Conto alla rovescia per Be Italian, il nuovo salone organizzato da Lombardia Fiere dedicato alle eccellenze del made in Italy agroalimentare e alle attrezzature professionali per la ristorazione che debutterà a New York dal 4 al 6 marzo 2018. Be Italian condurrà alle porte del mercato americano una selezione di alcune delle più interessanti realtà...

Flour, water, salt and yeast, yet it’s not bread... The word comes from the Latin “focus,” that is, baked on live fire. Soft, fluffy, glistening with olive oil, delicious! You can eat it on its own, with cheese or cold cuts.  Focaccia was born by chance, as an on-the-go treat, or a “waiting” snack. Indeed, bakers had to wait several hours for bread...

A lick of cold, creamy gelato isn't just magic. It's mathematics. "You have to respect the range," emphasizes Gianpaolo Valli, a senior instructor at Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy, who has spent decades drilling aspiring gelato chefs on the right ratio of solids to water in any given recipe. (FYI: Solids need to be between 32 and 4...

Cibus is coming back: the most relevant food Italian fair will be held in the city of Parma from 7th to 10th May, 2018. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies and a growing number of Italian and international buyers are expected in Parma.  The most innovative products will be displayed in a new dedicated area, the incoming programme for foreign buyer...

To get to Livernano, a tiny hamlet in the heart of Italy’s Chianti region, one must turn off a perfectly comfortable highway and endure two miles of what the charming Italian driver calls “dirty roads.” On these lanes, two cars barely fit side by side, which is particularly unnerving on the hairpin bends. When the inevitable dust settles, a corners...

“Salute!” — the clink-clink of glasses resounds like church bells throughout Italy as the late afternoon begins to dissolve towards evening. It’s aperitivo time – that glorious hour or two (or three) when the busy-ness of the day is set aside for drinks,  nibbles and elbow rubbing with friends.   But you won’t see any neon signs glowing with “2 for...

Every now and then, I encounter a winery that excels with so many wines I don’t know where to start in telling people about them. So consider this a blanket recommendation for Fratelli Rabino, a winery in Italy’s Piemonte region, just a few miles west of Alba. That’s the home of white truffles and Barolo, two luxury-priced items, but the Rabino fam...

To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo engine. For 2019, the Fiat 500 delivers 135 hp and 1...

Italian textile manufacturers made up some lost ground in 2017. The figures published on Tuesday at the opening of Milano Unica, the benchmark trade show for the Italian textile industry, being held at the Rho exhibition centre in Milan until 8th February, show that the industry has reversed the trend after a two-year decline.  According to the est...

Dal 20 al 24 gennaio si è tenuta la 39ma edizione di SIGEP la fiera internazionale leader indiscussa nei settori della gelateria, pasticceria, panificazione artigianali e caffé. Quale migliore occasione per parlare di gelato, di estero e di strategie. Ne abbiamo discusso all’interno del convegno “GOING GLOBAL: Compre aprire una gelateria negli USA”...