NEWS FROM : USA  

by Stephanie Merry   The Republican National Convention has quite the line-up of speakers Monday night in Cleveland. Not only is Scott Baio speaking, but so is Antonio Sabato Jr. Wait, who? It's okay to ask. It's been a while since either of these guys were relevant, and we're using the term "relevant" pretty loosely. So here's a r...

Italian confectionery company Maina has signed new distribution deals in the USA and Mexico, which will double the exports to these countries compared to 2015. The company, specialised in the production of panettone and pandoro cakes, last year achieved a total turnover of €90 million, with exports accounting for 13.5 per cent of the total. Th...

An Italian court Thursday reinstated the murder conviction of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the stabbing death of Knox's roommate, the latest twist in a dramatic, long-running case that is likely to be appealed again.   Knox, who was in Seattle while the court verdict was reached Thursday night in Florence, was sentenced to 28 1/2 years, wh...

The Godfather or The Godfather Part II: Which is the superior entry in Francis Ford Coppola's masterful mob trilogy? It's a debate film buffs have been engaged in for 40 years, and one that will probably go on for another 400.   We asked one of the men closest to the Corleone family saga, Al Pacino, if he could make that Sophie's Choice — an...

The luxury Italian watch brand, a division of Compagnie Financière Richemont, currently operates 10 stores in the U.S. and 64 around the world. Having recently opened stores in Paris, Hong Kong and Florence, the company is now readying a relocation of its New York City boutique, which is set to open early next year, followed by a Miami opening in F...

Sebastian Giovinco has been an overwhelming success since moving to Major League Soccer and joining Toronto FC. Unlike many of the players to have moved to the United States in recent seasons, Giovinco is no faded veteran keen for a final chance of glory. At 28-year-old, the diminutive forward is arguably in his prime, and could certainly have...

By Tanji Patton   Columbus Day kicked off our love of all things Italian on Goodtaste.tv. Timeless recipes, how-to videos and more authentic eats from big names like Lidia Bastianich, including a sampling of the dishes she prepared for the Pope on his recent U.S. visit. I've worked with Lidia several times (once in MY kitchen), and I believe...

di Bruno Guarini   Armando Varricchio è stato designato ambasciatore negli Usa. La designazione è avvenuta nel corso dell'ultimo consiglio dei ministri del 2015. Il prossimo ambasciatore dell'Italia negli Stati Uniti, che sostituirà dalla prossima primavera Claudio Bisogniero, finora rivestiva il ruolo di consigliere diplomatico della presid...

Ferdinand Pecora reached almost mythical fame when, for almost a year, in 1933, he publicly exposed the wrongdoing of Wall Street bankers that led to the 1929 stock market crash while serving as counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Banking and Finance. His methodical questioning and thorough investigation incited the nation, and his int...

Venti anni, mamma monzese e papà americano. Milano come città di nascita e il mare e il surf - che aveva imparato ad amare a San Diego, città in cui era cresciuto - come grandi passioni. C'è anche Nicolas Leslie, venti anni, tra i morti dell'attentato di Nizza del 14 luglio scorso. Nicolas, nato a Milano e trasferitosi in California da bambino...

Andrea Illy, chairman of Illycaffé, the world-famous Italian coffee brand founded by his grandfather. How many coffees do you drink a day?  Well, I have an average of four per day. Sometimes three, sometimes five, depending on how much I sleep and how my day is.   When is the last one, usually?  Usually the last is around this t...

Gra'it, an innovative Italian grappa developed for use in cocktails, has launched The Gra'it Challenge, a five-city competition that will award seven winners a 10-day trip to Italy. This is the first-ever grappa brand to organize a bartending competition of this magnitude. Skilled bartenders and mixologists in the U.S. can submit a recipe for a uni...