by Natascia Ronchetti   The flow of 'Made in Italy' labeled organic food exports is turning into a flood. With more than €1.4 billion in turnover, organic businesses have seen exports grow by over 330% over the course of six years starting in 2008.   A dizzying pace that, as confirmed by the Italian leadership in Europe with 10.8% of...

by Flora Tsapovsky   The trend of lucrative collaborations has reached an unexpected frontier – charcuterie! The superstar of everything Italian Mario Batali and Belcampo Meat Co, the prime Northern Californian destination for prime cuts, announced a gourmet 'collection' of collaborative salumi called "Belcampo by Mario Batali".   The...

By Matthew Schniper   Following a nearly two-year run, Lucha Cantina closed its Colorado Springs location at 23 S. Tejon St. on New Year's Eve. Co-owner Chuck Holcomb says though he was making money, he's having better success in the Denver marketplace and wishes to focus efforts there, as well as on impending expansions elsewhere in the sta...

Il mercato è enorme: il consumo è di nove chili a testa all'annoScriveva Alexandre Dumas nel suo monumentale dizionario gastronomico: «Gli inglesi non vivono che di roast beef e di budino, i tedeschi di sauer - kraut e di lardone affumicato, gli italiani di maccheroni». Guido Barilla – uno dei Moschettieri del made in Italy – di spaghetto e non di...

Until recently, it was easier to find a jar of fermented shrimp paste in Northeast Portland's Roseway neighborhood than a properly spicy Italian gabagool sandwich. That was, until East Coast native Mark Caso opened his friendly Italian deli and coffee shop on busy Sandy Boulevard. Now neighbors are flocking for hearty subs with a side of no nonsens...

Italy salutes this year's return of the Summer Fancy Food show to New York City with a record 300 exhibitors. Italian producers, regions, export consortiums and chambers of commerce will all be on hand to offer a taste of the very best in Italian gastronomy. The official Italian Pavilion, organized by the Italian Trade Commission will be again...

by Daniel Dentico   The Dari-ette Drive-in, an old spot to get classic Italian diner food in St.Paul, Minnesota has been named one of the best drive-ins in the country by thrillist.com. The 1950's-style diner has been a staple on the city's east side for its inexpensive Italian-American menu, which includes pizza burgers, meatball sandwiche...

BY Lou Jane Temple I guess you could say that Columbus Park is my true home in Kansas City. I lived there for 17 years, and though I've been gone from there more than a decade, when I drive down Fifth Street, heading east from the Rivermarket, I feel the familiar, sad, exciting twinges of great memories.   Columbus Park has always been the...

By Tom Sietsema The smartest thing the owner of the new MCafe Bar did was wrap the restaurant's exterior in a big blue awning that commands the attention of everyone who passes it. The fabric acts like a neon sign on a street where competition for diners is fresh and fierce. "Contemporary Italian Cuisine," the letters on the facade practically scr...

After nearly seven years of operations, Garozzo's Ristorante is closing in Olathe. The lease was up for the location, at 13505 S. Mur-Len Road, and Garozzo's decided not to renew it.   "The simple answer is we weren't breaking any records out there," said owner Michael Garozzo. "But our catering operation has grown leaps and bounds so we ar...