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Why Does Italy Have a Better Reputation Abroad?

Why Does Italy Have a Better Reputation Abroad?

According to a survey conducated by RepTrak, Italy has a better reputation abroad than it does at home. Italy's reputation abroad was valued at 71...
Basil Strawberry Spritz

Basil-infused Cocktails to Kick Off Summer

Summer, sweet summer is finally upon us. My garden has begun to take its shape as the temperatures soar and nature begins to work her magic. My basil...
Blue jeans made their way back to Europe during the Second World War, when American soldiers would wear them while not in service

Blue Jeans: The American Symbol with Italian Roots

The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially “americana” than this? As pleasant as it may be, we...
Both wine and the bike, in their own ways, lead one across emotional and physical landscapes, open the heart to the rhythms of nature, and promote a consciousness of lifestyle and the human spirit

Wine, Bike, and Living La Dolce Vita

There are three things that I find most Italians are happy to talk about: food, wine, and sports! Not unlike wine, the sport of cycling has a great...
Kent Bakke, CEO of La Marzocco International, imported La Marzocco espresso machines from Italy for 15 years before acquiring a controlling share of the company and establishing corporate headquarters in Seattle. (Jill Greco Bodnar)

Got coffee? La Marzocco International calls Seattle home

If you are a coffee aficionado, you’ve heard of La Marzocco. A hands-down favorite among baristas, these high-end espresso machines can be found in...
Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of thirteen restaurants in Northern California and Las Vegas and an 11-time world pizza champion. Photograph courtesy of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

The World Champion Pizzaiolo is from the San Francisco Bay Area

Who is this world-renowned pizzaiolo? None other than Tony Gemignani. What exactly is a pizzaiolo? That would be a person who makes pizzas in an...
Gianluca Legrottaglia at Montesacro Pinseria in San Francisco

Montesacro: All Roads Take to The Roman PinsaLand in San Francisco

A wholesale bakery connected to a restaurant, the "Mead Restaurant and Bakery" built around 1910. A wall was hiding a coal-oven that measured about...
Fusilli with Rapini Pesto | Credit: Copyright Nathan Hoyt/Forktales 2016

Of Gifts And Bitter Greens

Recently, I invited a friend of mine over to try out some new recipes I was working on. “But how do you think of all those different things?” she...
Bottura's Osteria Francescana Elected The Best Restaurant Worldwide

Bottura's Osteria Francescana Elected The Best Restaurant Worldwide

Osteria Francescana in Modena has been named the best eatery on the planet at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards during a ceremony at Cipriani...
Knowing that what you get in your plate is made with top notch ingredients, and the way it is supposed to by tradition makes Italian food more enjoyable

The Best Italian Food in the US

Eating genuine, authentic Italian food can be a struggle when you are not in Italy. Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world...
Better Summer Care Makes Better Tomatoes

Better Summer Care Makes Better Tomatoes

The hottest days of summer are almost here, and the tomatoes are setting fruits; it is important now to water, fertilize, and stake the plants so...
 If you’re wanting to splurge a bit (other than on AC), consider booking some small tours or private guides during your vacation

Surviving Your Italian Summer Vacation: ten useful tips and tricks

Traveling to Italy in the summer scares the hell out of me. Images of a massive hoard of sweaty, smelly adults and screaming kids packed shoulder to...
Alitalia Gets a New Stylish and More Italian Look

Alitalia Gets a New Stylish and More Italian Look

Alitalia has launched new uniforms that have been considered more stylish and Italian than the previous ones. Designed by Ettore Bilotta, a Milan...
Giuseppe Tornatore Turns 60

Italian Director Giuseppe Tornatore Turns 60

Giuseppe Tornatore was born May 27, 1956 in Bagheria near Palermo and developed an interest in acting and the theatre from at least the age of 16 and...
A Study Showed Italians spend 2,000 euros Per Year On Inviting With Friends Over

A Study Showed Italians spend 2,000 euros Per Year On Inviting Friends Over For Lunch or Dinner

A study run by Milan Chamber of Commerce for the HOMI international trade fair for interior design and upscale home decor has shown that Italians...