Risen – Italy’s Pane di Pasqua

  Italy’s Pane di Pasqua are tangible representations of the meaningful ties to the origins of Easter Sunday, the symbolism of seasonal celebrations and the culinary and cultural traditions of regional Italian food. Filled with raisins and candied orange peel, the classic Colomba di Pasqua is the most familiar of the traditional Italian Easter breads. …

Italian Bread Winners

The fascinating story behind two legendary Italian breads. Coppia Ferrarese,a bread whose twisted shape was first served at the ducal banquet tables of Ferrara. Coppia Ferrarese is a regional bread particular to the province of Ferrara in Northern Italy.  With IGP (protected geographical indication ) status similar to Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma you …

10 Ways Italians Are Going to Save The World

Everyone’s got problems. Especially today. Maybe it's because we've lost the artistry of living that the Italians know so well. They call it benessere "a sense of well being". Traveling in Italy and staying with my Italian family and friends has led me to believe that Italians seem to know how to balance work and …

Are You in the Blue Zone?

According to National Geographic writer and Emmy award-winning documentarian Dan Buettner the secrets of longevity are encoded in an  . . . Italian Cheese!   Buettner who travels the globe to examine and unlock the secrets of long life has written a book called The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived …