Category: Food

Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There are countless ways which olive oil provides benefits to the body. Used within the Mediterranean diet nutritional research shows these useful properties: 1. Is an essential nutrient Olive oil contains beneficial substances suitable for the correct nutrition of the…

Abate Fetel Pears

It all started with a dream.  And a phytosanitary inspector who will insure there are no plant diseases.  After lots of inspections in between, it has happened that 10 containers of  Abate Fetel Pears from Emilia Romagna are making their…

Grana Padano

Grana Padano is the most consumed PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) food product in all the world.  More than French cheese, Iberian ham and Greek Feta. Stefano Berni, the general manager of the consortium of Grana Padano, says about 10…

Divine Yellow Gold — The Amalfi Lemon

The Amalfi Coast’s master pastry chef, Salvatore De Riso, is the new ambassador and president of the consortium for the symbol of the Amalfi Coast — the humble Lemon.  With its IGP designation, Limone Costa d’Amalfi IGP, and called Dolce del…

Montasio

Frico (fried) Montasio is conquering the United States.  Exports tripled last year. Montasio cheese DOP has established himself as one of the stars at the San Francisco Fancy Food, the largest exhibition in the United States has just ended. The…

What is DOP and IGP?

“DOP” (Denominazione di Origine Protetta – Protected Definition of Origin) indicates an agricultural and food product with particular qualities that come entirely from a particular geographical area and follow an approved production method. This process begins with the raw material…

Eating Italy: a Visual and Gastronomic tour of Italy

Who: USF Italian Program and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts What: Eating Italy: A Visual and Gastronomic Tour of Italy When: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00pm Where: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa, FL 33602 The…