For American foodies who want the inside track to European gastronomy without having the necessary Romance language skills, the Identita Golose site is a tremendous resource. Which is not to say it's the easiest to navigate, as it can be a bit confusing to wade through. Its wealth of foodie event announcements, chef "protagonist" profiles, essays and recipes isn't exactly straight forward, especially since all of the English site is translated from the original Italian.
Not all of the Italian page archives have been translated yet, but hundreds have — especially any pieces that are America-centric, from travelogues to essays. Sometimes you won't be able to find a particular English-language story in the English section, but go to the main site, and voila, there it is! So yes, a bit of a jumble, but such fun to explore!