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The Sicilian Butcher, Craft Meatballs and Charcuterie Bar, in tandem with Sicilian Baker, Cannoli Bar and Market, are scheduled to open on Dec. 19, 2019 at Chandler Viridian Primegate within Chandler Fashion Center. Brought by the visionaries and operators of Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen, and Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian But...

Nell’ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare l’accesso dei concittadini ai servizi offerti dall’Ufficio Passaporti, il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles sta organizzando un incontro nella località di San Pedro. La missione è finalizzata alla raccolta in loco delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei passaporti elettronici, da parte di...

The modern day celebration of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy’s Day) on December 13 is generally associated with Sweden and Norway, but is also observed in some parts of Italy, where it is actually a very ancient tradition that dates back to 1337. The feast is a Catholic celebrated holiday with roots that can be traced back to Sicily. St. Lucia is the patr...

Brewster resident Jeff Aquilino said last week Catania’s began selling pizza in 1925 almost by accident. Catania’s, which had its initial home on Arthur Avenue in in the Bronx, was originally a bread store, Aquilino said. One day a customer was served a slice of pizza and through word-of-mouth people lined up in large numbers seeking to purchase th...

Turin is one of Italy’s remarkable cities and despite the numerous attractions and star turn as host of the 2006 Olympics, it remains a lesser-known destination for many American travelers. As Italy’s first capital (and unofficial chocolate capital), the seat of its royal family for centuries and its automotive core (Fiat was founded here), Turin s...

“I hate memory,” says Benedetta Barzini near the end of “The Disappearance of My Mother.” In spite of this aversion to nostalgia, the film’s director, Beniamino Barrese, who happens to be Barzini’s son, smuggles in some material from her past. The first Italian model to appear on the cover of American Vogue, Barzini, now 76, was photographed by the...

Many hope the Americans will reconsider recent import duties, however most believe it all depends on the negotiations with the EU to find a solution to the Boeing/Airbus dispute. In the meantime, since last October 18 Italian cold cuts ended up in the US administration black list. The result is an additional import duty of +25% on the products valu...

Freddy Florio is one of many Italian-Americans celebrating generations-old holiday traditions in South Philadelphia, including one he started himself: selling Christmas trees on the sidewalk. "Tree World" is what he calls it, plain and simple. For 25 years, he's been selling holiday cheer with a smile outside in the cold. He orders trees from place...

Traveling by train in Italy is one of the best ways to move within the boot and luckily for passengers, there are some seriously scenic routes that one can enjoy. They offer mountain views, coastal perspectives and panoramas of the stunning countryside dotted with medieval hilltop towns. For those who are also conscious of their impact while explor...

In his 35 years at the helm of Gotham Bar & Grill, Alfred Portale was honored with multiple three-star reviews, James Beard awards and Michelin stars for elevating the art of American cooking — sometimes literally; towering presentations became his trademark. But he was ready to shift gears. He recently left the kitchen at Gotham, where he remains...

Italians are not in favour of following in Britain's footsteps, with 62 percent saying leaving the European Union would not be a good idea, according to a report released on Friday by Italian research institute Censis. The 2019 edition of the annual poll found 25 percent of Italians would be in favour of their country leaving the EU bloc. Italy's m...

The only thing more compulsively mesmerizing than one famous person is two famous people in love. The cultural fascination with celebrity couples isn’t complicated; they are our own relationships writ large, and sparkly. There are the transcendent portmanteaus (Brangelina, J-Rod), the industry mergers (Kim and Kanye), the legends (Jackie and JFK),...