Sanremo, in Liguria, is the city of flowers. Still, above all, it is the city of the "festival of the Italian song" that takes place every year in the prestigious setting of the Ariston Theater. Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival) is not only a music competition: it is the most important annual event of music and costume on Italian televis...

From San Francisco to Las Vegas to intercept new business opportunities in the American market. This year, the Specialty Food Association has chosen to organize the Winter Fancy Food in Las Vegas from February 6-8, 2022. Why Las Vegas? “There are many reasons for this change of location, first of all, the costs that companies will incur to particip...

Can't make it to the Italian Alps this year? We're bringing it to you with our Alpine Baita Winter Wine & Food Festa! Join us on Friday, January 14th, from 6-8pm in our marketplace to celebrate the season with unlimited Italian cuisine and winter wines that will bring your soul right to the ski slopes. Inspired by small cabins found in the Italian...

Many Italian Americans celebrate Christmas Eve with a big family feast teeming with savory seafood stews, chilled shellfish, rich pastas and gorgeous baked fish. The multi-course meal from il mare is known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes or Feste dei Sette Pesce. The tradition's origin story is obscure, but what's clear is that many Italian Americ...

There is a place in Tuscany’s Mount Amiata region, where Christmas is synonym with fire. In truth, the connection between the two is quite common across the country, with ritual fire celebrations like those in Nemoli (Basilicata), Agnone (Molise), and Calabatiano (Sicily). Up North, in Liguria, the popular confuoco takes place in many towns and vil...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition celebrated on Christmas Eve. While the menu varies from region to region and family to family, typical items include oysters, shrimp, scallops, and calamari, with the main course typically consisting of a whole roasted fish. Locals who want to honor the tradition this year might want to...

Growing up like most kids, I loved Christmas day and opening presents alongside both of my sisters. But unlike most kids, I looked forward to Christmas Eve the most. That’s because like many Italians, we celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house. I have a lot of fond memories going over to their house on Hu...

Cinema Italian Style is known for being a dynamic film festival showcasing the top new Italian films from emerging filmmakers and seasoned masters alike. Seven narrative feature films—including dramas, comedies, and a mystery— were screened at this year’s festival, highlighting the extraordinary talent of Italy’s greatest actors. Cinema Italian Sty...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian American holiday tradition where families gather to enjoy a seafood-centric meal that can stretch for hours, usually on Christmas Eve. The ritual is based on the Catholic church’s tradition of fasting from meat on the days before major feast days, like Christmas. Culinary Concepts chef Abel Tirado follows...

In Italy, during the Christmas festivities is customary to prepare traditional recipes and also Christmas desserts. Traditional Italian cuisine has a lot of recipes that change depending on the area of provenance and that are strictly related to the territory, in fact every region has its traditional recipes typical of Christmas time. So, here are...