Whenever I walk into a restaurant nowadays I can’t help looking back at the time I worked for an Italian Food Wholesaler. I spent six years of my life driving a food service truck and delivering all the food to Italian and Greek restaurants exclusively. It seemed like a normal job from the outside. However, from the inside world of food distributio...

For nearly a half century Empson  & Co. has championed fine Italian wines in the United States and around the world. Founded by Neil and Maria Empson  in 1972, when most Americans knew nothing but Chianti, Valpolicella and Soave , the importer was the first to bring in the highest quality wines from names like Gaja, Sassicaia, Marcarini, Conterno F...

From 1911 to 1986, the Colt M1911 was the pistol weapon of choice for the U.S. military. These days, most military personnel don't require or train on a pistol, but in the days of the 1911, most absolutely did. The American-built weapon was a trusted, durable weapon for decades and many, many wars – and still hasn't been entirely replaced. But ulti...

Exports of 'Made In Italy' agrifood products reached a record level in 2018, seeing an increase of 1.8%, with an overall value of €41.8 billion. This is according to Italian farmers association Coldiretti, based on the final Istat data for 2018. Almost two thirds of Italian exports went to European countries, with Germany accounting for the highest...

Cisitalia is likely one of the most important and influential automobile manufacturers of which most people have never heard. Founded by wealthy Italian industrialist Piero Dusio, the name (pronounced chee-see-TAH-lee-uh) was a partial acronym that stood for Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia. It was one of dozens of small Italian firms establis...

Dolce e Gabbana hanno scelto Palma di Montechiaro per esporre le creazioniche rievocheranno la storia e lo stile della cittadina della famiglia Tomasi di Lampedusa e del Gattopardo. Il duo di stilisti, dunque, torna in Sicilia, per un grande evento di portata internazionale. Il comune, con in testa il sindaco Stefano Castellino, ha aderito all’even...

Il Salone del Mobile.Milano lancia per l’edizione 2019 questa nuova parola d’ordine che arricchisce il suo Manifesto e ribadisce il suo legame sempre più forte con Milano, la capitale globale del design. A partire dalla location scelta per presentare il Salone: La Triennale. Ingegno che connota - e definisce perfettamente - il valore delle aziende,...

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows there are going to be plenty of changes. She is going to undergo physiological changes, with her body preparing itself for accommodating a growing baby for the next nine months. These changes will vary over the weeks. But she is also going to have plenty of stuff swirling about in her mind; thoughts of sheer...

Coffee lovers start out innocently enough with drip filters, French presses, milk frothers, and stovetop espresso makers; but then next thing you know, they're browsing Amazon for full-on espresso machines with all the bells and whistles. If you've reached that stage of coffee addiction, don't worry, we're here for you. We've researched everything...

Although pizza, spaghetti and other pastas are normally associated with Italy, bread plays an extremely large role in the diets of most Italians. There is rarely a meal served in Italy where bread is not included. Italy and the word “bread” just seem to go together as a pair. A History that starts in the Neolithic era Although no one really knows w...