Victoria Fine Foods (VFF), the #1 slow kettle cooked pasta sauce manufacturer in the US, announced today that they have been awarded five Scovie Awards. The awards given to recognize the world's leading spicy foods, honored Victoria in three different categories including taste, product label design, and logo.   Among more than 850 submitted...

by George Yatchisin   "Fresh pasta versus box pasta — the difference is night and day," says Diane Harding, owner of The Pasta Shoppe (38 W. Victoria St., [805] 770-3668, thepastashoppellc.com) in the Santa Barbara Public Market. "People come in and buy our pasta from Corona del Mar, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, and all say, 'You have to ope...

Italian food is the most popular international cuisine in the U.S. This summer, Italy will bring its best in classic specialty food and on-trend new products from all regions of the country to the Summer Fancy Food Show.   This marks the first time the show organizer, the Specialty Food Association, has engaged a partner country sponsor for...

by John McDevitt For decades, the open-air food market along South Ninth Street in South Philadelphia has been the place to go for fine cheeses, meats, and produce. Now, the so-called "Italian Market" is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year. The fun gets started on May 16th and 17th...

Italian state-sponsored investment fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with an agriculture Ministry's agency to jointly invest in the food sector. Investors' interest for premium food and beverage companies in Italy is on the rise.   Italian wine maker Masi Agricola last week successfully comple...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   Meeting Chef Renato Solpietro for the first time is a happy experience. He is passionate about life in general and Italian culture and cooking in particular. His wife, Adrienne Davis is just as outgoing - picture a glass jar full of swirling fireflies and you have a good image of the exuberance and joy that emanate...

Some of the most decadent meals in Las Vegas can be found at classic steakhouse or Italian restaurant. But when celebrity chef, Mario Batali and renowned restaurateur, Joe Bastianich decided to pair the two concepts together, the results has been nothing short of sensational.   Carnevino opened in 2008 at The Palazzo, and since then it has r...

November 5, 2015 - Thursday 7:00 PM. Jewish Community Center - 3200 California Street - San Francisco, California 94118. Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook. In conversation with Delfina co-owner Craig Stoll   Teaching has always been a passion for Lidia Bastianich, best-selling cookbook...

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

It is said that Eskimos have eight words for snow, and the French have a dozen words for love. But in Italy, an uber chef could fill a small dictionary with the many different words for pasta. (Think penne, ziti, and cavatappi just to name a few.)   Here in Boston, in the days when pasta was still spaghetti, few brands have been more renowne...