Pasta from Gragnano, Citta’ della Pasta!

The town of Gragnano is universally known as the “Citta’ della Pasta“. The brand has become so important that it looks like everybody is making pasta in Gragnano. (Like everybody in the world is growing San Marzano Tomatoes!) This is going to stop, and soon. The Town of Gragnano just received IGP status from the…

Roberto, the King of Pesto, Comes to America!

Roberto Panizza, AKA The King of pesto, organizer of the World Pesto Championsip and our producer of pesto genovese landed in New York armed with pestle and mortars and we have been following him around town to find out where the secret for this extraordinary pesto lies. At the Italian Culinary Academy, Roberto explained and…

The Switch from French to Italian – Where Did the French Go?

In the 20 years I’ve been living in America, the switch of interest from French to Italian cuisine is really mind boggling. Twenty years ago, everything cool was French; now you have to struggle to find or hear of a French restaurant or chef. We Italians, of course, are delighted; everybody is speaking our language….