L'Italia, secondo i più recenti dati del Consiglio Oleicolo internazionale, ha la leadership del mercato USA, per quanto riguarda l'olio di oliva, con una quota del 44%, con la Spagna che segue al 40%, senza tuttavia riuscire ad intaccare il primato italiano in un mercato strategico, come quello statunitense, per il futuro oleario.   Ormai i...

When you open the evening with a sparkling, dry Prosecco and close it with a silky Chianti Classico, you have two key ingredients for una magnifica festa d'Italia (a magificent Italian feast).   And so it was recently at Café UTEC (United Teed Equality Center) in downtown Lowell where Chef Sam Putnam, his culinary staff of young men and wome...

By Sarah Freishtat Longtime Southwest suburban pizza institution Aurelio's recently opened in Arlington Heights. The store, which is Aurelio's first north suburban Chicago location, will opened to the public Tuesday in the Esplanade shopping center on Euclid Avenue.   "We've got a whole bunch of (Southsiders) who are now living up nort...

Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes. Food on the go was an integral part of daily life in the empire, from nibbling on salted peas while watching gladiators battle in the Colosseum, to grabbing a sausage...

  WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   An intense almond flavor, perfect for a coffee break. You may wonder why this sbrisolona is called "fake". It is certainly real enough to eat! The name recalls the typical cake from Mantua (a beautiful city in the...

By Eric Anderson Market 32 stores and Price Chopper supermarkets are boosting their array of imported foods from Italy under an initiative with the Italian Trade Commission. The multi-year program will include products ranging from cheese and pastries to olive oil and pasta. On Thursday, Jerry Golub, CEO of parent Golub Corp., and Maurizio F...

Balsamic vinegar has become quite popular among chefs, amateur cooks and foodies. But how do you exactly use balsamic vinegar? How do you select, use and store this precious ingredient? To explain, we need to take a step back. In fact, there are many different kinds of balsamic. The subject is actually quite complicated even for an expert.   But...

by Mauro Battocchi   As part of Italy's "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, aimed to promote authentic Italian food in the US, Italy is the first-ever partner country at the Winter Fancy Food show which is under way at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I had the the honor to open the show today together with Maurizio Forte (center in...

By Courtny Gerrish Whether you like Italian beef, Wisconsin style, or a good batch of wings, all are an option for clean dining. Here are this week's Blue Ribbon Award winners. Craving an Italian beef sandwich? BEEF-E's food cart has you covered.   "We would always drive down to Chicago all the time, and we would have to stop at Al's o...

Because I have family that lives there, I find myself in the town of Glenwood several times a year. It's a quiet town on the banks of the Caddo River known for its history as a sawmill town and for the Arkansas cultural treasure that is Billy's House of Guitars. What the town isn't known for is its food, but I'm here to tell you that while options...