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  • SKIN&CO ROMA Partners with Italia Living | Italia Living
    products for all skin types In 1911 Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina opened their first Emporium in Umbria to sell the freshest gourmet ingredients to the local community In 1953 Giuseppina introduced her own mix of botanical oils to the store which attracted many Hollywood stars craving to try her powerful blend full of antioxidants and anti aging ingredients Nearly 60 years later the third generation family entrepreneur Gabriel Balestra found his grandmother s recipe and had it tested in Italy s largest cosmetology center Scientists confirmed that Giuseppina s formula packed with natural and seasonal ingredients was indeed as fantastic as her star studded clientele believed at the time Inspired by his findings Gabriel gave his grandmother s formula a modern twist while preserving his family s tradition and using only the oldest time tested recipes and rigorously selected ingredients Today SKIN CO ROMA brings the Mediterranean experience to customers around the world who wish to experience indulgent Italian luxury skin care This family owned business that is over a century old today is thriving under the leadership of Gabriel Balestra who has been referred to as New York s next powerful entrepreneur Gabriel continues to use the same ingredients his family has been selling for years with their well known truffles and oils SKIN CO ROMA products are available in several countries around the world as for North America they operate offices and distribution centers in New York Las Vegas Beverly Hills San Francisco and Toronto and distribute to major resorts restaurants gourmet stores boutiques and natural stores across the US Canada South America and Asia The brand has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal Washington Post Town Country Bloomberg News The New York Magazine and has been four times Oprah s Favorite To learn

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  • Registered Dietitian Shares the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet | Italia Living
    a high intake of fish as their main animal protein Fruit is eaten frequently as dessert and of course paired with wine So as a dietitian I know that the fats found in nuts and olive have anti inflammatory properties and by nature are lower in artery clogging saturated fats which lowers risk of heart diseases The fruits and vegetables are filled with nutrient dense vitamins and antioxidants that have anti cancer properties The major component of this diet is that it is high in fiber and is one of the main reasons it is so beneficial to cardiovascular health and weight maintenance Fiber binds to fat and helps remove it from the body and this can lower cholesterol Fiber is integral in weight loss because it keeps you fuller longer It also provides pre biotic properties that aids in the health of your digestive tract As a child I moved from Naples to the US and my family transferred many of our food traditions to our kitchen here When I visited my family in Italy during the summer I noticed they had very small refrigerators and I later found out it was because they went to market almost daily or food peddlers came to them so there was barely any food to store or freeze Food was not eaten in restaurants or brought to them by delivery men they shopped for their food with their local producers brought it home and cooked it with their own hands They were more in touch with their food Many of them had gardens everything from lemon to peach or walnut trees as well as chickens or pigs To know and understand where your food comes from and to cook it is just as medicinal as the food itself Another habit I noticed

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  • Pellini Caffé – Unique and Unmistakable | Italia Living
    nor friends and family to lend a helping hand Gesino Sgro Gesino discovered they were right His first American job was in the steel industry He worked tirelessly to go from laborer to foreman to field supervisor and to improve his English until it was good enough to begin his own business in steel fabrication and installation But all the while he felt a constant yearning and calling from his precious homeland After many trials and tribulations and hard work to hone his sales and business skills the opportunity finally arrived for Gesino to bring his Italian culture to his adopted home First and foremost a wine importer who specializes in small family owned vineyards throughout Italy he also knows a thing or two about Italian food which makes Pellini USA a dream come true It s the best of both worlds says Gesino in his heavy Italian accent I not only get to travel throughout Italy many times a year I also eat the foods I grew up with Gesino s three sons have inherited his love of Italian culture and heritage His younger two sons work for him in the wine importing business while his eldest son Sergio moved to Kentucky and started a wholesaling business centered on educating a new demographic about his Italian heritage Kentucky is definitely not Italian food and wine country Beer and bourbon maybe but Italian No way shares Sergio But I love it because I have the opportunity to share my passion and customs with people who have never heard about or seen real Italian culture before And Olive Garden is not Italian Although he started by importing the same wines that his father imports Sergio quickly realized that he could not compete on price or his portfolio alone So he employed a more creative entrepreneurial approach by offering boutique wine shop products and services that his large competitors cannot and by specializing in high quality imported Pellini and gourmet foods The Pellini distinction Pellini Caffé is a world leader in its industry and a premier source of all natural kosher and ISO certified coffee An environmentally friendly company it is known worldwide for its high quality gourmet espresso In addition to earning many certifications Pellini has the highest D B rating possible enabling it to purchase the top tier coffee beans on the green market today In addition to the scrutiny of internal and external expert tasting panels Pellini products undergo strict quality assurance quality testing to validate the perfection of each and every batch Pellini s awards recognitions and certifications are a testament to the company s dedication to producing the best of the best It s not just the products it s the experience Sergio Sgro Sergio Sgro According to Sergio he wants customers to feel like they are sitting at a large Italian table having a family style meal For instance that s what makes Pellini products unique they are produced by families who work the fields or

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  • Power Yourself Up with the V12 Engine Coffee Machine | Italia Living
    Veloce brings fast cars and functionality to your countertop Dispensing an aromatic italian style coffee out of one its six titanium exhaust pipes engineered with alloys like titanium aluminum and stainless steel The sleek metallic machines appropriate the imagery and style of the powerhouse turbine while maintaining easy operation Some unexpected design inclusions to the brew maker include a an oil reservoir at the top of the engine block a tank which can be filled with supplementary liquors like grappa By pressing a mechanical volumetric doser button the alcoholic additions are automatically pumped through the piping system and into the cup Properly called Espresso Veloce Serie Titanio V12 the coffee machine will be limited to only 500 units and is priced at around 16 000 For those now wishing to shell out quite that much to make a cup of coffee Espresso Veloce carries the machine in v8 models as well For more info visit www espressoveloce com v12 Related Articles Fitness Benefits from Olive Oil and Coffee Experience the Joys of Coffee Perfection A Few of the World s Best Espresso Makers illycaffè Official Partner of EXPO Milano 2015 Mechanical Music Box That Serves Coffee Smeg Brings Technology with

