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The Italian Food Tradition From the Renaissance to the 21st Century (Dec. 7)


One of Road Scholar’s most popular instructors in Italy, renowned chef and cookbook author Silvia Maccari, is in the United States to give two complimentary lectures to Road Scholar participants in the Boston area.

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Reserve Bin Welcomes Wines from Santa Lucia Farms


Winemaker Luca Scotto from Azienda Santa Lucia winery in Southern Tuscany recently traveled to Massachusetts for a wine tasting at The Reserve Bin in Foxboro on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The Scotto family has produced high quality wines for centuries from vineyards such as Ansonica, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The farm uses the most modern winemaking process, but respects the older traditions. The wine tasting was also hosted by James Guido of Guido & Son Italian Imports. Photos courtesy of Justin Braga

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Bio Gaudiano Brand Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Bio Gaudiano brand Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds, as this product may put consumers at risk for botulism.

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Bell’Italia – Part 1


I recently took a trip to Italy and toured Campania, a region that I have never been to. In a few series I will write about my experience in Italy and will start with one of my favorites, a tour of a winery in Taurasi, Avellino called “Cantine Antonio Caggiano”, lunch at Villa Assunta and a rustic bakery. On a crisp September afternoon a group of us from Boston and locals from Mirabella Eclano had lunch at Villa Assunta, courtesy of Mayor Vincenzo Sirignano. This particular celebration was a prelude to a much more anticipated event, my sister in law ...

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You say tomato, I say “tomahto”… Either way, it’s time to jar!

Making tomato sauce in East Boston - Photos ©Lisa Cappuccio - https://everyonewantstobeitalian.wordpress.com/

It's time to make tomato sauce... in East Boston! A tradition that is still very strong in Italy is just as strong on this of the ocean.

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