Today we will learn about the production stages of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the techniques and the process for its production, having Italian Tradition given you a little introduction about its main characteristics and nutritional properties just last week. Stage 1: olive harvest The chemical and compositional features of the olive change sensibly d...

Following a year of virtual events, the Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced the launch of the first annual Original Balsamic Week in New York. The inaugural, Original Balsamic Week will kick off in New York on November 1st and run through November 7th. With up to 20 restaurant partners, the collaboration will give foodies and Ita...

Do you want to go pro with your Italian holiday? Then take note of our tips and get ready for an unforgettable taste trip. Italian cuisine is well known for being rich, varied and heterogeneous. Each region is linked to its own traditions, flavours and products that shape an appetising mosaic. As for Italians’ dining tables, finding a predominant c...

“In the 1920s, Mussolini remapped Italy, so parts of ancient Tuscany are now part of Romagna,” says Marco Cerise, director of Pandolfa and Noelia Ricci wineries in Predappio, Romagna – Mussolini’s hometown, which lies about an hour northwest of Rimini, a city on the Adriatic Coast. The nefarious dictator wanted the confines of his Romagnolo hometow...

We all know, in Sicily we are practically obsessed with 2 things: eggplant and frying. And the two go perfectly hand in hand, don’t you think? Melanzane are delicious in any way you cook them: grilled, ammuttunate, baked, in oil.  But the absolute best way, the apotheosis of eggplant is absolutely fried! You will say, frying eggplants, what is so d...

2021 is a “surprising” vintage for Barolo, which, with most of the Nebbiolo grapes in the cellar, but still in the middle of the harvest, literally collects the fruits of a year charaterized by climatic extremes. First of all the spring frosts, which fortunately have not affected a flowering in the early stage, then the rains in June, and finally t...

I am a proud product of my Italian-American heritage. As I have noted umpteen times, there is almost nothing that brings me as much joy as the food of my family and one of my all-time favorite pastimes is going out to eat at a traditional Italian-American restaurant — or "red sauce joint," as they're called in my neck of the woods.  To be clear, I'...

Prosciutto is Italian for ham, and there are dozens of variations, many of which are specific to certain regions, such as Prosciutto Toscana DOP. Here are 10 things to know about this particular type of prosciutto.  1.HistoryPork has been preserved in the region of Tuscany since at least the year 1000 – in fact, the Etruscans, an ancient civilizati...

Italian chocolatier Venchi Chocolate has leased a New York City headquarters space as it prepares to expand its US retail footprint. Resolution Real Estate Partners’ Brett Weiss and John Monaco represented landlord Kiami Windsor Management in the 3,525 s/f office deal at 16 West 36th Street in Midtown West. Newmark’s Ross Kaplan and William Chaplin...

Compared to the pre-pandemic period, Italian wine is recovering and showing exponential sales growth. In the first seven months of 2021, the sector recorded an increase of +8.5% in exports, more than double France’s (+3.7%). This is what emerges from the data processed by the Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor on the eve of the Vinitaly Special Edition....