New York City hosted an exclusive event dedicated to the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, with acclaimed chefs engaged in spectacular show cooking and a sensorial tasting with many ideas for recipes. Sunday, June 23rd 2019, Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) in collaboration...

Giardiniera sounds kind of like a made-up dish that would be served at a nationwide chain of Italian-American restaurants. To the best of our knowledge, it is not. It is, however, a food with Italian roots that has been adapted by Americans. So, what is giardiniera? Let’s get into it. Short answer: Pickled vegetables. Slightly longer answer: There...

Molfetta e New York distano in linea d'aria più di 7000 km, eppure ci sono storie che possono raccontare di un legame indissolubile fra queste due città. Si tratta di storie che spesso partono da ciò che più caratterizza la nostra terra, per esempio la cucina. Alessandro Pendinelli, executive chef del ristorante "Al Vicoletto" sulla 9 East 17th Str...

Finalmente, we have our own bite of Little Italy, in Tin City no less, and it's as authentically Italian as Lidia Bastianich's red sauce—so right on, in fact, that people whose favorite food is pasta need to make Etto Pastificio a weekly stop if it isn't already. On Saturday, June 29, Etto is toasting their one-year anniversary. They definitely hav...

In the rush to write about what’s new and what’s next in the world of restaurants, what’s been around awhile often gets neglected — places like Filippo’s Italian Restaurant in West Allis, a kind of time capsule where classics rule. Somehow, I’d never been to Filippo’s until a few months ago, even though the restaurant has been around since 1972 (as...

People who remember the old French Quarter restaurant Maximo's in its heyday likely recall the open kitchen, the deep booths and the regional Italian food. Through the 1990s, Maximo’s was a hot spot. Along with its neighbor, G & E Courtyard Grill, it helped make its stretch of lower Decatur Street near the French Market a destination for French Qua...

Beyond the throngs of tourists and kitschy Italian restaurants hides the real North Beach, a bastion of hidden alleyways and Beat-laced history. Whether you're sipping a stiff cocktail or searching for a just-right book of poetry, keep your eyes—and your mind—wide open when exploring this richly cultured neighborhood. North Beach has been hit espec...

You ought to know about the leopard-spotted crusts of the naturally leavened, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza at the casual but engaging Oak Pizzeria Napoletana in Hudson. You might not know authentic Naples-style pizza has 18th-century roots as an Italian street food or that it was awarded UNESCO cultural heritage status in 2017, or that this pillow-s...

Negli Stati Uniti rischia di arrivare entro la fine dell’anno una stangata su olio d’oliva, formaggi e vini italiani. L’Ufficio del rappresentante al commercio americano (Ustr) ha appena pubblicato una «lista nera» del valore di 4 miliardi di dollari di prodotti provenienti dall’Unione europea da “tartassare” come ritorsione per la disputa tra i co...

It is well-known that tourists have always been in love with Italian food and wine, but the fact that the latter are fundamental elements in planning a trip to Italy is a phenomenon that we have only began to observe in the past few years. According to the “First Report on Italian Food and Wine Tourism” – drafted by Roberta Garibaldi under the scie...