The Consortium for the protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO has just presented economic data for the first half of 2022. After a record-breaking 2021, with a consumer turnover of 2.7 billion euros, total sales in the first six months of 2022 increased further, by +2.4 percent (68,461 tons vs. 66,884 in 2021), with export volumes increasing by +1.6...

Gazing at all the pretty muffins, cookies, pastries and other delectables in the glass display cases at Amedeo’s Bakery, I heard myself loudly declare, “I’ll take one of each.” Too polite to roll his eyes at a “joke” he must have heard too many times before, the server smiled and patiently filled takeout boxes as I narrowed my order to just a few t...

Chicago has several pockets of Italian culture: the original Little Italy on Taylor Street, plus the area of West 24th Street and Oakley Avenue as well as a portion of North Harlem Avenue. NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky says there was also a vibrant corridor along Grand Avenue in West Town at one point. More recently, that area has been making a s...

At Viviano’s Festa Italiano’s Chesterfield location, sandwiches and Italian groceries reign supreme. At its new Fenton location, however, you’ll also find the likes of fried calamari, salmon pasta, mushroom ravioli and elevated desserts on the menu.  “It’s still a deli café, but it’s now a full service kitchen with servers, bartenders,” executive c...

When most people think of iconic Tennessean food what comes to mind is likely images of Memphis-style barbecue or Nashville hot chicken. While these are both excellent examples of The Volunteer State’s culinary offerings, Tennessee has much more to offer than barbecued and fried meat. Hidden within the state’s major cities you’ll find several estab...

If there's one thing Ocean County knows, it's Italian food. With all of the Italian heritage in Ocean County, every entree must be excellent every time. We have high standards, and rightfully so. There are the classics like eggplant parm and chicken cacciatore. Seafood served Italian style can't be beaten. Don't forget about the antipasti and appet...

Authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano can only be produced in one specific area of the world, located in Emilia-Romagna, specifically in the provinces of Parma, Reggio-Emilia, Modena, Bologna on the left side of the Reno river, and Mantova on the right side of the Po river. Only Parmigiano produced here can obtain the PDO certification (DOP in Italian, fir...

The Garden at The Summit has served Boston-inspired Italian cuisine to Georgetown residents since November. “We are trying to be the go-to Italian neighborhood restaurant, and I think we’re doing a good job of being that,” manager James Maltby said. Owners Chris and Sue Meroff opened The Garden at Ellera in Bee Cave in October 2020 after moving to...

Prepare your pantries and ready your stomachs – a massive Italian market is coming soon to Pinellas Park. DeCosmo Italian Market is located at 6832 49th Street North and is currently eyeing an early September opening for its sprawling grocery store and cafe. Specializing in imported Italian goods, fresh pastas and produce, bakery items, sweets, and...

Oh, Florence, its iconic vistas, glorious art, romantic bridges, and… scrumptious traditional fare! Yes, the world-acclaimed Cradle of the Renaissance is also a haven of superb cuisine. But what food is Florence, Italy, known for? What does the city’s culinary legacy stem from and, above all, what specialties should you try when in town?  Reading t...