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More to explore from Emilia-Romagna region than Lambrusco

By On May 8, 2017

It is perhaps Italy’s oldest family of grapes, but Reunite tarnished its image By Frank Cipparone In a nation that has pride in its cuisine, no region is more noted for its… Read More

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Preparing truly tasty tagliatelle in Tuscany

By On May 8, 2017

By Murray Schulman In last month’s issue, you saw that our time in Positano had drawn to a close. We felt a bit saddened at leaving this unique and beautiful region of… Read More

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How Franciacorta became the Italian answer to champagne

By On April 17, 2017

Sparkling wines are product of French grapes cultivated in Lombardia By Frank Cipparone Just as all that glitters is not gold, all that sparkles is certainly not champagne. The limestone cellars that… Read More

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Positano odyssey continues with meal like no other

By On April 17, 2017

By Murray Schulman Sitting in La Tagliata, a cozy restaurant that seems carved into the mountainside, we are invited to become joined to the land and we feel the presence of the… Read More

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Italian Jews observe unique Passover traditions

By On April 17, 2017

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Some years ago, while walking through Rome’s famous Jewish Ghetto, an American couple who were eating at one of the kosher restaurants heard my husband and me speaking English.… Read More

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No better time for Slow Wine

By On February 20, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Slow down, you’re moving too fast.” That lyric from an old pop tune could serve as the theme for Slow Food. Founded in Piedmont by Carlo Petrini in the… Read More

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On the threshold of a culinary dream in vertical city of Positano

By On February 20, 2017

By Murray Schulman Last month, I began to introduce you to my perspectives on Positano. As promised, I will continue this series with more imagery of the sights, sounds and flavors of… Read More

Until recently, the wines of the Campania region were considered unremarkable peasant fare.
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Campania whites from southern Italy reach full fruition

By On February 20, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Standing on a hillside in Irpinia, the rugged coastline in the distance, you can visualize the first Greek settlers who arrived almost 3,000 years ago. They introduced eastern Mediterranean… Read More

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Positano: There’s no lemons like those lemons

By On February 20, 2017

By Murray Schulman This past September into early October my wife and I fulfilled our dream of visiting Italy. We spent nearly a year planning this trip as we were determined to… Read More

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Names of grapes derive from their shape, appearance, character

By On January 27, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Ever wonder how grapes got their names? When you consider the diversity of Italy’s native varieties it can be confusing at times, but always interesting. Regional dialects must be… Read More