In this special holiday episode of The Italian American Podcast, I speak with the three winners of our Italian American Recipe Contest that we recently held. They are Christine Simolke, Mariann Dorico-Raftery, and Jennifer Perrine Nevins. We talk about their wonderful recipes as well as the rich Italian American traditions that their recipes repres...

From the creamy cannoli to crunchy biscotti, Italy is home to some of the world's most mouthwatering pastries, and if you're looking for the very best of the bunch, this list could provide the answer. The Gambero Rosso - the equivalent of the Michelin guide or the Bible for Italian foodies - has released its annual list of the very best pastry shop...

Lamborghini America’s motorsport manager Chris Ward said the recent success of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America teams and drivers at the Lamborghini World Final in Imola has left all involved wanting more. A banner weekend in Italy saw North America-based teams and drivers collect the Pro and Pro-Am championships along with multiple race wins...

For almost a century, Italian fashion labels have been prominent among the finest luxury brands worldwide. Brands such as Versace, Prada, Armani, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana  have had a lasting impact on the fashion world, and continue to do so. Perhaps the most acclaimed of these Italian fashion brands is Gucci. Guccio Gucci, the son of a humble le...

As much as we’re sad to say goodbye to the sunshine and the light nights, there’s a part of us that embraces the onset of winter. It signals the time to dig out the chunky knits and pack away our swimsuits. The salad bowls are relegated to the back of the kitchen cupboard and the cast iron pot takes permanent residence upon the stovetop. It’s the w...

The Italians are generous hosts to a fault, as anyone who has done business in the country will testify. Invariably, there will be a dinner in a local restaurant, which, particularly in the north of the country, may well be concluded with a glass of grappa. In days gone by, the sound of the grappa trolley rattling its way slowly towards the table c...

According to the latest Istat data on foreign trade, Made in Italy food exports reached 29.8 billion euros in the first nine months of 2017, up 7% on last year. In September alone, export sales reached 3.7 billion, up 6.4% compared to 2016. The goal of 50 billion euros exports by 2020 – said the Italian Minister for Agricolture, Maurizio Martina (i...

FENDI will be presenting WELCOME!, a living room collection, as they celebrate their 10th edition with Design Miami. The collection by Italian designer Chiara Andreatti features natural, soft tones and several tropical plants where people experience an atmosphere that evokes feelings of intimacy and primeval times that takes you to an impeccable wo...

The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21). Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Italian ancestry, are unaware that It...

This year, the price of white truffles ballooned to $3200 a pound in select U.S. markets. The primary driver of the price increase (more than double the 2016 average) was a lackluster growing season that deprived the underground fungus of the cooler, damper temperatures it needs to thrive. But even when supply is less scarce, tartufo bianco from th...