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Lisa Scottoline is joyful and light, seated in her bright home office outside Philadelphia on a chilly December afternoon. Blond hair pools on her shoulders to frame her often-smiling face. The spitfire’s lip gloss shines through the Zoom screen. Her youthful energy belies her 65 years, but it has fueled her prolific and accomplished writing career...

Mici Handcrafted Italian, a five-unit fast casual chain based in Denver, Colorado, is opening their first Colorado Springs location in February, owned and operated by Mici corporate and located at 3703 Bloomington St., the space was previously a Smashburger, according to a company press release. The restaurant will have 46 seats, pick-up and delive...

Francesco Saverio Fava (1832-1913) è ricordato negli annali della Storia d’Italia soprattutto come il diplomatico che fu accreditato come primo Ambasciatore del Regno d’Italia presso gli Stati Uniti d’America nel 1894. Prima di questo significativo incarico, la sua traiettoria diplomatica quarantennale, presenta non pochi aspetti singolari. Esordis...

There is no need to fly to Italy to enjoy what the country is known for — the food. LaFavorita Fine Foods Market Place in Oyster Bay has everything one might need to cook or eat a premade delicious Italian meal. The offerings, and there are so many, are made from ingredients imported from the country fondly referred to as “Bel Paese.” Among the lar...

Italian immigrants took their first steps on U.S. soil in a place that has now become legend — Ellis Island. In the 1880s, they numbered 300,000; in the 1890s, 600,000; in the decade after that, more than two million. By 1920, when immigration began to taper off, more than 4 million Italians had come to the United States, and represented more than...

When things in Italy return to some semblance of “normal,” I know straight where I’m headed — to Via del Governo Vecchio in Rome. The “street of the old government” per translation — in reference to the former papal government office at No. 39 — offers the best of Rome squeezed into just 450 meters (about a third of a mile), a few steps from Piazza...

It's always fun to try and a new restaurant and we found one in Westchester that real foodies will be sure to love with lots of traditional fare such as burgers, but with lots of new American/Italian cuisine with a twist as well.  For those who haven't visited the newly opened 179 Bar & Grill in New Rochelle, they are in for a real treat with such...

Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece. [Directed by Compote Collec...

Today we will do a particular tour in one of the most important regions of the Peninsula, the Marche. A journey that will allow you to get to know and, why not, to taste one of the excellent products of the Marche viticulture: Verdicchio. Then follow us in this new adventure, and be ready to swirl your glasses, also because you will have a special...

In December, Galioto’s delicatessen opened in the heart of Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Brought to you by the team behind the NYC staple Jajaja Plantas Mexicana, the deli serves Italian sandwich classics such as The Meatball Parm (Impossible meat) and The Caprese (roasted tomato, basil, mozzarella, and garlic spread) with a plant-based twist. I...

"Vacation Under the Sicilian Sun" by Remo Faieta describes the adventure numerous travel groups had on their vacation to Sicily. With description of the Island's scenic landscapes, intriguing history, fascinating archaeological sites, majestic Mt. Etna and spectacular Taormina, and its museums, delicious food and wine, friendly people, and moving f...

In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest number of Roman ruins still visible - in fact, it is sometimes called ‘Rome of the Alps,’ being located near the mountains in the north-western tiny region of Val d’Aosta, close to the French bord...