For all its applications in modern cuisine, balsamic vinegar remains vastly misunderstood. In Italy most products bearing the name are protected by a denomination of origin, regulating where and how it is produced. Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena DOP is the gold standard. Hailing exclusively from the Emilia-Romagna region, it is a reduction...

From the historical perspective, it is reasonable to assume that the production of prosciutto in the typical area identified in the product specifications has roots that go back as far as the Bronze Age. Thanks to the fertility of the land destined to be used for the first agricultural practices for the prehistoric cultivation of cereals and the la...

In the past, when the powerful Este dynasty ruled the duchies of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio in Emilia-Romagna, the palaces and castles they owned were decorated with precious paintings even on the outside, especially in order to convey political messages and to celebrate the history of the family, who dominated the area for almost six centuries, fr...

After the debut of last year, here is a great success for the second edition of the “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original” project at Fancy Food Show in New York.  The Show is the largest for specialty food in North America, featuring exhibitors from 54 countries as well as the United States and continues to attract top buyers eager to make new...

Rosso come il colore-simbolo Ferrari; animato da tanta passione come tutte le “creature su ruote” che nascono nella prolifica fetta di terra compresa fra l’Appennino ed il Po. E, come loro, rivolto a proiettare un nuovo messaggio tecnologico al mondo. Accanto alla “tradizionale” produzione a motore termico, che da sempre ne rappresenta il fiore all...

On the outskirts of the rural northern Italian city of Modena sits Hombre Farm, a small family-run business that produces what some say is the finest Parmesan cheese in the world. Yet few of the hardcore foodies who make the pilgrimage to this nascent food capital are aware of the gleaming treasure trove tucked away inside one of the modest, nondes...

Il Consorzio di Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP è pronto a tornare per il secondo anno a New York per il Summer Fancy Food Show, nell’ambito del progetto "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, The Original", rivolto al consumatore negli Stati Uniti e cofinanziato dall'Unione Europea. "Siamo entusiasti di partecipare al Summer Fancy Food Show dal 30 giug...

The supercar universe is beginning to resemble Marvel’s, with so many awesome, avenging members that the road—or the big screen—can hardly contain them. With its signature green skin and bellowing V-10, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante is surely the automotive version of the Incredible Hulk. With apologies to the Audi R8 and its movie tie-ins, t...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is not only one of the most exported and well-known Italian products in the world; it is also part of the European heritage of Geographical Indications. In fact, since 1994, the European Union has established a legal system for the recognition and protection of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geog...

Lambrusco’s second life. After opening the world markets to Italian wines and years of struggles at bay, we have now been witnessing the rebirth of Lambrusco for some seasons, which has become synonymous with fizzy red wine – or rosé, everywhere. It cannot go unnoticed, however, that Lambrusco has many different identities. The homelands of Lambrus...