1.500 incontri B2B con 600 imprese italiane, oltre 65 buyer esteri selezionati, 3.000 influencer e circa 450.000 appassionati ed esperti di cibo coinvolti in oltre 90 eventi: sono questi i numeri del progetto “True Italian Taste” che da due anni si pone l’obiettivo di educare i mercati di tutto il mondo al vero Made in Italy. La campagna è partita...

In the mood for a delicious Italian dinner and supporting a cause? The St. Catherine of Siena Church youth mission team hosts its seventh annual Italian dinner on Friday, Feb. 16, with seating from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school gym, 845 W. Main St. in West Dundee. Immediately after the dinner at 7 p.m., guests will gather in the church for prayer...

C’era una volta… non iniziano così un po’ tutte le storie? Di solito le favole si, e anche se questa sembra una favola, in realtà è una storia vera: la storia di come un gesto d’amore e un cibo di casa siano diventati simbolo della cucina italiana nel mondo. Chi ha viaggiato un po’ se ne sarà accorto: fuori dai nostri confini nazionali, specialment...

Chuck Lacona motored around the Drake neighborhood on a three-wheel Cushman cart while clutching a CB radio. As the orders rolled in, the CB buzzed and he rushed large cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizzas to his customers.  It was 1963. Mama Lacona's sold pizzas this way for 15 years. "He had a CB inside his restaurant," said Vanessa Lacona Devine,...

In the best spy thrillers, rather than turn over a secret paper, the spy eats the secret. In 16th century Italy, the shrewd Italians literally ate the secret to one of the area’s most beautiful industries, the famous Venetian glassworks. To make crystal-clear glass, the Venetians used a plant that grows in salty soil, often along marshes and coasta...

Within the great Italian food industry, Tuscan products represent a further worldwide-acclaimed added value. The popularity of Tuscan products even beyond the national territory is confirmed by the steady growth of its exports. In the 2006-2016 decade, exports of food and beverage products increased respectively by 20 and 24% (data provided by Irpe...

When we think about Italian food, what we often mean is Italian-American: red sauce, the Sunday gravy, perhaps chicken parm, perfected in New York and New Jersey and spread far and wide. Roman-born restaurateur Gianni Cinelli will take diners back to the old country with his latest project, Osteria G, which opens this week in the former Little Hen...

Duke LoCicero, who operated Cafe Giovanni in the French Quarter for 26 years before closing it in 2017, has taken over as executive chef at the newly-reopened N'Tini's Restaurant in Mandeville. LoCicero said a new, revamped N'Tini's menu will be unveiled Wednesday (Feb. 7). It will include some of the popular Creole Italian dishes from Cafe Giovann...

With a bit of construction progress already, Maria Buonsante said it was hard to believe that just six days prior she had turned the key in the door at 655 Woodrow Rd., a stripped down storefront formerly home to McDonald's. The long-time restaurant maven has partnered Food Network "Chopped" champ Chef Franco Franzese to bring Staten Island its fir...

One of Italy’s brightest gastronomic talents, Antonio Mermolia, is now the Magic City’s star chef. Honing his skills in Sicily, working successfully at Il Punto, Mulino a Vino, and Capatosta in New York, and studying the flavors of Le Sirenuse in Positano, Mermolia is bringing Miami locals a taste of simple Southern Italian Cuisine with unique and...