Italian olive oil took the spotlight at the latest edition of FITCE in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a prominent international expo conference in the United States. The event attracted the participation of seventy countries, recognizing Florida as the preferred gateway for expanding business not only in the United States but also in the adjacent market...

We don’t need to tell you that Italian cuisine is so much more than just pizza and pasta. Each region in Italy, from Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south, offers its own unique culinary treasures that are steeped in centuries-old traditions, offering a true treat to the palates of food lovers worldwide. With this in mind, here’s our roundup...

Julia Franchi Scarselli announced her return home from high school one day calling out to her mom, or mamma, in a thick Italian accent. She had just transferred from a class of 50 kids in a small British private school in Milan to the much larger Washington-Lee High School, now Washington-Liberty. “I remember driving up to the school thinking, ‘Oh...

Twenty-five thousand hectares of olive groves located on the slopes of the Italian Apennine Mountains could be restored to production in a matter of years, reversing a long-running trend of abandonment. According to the Italian National Olive Tree and Olive Oil Academy, restoring 5,000 hectares of olive orchards in a mountainous region such as Abru...

A new olive oil company in Tampa is connecting the Caudine Valley of Italy with the beaches of Florida. They credit their success to a hard-working family and one specific type of olive. Gilberto Mauriello, and his wife Nicoleta, grew up picking olives in their hometown of Montesarchio, Italy. They had no idea one day, they’d sell it in Tampa Bay.

Fifty-eight percent of Italian tourists in 2023 are choosing holiday destinations linked with food experiences, a 37 percent increase from 2016, a new report has found. The trend benefits olive millers and farmhouses, offering tourists olive oil-related experiences.  According to the 2023 Wine and Food Tourism Report, 9.6 million Italian tourists w...

The Italian food innovation is once again the protagonist at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2023, the American largest trade show dedicated to the food sector. Italianfood.net, the Food Group’s international project, organized the fifth edition of the Italian Food Awards USA, dedicated to the most innovative Italian F&B products launched in the past tw...

Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of Tuscan hills densely covered with olive trees is a relatively recent landscape that dates back to the second half of the 19th century. Not only did the number of olive trees increase in many areas that may have previously had sparser plantations, but olive groves also spread to recently reclaimed areas,...

The largest Sicilian olive oil exporter to the United States said it would open a new multi-purpose facility in Landing, New Jersey. Bonolio, which recently won four awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, plans to significantly expand its presence in the U.S. market. The new 2,000-square-meter building includes the company’s warehou...

Who better to ask for olive oil recommendations than restaurateur Lidia Bastianich? With eight cookbooks (and counting!) to her name, the culinary icon has built her career on Italian American recipes like Mussels Triestina or Home-Style Lasagna — both of which require some trusty extra virgin olive oil. It's a given that Bastianich reaches for Ita...