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by Linden Wilson

 

Arriving at his Highland Park Village eatery Bistro 31 to sit for a portrait for this story, restaurateur Alberto Lombardi greeted me jovially with an air-kiss on each cheek and promptly asked if I'd care for an espresso. This is the type of warm, European–style ...

by Joshua Lurie

 

The menu at Pasta Sisters is more or less mix-and-match. Pick a pasta and match your favorite sauce. Tagliatelle, spaghetti, pappardelle and penne are all considered basic. House-made gnocchi and ravioli cost a bit more. For a sense of what you'll face at the register, ...

By Giovanni di Napoli

 

Ferdinando Carulli (b. Naples 1770 - d. Paris 1841) was perhaps the most significant composer and instructor for the guitar in the Nineteenth Century. Highly prolific, many of the virtuoso's works, including his "Harmony Applied to the Guitar," continue to be used ...

Modigliani transforms the way their valued customers enjoy the beauty and inspiration of authentic hand-crafted products for the home and table through the launch of their new website, MyModigliani.com, allowing more customers to Embrace La Grande Vita. The site aims to make it as quick and easy as ...

The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture is offering two Peter Cocoziello Sr. scholarships this year, each in the amount of $2,500. The center administers the scholarship monies annually. The Peter Cocoziello Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Peter Cocoziello Sr. to be ...

By Shivani Vora

 

Travelers can live the celebrated sweet — and authentic — Italian life by taking a half- or full-day tour on a Vespa, the popular two-wheeled Italian motor scooter that many locals rely on to get around. Several companies offer excursions on the scooters; with most, ...

10. Thou shalt not add oil to pasta water. This throws off the balance of cooking the pasta. A delicious pasta water should be as salty as the Mediterranean, not oily. Oil is only to be added to pasta after it's been cooked and drained, and, even then, it acts more as a dressing–think pasta ...

by Claudia Astarita

 

Did you ever heard about the Sicilian carretto? This little, colorful cart has recently become the symbol of the region, but it used to be a very simple cart pulled by a horse, a donkey or a mule to move goods from one place to another.

 

Now, most of them have ...

by Chabeli Herrera

 

Live in Broward County and have at least $200,000 lying around just begging to be spent? Well then it's a good thing Broward is debuting its first Lamborghini dealership. Snag one of the six-figure price tag sports cars at the new dealership in Davie, near ...

by Ashok Selvam

 

It's a big day for the Stefani family as Mad Social finally opens, allowing Gina Stefani to branch out in the West Loop. Take a tour of the space here, as Stefani teams up with chef Mariela Bolanos and takes the torch as Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants' first new spot in ...

by Dan Curd

 

No other country has had a greater impact on American taste than Italy. Even though in recent years we've been bombarded by globalization and multiculturalism, the Italian brand remains strong. Currently, modern Italian cooking is in fashion, spawning restaurants like ...

di Gianni Molinari

 

Il 23 febbraio al Time Warner Center di Columbus Circle a Manhattan, affacciato su Central Park, ci sarà la quarta edizione di Italy Meets the United States, il summit dell'economia italiana in America. Le principali imprese nazionali si presenteranno a una platea di ...

by Matt Barrows

 

The chants of "Eddie D! Eddie D!" from the crowd outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium heralded the announcement that was made later inside.  Eddie DeBartolo Jr., who won five Super Bowls when he owned the 49ers but who has been a conspicuous missing piece from the ...

by Ariston Anderson

 

The 11th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival will open with the American premiere of the Pope Francis biopic Call Me Francesco on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Chinese Six Theaters. The festival is held one week before the Oscars and aims to draw attention to new ...

By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

 

House-marinated fresh anchovies with fennel three ways. Photo: Melissa HomWhen Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich joined forces in 1998 to openBabbo, the restaurant was pioneering in its casual approach to fine dining, its celebration of local and seasonal ...

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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Charismatic Dallas Restaurant King Talks Expansion, Italian Beginnings, River Oa…

Charismatic Dallas Restaurant King Talks Expansion, Italian Beginnings, River Oaks Moves & Globetrotting

by Linden Wilson   Arriving at his Highland Park Village eatery Bistro 31 to sit for a portrait for this story, restaurateur Alberto Lombardi greeted me jovially with an air-kiss on each cheek and promptly asked if I'd care for an espresso. This is the type of warm, European–style hospitality Lombardi is famous for — and it is genuine, carrying over into...

