Vog is an Italian fruit Consortium based in Trentino Alto-Adige, specialized in apples production. Since 1999 it attends Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin, the world’s leading fair for the fruit and vegetables market. Since our first participation – says Gerhard Dichgans in this exclusive interview with Italianfood.net – we have been working on...

Researchers at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) of the University of Trento have discovered a molecule that can correct DNA alterations causing genetic diseases and cancer, according to a study published by Nature Biotechnology out on Tuesday. "We have devised an experimental method through which we obtain a molecule - evoCas9 - which is...

This aromatic and smokey cold cut, whose name betrays its Alto Adige origins (speck means “lard” in German), is largely unknown outside of Italy, in spite of being truly delicious. Speck’s tradition is ancient: it already appears in butcheries’ account books in the 13th century and becomes an IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) product in 1997....

Are you planning a fancy a romantic escape in the mountains? There are at least five unique locations in Trentino to visit with your loved ones. For a sophisticated couple getaway, the Loggia Veneziana – Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento is ideal: a rose stone colonnade, ornaments, archways and frescoes overlooking the city of Trento. Wooden sculp...

Tra i 52 luoghi da visitare nel 2018, il New York Times ne consiglia tre in Italia. Nell'annuale classifica del quotidiano americano, il nostro Paese vince tra quelli stranieri con tre raccomandazioni contro l'unica fatta nell'edizione del 2017. Se l'anno scorso la "Gray Lady" consigliava di andare in vacanza in Calabria (al 37esimo posto), in quel...

Americans seem to be getting more open in their willingness to try different types of cheeses, so it's a shame that most only know Asiago as the semi-melted cheese on their bagel or Wendy's sandwich, when it's actually one of Italy's finest cheeses. The only authentic Asiago is produced around the alpine area of the Asiago Plateau, in certain provi...

In addition to being the most important and representative Christmas tradition, the crib is also the oldest: the first nativity scene was made by St. Francis and his friars on the night of 24th and 25th December 1223 in the mountains of Greccio, near Rieti in the Lazio region. The first crib is actually a mass exceptionally celebrated in a cave rat...

“You’re going to walk out of here crooked,” says my friend Michelle—not an outlandish statement, except it’s 10:30 in the morning. We’re the only sober people at Gruden Stanislav, a sparsely decorated, wood-beamed osmiza (or tavern) on the hilly and—as I would find out—oddly unique northeastern fringe of Italy. A fire crackles in the stone fireplac...

Coming to terms with national history isn’t always easy. Whether because of civil war, political oppression, or simply a change of values, monuments and other vestiges of the past often remind us that what we held dear in other ages doesn’t necessarily chime with what we cherish today. The bitter controversy – and deadly protests – sparked earlier...

The Italians are generous hosts to a fault, as anyone who has done business in the country will testify. Invariably, there will be a dinner in a local restaurant, which, particularly in the north of the country, may well be concluded with a glass of grappa. In days gone by, the sound of the grappa trolley rattling its way slowly towards the table c...