Exports of Italian food are flying, with a jump of +9.4% on the same period of 2018. This is what emerges from an analysis of Coldiretti on the basis of foreign trade Istat data in May (compared to the same period in 2018). This is the consolidation of the success of Italian food sales all over the world, which grew by 8.3%, for a value of 15 billi...

Geographically isolated from the mainland, Italy, yet at the center of Mediterranean trade routes since ancient times, the island of Sardinia boasts a rich culinary tradition, influenced and enriched through the centuries by populations of traders and invaders: the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Genoese, Catalans, Pisans, Spanish and Pi...

Olive oil is an essential part of Italian-American food culture, and is key to Italy’s economic livelihood. It may be simpler to name the Italian dishes you’d find on the Sunday Supper table that don’t use the ingredient, rather than the scores of recipes that do. With a taste so purely delicious, it’s understandable why most Italian Americans grew...

Yesterday, Amaro Montenegro, the award-winning Italian liqueur, hosted its much-anticipated 2019 international cocktail competition, The Vero Bartender, at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The annual competition crowned Zachary Sapato, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the most innovative and talented bartender in the U.S. Amaro Montenegro, a bran...

As posted, Italian prog-rock group Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be performing the live score to Dario Argento‘s 1975 horror flick ‘Deep Red’ aka ‘Profondo Rosso’ in full, accompanied by a screening of said film at NYC’s Playstation Theater on September 20 [TIX]. As hinted in the initial announcement, the Manhattan show is part of a full-blown ru...

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will soon host the Pebble Beach Auctions. This auction is among the most attended and anticipated collector car events of all Pebble Beach Automotive Week. This year’s Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auctions will see a stunning 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ser...

The purity and beauty of Venetian glass is known worldwide: a precious and ancient tradition that speaks of quality, beauty, elegance and creativity. At the heart of Venice’s artistic glass production is the tiny island of Murano and it’s there our journey through the history and making of murine (or murrina) is about to start. We’ll travel in time...

Is your summer half empty or half full?  Recently, I overheard several people lament that, following the Fourth of July, the summer season “is all but over.” Blasphemy! If things need perking up, do what I do: Turn to Trentino (generally called Trento), a high-altitude autonomous province in northeast Italy where some of the best sparkling wines re...

The one-and-only, often imitated never duplicated, original Italian American Podcast presents: the Centenario Spettacolore – 100th Episode Supershow! The Italian American Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes of Italian Pride, as Dolores, Rossella, Pat, and John gather around the table to share a few memories, a lot of laughs, and a sneak-peek at the...

Yesterday I witnessed a genuine feel good story. You know the story by now. Boy leaves Calabria at the age of four and immigrates with his family to the Bronx. This article skips what happened between the Bronx decades ago when he grew up on Arthur Avenue until now, when he triumphantly returned with his pride and joy, ACF Fiorentina. It focuses on...