The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

I finally got to try a fantastic artisan olive oil from Italy that’s now available in West Virginia, thanks to two of the Charleston sisters whose family makes it. Luisa DiTrapano and Lia DiTrapano Fairless graciously offered to share a bottle with me in exchange for my “professional” opinion. Professional or not, this stuff is fantastic. Made on t...

If someone were to ask me to describe Eataly to them in just a few words, I would tell them that the 50,000 square foot marketplace is the Disneyland of all things Italian. Opened on August 31st, 2010, Eataly is owned by Italian powerhouses and culinary household names, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali. The two, with other various partners, have s...

Giuliano Hazan, Italian chef, cookbook author, culinary instructor and son of the late renowned Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan, is launching a line of Italian specialty foods under the “Giuliano’s Classic” moniker. The products include tomato sauce, extra-virgin olive oil and carnaroli rice so Italian-food lovers can create authentic flavor...

When an all-Italian passion becomes export success: Oleificio Zucchi continues its conquest of the USA market as one of the stars of Summer Fancy Food 2017, North America's biggest exhibition for food buyers, to be held at the Javits Center in New York from June 25-27. Zucchi, which specializes in the production of expertly blended extra virgin oli...

For the first edition of the LA Food Bowl festival, organized by the Los Angeles Times, the Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles intends to focus the attention on the excellence of our culinary products with two events dedicated entirely to one of the most appreciated Italian products all around the world: Olive Oil. While the brand Filippo...

Until recently, an olive oil's label and the bottles' position on a grocery store's shelf guided my purchase. Those boasting "first cold press," "extra virgin," "Italian," or similar alleged indicators of quality from the top shelf were what I grabbed and happily used. So I was skeptical when I read that my $25 bottle of oil was likely a sham and l...

L’olio extravergine d’oliva conquista la West Coast. In occasione della prima edizione del festival enogastronomico «LA Food Bowl» organizzato dal Los Angeles Times (al quale partecipa anche lo chef Massimo Bottura) e in anticipazione della seconda settimana della Cucina italiana nel mondo, l’Istituto italiano di Cultura della città californiana ha...

Once again, Italy achieved major success at the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), with a record 124 awards among 198 entries. The country ranked first in both the number of contestants and awarded brands. Italian producers achieved outstanding results even after fighting the hardships of one of the worst harvest seasons in...

When: Monday, May 08, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : IIC - In collaboration with : Filipo Berio & LIngua Viva - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl and the 150th anniversary of Filippo Berio a special presentation on one of the m...