If you’re a foodaholic, then Cosenza is definitely the town for you – food here is amazing! The passion for food in Italy is an obsession, especially in Calabria. Fresh and seasonal produce creates deliciously mouth-watering traditional dishes that have evolved through centuries whilst influenced by the many cultures that arrived in Cosenza. Grown...

The region of Calabria will be featured January 19-21, 2020 at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show (at the Moscone Center in San Francisco). At the show, the largest food exhibition in the U.S., food experts from Calabria will be leading demos and tastings, giving attendees to experience authentic Calabrian food products and learn more about traditi...

Ever heard of Cosenza, Italy’s alluring and undiscovered city in Calabria? Perhaps not. And, this is the reason that I’m sharing with you a little information on captivating Cosenza. Where is Cosenza? Mention to someone that you’re in Cosenza and typically, the response is “where?” My reply is always the same: “southern Italy, near the toe of the b...

The man who brought fresh, homemade and handmade pasta to South Jersey has died at age 87. Joseph Severino of Westmont, the founder of Severino Pasta Company, died Dec. 19, his family said in a published death notice. Anthony Iannone, the chef and owner of Anthony's Creative Cuisine in Haddon Heights, recalled Severino as "the first person to intro...

Many Italians take to the mountains for a winter holiday. But it's not all about the Alps. If you want to explore further, here are some alternative ski destinations around Italy. Camigliatello Silano, Calabria – The ‘toe’ of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula might be more commonly associated with beaches and summer sunshine, but within the woods of Ca...

The Aspromonte National Park, whose name derives from the range of the same name, is located in the province of Reggio Calabria, in a protected natural area. It was created in 1989, and in 1994 its territory was defined: the original extension of 76,000 hectares was subsequently reduced to the current 64,153. The Aspromonte Range, which is part of...

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy in Lisle is gearing up for its second annual Festa della Sopressata. Slated for Feb. 1, the competition will pit local sopressata makers in a pitched battle for first, second and third place trophies and prizes. The event is hosted by NAPCA founder and master instructor Leo Spizzirri and his partner, foun...

The church of Santa Maria dell’Isola is one of Tropea’s icons: it towers on a promontory facing the Calabria town’s beach, hiding its ancient origin in the new look it acquired when its was extensively renovated after being damaged by a terrible earthquake in 1905. Likely built between the 6th and the 9th century, at first it welcomed a community o...

I could not imagine a more difficult task than to revisit the places that inspired his commitment to learn Italian, to study with Luigi Bonaffini in New York to decipher the Lancianese dialect well enough to translate his cousins’ poetry; or to stay with the cousins we love and first met on our Sicilian honeymoon; or my cousins in Calabria where we...

Ever indulged in a lavish Calabrese BBQ and one in southern Italy? Unlike BBQs that I’ve been a part of in Australia or other countries, a Calabrese BBQ is unique – you’ll be surprised at the amount and the type of food served up. The freshness and amazing flavours of wholesome food in Calabria is attributed to produce being seasonal. Typically in...