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The United States Department of Agriculture has made it known that it is possible to use olive oil for frying. Yet the smoke point of olive oil is not very high. There are other oils that have a much higher smoke point. In the case of olive oil, the smoke point is just below 200 celsius degrees, approximately around 196 degrees. So how come you can...

Every October, the more than 15.7 million Americans of Italian descent celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month. For every single one of those Italian Americans, there is a story as to why they are proud of their heritage and what their ethnic origins mean to them. I’m no different from my Italian American brothers and sisters. I’ve often...

Many of us know that our country was named after Amerigo Vespucci even though he did not set foot on what was once referred to as the “New World” until after Columbus. Who is this man and why does America bear his name? Amerigo was born in Florence on March 9, 1451. He was the third son born to Nastagio Vespucci and Lisa di Giovanni Mini. While his...

A decade ago, jazz icon Tony Bennett and pop superstar Lady Gaga struck up one of the great Odd Couple partnerships in recent music history. Singing together first on his album Duets II, and then on their co- album, Cheek to Cheek, Bennett and Gaga made history on the charts while proving some things never go out of style. Now, with Love For Sale, ...

Yale University says the decades-old debate over the authenticity of its controversial Vinland Map has been settled: It's a fake. The map was donated to the school in 1965, presented as a purported 15th-century depiction of the New World, which would have made it the earliest. At the time, scholars at Yale and other institutions considered it evide...

Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday in TV news land: Fox News/FBN’s Maria Bartiromo was knighted by the Italian government on Thursday – receiving the Order of Merit, Italy’s highest-ranking honor, which is granted for merit acquired by the nation “for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers.” Bartiromo discussed it...

I’ve always felt some imposter syndrome about being Italian American. Even though most of my family has never even been to Italy, we eat pasta instead of ham on Christmas, and we indulge the loud, boisterous Italian stereotype. As a kid, I clung to Italian characters I saw in TV shows, movies, and, of course, video games. I’ve always been proud tha...

Rob Truglia says I have the aura of cavatappi. He’s deduced this by looking through my Instagram, and by asking me a few quick questions about my life and habits. My curly hair determined the shape, but my image of myself as a help and support to those I love confirms that I’m a pasta with some heft to it, that can stand up to looser sauces and big...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC), institutional partner Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) and IACC member Pomì are pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic partnership aimed at helping Italian food and beverage companies to develop new marketing and branding strategies for the American market. Using newly launched product lines f...

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn't make a habit of giving...

“The Many Saints of Newark” is offal we must refuse. In darkening the silver screen with this lurid prequel to “The Sopranos,” David Chase concocts an origin story for the thuggish Tony Soprano that resurrects all the anti-Italian tropes and blood libels that made the original HBO series a showcase for society’s only socially acceptable prejudice....

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...