Pasta Sisters Makes Italian Specialties Affordable Again

Pasta Sisters Makes Italian Specialties Affordable Again

by Joshua Lurie   The menu at Pasta Sisters is more or less mix-and-match. Pick a pasta and match your favorite sauce. Tagliatelle, spaghetti, pappardelle and penne are all considered basic. House-made gnocchi and ravioli cost a bit more. For a sense of what you'll face at the register, tagliatelle tossed with tomato basil sauce runs $7.50.   The same pasta with porcini mushroom...

Ferdinando Carulli: A True Guitar Hero

Ferdinando Carulli: A True Guitar Hero

By Giovanni di Napoli   Ferdinando Carulli (b. Naples 1770 - d. Paris 1841) was perhaps the most significant composer and instructor for the guitar in the Nineteenth Century. Highly prolific, many of the virtuoso's works, including his "Harmony Applied to the Guitar," continue to be used today to train students the classical guitar.   According to most sources he was born on February...

Modigliani Makes Fine Handmade Italian Dinnerware More Easily Available to North…

Modigliani Makes Fine Handmade Italian Dinnerware More Easily Available to North Americans

Modigliani transforms the way their valued customers enjoy the beauty and inspiration of authentic hand-crafted products for the home and table through the launch of their new website, MyModigliani.com, allowing more customers to Embrace La Grande Vita. The site aims to make it as quick and easy as possible for discerning shoppers to decorate their home and table with functional...

The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture offers scholarships

The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture offers scholarships

The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture is offering two Peter Cocoziello Sr. scholarships this year, each in the amount of $2,500. The center administers the scholarship monies annually. The Peter Cocoziello Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Peter Cocoziello Sr. to be awarded to a deserving high school senior of Italian or Italian American heritage.   Judging criteria is based...

Touring Italy by Vespa

Touring Italy by Vespa

By Shivani Vora   Travelers can live the celebrated sweet — and authentic — Italian life by taking a half- or full-day tour on a Vespa, the popular two-wheeled Italian motor scooter that many locals rely on to get around. Several companies offer excursions on the scooters; with most, tourists ride as passengers while the driver is their guide, but a few...

10 Culinary Sins According To Proper Italian Chefs

10 Culinary Sins According To Proper Italian Chefs

10. Thou shalt not add oil to pasta water. This throws off the balance of cooking the pasta. A delicious pasta water should be as salty as the Mediterranean, not oily. Oil is only to be added to pasta after it's been cooked and drained, and, even then, it acts more as a dressing–think pasta salad–rather than non-sticking agent.   9. Thou shalt...

The history of the Sicilian carretto

The history of the Sicilian carretto

by Claudia Astarita   Did you ever heard about the Sicilian carretto? This little, colorful cart has recently become the symbol of the region, but it used to be a very simple cart pulled by a horse, a donkey or a mule to move goods from one place to another.   Now, most of them have been transformed in astonishing pieces of art, most...

First Lamborghini dealership opens in Broward

First Lamborghini dealership opens in Broward

by Chabeli Herrera   Live in Broward County and have at least $200,000 lying around just begging to be spent? Well then it's a good thing Broward is debuting its first Lamborghini dealership. Snag one of the six-figure price tag sports cars at the new dealership in Davie, near Interstate 75 and Griffin Road at 4645 Volunteer Road.   The 25,000 square-foot facility, a division...

Stefani's Mad Social Opens, Serving Food Late Night In The West Loop

Stefani's Mad Social Opens, Serving Food Late Night In The West Loop

by Ashok Selvam   It's a big day for the Stefani family as Mad Social finally opens, allowing Gina Stefani to branch out in the West Loop. Take a tour of the space here, as Stefani teams up with chef Mariela Bolanos and takes the torch as Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants' first new spot in 14 years.   Stefani's Italian heritage and Bolanos' experience...

O is for Old-School Italian

O is for Old-School Italian

by Dan Curd   No other country has had a greater impact on American taste than Italy. Even though in recent years we've been bombarded by globalization and multiculturalism, the Italian brand remains strong. Currently, modern Italian cooking is in fashion, spawning restaurants like Lombardino's, Cento and Osteria Papavero.   Yet for many, eating Italian still means pasta and red sauce. We have adopted...

