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Dining in & out

Dining In & Out

Abruzzo. Focus on Sulmona's Confetti

Sulmona's confetti are known globally for their unique flavor, traditional production methods and the usage of Avola almonds, which are some of the country's most cherished almonds because of their strong flavor that lacks any hint of bitterness. They are refined products that embody the pride of the Italian made.

Flour: The Very Secret of the Mediterranean Diet

Flour has always been a primary source of nutrition for humans, especially Italians, especially because flour is used to make bread and pasta, two staples of the Mediterranean diet.

Agnello al forno: A Traditional Easter Meal

It wouldn’t seem like Easter in Italy without lamb on the dinner table. But lamb is actually the preferred meat not only for Easter meal but throughout the Summer. Italians enjoy lamb braised, stewed, grilled or roasted. Roast leg of lamb is a classic. Serve it with seasonal vegetables such as artichokes or fresh green peas. Italians cook lamb well done, but more mature American lamb tastes best when medium-rare. Be sure to allow time for the meat to rest after roasting it so it remains juicy.

Officina. The Evolution is Happening Every Day

Officina captures the heart and soul of an Italian market and trattoria in Washington, DC. At the center of all this activity is Nick Stefanelli, a Michelin-star chef who had a vision of creating a one-stop Italian shop. And a café. And a bar. And a trattoria.

The Two young Women Behind San Matteo Pizza and Pizza Quadrata Romana

The pizza industry, particularly the highly traditional world of Neapolitan pizza, has always been entirely male-dominated in Italy. But not in New York. We already met Giorgia Caporuscio (Kestè and Don Antonio Pizza) and now we decided to pay a visit to PQR, and pizzeria San Matteo (Ciro and Fabio Casella’s New York pizzerias) to speak with Marika Casella and Imma Liguri, the two young women behind these successful pizzerias.

Tradition and New (Female) Faces: Meet the Future of Italian Wine

The 34th edition of the Italian Wine & Food Association’s Gala Italia introduced over one hundred journalists and members of the press to representatives from a variety of Italian wineries.

LA RICETTA - Ravioli di Carnevale from Abruzzo

Popular Carnival food in the city of Vasto (Abruzz0), these sweet tasting ravioli get their name because they are prepared according to an ancient traditional Carnival recipe, and are often served during this time of year. Due to their sweet characteristic at times they are also referred to as Ravioli Dolci.

What to Eat in Matera ...

Just few ideas... Eats that will get your mouth watering.

Digging into (the History of) Polenta

Deep roots for a product that Christopher Columbus brought over from Europe to America. Indigenous peoples first prepared it using cornmeal and water.

Italian Cookies for the Holidays

Three unusual Italian cookies that you can make ahead for the holidays, each with a special featured ingredient just right for the red wine lover, honey fan or grappa officiando

Struffoli for Christmas. Just Can't be Missed From the Tables of Neapolitan Families

Struffoli, puffy little balls of fried dough drenched in honey, are the quintessential Christmas sweet in Naples and other places in Italy, especially the Central and Southern regions.

Panettone, Pandoro & Traditional Christmas Treats!

How to prepare Pandoro and Panettone in a different and scenic way

The Most Famous Derby. Panettone vs. Pandoro

Aficionados of Italian Christmas sweets have always been divided into two camps: lovers of pandoro and lovers of panettone.

For An American Thanksgiving with an Italian Accent

A suggestion from i-Italy food editor: A Cranberry Fig Mostarda recipe to complement a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Happy Italian Thanksgiving!

PIZZA FESTIVAL 2018: COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND FROM NAPLES TO NEW YORK

This first ever event will take place on October 6 and 7, 2018 of Columbus Day weekend on Crescent Avenue located parallel to the famous Arthur Avenue in the “Little Italy of the Bronx". Interviewing Master Pizzaioli

Identità Golose is Back: 5 Days of Tastings Between New York and Los Angeles.

It starts the ninth edition of the event that allows to meet the world’s most iconic chefs and discover their flavours, philosophy and techniques.

Judging the Pizza and Prosecco Competition

Prosecco is the largest selling sparkling (spumante) wine in Italy. Italians drink it as an aperitif (no self- respecting Roman or Venetian goes out to dinner without having a glass of Prosecco first), with food, and to celebrate. I was invited to be one of the judge at a Prosecco & Pizza Competition

LSDM to Show the Incredible Wonders of Italian Cuisine

Le Strade della Mozzarella will be hosting events in New York City Kestè Pizzeria on Wall Street, filled with rich culture, Neapolitan food and a community like no other. Come join June 27 and June 29 for a time that will leave you loving Italian food and wanting more!

100% Real Italian Food

In conjunction with Summer Fancy Food, the non-profit cultural association I Love Italian Food will be back in the Big Apple on June 30 for the launching of its new international project "100per100 Italian". During their event, in the exclusive setting of Scavolini Soho Gallery in New York, "100per100 Italian awards" will be given to some of the most important Italian companies

Pizza Under the Spotlight: "Tu Vuò Fa il Napoletano" in NYC

The organization Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume brought an exciting celebration dedicated to the art of pizza making blended with the art of cinema to some of the finest, authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in the city, such as Ribalta Pizzeria and Song’e Napule. These events were made possible with the support of MiBACT - Direzione Cinema and in collaboration with AVPN - Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.

Wine Under the Volcano Vesuvius

On the slopes of the volcano Mount Vesuvius (east of Naples) there are wines produced since Ancient Roman times. Presentation by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Vesuvio at Ribalta Restaurant

Celebrating Pizza Through the Lens of Cinema

"Tu Vuò fà il Napoletano – Facce da Pizza", lands in New York City to celebrate the art of neapolitan pizzaiuoli as UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Organized by Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume, under the auspices and with the support of MiBACT - Direzione Cinema, the three days event, April 16th-17th-19th, will take place at Ribalta Pizzeria, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Song’e Napule Pizzeria.

