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Chef and owner Will Gilson’s sprawling new three restaurant compound at Cambridge Crossing is now complete, with Geppetto opening today. The Italian restaurant — which Gilson called Geppetto to give it an “Italian-ish” vibe — opens alongside sibling restaurants Café Beatrice and the Lexington. And like its siblings, Geppetto is only offering takeou...

The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor a trio of luminaries at its dinner dance on Feb. 27 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook. (708-212-1051) Frank Grimaldi will be hailed as Man of the Year at the event, and Anthony Ambrose and Anthony Pucillo will be honored as Humanitarians of the Year. The following profiles were provided by t...

In the performance of my academic duties, I was often called to advise students who wanted to study Italian. When I inquired whether they had some knowledge of Italian, some of them admitted somewhat sheepishly that they knew what they characterized as ‘bad Italian’. Knowing that Sicilian immigrants represent 40/50% of the Italian American populati...

As an Italian tour leader and travel designer, this past year has been difficult to say the least. I miss my native land, taking my travel clients around, sipping cappuccino or wine, or strolling with a gelato in hand. But while we can’t travel to Italy right now, there’s no stopping us from planning our next adventure. Anticipation of a future tri...

From the Family of Charlies DeMonte: It is with very heavy hearts we say goodbye to our very dear and loved father, Charles DeMonte, who passed on January 18th, 2021. Words cannot express what he meant to his children and family. We know many people would like to say their goodbyes to Charles, AKA Charlie D, but given the unprecedented times the fa...

Il cannolo e il vino passito siciliano impresse sopra una moneta da 5 euro della nuova collezione numismatica 2021 coniata dalla Zecca e presentata oggi, 21 gennaio, nel museo della Zecca a Roma dal ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze. Non solo cannolo e passito: in questa collezione ci sono in totale 15 soggetti rappresentati e ispirati – oltr...

Overcome the impasse in trade relations between the EU and the United States due to US additional duties for the Airbus-Boeing issue and inaugurate a new season of collaboration. This is the hope of the association of Italian farmers, Cia-Agricoltori Italiani, launched on the day of the official inauguration of Joe Biden at the White House. The goa...

On January 25,  Italian Chef, Instructor and Food Writer Viola Buitoni will host a virtual discussion on the wonders of Italian olive oil. The event is part of “Food for Thought,” a new event program created by The Museum of Food and Drink and WNYC radio's Greene Space in New York City. “I like to speak to people who cook every day. Teach them how...

While you were at home during quarantine, so was Giada De Laurentiis, filming Giada at Home 2.0, a pandemic-inspired offshoot of her popular Food Network program. Maybe you tuned in and saw her cooking some delicious Italian food or baked goods and thought, “Man, I’d like to try some of that.” Well, at Pronto by Giada, you can dig into several of h...

Isabella Rossellini first saw “The Truffle Hunters” while serving on the 2020 Sundance jury, where Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s doc — now considered among the frontrunners in the race for the best documentary feature Oscar — first launched. Their unique cinéma vérité depiction of a vanishing Italian world in the forests of Piedmont, where ol...

Music is always considered therapeutic, especially when you feel low or when you need to relax and get entertained. It is medicine to the soul, and Italian music is not an exception. Italian music genres range from Italian folk music to Italian pop music. THE DIFFERENT GENRES OF ITALIAN MUSIC There are different types of Italian music. Here are som...

Summer Adventure in Learning (SAIL), a joint project of six charitable organizations, announced Thursday that dozens of organizations in Alabama that provide summer learning opportunities to children will be receiving financial support. Forty independent programs in the state will receive a total of $898,500. SAIL cites research showing that studen...