Food & Wine
How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

  Ask two people to describe a traditional Italian dinner table. While their answers might differ in terms of what kind of food is on the plate and what color the tablecloth is, there will probably be one thing in common: a glass of wine next to the dinner plate.     From the slightly...
Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

  The truth is I love sweets and will always choose a piece of chocolate over something salty. The fact that I was born and raised in a small town in Sicily has only enabled my sweet tooth. The Sicilian tradition is full of rich and delightful sweets, from famous Cannolo to typical Cassata and...
Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles' Little Italy

Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles’ Little Italy

  Ask someone walking down the street in New York where Little Italy is and the person will point the way for you, but ask the same question in downtown Los Angeles and all you’re likely to get is a puzzled expression.  Historian, author, educator and advocate Marianna Gatto is determined to change this situation...
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How to Enjoy the Italian Aperitif | 5 tips for an Italian Style Happy Hour

How to Enjoy the Italian Aperitif | 5 tips for an Italian Style Happy Hour

The perfect Italian cocktail hour What does an Italian do after a long day of work? Well, an Italian certainly doesn’t go home without having an aperitif  [aperitivo] with friends. Drinking, eating, chatting and toasting the end of the day are the basic ingredients for an Italian happy hour. Here are five tips to enjoy...
How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

How to Enjoy Fresh Tomatoes | 4 Ideas for Easy Italian Food

Tomato season in Italy As the weeks get hotter and the days get lazier, it’s time for one of our favorite foods: fresh tomatoes. Red and juicy, plump and bright, when tomatoes are in season they are the ideal ingredient for a delicious meal that celebrates authentic Italian cuisine.     Whether you choose San...
Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

  A unique Italian candy     As a child, my favorite part of going to the coffee shop in the morning with my family was when we had to approach the cashier to pay. After patiently waiting for the adults to finish their cappuccinos, I would finally get my chance to pick a pack...
How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

How to Enjoy Italian Gelato | 5 Perfect Accompaniments to a Frozen Treat

A cool Italian classic When summer comes, hordes of eager children – and adults – run to to the closest ice cream parlor. Maybe you have noticed that some of these frozen treats are very creamy while others are smoother and a few are denser. Not all of these desserts are made the same which means...
How to Serve Italian Prosecco | 3 Cocktail Recipes for Summer

How to Serve Italian Prosecco | 3 Cocktail Recipes for Summer

The best Italian Prosecco Forget the price and pretension of fancy champagne! If you want to stay cool this summer enjoy a cold glass of light and bubbly Italian Prosecco. Produced in the northeastern Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Prosecco is a sparkling wine that comes in two styles: spumante (extra bubbly)...
How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

How to Make Espresso at Home | 5 Tips for the Perfect Italian Coffee

  Have you ever gone to your favorite café and watched in awe as the barista expertly makes a rich and flavorful espresso?  Well, if you’re as addicted to Italian coffee as we are, you dream of that aroma even when you’re sitting at home. That’s why an Italian moka is something we can’t live...
How to Keep Cool This Summer with 5 Simple Sicilian Ingredients

How to Keep Cool This Summer with 5 Simple Sicilian Ingredients

A fresh taste of Sicily When some people think of Southern Italian cuisine their mind immediately goes to heavy pastas, deep fried doughs and very large dishes, but spend just a bit of time under the sun on the beach in Sicily and you might start to remember that in an area this hot, there...
Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Some like it red and some like it white Whether it’s red or white, Italian vermouth is one of the most versatile cocktail ingredients. Red vermouth makes us think of passion and energy, while white vermouth is perfect for the cool elegance of a refined get-together.  No matter what your personality or taste, we’ve gathered...
Italian Vermouth | Part 1

Italian Vermouth | Part 1

The king of aperitifs The aperitivo is a ritual in Italy, especially on spring and summer evenings. The breeze is light, the sky is clear, the streets are bright with flowers and friends and coworkers chat with drinks in hand. It’s aperitif time and, in Italy, most cocktails are made with vermouth. While vermouth might often...