During the annual “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2020,” a series of events are planned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year’s edition at UW-Madison is dedicated to Italian food writer Pellegrino Artusi since 2020 marks the Bicentennial of the birth of Pellegrino Artusi, author of Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well...

The origin of lasagna, a very appreciated dish not only in Italy but all over the world, is rather controversial; there are in fact several regions that contend with each other for the invention of this layered pasta sheets, that can come with different variations of filling. Taking a step back, the pasta of the fourteenth-century lasagna was made...

Cushman & Wakefield arranged a seven-year sublease on behalf of La Perla, a luxury fashion company, at Crown Acquisitions’ 120 Prince St. in SoHo. A Cushman & Wakefield team of Eric Le Goff, James Downey and Danielle Stiefel represented La Perla. Compass’ Robin Abrams represented the sublandlord, Saje. “Even during these uncertain times, La Perla w...

After entering the U.S. market through an acquisition of a leading provider of refrigeration products, Italy-based Epta is recommitting to Columbus, Ga.  Kysor Warren Epta U.S. will spent $27 million on an expansion that will create 200 manufacturing jobs and anchor the company’s North American headquarters in the West Georgia city.  Damon Wyatt, v...

Go ahead and add prosciutto to the list of items flying out the door at markets during Covid. Demand is surging for charcuterie -- European-styled cured meats such as salami and pancetta -- with the pandemic fueling consumers’ desires for simple protein snacks to enjoy outside restaurants. It’s part of an accelerating trend seen by Dasha Shor, glob...

The Marzaban was a light wooden box with a lid that was used for various uses, such as hidden the mails or more frequently used to send cakes prepared with flour, almond paste, and other ingredients, which inherited the name, marzapane because of their shape.  In Palermo the sisters of the convent annexed to the Church of Saint Mary of Admiral, or...

Tomato sauce is a key element of Mediterranean diet, and therefore good for our health and useful for many recipes. However, not everyone knows that cooked tomato with a light sauté of extra virgin olive oil, onion or garlic contains precious elements such as vitamin C, carotenoids and dozens of antioxidant substances including lycopene – the latte...

While it's difficult to imagine now, there was once a time when our favorite "Italian" dishes were seen as strange or foreign. A combination of assimilation and marketing turned these foods into must-haves for Americans of all backgrounds.  In the 1800s, there was an influx of immigrants from Southern Italy; by the 1880s, 80% of the Italian immigra...

Dolce & Gabbana is recognized around the world as beautifully capturing the essence of Sicily – no matter what it is they create. Now you can enjoy the delicious famed confectionery artistry of Fiasconaro, in vibrant D&G collectible tins – each containing a unique recipe of the typical Milanese panettone. Founded in 1953 by Mario Fiasconaro, the pa...

Thu, November 5, 2020. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM CET. Online Free Event. This presentation explores the key characters of the Italian industrial success from early 20th century ads to contemporary logo designs. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. More info about the show at www.italianinnovators.com  How do images create value? Wha...