by Massimo Agostini   Italians have a growing appreciation for agriculture with less environmental impact, or at least practiced with methods that are less likely to use synthetic chemicals, according to Agriculture Ministry data.   And consumers have proved it even more, since the demand for organic food in supermarkets rose by almos...

by Kathleen Thompson Hill   Della Santina's restaurant celebrates its first 25 years in Sonoma throughout the month of October and into November, starting with a pop-up party for 250 in the southwest corner of Sonoma Plaza on Monday, Oct. 12. Here's how they got here.   Querico "Dan" Della Santina left Lucca, Italy 51 years...

by Tex Barron   Beginning in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Genovese family ran an Italian restaurant for over 30 years. After some of their family members moved to Prescott, the remainder of the Genovese's came to Prescott and fell in love with the town and the people.   They decided to move their restaurant from Las Vegas to Prescott, a ser...

An international committee of scientists and food authorities today released a Scientific Consensus Statement concluding that, contrary to fad diet thinking, pasta should be characterized as a healthy complex carbohydrate-containing food suitable to most diets. For the first time since the original Consensus Statement was introduced in 2004, scient...

By Pat Eby    Mario Ruggeri doesn't simply follow recipes when he cooks for his family. He's an intuitive cook who understands the importance of good ingredients. He's a thoughtful chef who meticulously hones his cooking techniques. He understands the importance of patience at the stove as well as the need for speed when a dish must com...

Continua l'attività di promozione di AmCham delle imprese italiane negli Stati Uniti. In questa prima parte dell'anno, il team Business Service della Camera ha dato avvio ad un'attività di supporto a Fratelli Beretta, l'azienda produttrice di salumi nata a Barzanò nel 1812.   Fratelli Beretta, che è presente in America dal 1997 con i due br...

By Mauro Battocchi When it comes food, Italy is perhaps better thought of as a union of thousands of rich and diverse fiefdoms of flavor. From the legendary risotto and nebbiolo of the North to the bold 'nduja and nero d'avola of the South, each pocket of Italy boasts its own unique agronomy and time-tested recipes.   Not only does the worl...

The Alabama home football season kicked off on Saturday, and so did AL.com's Tailgate of the Week series. We begin with Bama's Italian Tailgaters, a group of Birmingham families whose children attended and recently graduated from the University of Alabama. The tent, which features a large colorful sign reading "Bama's Italian Tailgaters s...

Guest chefs Mary Menniti of The Italian Garden Project, Anna Torrance and Jennifer Bamonte demonstrate how to prepare traditional Italian American recipes of the holiday season in the center's kitchen.   The mission of The Italian Garden Project is to celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden,...

by Lauren Mack   After a $100 million renovation, the flagship Loews Regency Hotel will reopen with a new Italian restaurant and bar on Jan. 16, 2014.   Dan Silverman, who was executive chef at The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line Hotel, is in charge of the hotel's yet-to-be-named Italian grill restaurant, new lobby bar, and...