A Springtime Sandwich

A sandwich as fresh as the spring. The ingredients are prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and pesto. The inventor is Pino of Salumeria Verdi. Salumeria Verdi began as a sandwich shop with 10 menu options and has transformed through 25 years. Pino’s favorite customers are Americans students: they are the ones he loves to serve …

The History and Secrets of Pizza Explained

  THOMAS RICCIOTTI The major Italian association representing agriculture, Coldiretti, has recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Pizza Margherita, in the belief that it was invented in honor of the Italian queen in 1889, when the pizza maker of the Neapolitan pizzeria Brandi was called to the Campodimonte royal palace in Naples where allegedly, …

Taste, Again

Pitti food lifestyle fair returns March 11-13 The 12th edition of Pitti Taste, the fair dedicated to the excellence of Italian taste and food lifestyles, is returning from March 11–13 at the Stazione Leopolda with a focus on coffee. Presented by Pitti Immagine, Taste showcases products from more than 340 leading Italian companies in the …

Ditta Artigianale’s Barman Becomes Italian Champion

The chief barman of the coffee shop Ditta Artigianale, Fran- cesco Masciullo, won last January the title of Italian coffee champion at the fair Salone Internazionale Gelateria Pasticceria, Panificazione Artigianale Caffè that took place in Rimini. Masciullo will thus represent Italy at the World Championship for Barmen that will be held in Seoul, South Korea …

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn

7 Delicious Reasons to Visit Florence in Autumn The invigorating nip in the air combined with the comforting scents of chimney smoke and roasting chestnuts means that autumn is officially here. Fashion-conscious Florentines break out their sleek leather boots, wool coats, and cashmere wraps to hit the streets in style. In my opinion, this is …

The ‘Italian’ Dishes that Don’t Actually Exist in Italy

Tourists who travel Italy, and more generally foreigners, have misconceptions about authentic Italian food. They are often surprised to find that common Italian-American dishes such as penne alfredo, garlic bread, spaghetti with meatballs and pepperoni pizza are nowhere to be found in Italy. They quickly discover that America’s favorite Italian foods are not actually at …

Dante’s Tiramisu

(This recipe is enough for at least 12 people with this recipe-unless you plan to make it on Thanksgiving or Christmas, you may want to reduce it to 1/2 or 1/3) 500 grams mascarpone cheese 5 eggs- as fresh as you can get them (like at a farmer’s market) 10 heaping T sugar Pavesini biscotti …