Liz Barrett Foster

The Italian Import Conquering Upscale Casual

Chains that get their start overseas and grow to expand in the U.S. are few and far between. So when Piola took a chance and opened its first store in the U.S., it was kind of a big deal.

Four Female Leaders to Watch

In Italy, International Women’s Day is marked by street vendors selling bright yellow mimosa flowers, which are exchanged between couples and friends.

7 Tips for Winning the Pasta Game

Consumers crave good food, good prices, and convenience. Restaurateurs have been trying for years to make pasta fast-casual eateries take off in the same way pizza and Tex-Mex have.