A New York il summit dell'economia italiana

A New York il summit dell'economia italiana

di Gianni Molinari   Il 23 febbraio al Time Warner Center di Columbus Circle a Manhattan, affacciato su Central Park, ci sarà la quarta edizione di Italy Meets the United States, il summit dell'economia italiana in America. Le principali imprese nazionali si presenteranno a una platea di composta da 250 imprenditori, banchieri e investitori provenienti degli Stati Uniti. Si tratta senza dubbio del...

Touchdown, 49ers: Eddie DeBartolo Jr. makes Hall of Fame; Anquan Boldin wins Man…

Touchdown, 49ers: Eddie DeBartolo Jr. makes Hall of Fame; Anquan Boldin wins Man of Year award

by Matt Barrows   The chants of "Eddie D! Eddie D!" from the crowd outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium heralded the announcement that was made later inside.  Eddie DeBartolo Jr., who won five Super Bowls when he owned the 49ers but who has been a conspicuous missing piece from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, finally was voted in on Saturday.   The...

Pope Biopic to Open L.A. Italia Film Fest

Pope Biopic to Open L.A. Italia Film Fest

by Ariston Anderson   The 11th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia Film Festival will open with the American premiere of the Pope Francis biopic Call Me Francesco on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Chinese Six Theaters. The festival is held one week before the Oscars and aims to draw attention to new and established talent from Italy.   Directed by Daniele Luchetti, the...

First Look at La Sirena, the Latest From Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich

First Look at La Sirena, the Latest From Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich

By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite   House-marinated fresh anchovies with fennel three ways. Photo: Melissa HomWhen Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich joined forces in 1998 to openBabbo, the restaurant was pioneering in its casual approach to fine dining, its celebration of local and seasonal ingredients in the service of classic Italian cuisine, and its dining-room rock-and-roll soundtrack.   Since then, the partners have...

I pantaloni Pt Torino sbarcano a New York

I pantaloni Pt Torino sbarcano a New York

by Giuseppe Bottero   Quattrocento metri quadrati nel centro di New York, al numero 171 di Madison Avenue. Cover 50 sbarca in America dalla porta principale, con una nuova società - Pt Usa Corp - e uno showroom che verrà aperto nel cuore della via dello shopping.   «È un passo importante, coerente con la nostra strategia di internazionalizzazione», dice Pierangelo Fassino, presidente dell'azienda...

Glorioso's Italian Market: East side staple, heart of family for 70 years

Glorioso's Italian Market: East side staple, heart of family for 70 years

By Katie O'Connell For Michael Glorioso, his family's original market at 1018 E. Brady St. was more than a business — it was "the heart of his family." Michael grew up in an apartment in the back of the store. His father, Teddy Glorioso, was one of the three brothers who helped open the shop on Feb. 14, 1946.   Every day, the store...

Community grateful to "Mr. Brownsville"

Community grateful to "Mr. Brownsville"

By Christine Haines   Frank Ricco dedicated his life to community service, earning the nickname "Mr. Brownsville," even though he served only one term as an elected official. Ricco, owner of Brownsville Bus Lines and president of the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce, passed away Thursday at the age of 94.   He served as a Brownsville Township supervisor for one term in the...

Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County to meet on Feb. 16

Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County to meet on Feb. 16

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6:45 p.m., at The Farm House at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Asbury. Kevin Corcoran, owner of Artista Salumeria in Chester, will be the guest speaker.   Corcoran will speak about the traditional regional Italian classics he sells. Some of their specialties include handmade pasta, house-made...

Secretary

Secretary

Famous Italian Art Gallery, located in Miami Wynwood, is looking for a Secretary that can work in the weekdays from 1pm to 5pm. Compensation: $ 12 per hour   Requirements: Ability to use a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, etc., to produce correspondence and documents and to maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets and databases – Strong Photoshop and...

Fiorella's Sausage: It's a living

Fiorella's Sausage: It's a living

by Danya Henninger   When Luigi Fiorella was 19 years old, he left his parents' farm in Foggia, Italy, to try his luck in the New World. He gathered his savings, booked passage on a transatlantic ship, and landed in Philadelphia in 1892. Like many other Italian immigrants in South Philly, he began working as a butcher.   In 1904, he purchased the building...

Marco Doria a San Francisco incontra la comunità dei liguri

Marco Doria a San Francisco incontra la comunità dei liguri

Prima giornata del sindaco Marco Doria a San Francisco. Appena dopo il suo arrivo nella città californiana il sindaco è stato accolto al St. Francis Yacht Club dal console italiano. È grazie al convinto impegno del consolato italiano a San Francisco che è stato possibile organizzare il fitto programma di colloqui e incontri con aziende e operatori economici, della ricerca,...

