Armando Manni, the Italian filmmaker who founded MANNI in 2001, takes food very seriously. What started as a personal mission to create the best organic extra-virgin olive oil turned into a 20-year-long endeavor to produce the best premium organic extra-virgin olive oil on the market. And his commitment to quality has paid off. Manni’s products are...

By the end of 2021, the producers of Prosecco PDO wine will sell more than 600 million bottles, 80% of which are abroad. All over the world, the term “Prosecco” itself is perceived as exemplary of the style and good taste of Italy. According to a recent report by Ipsos research firm, in terms of global notoriety the brand is just below internationa...

Together with the chestnuts and the pomegranates, the typical fruits of the fall are persimmons which come from Diospoyros kaki, a fruit plant from East Asia belonging to the the family of the Ebenecee. The persimmon in Italy was introduced in 1880 and the success was extra-ordinary. Among the firsts to appreciate it was also Giuseppe Verdi who in...

Look up! You might just notice an ornamental architectural fixture crafted by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci, who completed 13 installations in the Lansing area during the ’30s, ’50s and ’60s in Lansing. Parducci’s work can be seen at Michigan Bell, on the campus of Michigan State University, the Capitol Area District Library downtown main branch,...

The United States is by far the top destination for Italian wine exports, which, in the first 8 months of 2021, have already amply surpassed the billion euro (1.16 billion euros) mark in shipments, up on both 2020 (+22.7%) and 2019 (+19.4%). An enormous turnover, essentially linked to red wines, white wines and sparkling wines, mostly Prosecco, whi...

The Fitler Club, a posh and stylish private-membership club in Center City, will host a fashion show on Dec. 8 featuring the designs of Sartoria Milano, a family-owned fashion house whose sartorial creations blend Italian tradition and Italian innovation.At the event, scheduled for 6 p.m., brothers Nicola and Luca Battista will present fashion tren...

Food fusions can be risky, but burgonza, a burrata filled with gorgonzola, couples these two lactic pillars of the north and the south harmoniously enough to make the hearts of all cheese lovers sing. Created by the Caseificio Viscanti di Altamura in Puglia's province of Bari, burgonza was born more or less by chance – the owners had an idea and th...

An extraordinary communication campaign to promote Made in Italy, entitled 'Italy is simply extraordinary: beIT’, has been successfully launched. The campaign, launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), will have a global dimension with a particular focus o...

Amateurs of the best liquors currently on the market know that famous Fernet Branca Menta, a fresh variation of the original drink which feature 27 herbs and spices from  four different continents. The production of the Fernet Branca dates back to 1845 thanks to the Fratelli Branca Distilleria in Milan, whilst its aromatic mint version started to b...

During fall, the steep hills around the Abruzzo region of Italy buzz with activity as harvest begins throughout the swathes of vineyards. Tractors crawl up the hillside, weighed down with juicy loads of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano and Pecorino grapes. These names may feature regularly in wine reviews and guides now, but until a few decades a...