Category Archives: Approfondimenti

The world is becoming a giant chain store

tarbucks just opened its first store in Italy, and many are heralding it as a big change for the country, and indeed it is. But it’s not a good change. It’s yet the latest sign that America’s monolithic fast food companies are taking over the world, replacing local community culture, all [...]
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A museum to satisfy all your coffee needs is now open in Turin

If you simply can’t get by without your daily dose of coffee, then rejoice — a museum dedicated entirely to your favourite drink has recently opened in Italy’s industrial heartland, the city of Turin in Piedmont. The Museo Lavazza is a “sensory journey through the world of coffee”. Photo courtesy of Lavazza Famous coffee-producer [...]
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FIVE THINGS NO ONE WANTS TO SAY ABOUT ITALIAN CRAFT BEER

Italy’s beer scene is buzzing. “Italy Is Making Some of the Best Damn Beer in the World,” reads one headline. It is “Italian Craft Beer’s Time to Shine,” announces another. (Disclosure: I myself was an early contributor to this trend, writing a New York Times travel section cover story about beer in [...]
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