Clark UNICO Kicks Off 2016 With New Member Induction

Clark UNICO Kicks Off 2016 With New Member Induction

The Clark chapter of UNICO, a local Italian-American service organization, recently held its annual "New Year Kick-off" meeting. Best known for its annual Columbus Day weekend carnival and Italian-American feast, the organization underwrites numerous activities in Clark, funds an annual scholarship, and provides social and entertainment activities to its members and the community at large.   Over 55 members attended the meeting held...

Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari Quietly Becoming A Superstar

Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari Quietly Becoming A Superstar

by Michael Dunlap   Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is finally playing like the superstar they believed he'd become. When raw talent and potential are combined into a terrific basketball frame, it's hard to not overhype the possibilities.   Such has been the case with 6-foot-10 wing Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets, who has been a teammate, an injury or a coaching change away...

Presidente, salvi la lingua italiana. Un appello a Mattarella, in visita negli U…

Presidente, salvi la lingua italiana. Un appello a Mattarella, in visita negli USA, contro i tagli ai fondi per la lingua italiana

di Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli  Ha destato clamore, in questi giorni, la notizia di un taglio ai fondi per la promozione linguistica italiana all'estero, al capitolo 3153 del MAECI, pari a 2 milioni e 625 mila euro per il 2016, dopo che, durante l'esame della legge di stabilità, il lavoro svolto in Senato aveva permesso di azzerare i tagli operati di 3.293.248,...

Anatomia Italiana: Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance

Anatomia Italiana: Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance

Where: Hall of Nations, 2191 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, California 92101. When: 5:00pm on Sunday February 21., 2016. Door closes at 5:15pm. Italy's medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of...

Italian Balladeers II Volo Bringing Its 'Grande Amore' To Oakdale

Italian Balladeers II Volo Bringing Its 'Grande Amore' To Oakdale

by Ed Condran   Don't expect Gianluca Ginoble to be hung over Friday night when he performs at the Oakdale Theatre. Feb. 12 is the night after the charismatic baritone turns 21 in Boston. "But I don't drink," Ginoble said during a telephone interview from Sicily. "I know turning 21 is a big deal and most people party, but that's not me. I...

Fred Kuwornu at UCB - THURSDAY Feb 11, 8 PM - 101 Morgan Hall

Fred Kuwornu at UCB - THURSDAY Feb 11, 8 PM - 101 Morgan Hall

Join us this THURSDAY, February 11, for a special screening, in 101 Morgan Hall. Fred Kuwornu presents his 2016 documentary Blaxploitalian, 100 years of blackness in the Italian cinema.   BLAXPLOITALIAN follows the different waves of pioneers of African descent who have contributed to Italian Cinema. The documentary covers more than a century, starting from silent and colonial cinema to get to...

Year 2015 shows growth of “intra-muros” research in Italian companies

Year 2015 shows growth of “intra-muros” research in Italian companies

by  Chiara Bussi   In order to survive the recession, Italian businesses have increased internal – "intra-muros" – R&D expenditure, according to a survey conducted by AIRI, the Italian Association for Industrial Research, based on ISTATdata.   In 2015, investments on innovation grew by 1% compared to 2014, but if we compare with 2007, they have leaped up 23%, going from €9.4 to €11.7...

Ancient Italian Secret for Great Skin, Hair and Nails

Ancient Italian Secret for Great Skin, Hair and Nails

By Dr. Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner   Psychologists know that the best way to stay centered and confident is to take control of the things you can do something about—like grooming and self-care. Researchers have found a connection between taking care of one's looks and happiness.   It doesn't matter which comes first—whether happy people tend to primp more, or whether primping makes people feel...

Every Italian neighborhood in America?

Every Italian neighborhood in America?

Yes, I have been to every Italian American neighborhood in America. Why? About 4 years ago I noticed that there were many Italian businesses in New York that were disappearing. Some of these businesses were a century old.   Before they all vanished I wanted to have photographs of these neighborhoods and their institutions for the sake of historic preservation and providing...

Deciphering Italian Breads: Beyond Ciabatta and Pizza Bianca

Deciphering Italian Breads: Beyond Ciabatta and Pizza Bianca

by Anoothi Vishal   "Pizza is a very young bread," says chef Armando di Fillipo at the Movenpick Hotel in Bangalore. I have always held Italian food to be quite tough to do anywhere outside Italy, given that the cuisine— cuisines really, because regional Italian food can be as diverse asIndian — is really based on the freshness of some incredible local...

