Italian Gourmet Food News

What do Silvio Berlusconi and Paula Dean have in common? These two public figures are worlds apart politically and culturally, but they share an affinity for dense corn porridge of their native regional cuisine. Be it grits in the Southeastern US or polenta in Northern Italy, cooked coarse corn meal enjoys a star role in kitchens of both regions.


Most Italian-American restaurants, along with many of us, have actually strayed from the original Italian method of serving pasta dishes. Giant portions of noodles, drowned in heavy sauces and topped with huge chunks of meat, have nothing to do with the way Italians eat. Here are two basic rules to prepare your pasta like a real Italian...


Carmine’s in New York and Trattoria da Luigi in Rome both label themselves as Italian restaurants. Still, your dining experience in these two great establishments is going to be completely different, because Italian-American and Italian cuisine, while sharing the same roots, have grown into two very distinct cousins. Learn here how and why...


Visiting an outdoor food market in Italy is not just a task to restock your kitchen, it is an event for the senses. The powerful mix of sights, sounds and smells will leave your mouth watering... But how can you identify the best quality vendors among dozens and dozens of stalls and booths? The smart shopper's secret is to follow the nonne!