“In Los Angeles, I find the best Missoni vintage from the Seventies, even end of the Sixties,” said Angela Missoni. “I always felt that there is something about Missoni rooted in L.A.” The creative director and president of the family-owned Italian brand was in town on Saturday night to celebrate the launch of “Missoni: The Great Italian Fashion,”...

The collaboration between the creativity of Dolce&Gabbana and the confectionery artistry of Fiasconaro results in a unique recipe: the typical Milanese panettone, revisited with the flavours of Sicily. An artisanal product that combines a stylish design with that of pastry; the panettone is produced in two variations: one 1 kg Sicilian Pistachio pa...

I RECENTLY ATE MY WAY through a family vacation to Italy while wearing two proverbial hats: American tourist and nutrition professional. As I sit here clearing my inbox of backlogged nutrition headlines – apparently, I missed the emergence of “The Potato Hack Diet” (a plan that would have us eating nothing but 2 to 5 pounds of plain, unadorned pota...

In the world of Pop Art, 1964 is widely regarded as the year in which the movement achieved international recognition. Robert Rauschenberg winning the Grand Prize for Painting at that year’s Venice Biennale contributed to the transition from the gestural aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism (which had dominated the 1950s) to the figurative and bold...

How many things can you identify that are at the same time not only precious objects, but also status symbols, social phenomena, and subjects of graduation thesis in such varied areas as sociology, sports, industry and law? Fine: Now weed out all those objects that do not have a history of at least fifty years, marked by alternating defeats and vic...

Pasta is now a staple in many countries throughout the world, but we all know that one country does it better than the rest. The Italians created pasta as we know it (even if they did adapt it from Chinese noodles) and are the masters of it. Over the years, they’ve perfected a selection of delicious pasta recipes. Now you can get pasta anywhere you...

U.S. tariffs on European Union products will hit around 500 million euros ($547.40 million) of Italian agricultural products per year, farmers’ association Coldiretti said on Thursday. The United States has said it will slap 25% duties on an array of European foodstuffs as part of Washington’s response to illegal EU aircraft subsidies. Italian wine...

From the Pizza of Naples to the countless types of dried and fresh pasta, the food of the south is the soul of Italy  and it counts for a great part of the history of Italian cuisine. Here, you will find rich and spicy tomato sauces and the almost exclusive use of olive oil in cooking. In fact, some of the best olive oil comes from these regions, b...

Applications are now open for Barilla’s new accelerator program for startups with sustainable food products and processes. The Italian CPG company’s venture arm, BLU1877, announced this week the launch of Good Food Makers, an eight-week program it is running in collaboration with San Mateo, CA-based food incubator KitchenTown. Startups chosen for t...

Americans have all sort of rules and laws they follow, such as rules involving queuing (an art technique perfected in Singapore where the queue is king). By contrast, Italians have very few rules and most of those can be broken. For example, in Italy, there is a minimum drinking age but it’s not really respected. Situation changes entirely when it...