First-time travelers to Italy may be surprised to find such a culinary diversity from region to region. Unlike your typical Italian restaurant in the States, Italian food has much more variety than spaghetti and meatballs or eggplant parmesan. Even though you can find Italian specialties like pizza and tortellini all over Italy, it is well worth sa...

My best friend in Baltimore forwarded me an email invitation to the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. It was hosted by Gambero Rosso, the global authority on Italian wine. I was pretty excited when I got a return email that said I was accepted to the tasting. I even went out and bought a new outfit from Men's Warehouse. I had to go with the bow t...

The Beverly Center continues it streak of pop-ups, this time nabbing Prada for the West Coast debut of an installation and pop-up shop featuring the luxury label’s Cloudbust Thunder chunky sneaker. The sneaker, which was first seen on the fall 2019 runway, melds rubber and performance fabric. The sneakers, which start at $895, are part of a larger...

Not so long ago, as in well less than a century ago, grape growers in the Piemonte in northwest Italy were mostly subsistence farmers, scratching out a living selling their fruit in bulk to cooperatives. Then, World War II made a mess of the region’s economy — its industrial center, Turin, was badly bombed — and the world’s wine consumption, outsid...

The United States remains a growing and promising market for Italian food and beverage, whose exports continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, confirming the positive trend seen in recent years. From 2009 to 2019, Italy’s F&B exports to the US market have doubled, according to estimates provided by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the governm...

Vi ricordate Giovanni Rana che chiacchierava amabilmente con Marilyn e Humprey Bogart? Negli spot si scopriva poi che il re veronese della pasta fresca stava solo sognando Hollywood. Erano i favolosi Novanta, il signor Giovanni ci metteva la faccia diventando lui stesso un’icona pop. Ebbene, ora che negli Stati Uniti il suo marchio, da ventott’anni...

Quando l’innovazione e la tecnologia incontrano il design e il saper fare del Made in Italy, succede che un’azienda produttrice di materie plastiche festeggi i cent’anni inventandosi nuovi materiali per gli oggetti 3D, che mobili fatti su misura finiscano negli uffici dei grattacieli di Mosca, che da uno studio della Nasa sull’inquinamento nasca un...

Nella svolta green dell’agricoltura europea, l’Italia gioca un ruolo fondamentale, e lo dicono i numeri. Siamo i maggiori produttori di agrumi al mondo (il 27% dell’intera superficie agrumicola italiana è biologica), il primo Paese europeo per l’ulivo (è biologica oltre il 20% della superficie nazionale a oliveti), per la frutta (quasi 25.000 ettar...

Prosecco seems to be everywhere in the United States. The refreshing Italian sparkler has seen double-digit growth in the past several years and doesn’t seem to be slowing. But it’s not the only Italian sparkling wine in town. Wineries from the Alpine northern limits of Italy’s vineyards all the way to Sicily are making bubbly, offering a dizzying...

One of the very best things about visiting (or living in) Italy is having the chance to visit the country's famously wonderful food markets. But they can be a little daunting for a first-time visitor, especially if you don't speak much Italian. Here's a quick guide to what you can expect. Why shop at the markets? In some countries, shopping for you...