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The view of Mount Etna from Taormina, Italy on the east coast of Sicily has a striking resemblance to the view of Mauna Kea from Waimea, so Chef Gino Cipriano felt right at home when he moved to the Big Island. “When we first visited for my job interview, we drove around and it was very surprising. It looked like my town, my island, almost the same...

In 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow started missionary work in Italy. Now in conjunction with the dedication of the Italian Temple slated for March 2019, a history of the church from then to now is being collected to make up the “Italian Project.” “We were asked to find a copy of the Book of Mormon in Italian,” said Elder Lorenzo Henry Semadeni who serves...

If a customer walks into Casanova Bros. Pizza expecting to find a typical pizza parlor, he or she could be in for a surprise from the moment the door swings open. Employees greet customers at the front desk and ask if it is their first time visiting the restaurant. For first-time customers, a fresh batch of garlic knots with marinara sauce is deliv...

When in Tucson, do as the Tucsonans do, which is currently for many, a late breakfast with bottomless mimosas. The brunch trend is alive and well from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Bottega Michelangelo, and it’s brunch menu is just one of the latest additions to the historic restaurant’s re-imagined menu. There’s plenty of choices to be made during brunch...

Marco Bianco watches dough like a surfer watches a wave. “I like to think of dough rising as a wave. If I wait too long, and the wave rises too high, I won’t be able to surf it,” second generation, Italian-American Bianco said. “If the dough is above or below the correct temperature, or it rose for too long, I just missed its perfect peak time.” Bi...

Get ready for another trip on the flying trapeze. Cirque du Soleil is bringing one of its most-popular shows, the Italian-themed "Corteo," back to Portland in early 2019 for a four-day run at the Moda Center. The French-Canadian circus troupe first brought the production to Portland in 2008, when it had a six-week run in a big-top tent along the Wi...

One of Carson’s newest downtown restaurants officially opened its doors last evening following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mangia Tutto – translated to “eat everything,” is located at 200 N. Stewart. Officiating the ribbon cutting was Mayor Robert Crowell and Chamber Chair Bob Fredlund. Mangia Tutto's menu consists of Italian cuisine found in Pizz...

Team Italy manager Gilberto “Gibo” Gerali is doing all the right things to prepare his Azzurri squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifier. During the final days of a two-week camp and Instructional League Exhibition Series in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Team Italy played against some of MLB’s best prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athlet...

October 17 is National Pasta Day. Although most people believe that the Italians invented pasta, it can actually be traced back to Asia thousands of years ago. Regardless of where it comes from, it is a favorite food for many people all over the world. Here's a list of some local pasta deals: Buca di Beppo is celebrating World Pasta Month with a va...

The family and friends of an Ogden man gathered Monday to celebrate his 102nd birthday. "Every day I learn something new, and that's how you keep young, keep your mind going," Jim Favero told FOX 13. Favero, born October 8, 1916, served in the military during World War II, and he credits "proper eating, hard work and exercise" for his longevity. A...

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but is there a difference between the two? According to kitchen.com, gelato begins with a custard base, as does ice cream, "but has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all). It is churned at a much slower rate, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato den...

In late September, soprano Anna Netrebko sang the lead role of “Aida” for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. And thanks to The Met: Live in HD, audiences in Newport can watch her scintillating performance on the big screen this Saturday, Oct. 13. This grandest of grand operas features an epic backdrop for what is in essence...