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By Dan Gigler   With the starting gun set to pop off on the annual five-week sprint to Christmas along with the orgy of consumerism that accompanies it, here's a pro tip, if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Waterfront with hunger pangs after a day of trampling strangers in pursuit of one of those ludicrous Swagway hoverboards (People...

Matteo Catalani rattles off cooking instructions like a doctor prescribing medicine. It's a Sunday afternoon at Union Market in Northeast, where Catalani operates a fresh pasta stand called Cucina Al Volo.   The name means "kitchen on the fly" in Italian, appropriate considering its co-owner hardly stands still. He scrubs skillets. He plunge...

Da diverse settimane 10mila quintali di olio extra vergine di alta qualità italiana sono bloccati alla dogana degli Stati Uniti perché sono state rinvenute tracce di un pesticida autorizzato in Europa ma non oltre oceano. A lanciare l'allarme è il Consorzio nazionale degli olivicoltori, che ha scritto ai ministri dell'Agricoltura e della Salute, in...

Hoboken Tours celebrates the sixth year of Mangia Hoboken! The Hoboken Food & Culture Tour. "We offer a weekly walking tour that offers residents and visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the world class food establishments that highlight Hoboken's Italian heritage."   said Tour Director, Avi Ohring, "The tour focuses on smaller family ow...

New Jersey Wine School is thrilled to announce the launch of this new wine course and offer you the opportunity to master Italian wines while obtaining a specialized wine certification.   The Italian Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides up-to-date, extensive and precise information on the diverse wines and wine regions of It...

The United States Department of Agriculture will relax a decades-long ban on the importation of many Italian cured-pork meat products from some regions of Italy starting May 28, including sought-after staples such as salami. On Friday, the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services announced that an in-country assessment had determin...

Little Nonna's was barely three nights old when chef and co-owner Marcie Turney - her kitchen crew already digging deep into their "gravy pot" - realized just how deceptive her challenge was.   The adorable little storefront space, trimmed with an old-time striped awning and lace curtains, certainly looks manageable enough, the open kitchen...

In the beginning, Brigantessa was going to be all about pizza. Of course. What new moneymaking restaurant ambition in Philly these days does not begin with a wood-fired oven and a peel-ful of molten mozzarella dreams?   And given chef Joe Cicala's stellar track record at Le Virtù, it's worth paying attention to what emerges from the flaming...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Back in the day, you couldn't drive two blocks in any town in New Jersey without hitting a decent Italian place. Not just pizzerias, but actual Italian restaurants. Family-owned, unpretentious Jersey-Italian restaurants that took pride in recipes handed down from Nonna and Pop.   And, yeah, they still exist...

A contemporary Italian restaurant from Chef Luigi Diotaiuti quietly opened in Foggy Bottom (2013 I St. NW) a little over a month ago. "After 40 years of a career, I learned that it's always better to open with the low profile," Diotaiuti says, explaining that it helps a restaurant iron out the details before guests pour through the doors. Now the c...

An Italian favorite makes a comeback opening its doors in a not so familiar location. John Piancone Sr. first had the idea of opening an Italian Specialty Store and Bakery in 1955 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.   His vision expanded nearly 40 years later when his son Rick Piancone opened a family restaurant with his wife called La Nonna Pianc...

Instead of a ribbon cutting, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar on Tuesday, Oct. 14, performed a pizza cutting, officially opening the new Grimaldi's of Woodbridge.   A Brooklyn native herself, she welcomed the new franchise. "I know the roots of this great pizza," she said.Michael Ursini, a Bethany resident who was raised in New Haven, has par...