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  • Snowed In - by Liz Montalbano | Italia Living
    snow Tuesday night The second storm of the New Year and it s not even February yet Eesshh Perfect opportunity however to write my first piece for this lovely Italian virtual portal I am glad to be here and honored really that Italia Living Founder Richard contacted me and invited me to be the health and fitness contributor Super excited So where to begin I think I ll jump right into the lifestyle with an emphasis on food But of course Food Like any good Italian would My usual MO on a snowy day back when I was unfit would ve been some hot chocolate and pancakes waffles or some other rich comforting breakfast to warm the soul to start the day Followed by a pizza delivery while I sat and watched the kids in the neighborhood earn the 60 bucks they negotiated from me to shovel my drive walkways I would open a bottle of my favorite Pinot Grigio drink 2 3 of it to wash down the pizza and smoke a Marlboro Light soon after as dessert cause there s nothing better than a smoke after a solid afternoon buzz I would smoke 2 or 3 more immediately after because I do everything in excess before I crashed on the couch and dozed off in front of Judge Judy Dinner would be anything takeout Chinese Food would usually do it on a cold day Won Ton soup slammed with crispy fried noodles would set the mood for the gorge feast that followed Asleep by 10p from the glycogen suffocation Pretty picture Right Well life is very different these days As my day began like every day with a cup of java Italian Roast of course followed by 30 40 minutes of morning cardio before breakfast Six hard boiled

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  • Study Shows Drinking Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk by 40% | Italia Living
    by more than 50 percent Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver said Carlo La Vecchia study author from the department of epidemiology Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri and department of clinical sciences and community health Università degli Studi di Milan Italy The favorable effect of coffee on liver cancer might be mediated by coffee s proven prevention of diabetes a known risk factor for the disease or for its beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes Researchers performed a meta analysis of articles published from 1996 through September 2012 ultimately studying 16 high quality studies and a total of 3 153 cases This research fills an important gap as the last meta analysis was published in 2007 and since then there has been data published on more than 900 cases of HCC Despite the consistency of results across studies time periods and populations it is difficult to establish whether the association between coffee drinking and HCC is causal or if this relationship may be partially attributable to the fact that patients with liver and digestive diseases often voluntarily reduce their coffee intake It remains unclear whether coffee drinking has an additional role in liver cancer prevention added Dr La Vecchia But in any case such a role would be limited as compared to what is achievable through the current measures Primary liver cancers are largely avoidable through hepatitis B virus vaccination control of hepatitis C virus transmission and reduction of alcohol drinking These three measures can in principle avoid more than 90 percent of primary liver cancer worldwide Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and the third most common cause of cancer death HCC is the main type of liver cancer accounting for more

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  • The Vision of illy Beyond the Bean | Italia Living
    been the model for global leaders in the coffee world with its uncompromising approaches and standards from bean to cup and refusal to accept anything but the highest quality Arabica beans In its quest for an excellent Italian Espresso product illy goes beyond the coffee beans and focuses on valuing people and ethics through sustainability and developing every coffee growing region where it sources its beans with profound dedication to the people Illy expresses its love for art and culture and thirst for beauty in everything that they do In short illy doesn t compete with other coffee roasters around the world it sets the standard and follows through with all things inherent to the illy brand a passion for quality technology sustainability education and overall excellence coupled with art and culture to complete the illy experience Andrea Illy Chairman and CEO of illycaffè S p A Illycaffe was founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy and for three generations illy has led the coffee industry in innovation technology and knowledge In 2005 the leadership of illycaffe was passed to CEO Andrea Illy who took the helm as the third generation of the entrepreneurial family to lead the company and sustain its passion and vision for quality through technology sustainability art and more Under Andrea Illy s leadership the company has expanded its global penetration from 29 countries to over 100 countries has increased revenues by well over 130 percent and continues to build illy as the world s quality coffee Illy believes in producing one unique blend of coffee for both brewed and espresso preparation and knows that every bean must reach its high quality standards Made from 100 finest quality Arabica beans handpicked from nine different growing regions around the world Illy espresso is distinctly identifiable to those who

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  • How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy | Italia Living
    Living Guide to Italian Coffee on Amazon Kindle How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy by Sara Rosso is a comprehensive and concise guide to all of the major variations of coffee or caffè espresso in Italian as they can be found in Italy Available as an eBook on the Amazon Kindle A descriptive look at the most common coffee options for travelers to Italy with close up photos of each variety and the proper names in Italian with pronunciation guides so you ll be ready to order your favorite variety in any bar in Italy Also included are descriptions of special coffee drinks non coffee drinks you can find in a bar and all about sweeteners for your coffee Bonus chapters include Italian breakfast what to expect and order to eat with your coffee Understanding the bar culture in Italy and How to make coffee at home like an Italian Related Articles Fitness Benefits from Olive Oil and Coffee Coffee World Mourns Inventor of the Moka Renato Bialetti Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th 10 Ways Coffee Can Benefit You Pellini Caffé Unique and Unmistakable Power Yourself Up with the V12 Engine Coffee Machine A Quick Guide

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