owner’s nose, then greets us by wagging his tail gleefully. We’re in the woodlands surrounding Sant’Agata Feltria, a sleepy, fairytale village that comes alive during weeke...