What do cacio e pepe, carbonara, gricia and amatriciana all have in common? Pecorino romano cheese! With its presence in four of Rome’s most symbolic dishes, it’s clear just how influential this unique sheep’s milk cheese has been over time as the Roman culinary tradition developed. Pecorino is a hard cheese, ranging in color from white to straw ye...

Just one year after their launch on the Italian market, more than one billion Ferrero’s Nutella Biscuits havebeen sold. A success that goes well beyond expectations. The Italian confectionery giant based in Piedmont had assumed to sell 25 million packs, but it almost doubled the figure to over 47 million. Nutella Biscuits have entered the homes of...

Ever wonder how olive oil is made? You’ve come to the right place! I grew up in Italy and one of my fondest memories is helping my family pick olives for the production of olive oil. We had a sizeable plot of land not far from our home in which our family grew olive trees. This plot of land also contained many fig trees, and since our home didn’t h...

The Lacryma Christi  is a wine from the Campania region of Italy produced in the area of Mount Vesuvius. Indeed, it is also known as  Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio.  It holds a DOC denomination, which means only when produced in the Vesuvian areas, it can bear its beautiful name.  Yes, its name. Latin for “Christ’s tears,” it is evocative and mysteri...

2020 has been the year of armchair travel and online shopping. There is a site that combines both for the luxury traveler. Italist, is a platform where shoppers can find luxury, Italian and other international brands at prices far closer to their Italian retail price than the US equivalent. This typically equates to 30-40% savings. The experience i...

Why be proud? It’s a question that deserves serious thought and reflection. To begin with, every ethnic, racial and religious group that emigrated to America brought with them a unique set of traditions, customs, values and beliefs that they contributed to America’s collective culture. And for those contributions each group can be justly proud. We,...

Italy has long been an object of fascination for many due to its rich history, culture, art, cuisine, and more. Italian culture has been exported all over the world and everyone wants to know how to get a bit of the Italian experience in their daily lives. Whether you yourself are Italian or you just have a love for the culture, here are some easy...

The first time you see a burrata sitting on a plate, tilted, you might be perplexed. Burrata is as white as mozzarella but comes with a strange narrowing at the top, like a giant dumpling. With a knife and fork, you poke the pouch, knowing something hides below that initial cheese layer. With a firm stroke, you cut the sachet in two, and the fillin...

La sua passione per il gelato è nota, ma il nuovo presidente degli Stati Uniti, Joe Biden anche un amante della pasta. In una intervista del 2016 rilasciata a US Weekly aveva dichiarato che la pasta è il suo piatto preferito. E nel 2019 un articolo pubblicato su The Week ha rivelato che Biden ha un debole per i capelli d’angelo al pomodoro, tanto d...

From the early hours of the morning, a perfume invades the alleys and tree-lined avenues of Genzano di Roma, Lazio. Every day, for three hundred years, the scent of wheat mixed with that of chestnut wood bursts out of the ovens and cradles the awakening of Genzano and its tourists. The town that overlooks the volcanic lake of Nemi, inside the regio...