The Pizza Maker Star

Discover the story of Master Pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani, from his Italian upbringing to acclaimed World Pizza Champion. His San Francisco pizzeria offers 13 different styles of pizza and hosts The International School of Pizza.

La Centrale Miami - Hospitality the Italian Way

Your central station to enjoy the best of Italy’s gastronomic tradition has finally landed in Miami at the Brickell City Centre! We had the chance to chat with Jacopo Giustiniani, the notable NYC restaurateur, who opened the premier food hall in collaboration with hospitality guru Matthias Kiehm. Giustiniani guided us through the new realm of Italian dining on the East Coast highlighting his personal concept of “hospitalian” - hospitality the Italian way.

Tommaso's - A San Francisco Landmark

Home to the oldest wood-fired brick oven on the West Coast, this family-run Neapolitan style restaurant recently cselebrated its 80th birthday.

Italian Table Talks: Chapter One

Gruppo Italiano (GI), kicked off the first leg of the series at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. The talk, Biodiversity and the Role of the Italian Food Industry in the World, featured exceptional speakers such as owner of Il Gattopardo Group and Founder and President of GI, Gianfranco Sorrentino; Maurizio Forte, Director of the Italian Trade Commission in New York, Stefano Cordova, Innovation Chef at Bindi North America; Carolyn Dimitri, PhD, Director Food Study Program at N.Y.U., Lisa Sasson, Dietetic Internship Director at Food Study Program at N.Y.U. and Lorenzo Zurino, Founder and CEO of The One Company. The event was moderated by journalists Andrea Fiano and Vincenzo Pascale.

A Taste of the World with Colavita

On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, the Italian food company Colavita USA conducted an olive oil tasting and hosted a lunch, entitled “Taste of the World”, which offered the guests the chance to try the different types of premium extra virgin olive oils from different regions of the world.

Scopa Italian Roots

Discover Your Posh Go-To Spot in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Espresso as Art at Zibetto Bar!

With its four locations and a future plan of expanding throughout the city, Zibetto is the answer to all espresso lovers in New York City.

Tartina: your Canapè of Italian Flavors in NY

Tartina (canapè), a new Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, definitely serves more than just hors d'oeuvres of Italian tantalizing delicacies, yet it still maintains the same fresh, casual, and cool vibe in a shabby-chic atmosphere. After the successful venture in Midtown, the restaurant has relocated bringing all of the charms of the Italian dolce vita to the Morning Heights neighborhood.

Italy has a Chance at the Bocuse d’Or for the First Time

Chef Martino Ruggieri, from Apulia, is training hard in the kitchen to be selected for the prestigious international Bocuse d‘Or cooking competition taking place in 2019. The US holds the former championship with chefs Mathew Peters and Harrison Turone.

Gualtiero Marchesi, Founder of Italian Modern Cuisine, Dies at 87

On December 26, 2017, the famous Italian chef, Gualtiero Marchesi, died in Milan. Gualtiero’s legacy is defined by his innovative impact on Italian cuisine and food culture.

Culatello: The King of Cured Meats

Culatello di Zibello represents the heritage and the richness of Zibello, a town in the province of Parma, nestled along the Po river and wrapped in its fog. That fog, or really, the Po Valley climate, is the key factor in properly aging this king of cured meats. The art of its production has been handed down from generation to generation and contains the story of a land, the traditions of its people, and the characteristics of its terroir.

A Guru of Italian Cuisine

World-acclaimed chef Barbara Lynch has been taking Boston’s Italian dining scene by storm. Recently, she has also partnered with Eataly in running Il Pesce restaurant

It is Christmas. Let's sit Around the Dinner Table

Each Italian region has its own Christmas specialties: fresh filled pastas, like tortellini and ravioli, the capon, or seafood cooked in different styles, and many savory and sweet pies. Christmas desserts are very important and range from the ubiquitous Panettone and Pandoro, to the Struffoli, Torrone, Panforte, Mustazzoli and many more.

Christmas. 'Torrone' From Abruzzo to the World

Here is a story all “made in Italy”, the story of Sorelle Nurzia that all Italians have known for almost two centuries building a strong tradition around it, especially during the Christmas period. Sorelle Nurzia is an Italian confectionary company based in Sulmona (a town near L'Aquila) in the Abruzzo region, known especially for its special "torrone," which they have been making for almost two centuries

Pizzaiolo Napoletano Earns Cultural Honor from UNESCO

The traditional art of pizza-making, twirling, and tossing–passed from generation to generation in the southern Italian city of Naples–secures a coveted world heritage honor from UNESCO.

Pizza as My Life

Interview with Gino Sorbillo, who recently opened a new pizzeria in New York. During our conversation, Sorbillo tells us about Naples and New York, and we touch upon many different topics, such as his dreams, Mayor de Blasio visiting his pizzeria, singer Pino Daniele, his father’s family of 20 pizza makers, young people leaving Naples, his stubbornness, and communication.

LUCCIOLA. Surprise! Your Little Bologna Kicked Off in NY

The eclectic mind of Michele Casadei Massari and his partners already at the head of the popular joint Piccolo Cafe, shed a new light on NY's Italian dining scene. LUCCIOLA (firefly), is their new Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, pays homage to the city of Bologna with its cuisine and its cinematic history in a unique and exciting atmosphere. The restaurant kicked off with exquisite Bolognese food and wine, a cool music set list and surprise guests for an opening in style!

Italian Cookie Glossary

Here’s just a few of the many cookies of Italy. Learn how to bake them!