EXCLUSIVE LIVE EVENT FROM ITALY! Join us on Saturday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a conversation (in English) with the Giusti Family, the world's oldest producer of Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Register here. The "Great Deposit of Balsamic Vinegar of Giuseppe Giusti" is the oldest acetaia of the world, founded in 1605 in the town of Mod...

On the Apennines between Modena and Bologna is a real celebrity dish: the borlengo. It is prepared by combining flour, water and salt then poured into a large hot pan called "sole" (meaning sun), greased with pork rind. After a few minutes of cooking it’s seasoned with "cunza", which is ground lard with pancetta, garlic, and rosemary. Not exactly t...

When it comes to her home pantry, Missy Robbins, renowned Chef and Owner of Brooklyn’s beloved Lilia and Misi, stocks her shelves like her restaurants – with basics to satisfy any desired taste. “I’m driven by cravings and ingredient inspiration – I’m just not a meal planner,” admits the James Beard award winner in her cookbook, “Breakfast, Lunch D...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI (Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP), like all other European PDO and PGI products, is fully protected from any attempt of evocation. This is what Janusz Wojciechowski, the European Commissioner for Agriculture, wrote in a clear and explicit note to specify the meaning of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European...

CONSTRUCTED IN 1099 BY LITTLE-KNOWN Italian architect Lanfranco, Duomo di Modena, also known as Modena Cathedral, is one of the more important Romanesque buildings in Europe. The massive structure is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saint Geminianus. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. For scholars and fans...

Nuovo anno e nuovi progetti di promozione e sviluppo all’orizzonte per l’Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP. Il primo appuntamento che vedrà impegnato il Consorzio di Tutela dell’IGP a livello istituzionale è per il 17 e 18 Febbraio alla Stazione Leopolda di Firenze in occasione dell’Anteprima Chianti Classico Collection, dove esso si presenterà insieme...

The Consortia for the protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO have signed a memorandum of understanding to share their strategies for the future. In recent years, the two Consortia have started a collaboration that has become increasingly intense identifying as common goals the protection of their...

He played no less than twenty-nine roles in his career. Wanting to bring opera to the masses, he performed in great arenas and open spaces. His monumental artistic and philanthropic career created lasting synergies between his world and the world of pop and rock music, as the “Pavarotti & Friends” events well represent on the international level. L...

Ferrari, Maserati, and Pavarotti all hail from St. Paul’s sister city in Italy: Modena. Not interested in exotic cars and opera? This northern Italian city also holds a claim to creating tortellini, tortelloni (not the same thing!), Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto, and the dark, syrupy aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar).  You may not have realized...

The “Lovers of Modena”, a pair of skeletons so called because they were buried hand-in-hand, were both men, researchers have found. The bones, from between the 4th and 6th century AD, were found in a cemetery in 2009 near Modena in northern Italy. Due to the poor state of the remains, it was not possible to establish the sex of the couple, despite...