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Sabina DOP: The Historic & Glorious Olive Oil of Rome

By On July 6, 2021

A 2000 year old olive tree in the Sabina Valley outside Rome By Riccardo Longo • 800 B.C. Sabina olive oil production has begun• 19 B.C. Roman poet Virgil features Sabina olive… Read More

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Summer: Time to put petal to the metal and flame to the food

By On July 6, 2021

By Murray Schulman It’s summertime! Restrictions have eased up, most of us have been vaccinated and we are feeling the urge to get out there and enjoy life. At this time of… Read More

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Summer in Sicily: Fresh seafood and white wines

By On July 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone When it’s summertime in Sicily, it’s time to head to the local market or down to the docks to look over the day’s catch, pick out the night’s dinner,… Read More

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Recognizing & Defending the King

By On June 17, 2021

By Riccardo Longo On February 7th, 2020 United States Congressman Lou Barletta & Italian Parliament Member Amato Berardi held a press conference at Gran Caffe L’Aquila in Philadelphia with the purpose of… Read More

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Re-embracing the ancient idea of doing what comes naturally

By On June 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone Winemakers around the world are riding a green wave of interest in natural wine. A passing fancy or here to stay, it’s an extension of the farm-to-table concept spawned… Read More

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The shapes of pasta, both newly discovered and old reliables

By On June 1, 2021

By Murray Schulman In recent months I have been seeing and hearing about different and uniquely shaped pastas. There are two that caught my eye. One is new to many of us… Read More

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Perfect pairing? Could we just say opinions differ, and leave it at that?

By On May 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone To say that Italians are passionate about many things – cars, opera, soccer, fashion – is an understatement. With food and wine that fierce pride borders on obsession. Pairing… Read More

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Eureka! A perfect polenta for springtime appetites

By On May 1, 2021

By Murray SchulmanLately, my curious nature that many of you have come to enjoy is once again peaked. I am preparing dishes that seem to be Italian in style. But I ask… Read More

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Warm comfort food for the springtime: Traditional pot pie

By On April 1, 2021

By Murray Schulman Spring has sprung and we are adjusting to warmer weather through what and how we are preparing meals. With that said, I thought that it would be fun to… Read More

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Getting acquainted with Sardinia – Italy’s ‘goofy cousin’

By On April 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone Although it’s been inhabited since the Paleolithic era and was once a mecca for jetsetters and Europe’s glitterati, Sardinia has long been shrugged off as Italy’s second island. A… Read More