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Sometimes it’s a necessity. Other times, it’s a trend. Either way, gluten-free pizza options are a popular request in New York City restaurants – Italian pizzerie included! In just a few years’ time, gluten-free pizza has gone from “meh” to a must-have on just about any menu. Originally very different from the original Neapolitan pizza dough, now i...

Marco Nistico, who has become a familiar performer with Sarasota Opera since his local debut in 2008, is joining the company as the new artistic administrator. Nistico,an Italian-born baritone who appeared in more than a dozen principal roles in Sarasota, had already begun a transition from singing to staging and administrative work. He directed Do...

She was accused of patricide, tortured and sentenced to death. Five centuries later, Beatrice Cenci is recalled as an emblem of the sixteenth-century bloodthirsty and corrupted city of Rome. In the words of the French poet Joachino du Ballay, who visited Rome in 1551, “there is nothing you cannot obtain here either through courtliness or a few bags...

Nowadays, when Michelin-starred chefs garnish a dish with delicate nasturtium flowers or wild fennel, it’s difficult to imagine these foraged goodies in any other context. From Rene Redzepi’s Noma in Sweden to Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Emilia Romana, foraged herbs and leaves are synonymous with fine dining.  But as we set out into th...

When: November 17th at 7:00 PM EST - Presented by Dr. Rudy Magnan - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center About the Webinar This publication was written in the belief that Leonardo's study of his natural surroundings, his advanced perceptual skills and his continued interest in learning, all played a significant role in developing his creat...

A charming and unknown corner in Salento, in Puglia, small towns keep their ancient Byzantine identity. These towns are part of what is known as Grecia Salentina. A corner of Greece in Puglia: the "Grecìa Salentina" It's already known that Southern Italy was a time an ancient Greeks colony, the so-called Magna Grecia. But maybe not everybody knows...

Las Vegas’ population includes quite a few New York City transplants. If you were to poll a small sample, we’d wager that one of the things that most excites them about Las Vegas is that it has the only other Rao’s Italian restaurant in the entire country. And if you’re at all familiar with the original location in New York City, you’d get what the...

E’ il Lambrusco il vino più popolare in Italia. Questo secondo i dati forniti da una ricerca della Rome Business School. Nel settore del “Beverage” in Italia, il mercato del vino rappresenta il 17% delle vendite totali. A causa dell’emergenza da Coronavirus, il calo dei consumi e il distanziamento sociale, hanno fatto passare l’Italia al terzo post...

Henry Piano never forgot his roots. His parents immigrated to America from Italy in 1907 and raised a son who embraced his Italian-American heritage. Piano helped found the Italian Community Center and Festa Italiana. Piano, 86, died of cancer Oct. 24. "It was important for him to always remember where we came from," said his son Nick Piano. "He wa...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm. Register Here. Come to hear the story of Vincenzo Imparato, former Professional Boxer and Italian super-middleweight Champion of Italy and founder of Si Espresso. Along with his business partner and wife, Adriana they will talk about life in Italy, the art of Italian coffee and life lessons of his boxing career...

In the Italian neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, (where Dr. Fauci grew up), spooky Halloween pastries are a seasonal specialty. At Villabate Alba, a family-owned bakery and gelateria founded in 1979 by the Alaimo family, they sell exquisite trays of Sicilian pastries. When crisp autumn breezes rush through the streets, pushing trick-or-treater...

In questo momento dove la pandemia imperversa ed è un momento di sofferenza per tutti, vorrei ricordare che la cultura è di grande conforto! Il 26 ottobre scorso, (non sono riuscita a farla calendarizzare il 12 ottobre, ma mi accontento), sono intervenuta in discussione generale sulla Mozione a mia prima firma sulla questione della figura di Cristo...