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Calabria, Italy

If Italy is a boot (in shape), then Calabria is the toe. This Southern Italian region is famous for its spicy and robust cuisine, emphasizing powerful ingredients like garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and red-hot chili

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All About Italian Pork

Italians love their pork! Air-cured meats such as Culatello, Coppa, Pancetta, Guanciale & Lardo are staple delicacies hailing from many regions in Italy.   Culatello di Zibello (D.O.P.) In my

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Get to Know: Spanish Manzanilla Olives

An abundant green olive originating in Sevilla, Spain, these straw-colored gems are plump and meaty, most commonly stuffed and skewered in happy hour cocktails. ORIGIN Sevilla, Spain DELALLO VARIETIES Stuffed

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole-Wheat Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Polpette: The Italian Meatball

While Americans are accustomed to the famous Italian dish Spaghetti & Meatballs, what they don’t realize is that it doesn’t exist in Italy. This article explores the Italian meatball, or

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Tiramisu Layered Italian Dessert

All About Italian Desserts

In Italy, il dolce is not only a sweet way to end a lunch or dinner—it’s also the way many Italians start their day. The term dolci literally means “sweets,”

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Cooking with Thyme

One of the many fresh herbs used in many Italian kitchens. The aromatic flavor of thyme complements Southern Italian sauces of hot peppers and eggplants, as well as being a

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Torrone, Italian Nougat Candy

Torrone is a cream-colored confection of sugar, honey and egg whites speckled with toasted, sliced almonds. While it is normally a treat eaten around the holidays, torrone can be enjoyed

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