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The worst crimes against Italian food, according to a top cook

Lesson one: never ask an Italian cook if pizza and pasta are unhealthy…  Pizza, pasta, mozzarella, burrata, parmesan, gelato, limoncello. Once you think you have conquered every type of mouthwatering Italian food, there is another to sample. Is there an end to the country’s delicious fare? We sincerely hope not. So, how can the rest [...]
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How to explain the enduring popularity of Italian wine in the U.S.? ‘It’s made for food.’

To market their wines in the United States, Italian vintners face the same challenges as their Portuguese, Spanish, German and French counterparts: a language unfamiliar to most Americans, complicated hierarchies of styles and quality, obscure traditions, puzzling labels. The task may be even more formidable for Italian winemakers, given the [...]
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U.S. judge tosses lawsuits about labels on Parmesan cheese

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed lawsuits by consumers who had sued food manufacturers and retailers over their “100% grated Parmesan cheese” labels, alleging they were deceiving buyers because the products actually contained cellulose filling. Starting in early 2016, companies such as The Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O), Target Corporation (TGT.N), [...]
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Lambrusco’s Comeback, and Why It’s Brushing Shoulders with Rosé

Rosé, with its delicate pink hue, is undoubtedly an It drink of summer. #YesWayRosé will never go out of fashion. However, Lambrusco, its underrated fizzy red Italian stepsister, is re-emerging stateside and giving the summery beverage a solid rival. In Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s most prized gastronomic treasures, Lambrusco is to [...]
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Traceability to protect “Made in Italy” brand

Rome – When you speak with those who carry out the food inspections,the answer is always the same: if the product is Italian you can be sure. Of course, there is always an exception, one finds producers who do things that are wrong, but it is precisely that, an exception [...]
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