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Rustichella d'Abruzzo at the Friday Lunch Club

with Sara Jenkins, Mary Taylor Simeti & PrimoGrano Sagne a Pezzi

Rustichella d'Abruzzo at the Friday Lunch Club

Today, I ventured through a New York City snowstorm to visit my good friend Sara Jenkins, chef of Porsena. I was joined by some intrepid companions, arriving through whirling wind and snow to experience Porsena's Friday Lunch Club (blizzard version). Among these hearty souls, to our...

Il Miele della Vita Honey & Vinegar

From The Alpine Meadows of Piedmont

Il Miele della Vita Honey & Vinegar

Since 1989, Michele Gaido has been producing honey exclusively from bees roaming in the grassy fields of the Po River Natural Reserve—a protected wildlife refuge in the Alpine foothills of Piedmont. A deep knowledge of the territory and a passion for beekeeping inspired him to leave...

L'Olio Nuovo 2015 e' arrivato!

A stunning harvest of fresh-pressed Italian olive oils

L'Olio Nuovo 2015 e' arrivato!

Our 2015 Olio Nuovo is Here We are thrilled to announce that 2015 is an extraordinary year for oilo nuovo, and Manicaretti is proud to represent some of the best olive oils in Italy. All of exceptional integrity and quality. Olio Verde, Titone Nuovo, Frescobaldi Laudemio and Capezzana Freshly...

Down South, Up Top: Crudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Nancy Harmon Jenkins on the Best Hot-Climate Oils

Down South, Up Top: Crudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Food writer and "oracle" of Mediterranean cuisine, Nancy Harmon Jenkins enlightens us with this fascinating article on extra virgin olive oils made in hot climates. Far too many southern-made oils, she laments, suffer from major defects (chief among them "fustiness") due to intense...

Farewell, Contessa Lisa of Tenuta di Capezzana

Addio, Contessa Lisa

Farewell, Contessa Lisa of Tenuta di Capezzana

Contessa Lisa Contini Bonacossi of Tenuta di Capezzana in Carmignano, Tuscany, has influenced me (and many others) as few have. Hers was a great life, dedicated to her late husband, Count Ugo, her seven children and the constant flow of visitors to her villa from all over the world. Her warmth,...

Sicilian Pistachio Spread wins Gold at The Fancy Food Show

Sicilian Pistachio Spread wins Gold at The Fancy Food Show

Il Colle del Gusto's La Pistacchiosa (Sicilian Pistachio Spread with Extra Virgin Olive Oil) was awarded a Gold sofi™ Award at the NYC Fancy Food show last week, the only Italian product at the show to receive such a prestigous award. First, a huge congratulations to the producers, Anna Maria...