Even with Italy’s rich diversity of regional cooking styles, the cuisine of Sicily, reflecting a remarkable range of influences reaching from ancient Greece to Bourbon Spain, stands out. A great way to enjoy Sicilian cooking is, of course, to visit the island; a great way to learn about its exceptional food is to visit (virtually now, in person whe...

The strength of the taste of the Alba White Truffle combined with the great wines of the Langa, combined with international solidarity, are confirmed stronger than Covid: the digital edition of the World White Truffle of Alba Auction No. 21, organized by the International White Truffle Fair of Alba (which continues online) and the Enoteca Regionale...

Did you know that the Italian word aperitivo derives from the Latin word aperire, meaning "to open" or “to start with”? And isn't that exactly what aperitivo stands for: The ice-breaker, the conversation starter, the welcoming moment of the day when the sun is setting on a Milano terrace!  So pretend you are the genuine Italian bartender and spice...

It is not new that pasta and macaroni with meat sauce are two of the symbols of Italy and therefore the favourite dish of many Neapolitans. However, what is the hidden story behind that loved meal? The romantic Matilde Serao comes to our rescue, because she was able to explain the origin of macaroni with meat sauce. Let’s see what this is all about...

Fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds, fish, a lot of good extra-virgin olive oil, a moderate amount of dairy products, and a little bit of red meat: this is the Mediterranean Diet. Exactly ten years have passed since it was declared an “intangible cultural heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. An important milestone, which we owe to professor and sci...

EXCLUSIVE LIVE EVENT FROM ITALY! Join us on Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a conversation (in English) with the Giusti Family, the world's oldest producer of Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Register here. The "Great Deposit of Balsamic Vinegar of Giuseppe Giusti" is the oldest acetaia of the world, founded in 1605 in the town of Mod...

Gnudi is a typical Tuscan dish made with spinach or erbette, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and served with butter and sage or tomato sauce. The term gnudi comes from the Tuscan dialect which means "naked" and emphasizes the "nakedness" of these dumplings compared to ravioli, which are instead covered with a layer of pasta. It is an easy and simple recip...

Its precise origins are unclear, but salami making has certainly been closely associated with the presence of numerous pig farms in the Po Valley since Roman times. Pig farming and the marketing of pork products acquired a central role in the rural economy and the daily life of the local communities at that time, a fact testified by numerous codex...

November 18, 2020 – 4PM ET. Zoom Webinar in English. Register Here. How many meals have been depicted in movies? How many secrets and intimate moments of family lives have been set around Italian stoves and tables? Since the Fifties, by combining food and cinema, the Italian film industry has not only been a precious lens to understand the country...

The smell of basil, oregano, and tomato bubbling on the stove are the memories of Italian food that Dr. Jill Biden has fondly described over the years. On Sundays, her parents and sisters piled into a station wagon and drove from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to feast on her Italian family’s cooking. Together, they filled their bellies with her grandm...