During the Great Depression our top of the line favorite lunch meat was Italian prosciutto. Unfortunately, all we could afford was fried rubbery bologna, except for one instance. It was in the early 1930s, when my Uncle Joe from Utah came to visit us. He brought a big home cured “bone in the prosciutto” type ham for all of us to eat. He raised and...

A classic Ferrari has changed hands for a world record $70 million. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, known as the Holy Grail model, won the Tour de France in 1964, which is one of the world’s most famous and historic motor races. It is a 174 mph road-legal racing car and one of only 36 built between 1962 and 1964. For years, the Ferrari, likened to a Pica...

Italy is always associated with pasta so I thought I'd write about one of it's most celebrated pasta dishes which is a traditional Roman recipe, and often made incorrectly around the world.  I'll confess that for many years I was making this recipe all wrong.  While I will frequently rave about my mother's cooking and her wonderful recipes, I am so...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...

When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition.Alpino was built by Italian ship builder Fincantieri, which through its Marinette, Wisc....

Nectar-bright fruit and flowers, bubbly and sweet: Piemonte's famous wines made of the Moscato Bianco grape. But from the glass at my monthly self-imposed lesson on Italian wines at Il Buco and Alimentari e Vineria in downtown Manhattan: indiscriminately mixed herbs; so many floral tones I'm reminded that a blossom's perfume can echo verdant in lea...

Historically, Brooklyn has always been a very popular destination for the Italian emigration to the US. Many places in Brooklyn were and some of them still are populated by many Italians. Now that this borough is getting cooler and cooler, it still is fundamental for the narration of the Italians in New York. The Federation of Italian American Orga...

The pistachios grown in the village of Bronte, in Sicily, are known to Italians as “green gold.” And the moment you bite into an arancino at an old-school local bar, it’s easy to see why. There’s a crispy breadcrumb crust, then a béchamel pistachio pesto thickly woven around every rice grain. Pistachios are the star here — because they’re the best...

Twenty years ago if you heard about Prosecco, the white sparkling wine from Italy’s Veneto region, is was probably as a component with white peach juice of the bellini cocktail, invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice. The popularity of that easy-to-drink aperitif helped Prosecco get a foothold in the U.K., German and U.S. markets as a good mixer and as...

Airbnb ha annunciato oggi a Parigi i primi beneficiari del fondo di 5 milioni di euro stanziati per il Community Tourism Programme, l’iniziativa lanciata lo scorso anno da Chris Leahne, Global head of Policy Airbnb, in occasione proprio dell’OECD Forum. Oltre 1,5 milioni di euro sono stati già assegnati a 24 progetti che utilizzeranno l’innovazione...