Food & Wine

A Wine Tale

November 2019 |
Once upon a time in the land of Venosa, there lived a prince, Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi, born in 1918, a descendant of a 1,000-year-old line of Italian royalty which included Popes Gregory XIII and XV. This introverted prince was not interested...

Montefalco’s Sagrantino

November 2019 |
The hills undulating down from Montefalco are laced with vineyards of the Sagrantino, a prized grape indigenous to a very limited area of Umbria. During a late September weekend in Montefalco, these wines are feted during the town’s festival,...

Italian Wineries in Danger

September 2019 |
Climate change continues to be a prominent issue in American and world politics. Whether people believe it or not, there are phenomenon happening in all areas of the world that are caused by unprecedented changes in global temperatures. Italy is no...

The Slow Food Movement

July 2019 |
”A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life...our defense should begin at the table with Slow Food.”  ~Petrini  “Our Mother Earth brings us together in a universal...

Zucchini: Share Your Bounty with Abandon

July 2019 |
From the Heirloom Food Project I’m no master gardener, but for each of the past four years, our raised beds have contained zucchini. It seems like the ultimate foolproof vegetable – one that can always be counted on to produce and produce and...

MUST EAT: Ohio City Pasta

May 2019 |
Twenty-five years ago, Gary Thomas launched a one-man pasta-making operation. Fast forward to today and Ohio City Pasta has dramatically increased its manufacturing while keeping its original production methods virtually unchanged. A beloved...

Saving History: An Old Tradition New to Me

May 2019 |
An Italian tradition in which I never had the opportunity to participate is the St. Joseph’s Table. I had read about it and heard about it from other Italian Americans, but it was not something my family celebrated. After finally attending last...

Hazelnut Farming

May 2019 |
La coltivazione dei noccioleti è uno dei settori italiani di eccellenza a livello mondiale, in un mercato in continua crescita. L’Italia rappresenta oggi il secondo produttore globale dietro solo alla Turchia ed ha un grande potenziale di sviluppo...

MUST EAT: Cleveland's Own Little Italy Pasta Sauces

April 2019 |
Alright, alright, we know that there is truly no supplement for the homemade sauce Nonna and Mama slaved over each week in their kitchen. The recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation and now sits in a pretty, little box on...
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