"Torrone" Nougat is a traditional Christmas dessert that boasts very ancient origins. It may have been invented in China - where almonds also originated - yet the recipe closest to the modern version comes from the Arab world. The "torrone" nougat known today is actually a variant of the famous "cubbaita" or "juggiolena", an Arab dessert made of honey and sesame, now known as "halva".
Demand for Italian foodstuffs in Asia is increasing but unfortunately many consumers turn to Italian sounding products when they cannot find the "originals". This emerged from a study by Assocamere analysing 600 products in China (Hong Kong, Beijing), South Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai), Singapore (Singapore), Thailand (Bangkok) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City).
Veronafiere Group: New deal to handle the post-coronavirus emergency period. Vinitaly, Sol&Agrifood and Enolitech will be held in 2021 (18-21 April)
Verona, 23 March 2020 - For the persistence of the Coronavirus emergency on a national and international scale the Board of Directors reached decisions concerning many essential aspects for the continuation of Group business. These included the redefinition of objectives, strategies and investments to ensure the safety of products, customers and business in related sectors.
Every year, during Sol&Agrifood, extra virgin olive oils earning medals in the Sol d'Oro international competition are the protagonists of guided and walk-around tastings specifically for international buyers.
In 1990, Italy, Spain and Greece together consumed 56% of olive oil produced worldwide. At the time, except for the United States, olive oil was consequently a product predominantly confined to the Mediterranean area and, even more so, to Europe. Today, this scenario has changed. Only 35% of the production is consumed in Italy, Spain and Greece.