Silver and slight, anchovies belong to the Engraulidae family and are common in the seas surrounding Italy, which means they are common also on our tables, regardless of where we are: from North to South, anchovies are perhaps the most ubiquitous of all ingredients, up there with tomatoes and Parmigiano.  They are incredibly rich in omega-3 and can...

This beloved pink cured meat was created in Bologna during the Renaissance. When it crossed the Atlantic, its name eventually derived into bologna (or baloney).  Mortadella has experienced a revival in its place of origin, enhancing countless recipes and even elevating simple slices of plain bread. The cold cut makes for a convenient quick lunch, s...

It’s curious to realize how we can actually see the evolution of society in a chair. If you do what the people at Milan’s  Supersalone  2021 did, putting 170 of them one after the other, you can even delve deeper into history, identifying whether a design was only a temporary trend or was going to be the game-changer of a whole epoch. It seems impo...

Italian cheese is going down the road of exports with excellent results. In 2020 sales across borders generated a total turnover of 3.5 billion euros. The growth compared to 2019 was +1% in volume (exceeding 463 thousand tons). A result that, however, is worth much more if we take into account the difficulties faced in the year of the pandemic shut...

Modena is correctly considered the global hub of Italy’s unrivalled motor industry. It’s the birthplace of the storied and ingenious Enzo Ferrari and the jewel in the crown of the wider Emilia Romagna region, an area home not only to Ferrari, but also Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati, Dallara Energica and Pagani. How’s that for heritage? Which is why,...

The Snaidero USA New York Flagship showroom redesign by Italian architect, Mario Mazzer has won the 2021 International Architecture Award®. It is the oldest and most prestigious international building awards program, bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban St...

Velasca Milano, the Italian brand that offers high-quality Made in Italy shoes at fair prices, opens today in New York City, with their first Bottega located at 250 Elizabeth St. With a business model that aims at creating a direct-to-consumer channel that allows to fill the gap in the market for reasonably priced handcrafted shoes, the store's pur...

Limoncello has the power to temporarily transport imbibers to Italy from the first sip. Buying a bottle is simple, but there's just something about homemade limoncello – gifting someone a bottle of it says ti voglio bene (I love you) in a way that no other gift can. Mainly produced in Southern Italy in the regions around the Gulf of Naples, the Sor...

I can almost taste it before it arrives. I can certainly visualize it: a crystal rock glass glistening with a striking ruby-colored liquid, a slice of orange or orange peel floating above.  As soon as I sit down at a restaurant or a cocktail lounge, even before the runner pours water into my glass, I know what I'll be having. I'll pretend to scruti...

Although the summer is almost over, that nostalgic feeling has not left us yet. The best thing to do to forget the fact that the autumn is upon us is to spoil yourself with anItalian cocktail that reminds us of the long sunny days: Bellini! The history of the Bellini: a typical Italian cocktail One of the most loved Italian cocktails is certainly t...