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Italy’s top food & wine publishing group Gambero Rosso has awarded San Diego's Cori Pastificio with its highest honors, which only five Italian restaurants in the entire country received. Similar to France’s Michelin Star Awards, Italy’s Gambero Rosso acknowledges top Italian restaurants around the world on an annual basis. Judges travel to nearly...

The Abbey of Santa Cecilia della Croara in San Lazzaro di Savena is a place of peace and beauty with timeless charm. This ancient Benedictine monastery rises in the heart of a region already rich in UNESCO World Heritage sites. A little off the radar but still easily accessible, it is worth taking a diversion to find it amidst the gentle Bolognese...

Loreto Pacitti was stumped. He was desperate. The pecorino producer couldn't sell one of Italy's most famous cheeses. No one could. Covid had closed restaurants and public markets, skyrocketed production costs and curbed public spending. Worried his cheese would spoil, he did what his ancestors did hundreds of years ago. He buried his cheese in a c...

After spending some of Sunday in his studio getting set up for the week ahead, Doug Salati went home and decided to call his parents in anticipation of Monday's Youth Media Awards ceremony. "They've been keyed into all of the amazing discussion that happens leading up to the big day," said Salati, author and illustrator of Hot Dog, which had gotten...

The Italian food&beverage keeps on earning success amid international buyers and importers. Restaurants, retailers, food service chains all over the world continue to include Italian products in their ingredients lists, menus and grocery assortments. How do you select Italian products to be included in your offering? Which kind of requirements are...

In an iconic painting by the great fantasy artist Frank Frazetta (1928-2010), a stoic barbarian, whose chiseled face resembles the artist himself, leans on his sword atop a mound of vanquished enemies, taking grim satisfaction in his bloody work. This piece, as well as any, represents the stature that the Brooklyn-born artist continues to enjoy mor...

No sooner than Santa Claus leaves, another mythical character arrives. The glow of the holidays fades into the gloom of January, with at least a three-month visit from Old Man Winter. But if sticking around and dealing with snow, ice, and wind chill factors doesn’t seem so cool, there are other places where winter actually can be enjoyable. Especia...

Cheers, or 'salute"' in Italian, is a common expression used to make a toast when raising a glass. It is a simple phrase that is easy to learn and use, and it is an excellent way to express gratitude and goodwill to those around you. 'Cin cin' is the most common way to say 'cheers' in Italian. This is a casual and informal toast that is commonly us...

Manahawkin's newest Italian restaurant is officially open. Dolce Liberta held its grand opening on Jan. 20. Stafford Township officials were present for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new restaurant offers fresh, Italian classics with a variety of seafood, pasta and more. It also offers gluten free meals for those with specific dietary needs. Dolce...

Always dreamed of moving to Italy? With its sun-soaked coastline and laidback lifestyle, the Mediterranean country is an alluring place to become an expat. But moving there permanently can mean mountains of paperwork and months of unexplained delays. Each year, the Italian government offers a glimmer of hope when it announces how many work permits ...

It's been 25 years since Angelina Jolie starred as Gia Carangi in Gia. The 1998 HBO television film featured a then-22-year-old Jolie as the real-life Carangi, who was considered by many the world's first supermodel. She died in 1986 at age 26 of AIDS-related complications, at just 26 years old. Mila Kunis also appeared in Gia as a younger version...

Rome is an incredible, ancient city that continues to captivate and inspire countless generations of travelers and adventurers. There’s an almost endless list of things to see, do, taste, and hear in the vibrant Italian capital. The Eternal City is one of my favorite cities in the world, and it will blow your mind. In this post, I’ve described 25 o...