San Francisco Comites presents: Celebrating Italian Traditions and Innovation in the Bay Area & The 10th Anniversary of Museo Italo Americano’s Italian Christmas Market. Museo Italo Americano, 2 Marina Blvd -Fort Mason - Building C, San Francisco, CA. Sunday, December 4th. 12-1.30pm. A panel discussion followed by a TASTING of Italian wines and che...

Food in Parma is all about our unique products – parmesan cheese, Parma ham – and the way we prepare them, as antipasti or as fillings for pasta. The best quality is found at the traditional salumerie and cheese shops on Piazza Ghiaia. Cibivari, half a mile away on Strada XXII Luglio, is a bakery and deli recently opened by the dynamic Roberta Boni...

Autumn is the ideal month to make excursions to discover the beauty of Italy along ancient paths such as the way of the gods that connects the cities of Bologna and Florence and like many others throughout the peninsula. This suggestive path winds through the‘Appennino , and unites these two important Italian realities. Here you can find out in det...

This year, the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World (14-20 Nov.) is dedicated to “Conviviality, Sustainability, and Innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for the health of people and the preservation of the planet.” The two Consortia for the protection of Prosciutto di Parma PDO and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, two symbols of Ital...

The supercomputer LEONARDO, jointly funded by EuroHPC and CINECA on behalf of Italian Ministry of University and Research, reached the 4th position on the latest release of the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, as announced at the SC22 conference in Dallas, Texas on November 14, 2022. This milestone rewards CINECA’s 50-year c...

It all began with the union of two families in 1931: the wedding of Santina Montorsi and Celestino Sereni in the highlands of Modena brought the Aceto Balsamico production to life, which is still active today, four generations later, at Acetaia Sereni. La batteria (literally “battery”, but a term used for the set of barrels containing balsamic vine...

The laid-back city of Parma, Italy may be most famous for its cheese and ham (hello, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma!), but that only scratches the surface of the fun things to do in Parma that make this city so special. Set along extremely convenient train routes in Emilia-Romagna, you’ll find Parma about 60 miles/100 kilometers west o...

Italy is known for its rich history and cultural contributions to the world in terms of architecture and landscape: the Vatican, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Cinque Terre, the Colosseum in Rome, and the leaning tower of Pisa, to name just a few. Then, of course, there are the Italian culinary inventions: breadsticks, pretzels (made by an Italia...

When cooking school founder Loretta Paganini’s three daughters grew up, married and started families, they negotiated holiday sharing. Thanksgiving would be with their husband’s families and Christmas with their parents. That left the uber-social chef and native Italian facing a lonely November holiday. So, she and her husband Emil took Thanksgivin...

Though a bit of time has passed since I last visited a gastronomia, the sweet nostalgia of balmy Italian summers spent popping in and out of these vibrant stores remains embedded in my memory. On one sweltering summer’s day in the verdant north Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, my family and I found ourselves sprawled across the sofa of our shaded...