When measured by production volumes, Gorgonzola PDO claims the third place on the podium in the competition of Italian PDO cheeses (made from cow’s milk) after the two big cheeses Grana Padano PDO and Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. It needs to be exclusively produced with freshly-gained full-cream milk from its area of origin between Piedmont and Lombard...

In 2018, Liberati, an Italian restaurant and brewery co-founded by Alex Liberati, was one of Denver’s most anticipated openings of the year. Billing itself as the only brewery in the world to specialize in Italian grape ales, Liberati introduced its patrons to “oenobeers,” a term Liberati coined to describe “a beer-wine hybrid with each beer using...

What do you mean, one hundred years? It is common knowledge that panettone was likely created back in the Renaissance, possibly at the Milanese court of Ludovico Sforza: that’s much more than 100 years! Well, it’s true: our delicious, beloved panettone, symbol of Christmas festivities, soft, buttery goodness of our holidays does come from the Renai...

At age 2, my grandfather emigrated from Bonito, Italy, on the good ship Colombo and docked in Ellis Island in 1922. He became a U.S. citizen the old fashioned way — by waiting in a relatively short line, getting deloused and having his name changed from Crescenzo to Christopher. That’s basically all anyone needed to do to become an American in thos...

Pasta and pizza are still the undisputed rulers of the Italian cuisine, however, rice is beginning to carve itself a comfortable spot among Italy’s favorite staples. Thanks to a 52.5% share in the European market (2018), Italy is by far the largest rice producer in Europe. As a matter of fact, 85% of the European demand for sushi rice is satisfied...

There are not many nations that can say their national dish has become an international phenomenon. Italy has two such dishes, pasta and, of course, pizza. Both are famous all over the world, both have made the history of Italian food. In America pizza usually falls into two categories: thick and cheesy Chicago style or thin and more traditional Ne...

Vale all’incirca 400 milioni di euro il mercato italiano dell’agricoltura 4.0. Precisamente si parla di un valore tra 370 e 430 milioni di euro, che rappresentano il 5% di quello globale e il 19% di quello europeo. Sono le stime per il 2018 mostrate dalla relazione presentata a Roma da Nicola Barone, socio del quadrato della Radio e presidente Tim...

The city of love” is the phrase often used to describe Italy’s Verona, but for many, especially the Veronese, it is (also) the city of gnocchi. Every year, on the last Friday before lent, it hosts the Venerdì Gnocolar, or Gnocchi Friday. “Also known as Bacanal del Gnoco, it is the most awaited event of the Carnival of Verona. It features a parade o...

The Maserati Quattroporte (four door), introduced in 1963, is a true execution of the finest Italian design in a sporty full-size luxury sedan, with a finely contoured exterior and distinctive sound. Iconic triple side air vents express Quattroporte's rich, race-bred heritage beneath the dignified profile of an uncompromising executive sedan. Elega...

The Italian deli is the greatest sensory show on this food earth, a wonderland of sights, sounds and especially smells. The pungent bite of sharp provolone, like moldy gym socks left out in the rain. Hunky slabs of imported prosciutto, mortadella and sopressata begging to be sliced. Loaves of crusty bread stacked neatly, invitingly, on a shelf. The...