"Eh, Cumpari” it's Julius La Rosa

"Eh, Cumpari” it's Julius La Rosa

by Paul Sciria   Julius La Rosa grew up in Brooklyn, NY listening to records by Frank Sinatra and bands like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Harry James. After finishing high school, La Rosa joined the Navy and was soon singing with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C.   It was with the Navy band that the "Old Redhead," Arthur Godfrey, the #1...

Italian pop opera trio Il Volo sing at Borgata on Saturday

Italian pop opera trio Il Volo sing at Borgata on Saturday

WHO ARE THEY: Consisting of members Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, Il Volo is an Italian pop opera trio which was formed in 2009. The singers met on the Italian music show "Ti lascio una canzone" where Ginoble wound up taking home the grand prize. In November of 2010 Il Volo released their debut self-titled album.   It was an...

Monument eyed for 1901 accident victims

Monument eyed for 1901 accident victims

by David Patch   When two Wabash Railroad trains collided southwest of Adrian in rural Lenawee County on Thanksgiving Eve, 1901, the official death toll was only 23. "Only 23" because the real number was much higher than that.   Scores of Italian immigrants traveling in two coaches of the westbound train went uncounted, and five coffins with what could be found of their remains...

Eight California Residents Receive National Italian American Foundation Scholars…

Eight California Residents Receive National Italian American Foundation Scholarships

Eight university students who reside in California have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are: Gian Paul Bergeron of Sausalito; Alexander Bologna of Rancho Palos Verdes; Tristan Curnow of Fallbrook; Max Galassi ofRedondo Beach; Neal Huddon-Cossar of Novato; Michael Law of Glendale;Ashley Robertson of Pinole; and Alissa Wilson of San Martin.   Since NIAF's inception 40 years ago, the...

“A Room of My Own” Stars Bronx Best

“A Room of My Own” Stars Bronx Best

By Madeline Anthony   Two gifted locals will star in a new off-Broadway show, 'A Room of My Own," set to premiere Thursday, February 25 on the west side of Manhattan. The heartfelt comedy recounts the early days of playwright and director Charles Messina, who wrote the show based on his experiences growing up in a tiny studio apartment in Greenwich Village in...

Little Italy è un film

Little Italy è un film

di Chiara Barbo   A New York City vive la comunità di italoamericani più numerosa degli Stati Uniti: così esordisce la pagina Wikipedia dedicata a "Italian Americans in New York".   Molti di loro, reali o immaginari che siano, abitano gli schermi cinematografici americani di tutti i tempi, a partire da quel leggendario Rudolph Valentino fino ai meravigliosi Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Danny De...

Vincent Ferraro, Twirling at Glenville Pizza Since 1976

Vincent Ferraro, Twirling at Glenville Pizza Since 1976

Sitting down in the pizza parlor he has run for 40 years, owner Vincent Ferraro recalls the leap of faith it took to purchase the business for $15,000 back in 1976. Vincent was just 23 when he bought out "USA Pizza," and renamed it Glenville Pizza. But the young entrepreneur was good with numbers, understood pizza making and already had honed his...

Choice and loss. The Italian-American experience.

Choice and loss. The Italian-American experience.

by Dolores Alfieri   Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the same name, among other books.   Our episode with...

Own Al Capone's First Chicago House For Less Than $200K

Own Al Capone's First Chicago House For Less Than $200K

by Tim Moran   The former home of Chicago's most notorious mobster is back on the market, with an asking price of less than $200,000. The unassuming, century-old structure at 7244 Prairie Ave. in the city's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is listed by Redfin at $179,000 - a significant dropoff from October 2014 when it was listed for sale for $225,000.   Al Capone's family...

Latest Celtics Rumors: Boston renews interest in Danilo Gallinari

Latest Celtics Rumors: Boston renews interest in Danilo Gallinari

by Nel Imperial   The Boston Celtics are still big-name hunting on the trading front with less than two weeks left before February 18 deadline. HoopsRumors.com provided details on the Celtics' attempt to snag Italian forward Danilo Gallinari from the Denver Nuggets.   The Celtics, armed with multiple draft picks and a handful of young talents on its roster, remain an aggressive buyer on...

