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4 Benefits of Brewing Coffee with a French Press

Avid Coffee Drinkers always discuss the benefits of drinking coffee daily. But do you know how you can get the most health...

Espresso: Just Add Sugar

"La vita e gia amara. Almeno metti lo zucchero al caffe." So says an old Italian friend from Abruzzo: "Life is bitter enough. At...

The Evolution of the Stove-Top Espresso Maker

Italians consume over 70 million cups of coffee per day in 200,000 coffee bars. In Italy, you'll find a coffee bar in just about...

Ciao Pittsburgh Introduces “La Famiglia Blend”—100% Arabica Custom Espresso Blend

Love espresso? Now you can enjoy Ciao Pittsburgh’s own, La Famiglia Blend. After months of taste testing different blends, we’ve had imported espresso and Sumatra...

Food

There’s More to Pasta Than Just Spaghetti

No matter where you go around the world, there are foods that are pretty much omnipresent: hamburgers, Chinese buffets, and restaurants with...

Caviar—Is it the Best Seafood?

Caviar has been a gourmet food and delicacy for ages and continues to be so even to this day...and for good reason. As we...

Bloomfield Sets The Tone For Italian-American Dining

In the late 1800s, Bloomfield became a choice destination for Italian immigrants looking to establish themselves in the U.S. and by the early 1900s,...

Recipes

Recipe for Sangria LeBlanc

Here's a recipe sent in from reader, Nina Mako. Sangria LeBlanc 1/8 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 bottle dry white wine 1/2 cup orange liqueur 1 1/2 cups lemon-lime soda 1...

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Wine

Essential Health Facts to Know About Wine

For so many years ago, wine has been learned through the region, and in the ancient time, it worked well. In the...

News and Notes

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy: Bloomfield

Our founder, Jack De Leonibus, was featured in Shady Ave Magazine's recent piece about Bloomfield. Check it out by clicking on the image below.

Pontifical Swiss Guard

By Alberto Macchione Tourists, the world over, often visit the Vatican City in Rome to see the Pope, St Peter’s Basilica and the the highly...

Verdi: The Force of Destiny (La Forza del Destino)

By Alberto Macchione Almost everybody knows the famous composer Italian composer ‘Verdi’ who was born this month in 1813, and those who don’t will find...