He’s really 38? Yes, sort of. The plump Italian-American plumber - with his instantly recognisable blue dungarees, red hat and moustache - made his video games debut as “Jumpman” on July 9, 1981 in the arcade game Donkey Kong. He was later renamed Mario in the 1982 follow-up, Donkey Kong Junior. And so, he turns 38 today, but in an interview in 201...

Istrian Lamb, oil, Vitovska wines and Tabor cheese. The offspring of the hard Carso uplands, battered by the wind and rich in attractive little villages. And in cosmopolitan Trieste, a special cooked ham, confectioners and historical cafes. The harsh upland of the Carso is buffeted by the wind but well-endowed with characteristic little villages, m...

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 over 100 Exotic Italian cars and motorcycles will gather at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Lawn for a Celebration of Italian Motoring. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the largest gathering of Italian marques in the Rocky Mountain region, featuring Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, DeTomaso Pantera, F...

First of all, Gildshire has nothing against New York City. In fact, we love the Big Apple! We love the Boroughs for their unique personalities. We adore the very idea of Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and we cherish the taste of a pretzel with mustard served hot from a sidewalk pushcart. Gildshire cares enough to ponder important questions about N...

Il piatto simbolo dell'Italia all'estero sbarcherà presto a New York e in America con un grande progetto di marketing — la data prevista è il 2020 — per far conoscere agli Stati Uniti l’origine romana della ricetta. Ad annunciarlo è Mario Mozzetti, l'attuale proprietario dello storico locale della Capitale «Alfredo alla Scrofa» che, per la verità,...

Luxury label Fendi paid tribute to its former creative director Karl Lagerfeld on Thursday evening with a spectacular fashion show set amid the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome. The Italian brand sent 54 new couture looks down the runway at the ancient Temple of Venus and Roma -- one for each year the late designer worked at the fashion house. The s...

Dopo 70 anni, riparte dall'Emilia-Romagna lo storico marchio milanese Isotta-Fraschini. Nata all'ombra della Madonnina nel 1900, la casa automobilistica insedierà due nuovi stabilimenti lungo la Via Emilia, uno a Bologna e uno a Modena, per progettare e realizzare autovetture elettriche "intelligenti" ad elevatissime prestazioni. Ma nella Motor Val...

Giardiniera sounds kind of like a made-up dish that would be served at a nationwide chain of Italian-American restaurants. To the best of our knowledge, it is not. It is, however, a food with Italian roots that has been adapted by Americans. So, what is giardiniera? Let’s get into it. Short answer: Pickled vegetables. Slightly longer answer: There...

When the weather is warm and meals tend to be lighter, many wine-lovers opt for a chilled glass of rosé. Although rosé wines are produced in different countries around the world (including the U.S), we commonly associate them with the south of France. That was—before we visited Puglia, an epicenter of pink wine production. Before that, we didn’t ev...

You know a drink has really made it when Marks & Spencer starts selling it in a can. It was only a matter of time with gin & tonic (‘gin in a tin’), and who hasn’t enjoyed a pre-mixed canned mojito. Now finally, after a substantial online campaign, last month saw the debut of M&S’ Aperitivo Spritzer. Though not licensed to use actual Aperol, nobody...