CBS News anchor Mary Calvi to speak at Italian-American Women's Luncheon

CBS News anchor Mary Calvi to speak at Italian-American Women's Luncheon

By Carol Ann Benanti   Women's History Month, celebrated annually each March, acknowledges myriad contributions females have made in America. Interestingly, from its beginnings as International Women's Day on March 8, it's been expanded twice by the United States Congress — first as a week long celebration in 1981 and to its current month-long celebration in 1987.   So at this time it's only fitting...

World’s craving for Italy’s artisanal gelato widens reach of machinery and bases…

World’s craving for Italy’s artisanal gelato widens reach of machinery and bases producers

by Natascia Ronchetti & Ilaria Vesentini   The made in Italy artisan gelato industry holds a record that no one else has yet managed to touch. An historic tradition, artisanal knowhow, training and a highly specialized industry of non-finished components, machinery and equipment make it a world renowned force that earns a wealth of more than €3 billion.   Today the industry counts approximately...

5 things to know about Michael Toscano's forthcoming Italian restaurant Le Farfa…

5 things to know about Michael Toscano's forthcoming Italian restaurant Le Farfalle

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details about what to expect from the venture.   Here's what...

Parmesan cheese worth its weight in gold? No, really!

Parmesan cheese worth its weight in gold? No, really!

By Nina Porzucki Recently, an Italian cheesemaker, Quattro Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, announced that it has raised more than $6 million in bonds guaranteed by wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano. Yep, Parmesan cheese. Parmesan has the name recognition.   In fact cheesemakers in the European Union outside of a certain region of Italy cannot use the term Parmigiano Reggiano. It's an older variety of cheese that's been...

Food Critics: The Best Italian Food In Kansas City

Food Critics: The Best Italian Food In Kansas City

by Jen Chen   Italian food isn't just pasta in red sauce or hearty slabs of lasagna. From fish that's served very simply to bucatini alla gricia (pasta with pork jowl), Kansas City's Italian restaurants range from the old-school to places that veer towards lighter fare.   On KCUR's Central Standard, the Food Critics discussed the difference between Italian and Italian-American food — then they...

An Old Cathedral and a Daily Aperitivo

An Old Cathedral and a Daily Aperitivo

by Julie Besonen   On any given weekend, NoLIta's tastefully curated boutiques are brimming with avid shoppers. Over on the Bowery, the New Museum draws contemporary art lovers. Seekers of spiritual atonement — or the merely curious — slip into the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a historic sanctuary on the corner of Mott and Prince Streets.   Cradled amid fashionable cafes, old...

“Bellissima” Exhibition Highlights Italy’s Creativity, High Fashion & Art

“Bellissima” Exhibition Highlights Italy’s Creativity, High Fashion & Art

By Lisa Petrillo   "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968" is an entire exhibit dedicated to the rise of high fashion in Italy, and you can find it all at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. More than 90 designer garments are on display, including high fashions gowns that lit up the grand ballrooms, red carpets and theaters of the most elegant events...

Arizona Opera Set to Perform DON GIOVANNI in Phoenix and Tucson This Spring

Arizona Opera Set to Perform DON GIOVANNI in Phoenix and Tucson This Spring

The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart's Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall. Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles. Don Giovanni follows the adventures of the infamous lover in Seville, Spain, and is considered by many to be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's...

Marco's Pizza Announces Expansion Plans for South Dakota and Montana

Marco's Pizza Announces Expansion Plans for South Dakota and Montana

To meet the growing demand for pizza in the growing states of South Dakota and Montana, Marco's Pizza® franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action. How big is the demand for pizza in South Dakota and Montana? The oil boom in North Dakota has added a ton of momentum behind the economies of South...

Bernards Township woman recognized for Italian honor

Bernards Township woman recognized for Italian honor

by Jacob P. Perry   A longtime township resident was honored by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26, for having been named 2015 "Woman of the Year" by the Center for Italian & Italian American Culture. The recipient, Janice Mariana Fields of Darren Drive, has lived in town for 24 years and served in numerous community and civic roles.   In an official resolution, the...

Lucca riabbraccia il “suo” campione di Formula 1 Mario Andretti

Lucca riabbraccia il “suo” campione di Formula 1 Mario Andretti

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare...

