Prosciutto is Italian for ham, and there are dozens of variations, many of which are specific to certain regions, such as Prosciutto Toscana DOP. Here are 10 things to know about this particular type of prosciutto.  1.HistoryPork has been preserved in the region of Tuscany since at least the year 1000 – in fact, the Etruscans, an ancient civilizati...

Italian chocolatier Venchi Chocolate has leased a New York City headquarters space as it prepares to expand its US retail footprint. Resolution Real Estate Partners’ Brett Weiss and John Monaco represented landlord Kiami Windsor Management in the 3,525 s/f office deal at 16 West 36th Street in Midtown West. Newmark’s Ross Kaplan and William Chaplin...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

Do you know what is a muffuletta? Yes or no, you’re in the right place! We all know it, Sicilian bread has always had that extra gear that distinguishes it for its quality and taste, and makes it famous in the whole Italian peninsula. Among the many types of bread that we can taste across the island, we can find one that has become a global institu...

Greenwich, Connecticut, has long needed both a high quality steakhouse and a fine Italian restaurant. Macelleria, which debuted in  Pelham, New York, two years ago, with a second in Armonk, has managed to provide both to this suburban city on the Gold Coast within one splendid-looking space. Owner Tony Lala is one of those Albanian immigrants who w...

Fia, which has been a solid Santa Monica dining destination from Michael Greco and chef Brendan Collins since August 2019, has split off its Wilshire Boulevard space into a new restaurant called Fia Steak, an intimate 48-seat dining room designed by Adam Picker and Morpheus Design. The mixed theme design has everything from church stained glass and...

Ciao from Rome! Autumn is here, and things are getting better in Italy. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things are improving, and we’re confident the worse is behind us. One of the things that had been interrupted with the pandemic was participating in live, in-person events. Finally, this activity has begun again, and so I was happy to restart...

Let's celebrate the Fall season by baking a decadent chocolate pumpkin cake. This cake has a super moist texture and a chocolatey and nutty aroma. It can be prepared by using fresh or canned pumpkins with the addition of any kind of nuts. I highly recommend using natural cocoa powder and the best quality ingredients because good food depends almost...

Tourism can play a key role in the sustainable development of the territories because, when adequately planned and managed, it can help to protect and enhance environmental, social and economic resources. The World Tourism Organization believes that a tourism that is connoted in a sustainable sense can contribute to achieving all the goals of susta...

Every October, Perugia turns into the European Capital of Chocolate thanks to an event entirely dedicated to the irresistible and tasty black gold: don't miss Eurochocolate 2021! The 2021 edition of the fair dedicated to chocolate will be held exclusively and for the first time at the exhibition centre Umbrifiere, just outside Perugia. The Umbrian...