WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Horace, the great Latin poet of the 1st century BC, while travelling to Brindisi, described the bread of Altamura as "the best by far" and so appetising that "wise travellers carry a load on their shoulders for later": i.e. a bread for export. The discovery of Pane di Alta...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Starting from the ancient custom of storing food in the snow, over the centuries a taste developed for sweet drinks and cooled mixtures consumed at the beginning or end of a meal. A key step came with Eastern insights into artificial freezing methods.   With its resounding passion and interest in research from dist...

By Laurie Lucas   In a coup for the Inland Empire, an Italian couple has brought white-linen dining and classical cuisine from their homeland to Corona rather than to Orange County, as they'd originally planned. Alfredo Cali of Sicily and his wife, Donna Cali of Calabria, both 52 and married 27 years, opened Con Amore Ristorante (meanin...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...

When I first heard that Nonna and I were going to be teaching a class at La Scuola di Eataly in New York City, I couldn't believe it! When I attended La Scuola's opening about a year ago to watch the Dean of students, the incomparable Lidia Bastianich, demonstrate a spring menu, I never imagined that I would have the honor of being able t...

Durante i vostri viaggi in America o semplicemente cercando informazioni sui ristoranti italiani negli Stati Uniti, vi sarà sicuramente capitato di imbattervi in un particolare piatto: le fettuccine Alfredo (o meglio, fettuccini. O ancora meglio, fetucini). Presente nei menu di quasi tutti i ristoranti italiani all'estero che -non- si rispettino (...

When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe "Joe" Scalzo has created that experience at Ciao Bella, where authentic Italian dining is true to his family's roots in their native town of Calabria, Italy.   Scalzo discovered the joys of cooking working at a small r...

Coming directly from Rome to Chicago we can experience a Big Night about Cinema and Taste. The Italian Cultural Institute will host a Star night with Italian tastes and smell, enriched by the stories of movie stars who will reveal the secrets of their success, on the set as well as in the kitchen, and accompanied by the pictures of celebrities take...

For centuries, immigrants have been seeking a home in the Berkshires. Though the landscape of immigration has changed considerably over the last century, the Berkshires continues to welcome people from many parts of the world. The Italian family of Sonsinis look back to an earlier wave of European immigrants.   Joe and Theresa (nee Troiano)...

October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots. This news comes from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), who worked with Harris Poll to survey more t...