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I've been living in New York for several years now and my vision remains that of an Italian and an authentic Roman – who looks for his Bel Paese in the details – like my favorite ingredient, the artichoke. With my family’s blessing, I decided to take our Roman culinary tradition to the Big Apple in 2012. I already knew the city well enough because...

Al via la seconda edizione di “Vivo d’Arte”, il concorso-premio dedicato ai giovani artisti italiani (al di sotto dei 36 anni di età) residenti stabilmente all’estero. Il successo della prima edizione ha confermato l’iniziativa come eccellente strumento per valorizzare la creatività e il talento dei nostri giovani connazionali residenti all’estero...

Barcellonetta, an Italian term meaning small and pretty Barcelona, is the nickname for the city of Alghero, on the Northern coast of Sardinia dating back to the 1372 conquest of the city by Catalans. In this pearl on the Coral Riviera, street names are still written in both Catalan and Italian and there is even a Catalan TV. That ancient domination...

Of course there are secrets for Italian recipes you should follow if you want to make a bona fide Italian dish! In the  first part of this series, we looked at desserts. Now it’s time to take a closer look to  the rest of the menu! Are you ready? These are some rules of thumb to follow when choosing to prepare a basic Italian dish. If you happen to...

Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

After numerous Italian communities have tried to revive their dwindling populations by selling off dilapidated homes for little more than a dollar, one town has come up with a new approach. Teora, a pretty destination located in the southern region of Campania, is hoping to lure potential residents by offering to pay towards their rent if they move...

Little Italy signs highlighted Italian food products on display at Whole Foods, trying to guide customers through their authenticity and quality offer as they walked through the store in downtown Washington DC on a Sunday afternoon. The initiative launched by the Amazon-owned US specialty grocer, also featured on its home page is an effort to help...

Rocco G. Verrigni, who educated thousands of young chefs during a nearly 40-year career teaching in the culinary program at SUNY Schenectady, died Monday (2/17) at home in Saratoga Springs. He was 68 and since 2015 had been been battling pancreatic cancer, which claims 80 percent of its victims within the first year. Verrigni’s death was confirmed...

The northern Italian city of Parma is the Italian Capital of Culture in 2020.  It took over the title from Italy's 2018 Capital of Culture, Palermo, and the 2019 European Capital of Culture, Matera.  Below you will find just some of the countless reasons why this stunningly beautiful city deserves this recognition. Within Parma, one can find numero...

Daniel Louis Castellaneta was born on Oct. 29, 1957 at Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s south side to parents Louis and Elsie. He was raised in River Forest and Oak Park, Ill., and despite being decades away from voicing one of the most popular characters in TV history, he would impress friends and family with uncanny impressions that were...

“Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a solemn crown. A quite common feature of terraces and gardens in big and small towns in Sicily, they are made by skilled local craftspeople and have spread across Italy over time. The most famous ones are from Caltagirone, a center of exc...

The 4 P’s of great Italian food: pizza, pasta, prosciutto, and prosecco. Find it all—and more—on 2nd Ave right here in downtown Birmingham. We went behind-the-scenes, and we’re bringing you with us! Check it out. Chef Marco Butturini has created magic in many popular Birmingham kitchens, including Highlands Bar & Grill, Chez Fonfon and Bottega. Mar...