The famous CNN Traveller’s ranking “The World’s best foods” has been updated a few months ago, confirming Prosciutto di Parma PDO in 31st place. Two other Italian food specialties are still in the ranking too: Neapolitan pizza (again on the podium, in second place) and Lasagna (23rd place). Since 2011 the CNN editorial board dedicated to tourism ha...

Horace, the great Latin poet of the 1st century BC, while travelling to Brindisi, described the bread of Altamura as “the best by far” and so appetising that “wise travellers carry a load on their shoulders for later”: i.e. a bread for export. The discovery of Pane di Altamura by the Romans, accustomed to stodgy, indigestible barley bread, soon ele...

Risotto with beer, mortadella and pistachios … if you’re looking for something a little different to eat – delicious and not too difficult – then you might want to try this special recipe.  This is a nutritious and tasty first course that juxtaposes the slightly sweet and rich flavor of mortadella with subtle acidity of Cocoon beer, produced locall...

Adalina, a refined hospitality destination serving modern Italian cuisine accompanied with robust wine offerings, is opening its doors on Monday, June 21. Located at 912 N. State, Adalina's culinary program is led by Michelin-starred chef Soo Ahn, previously of Band of Bohemia. Adalina is the vision of partners Phil Siudak, Matt Deichl, Miles Musli...

Rhode Island has the highest percentage of Italian Americans in any state, at 19 percent. So when Kevin O’Donnell was ready to return to his native state after cooking at award-winning Italian restaurants like Del Posto in New York City and SRV in Boston, he knew his first solo venture would feature the cuisine of his mother’s Italian family. Giust...

The owner of popular Arlington’s barbecue joint Texas Jack’s has hired an experienced D.C. chef with a some reality TV notoriety to his name to run an 11,000-square-foot Italian restaurant coming to Tysons later this year. Declan Horgan, a finalist on Season 19 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and a former executive chef at Irish kitchens like Kir...

The Twin Cities has plenty of options for Italian American staples like pizza and pasta, but Jakeeno’s is one of the best. This popular family-owned restaurant has a nearly fifty-year legacy to back up its status as a local favorite for carbo-loading and comfort food alike. Jakeeno’s menu features an expansive set of dishes, all of which have a hom...

While previous generations of plant-based burgers tasted nothing like the meats they sought to imitate and were often punctuated with protuberant beans and mealy soy, more recent, higher-tech efforts like Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger have come closer to the mark. Many restaurants and grocery stores now offer plant-based burgers, meatballs, ba...

One could argue that several restaurants on the Italian islands are worth the trip themselves for not only the breathtaking sea views but also the exceptional cooking that ranges from traditional to creative.  Italy's dozens of small islands are marked by ranges of their own – from very small to more extensive, from worldly to wild. So, on that not...

Chazz Palminteri is best known for memorable roles in "A Bronx Tale", "Bullets over Broadway", "The Usual Suspects." Not only has he conquered the Big Apple through entertainment, he has also done so in terms of the dining scene. At his namesake restaurant, located at 30 W 46th Street, Palminteri pays homage to his Sicilian heritage, with classic d...