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  When: December 1st at 7:00 PM EST - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Presented by Toni McKeen Christmas and the Italian culture... Two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came t...

Lake Fucino was once the third largest lake in Italy. Just east of Avezzano, about 600 m high in the Marsica area of the Abruzzo mountains, it was fed by the melting snows and springs of the surrounding mountains and covered some 150 sqm. Estimates of the seasonal change in water level suggest it fell as much as 12 m, leaving large areas of mud exp...

It's always a pleasure to visit Ledo Pizza in Severna Park. Family-friendly and casual, it's a "feel good," unpretentious place to enjoy some good Italian and American food. My dining companion and I arrived on a drizzly, chilly Sunday afternoon. A friendly welcome and soft mix of late ‘90s and country music helped us warm up and provided a comfy f...

“Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with. Forced into marriage at a young age, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1839, everything changes. Swept into a passionate affair with the idolized mercenary, Anita’s life is...

Val di Comino is a valley in the centre of Italy, in the region Lazio, that includes approximately 20 villages. It’s a territory that holds unspoiled nature, historical villages, tradition and an excellent local gastronomy. The majority of international tourists here, are from England, Scotland and Ireland as many locals emigrated to those countrie...

Scarpino was born from a partnership six years in the making, but its reason for being is simple supply and demand: Chef Scott Walton needed a kitchen and Adam DeSimone had one to fill. “Good chefs are hard to find. Scott called me up in July and said, ‘I have a great idea for something. Do you have any kitchens available?’ I said, ‘I have, like se...

October, the month dedicated to Italian Heritage, is about to end. It’s been an eventful four weeks for the world and for the US, a month encased in a year, 2020, which has brought to all of us pain, worry, fear. A particular month for the US especially, with a presidential election just around the corner, the POTUS catching and recovering from Cov...

This week, our virtual tour of Italian regions growing lesser-known grapes brings us to one seemingly forgotten (or avoided) by the Renaissance. Lacking the major architectural relics of other regions, or a history of fine art, this region is not a magnet for the typical tourist. However, in my opinion, this region, more than any other, exemplifies...

While some restaurant chains are filing for bankruptcy and closing up multiple stores, others are well-positioned for expansion. Fazoli's falls in the latter category—and it's bracing to open new locations in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas next year. Fazoli's already has 220 restaurants in 28 states. At the end of October, the fast-c...

Si informa che in base al recente "Decreto Semplificazioni" (D.L.16 luglio 2020, n. 76) dal prossimo 28 febbraio 2021 le Pubbliche Amministrazioni dovranno utilizzare esclusivamente le identita' digitali (Sistema Pubblico di Identita' Digitale SPID) e la carta di identita' elettronica ai fini dell'identificazione dei cittadini che accedono ai propr...

Also called ‘spianata’ locally, pane modde is widespread in Logudoro and Barbagia. A traditional recipe to rediscover – either on its own or filled with typical island food. From the food and wine tastings to exploring traditional Sardinian culture, autumn is the best season for trying out the flavors of Barbagia. Digging into the annals of Sardini...

Sal Rando regretted ever selling his quaint pizza shop at New Hope Square shopping center in north Gastonia in 2015. But after spending the last five years working a number of other jobs, Rando's made his long-awaited return to the shop, where he'll sling pizza dough once again. Rando's been a pizza and food fanatic as long as he can remember. At a...