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A taste of summer: pomodori arrostiti

Finally the summer heat has yielded a delicious crop of tomatoes – plump heirloom, sweet cherry, meaty San Marzano. I wait patiently all season for...

The First Spritz is free – Confessions of Venice Addicts

“When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become – incredibly but quite simply – my address.” Thus wrote French novelist Marcel Proust,...

Pizza Pascalina, a slice of health

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food: it’s filling, it’s versatile, it’s perfect for sharing but also great to have on your own. A night on front of...

Italian fashion never goes out of style

Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Trussardi – we all know the names and are familiar with the image of these fashion powerhouses,...

Ferragosto, the traditional Italian mid-summer feast

The exodus begins in early August. Factories in the Tiburtina Valley grind to a halt. Executives abandon EUR’s corporate offices. Shops on Via del...

The coolest summer: why Italian gelato doesn’t feel the heat of a slower economy

The late July heatwave has been making sun, sea and sand lovers happy this year, with temperatures well into the high 80s and a gentle breeze...

Ape: working hard since 1948

When Ape was born, Vespa was only two years old and had already found a place in the heart of Italians, who had been getting back on their feet after...

Alto Adige Whites: Simple

Prelude: Tonight, my wife caught me with my hands all over Fiona. That’s what we call our refrigerator. Fiona Frigidaire, actually. Caught in the act...

L’Arte in Cucina book presents the incomparable liaison between food and arts, chefs and artists

Art and food, food and art: when thinking of Italian food, the liaison with art comes almost natural. That’s why some artists, photographers and...

A cheese lover's dream: Burrata

Burrata was born in Apulia, more precisely in Andria, almost by chance: and thanks for that ! Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese that's very similar...

To Your Health: Salute Rucola!

I stopped by the local farmer’s market this weekend and found myself in front of a beautiful basket of freshly picked arugula. Memories of a...

Mary Taylor Simeti, grande dame of Sicilian culinary culture

“Sicilian novels and memoirs that speak of food are more important to me than cookbooks,” says Mary Taylor Simeti, a grande dame of the vibrant...

Pliny the Elder, story teller of the world

Second only to Aristotle, Gaius Plinius Secundus, known as Pliny the Elder, was probably the most influential scholar of Antiquity, and the only one...

Italian wine: celebrating drinkability

You might think that with a bottle of fermented grape juice, drinkability comes as standard equipment. But, it just ain’t so. And what exactly is...

Chinotto: a fully Italian vintage soda

Chinotto is a citrus fruit originally from China, exclusively grown on the Ligurian coast, in the Savona area since the end of the 19th century...

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