Throughout my time working in restaurants, I developed an illogical dread of some basic kitchen tasks. None of them — picking and chopping parsley, peeling and mincing garlic, browning pans of ground meat — were particularly difficult. But at the scale required in a professional kitchen, they felt Sisyphean. And even though it has been years since...

Fashion, like people, is fickle. At the whim of an ever-changing trend cycle, the industry forces its most loyal followers to live in a constant state of transition, whether that means being disappointed by the induction of new creative directors at iconic brands (#oldcéline) or stressed by the growing list of things we "need" for each coming seaso...

You could say Ferrari NV made a hot rod for its own back. When the Italian sports car maker started selling the $2.1 million LaFerrari Aperta convertible in 2016, it helped supercharge revenue and profit growth. Unfortunately the problem with limited editions is that shipments ultimately end. The slowdown of the supercar’s sales contributed to Ferr...

At the end of 2017, US foreign direct investment in Italy represented 7.4% of all FDI stocks in Italy, equivalent to a value of US$ 413.2 billion. With a stock of US$ 30.7 billion of US investment in 2017, Italy improved its position in the ranking of countries attracting investment from the US to 23rd place compared to 26th in 2016, with a share t...

With rain forecast for the next few days, and as 1st November is a public holiday here in Italy, why not spend some time in the kitchen making a traditional Tuscan slice known as castagnaccio. It is very easy to make, a simple slice made with chestnut flour, pine-nuts, sultanas and rosemary and like many other traditional Tuscan recipes, it has bee...

Da due miti come Giorgio Albertazzi e Dario Fo, allora giovanissimi, che a Carosello magnificano la pastina glutinata e le tagliatelle all’uovo, a Gerard Depardieu che consola una bambina caduta dalla bici con un piatto di farfalle. Da Mina che a fine anni ‘50 sottolinea la novità delle confezioni singole contro l’abitudine di vendere la pasta sfus...

C'è lo chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, con il suo business in crescita del 38% in tre anni (l’azienda si chiama Ca.Pri): stellato ai fornelli, stellare nelle performance della sua holding. C'è il visionario del Mit di Boston Carlo Ratti, che con il suo studio a Torino progetta smart city in tutto il mondo. C'è l'amministratrice delegata che non t'asp...

Want to drink Italian coffee according to etiquette? Here are the rules you need to follow on your next espresso break or when serving to family and friends. How to stir Even if you don’t put sugar in your coffee, it is always preferable to stir espresso with a teaspoon so that the aromas are well distributed; according to etiquette, you need to st...

In casa Ferrero, prima dell'estate, avevano garantito l'apertura entro la fine del 2018. Promessa mantenuta, considerando che, tra qualche giorno anche New York godrà del suo Nutella Cafè. Le previsioni della vigilia sono quelle delle grandi occasioni. Quando un anno e mezzo fa il format ha esordito a Chicago, la città è letteralmente impazzita, re...

Bottino di 64 medaglie per il Parmigiano Reggiano al World Cheese Awards, l'Oscar dei formaggi. Alla competizione svolta in Norvegia a Bergen, all'interno del Grieghallen, la nazionale del lattiero-caseario prodotto tra le province di Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna e Mantova e composta da 55 caseifici ha vinto 61 medaglie alle quali vanno ag...