Who can resist truffles? Not me! Risotto with truffle is a classic first course, easy and quick to prepare, a dish that will certainly impress your guest. The simplicity of the ingredients is enhanced by the flavor of truffle. This is something you can prepare for a special meal with friends and family. Like most authentic Italian recipes it’s dece...

The artichoke is a vegetable native to the Mediterranean basin and the first evidence of its consumption as food dates back to the Egyptian and Greek civilisations. In the fourth century BC, Theophrastus mentions it in his history of plants. It was also cultivated in the Roman period, as noted by the historians Pliny and Columella. Over the followi...

A new Italian Geographical Indication adds to the European register. The Colatura di Alici di Cetara PDO has been officially registered in the European Official Journal. This brings Italy to 308 food specialties with a Geographical Indication. Colatura di Alici is a liquid product obtained from the maturation of anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus L....

Mimi Thorisson is a mom, a chef, an international nomad, a nonna wannabe, and a cookbook author. Known for her envy-inducing life with her family in the French countryside (including two beautiful French cookbooks), Thorisson and her brood decided to move to Italy, a country whose culinary traditions had a siren call she simply couldn’t resist. Lea...

Berenice Abbott is best known for her black and white photographs of New York in transition in the 1930s. Sponsored by the Federal Art Project, a New Deal program, Abbott produced over 300 photographs of New York’s urban landscape, culminating in the book Changing New York, which was published to coincide with the 1939 New York World’s Fair. One of...

An Italian dining concept with a "Boston-inspired menu" is taking root in Georgetown.  The Garden at the Summit takes its inspiration from the North End, aka Boston's Little Italy. According to a September 29 release, its menu will include, among other things, crab cakes, lobster rolls, pasta, and Roman-style pizzas when it opens in the suburb in m...

Marco’s Pizza today announces the official opening of its milestone 1,000th store in Kissimmee, Florida. The brand’s path to 1,000 stores charts an incredible journey – starting with an Italian founder, Pasquale Giammarco, and a dream of creating a pizza brand, to CEO Jack Butorac who discovered a wonderful growth opportunity, to the immigrant entr...

FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS, New Yorkers and tourists alike made damn sure to visit Barbuto, celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s neighborhood restaurant that blended Italian cuisine with new American approaches. While they were there, one dish stood above the rest: roast chicken with salsa verde. It’s the item most associated with the chef and his restaurant,...

The World Pasta Day is back. An event conceived and organized by Italy’s pasta makers of Unione Italiana Food (former Aidepi) and IPO – International Pasta Organization, which every October 25th celebrates this symbol of the Mediterranean Diet. It is a way to tell and taste the Italian excellence of pasta, which has always been an icon of a good an...

First responders and town officials were treated to fresh, handmade pizza at Colavita headquarters in Edison on Oct. 21 as part of the Italian brand’s efforts to give back to the community it calls home. Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, Mayor Thomas Lankey, Police Chief Tom Bryan, Fire Chief Bryan Latham and several council members, among other...