Super Bowl 50 Fashion Scorecard: Gucci, Versace and Beyoncé

Super Bowl 50 Fashion Scorecard: Gucci, Versace and Beyoncé

by Vanessa Friedman   For the ultimate in American sporting events, Sunday evening's Super Bowl 50 looked awfully... Italian. Indeed, when it came to on-field style, if it wasn't Nike, it was a veritable microcosm of Milan Fashion Week — a preview, perhaps, of what we will see when the women's fashion season gets underway this month.   First up was Lady Gaga, wearing a...

Obama says the U.S. and Italy are working together in Libya

Obama says the U.S. and Italy are working together in Libya

President Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence. Obama and Mattarella reviewed plans to support a Libyan unity government, Obama told reporters after the meeting in the Oval Office. With a stable government in...

A Michelin-starred chef is leaving Copenhagen’s Noma to revolutionize American s…

A Michelin-starred chef is leaving Copenhagen’s Noma to revolutionize American school lunches

by Jenny Anderson   After working as head chef at Noma, the famed two-Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen, Dan Guisti is taking on an even bigger challenge: school lunches in America.   Giusti, an Italian-American born in New Jersey, founded a for-profit food service company called Brigaid that hopes to work with school districts and NGOs to develop a new model for how school lunches...

Italian StartUps: the top 5 in 2016

Italian StartUps: the top 5 in 2016

The new year seems promising for many Italian StartUps. In fact the last years have already brings some italian startups under the spotlight.   Many initiatives have been launched in these years, trying to fill the gap between the Italian startups scene and the others in Europe and, thanks to the typical Italian innovation spirit, the results came quickly. Indeed, despite the...

An Italian Bookish Life

An Italian Bookish Life

by Heather Cook   In Gaia B. Amman's first book in The Italian Saga series, An Italian Adventure, she takes us on a journey of friendship, sisterhood, and familiar family drama, as we learn about Italy in the late 80's. The protagonist, Leda, the character we follow throughout the series, has her nose buried in books when she isn't out being a...

La focaccia conquista Miami: «Abbiamo 3500 clienti al mese»

La focaccia conquista Miami: «Abbiamo 3500 clienti al mese»

di Claudio Cabona   Sole, palme, spiagge dalla sabbia finissima, strade che si attorcigliano, musica che riporta alle sonorità rap di Will Smith, alle hit da discoteca di Pitbull, ma anche focaccia, mandilli, ravioli alla genovese e un buon Pigato.   Le atmosfere colorate e calde di Miami, che ogni anno vanta un flusso turistico di quindici milioni di visitatori, si fondono con la...

Benetti 137-footer will make U.S. debut in Miami

Benetti 137-footer will make U.S. debut in Miami

The fifth Benetti Crystal 140 M/Y MR D, to date built in seven units and part of the Class full-displacement range of Benetti's current production, will make its U.S. debut at Yachts Miami Beach. The Crystal 140 is the new boat in the Benetti Class range. It measures 137 feet in length and 29 feet in width at full beam. Its...

They did it! Columbus Square Park is funded

They did it! Columbus Square Park is funded

By Bill Chenevert   Almost exactly two years ago, South Philly Review reported on the meeting at Columbus Square Park, between 12th and 13th and Wharton and Reed streets, and the nearly $3-million renovations that the Columbus Square Advisory Council was proposing for the park.   At the time, $3 million seemed like a massive amount of money to raise. But this week, the...

Osteoarthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Osteoarthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Reviewing Michelangelo's portraits, various conclusions could be inferred in relation to his hands. First of all, it is important to recall that the images may support the claim of the Master's left-handedness. Moreover, the hypothesis of gouty arthritis of the hands as the main cause of the pain in his hand can be dismissed, mainly because no signs of inflammation and...

Nicoletto's Pasta to open East Nashville restaurant

Nicoletto's Pasta to open East Nashville restaurant

by Lizzy Alfs   Handcrafted pasta will be the focus of a new restaurant and retail shop planned for East Nashville. Brothers Ryan and Danny Nicoletto, owners of East Nashville-based Nicoletto's Pasta Co., are preparing to open Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen at 2905A Gallatin Pike later this month.   Since launching their pasta company, the Nicoletto brothers have been selling their fresh and dried pastas at farmers...

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We the Italians Magazine # 75

WTI 75

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

to-serve-and-protect-a-long-tradition-in-the-italian-american-communityAt We the Italians, we've always been thankful to the American police. And through the years, several Italian Americans have traditionally been employed in protecting and serve, all over the US, particularly on the East Coast.   This is why we are proud and glad to be able to interview Inspector...

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