Even in the time of the Ancient Greeks, Calabria’s s soil and climate had already proved ideal for growing long, thick and sweet licorice roots. Skilled expertise and then an industry grew up around licorice in Rossano, a beautiful hill town that was one of the main centers of Byzantine civilization in Calabria, assuming importance when Reggio di C...

Da sempre il Design italiano è sinonimo di eccellenza a livello mondiale, grazie all’alta qualità dei materiali, alla grande creatività e innovatività dei designer italiani, al rispetto per l’ambiente durante le fasi della produzione oltre alla cura della grafica, della pubblicità e della confezione. Ideato dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e dell...

Few names are as universally recognized and adored among frequent travelers as Moleskine. Since 1997, the Italian brand has elevated the lowly travel journal to cultural icon status. Now, they’re expanding their reach even further with the debut of Moleskine Cafés around the globe. Moleskine opened its first Moleskine Café in 2016 in the Geneva Air...

La Calabria ha scoperto l’America. E gli americani scoprono la Calabria. A cominciare da New York, dove non è raro trovare ingredienti calabresi nei menu di ristoranti di ogni tipo e fascia. E dove adesso Eataly, grazie all’accordo stipulato con Regione Calabria e all’aiuto di una testimonial come Lidia Bastianich, promuoverà più di ottanta prodott...

Italian cold cuts specialist Veroni is introducing a 100% Italian pizza and salami bites to please American consumers looking to add natural taste to their happy hours. Veroni, which opened a slicing and packaging plant in New Jersey in June 2016, has increased its retail presence in the United States and is now distributed at Kroger, Trader Joe’s,...

Italian cuisine has found many fans on the Indian shores. Apart from Chinese and American, Italian is perhaps the most consumed foreign cuisine in India. Some of us have even given our own desi interpretation to the Italian treats, so much so that there are many who are not even aware of the authentic Italian flavours. Also, there is no denying the...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

It’s no secret that Italy is synonymous with great food. There are entire books dedicated to the wines of Tuscany or the pizza in Naples. But during a recent bike tour, I discovered a more hidden foodie scene in the Piedmont region. First, a bit of backstory. When I was looking to plan a trip to celebrate both my wedding anniversary and husband’s b...

If you’ve had it once, you’re probably addicted. If you haven’t had it, you’re really missing out. I am talking about Nutella, that creamy hazelnut cocoa-flavored spread in a jar. Nutella makes a tasty partner in a multitude of recipes, but is just as good straight-up by the spoonful directly from the jar. My relationship with Nutella began more th...

Someone once said that pizza contains all the elements of the food pyramid, and maybe she’s right. After all, it has grain in the crust, protein in the pepperoni, dairy in the mozzarella and vegetable/fruit in the tomato and oregano. Isn’t that about everything? Those of us who love Italy’s gift to the world would like to think so. After all, somet...