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4th of July is right around the corner. That means it’s time to fire up the grill for the ultimate barbecue this holiday! As easy as it might look, grilling – without any mistakes – is not quite that simple. So we asked the experts how to savor a wonderful day of grilling like a pro, to take things to the next level! Francesco Castrogiovanni is the...

Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government’s list of official holidays. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble. S...

TASTE OF ITALY 2020. Digital Hybrid Italian Food and Wine Trade Show. September 21-22 HOUSTON; September 28-29 NEW ORLEANS. Top Italian producers, regional distributors, local buyers and trade members. CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE MORE INFO. Connect with Trade Members. Interact with leading buyers, including importers, distributors, retailers, restaurateu...

Congratulations to NIAF Board Member Capri S. Cafaro for her book United We Eat. The book features distinct recipes and stories representing all 50 states that were adapted by Cafaro or submitted by Democrats and Republicans who have served the United States in some way. United We Eat is more than a cookbook because it demonstrates that food is a n...

I am not the first to say that as Italian Americans, we understand the pain and injustice of discrimination. For five generations, our people have felt its sting and endured its stain. Yet, for all our efforts, stereotyping is still alive and well. Last year, a New York City commission asked the public to identify great women worthy of new public m...

Legends state that Reggio Calabria was founded by Aschenez, a great grandchild of Noah. Italian Jews were the first Jews in the Diaspora, coming to Calabria in 167 BC during the time of the Macabbees.  They the only Jews in the world who moved from place to place voluntarily and we are the Jews who came to the southern Italian shores from Judea dur...

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said the federal government has a responsibility to protect statues and monuments of historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus. Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president defended monuments dedicated to past presidents w...

Marc Flore said he inherited his love of ice cream from his father Angelo, who he described as a “full-blooded Italian,” who kept his freezer stocked with cherry vanilla ice cream year-round. Flore said he thought of his late father when he opened Angelo’s Amore in its mill location downtown at the former Bloom’n Cow space May 29. “Amore,” Italian...

What is symmetry? We all intuitively recognize it when we admire beautiful regular patterns in nature, but symmetry can actually be studied with mathematics! It turns out that, among all possible three-dimensional solid shapes, only five of them are completely symmetric. We will see the origin of this story in ancient Greece, where Plato thought th...

Through the end of June, Marvino’s Italian Kitchen is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special three-course menu at 24002 Hwy. 290, Cypress. Meals are $40 per person and include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Restaurant officials are also donating $5 from each anniversary meal purchased to local nonprofit Cy-Hope, which offers programmin...

Anthony J. DiPaula sparked new energy into the Harford County Bar Association as its president in 2016-2017. DiPaula, of the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula P.A., in Bel Air, said his tenure brought more members of the association together professionally and socially. “We had a very active continuing legal education committee that planned useful...

Few foreigners have heard of Gorizia, a city of around 35,000 inhabitants that straddles the Italian-Slovenian border. A beguiling mix of Italian, Austrian and Balkan influences, it seems to exist in its own whimsical snowglobe, cut off from the rest of the country. Despite its fascinating history, beautiful architecture and unique cuisine, the cit...