In spite of the tightening of duties, the return to protectionism, the rejection of free trade agreements, and Brexit at the gates Italy’s food exports in this (almost) first half of 2018 continue to run, growing by 3.5% compared to 2017. However, given that at the moment we are still in a phase of ‘threats’ and not ‘obstacles’, we must not fool ou...

World-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita(www.santamargheritawines.com), is proud to announce the launch of their Behind the Vine tour, bringing the Italian winery experience to U.S. consumers all summer long. As part of the drive, Santa Margherita will host a series of experiential pop-ups in key markets nationwide to showcase the essence of...

A trend that is increasingly spreading in our country is that concerning the consumption and purchase of food on the street. In recent years, street food in Italy has become a consolidated phenomenon that every year boasts an increasing number of proposals and customers. Italian Traditions will lead you on to the discovery of this phenomenon that i...

One of the highlights of a trip to a new Italian destination is discovering the local dishes. Tasting the local pastry or dessert, whether it's with a cappuccino at breakfast time or to round off a hearty meal, is a must-do on a trip to Italy, and we've rounded up 20 sweet treats you have to try, region by region. Aosta Valley | Tegole Italy's smal...

Un appuntamento dedicato a tutte le persone curiose della cultura italiana. Ogni mese l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago propone una tavola rotonda per discutere sulla cultura italiana e italo-americana attraverso l’arte, la musica, il linguaggio, la musica, la cultura in generale e, ovviamente, il cibo. Prossimo appuntamento il 25 luglio al...

Greeks and Romans offered spelt to the Gods, Aztecs considered chia seeds worthy of tributes, and farro is noted in the Old Testament. Today, approximately 70% of cultivated land is destined to the production of cereals, mostly wheat, barley, rye, rice, millet, sorghum, and corn. No other plant has influenced the history of man like wheat, whose cu...

Which countries toasted to Italian wine in 2017? According to latest report by Mediobanca, the most active area was Asia (+21.1% in sales on 2016) which, however, accounts only for 4.2% of all exports. Though carrying only 1.4% of exports (by value), South America is also experiencing a positive trend: +20.1%. EU countries represent the main market...

If you think you’ve seen more Aperol spritzes this year, you’re not wrong. And if you’ve been drinking more of those sparkling red-orange drinks in pretty stemmed glasses, you’re doing exactly what the makers of Aperol at Campari hoped for. “We saw there was a growing interest in Aperol in the U.S., especially at summer events and destinations,” sa...

Regno Unito, Germania e Giappone fra i migliori “clienti” dell’Italia agroalimentare, senza dimenticare gli Usa. È uno dei risultati dell’analisi svolta da Nomisma in vista del Forum Agrifood Monitor 2018 sull’andamento delle esportazioni agroalimentari italiane nei primi 5 mesi del 2018. Se negli Usa le importazioni totali di prodotti agroalimenta...

To many, there is nothing more Italian than making a cup of coffee. We are a nation of coffee lovers and connoisseurs and the world knows it well: to we Italians, making coffee is not a gesture, it is a ritual, a moment of sheer pleasure and relax. When it comes to coffee, no one is as picky and demanding as we are, even if there are countries in t...