In times of crisis, Italy has always turned to food as a means of creating community. But what does it mean to connect through food during COVID?
Pasta Grannies creator Vicky Bennison on the appreciation for tradition in the modern age.
During the coronavirus quarantine in Italy, locally-made products offer a window in the world of the past, and invite questions about the future of food.
In Italy, the COVID-19 crisis highlights a culture of community, even at a distance.
In Los Angeles, Chef Adam Sobel marries California bounty with Sicilian imports to create a singular experience for diners at his restaurant, Cal Mare.
In Naples, Italy, the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana has instilled a sense of place and procedure for the art of pizza making.
In Sicily, a deep culture of sweet creation is carried on by passionate individuals like Corrado Assenza of Noto’s Caffé Sicilia.
In Modena, Italy, Acetaia Giusti produces balsamic vinegar according to tradition, but with the spirit of modern experimentation.
In Tuscany, winemakers are experimenting with orange wines and expanding the canon of what is common to the region.
In Sicily, Barbara Liuzzo and Marco Nicolosi carry on a three-hundred-year-old tradition with modern sensibility at Barone di Villagrande.
In Sabaudia, Italy, a common custom of enjoying an evening gelato unites a community, and creates a little magic.
In Sicily, the active volcano that is Mount Etna provides a diverse agricultural catalogue of culinary specialties.