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America has long had a national obsession with Italian food. From wood-fired pizzas and glistening pastas to pastel gelato and clouds of feather-light tiramisu, Italian cuisine is always a crowd pleaser. With quality ingredients and some light reading, it’s also relatively easy to whip up some Italian fare in your own kitchen. Whether you prefer th...

John Fusco says you know it when you’ve made it. He ought to know. Fusco spent about an hour last week on his 200-acre farmstead off Stagecoach Road in Stowe unspooling the story of his life, from a rebellious teenager with a fierce love for his father’s forbidden Hammond T-200 organ to his current eagle-eyed focus on the X-Road Riders, the band he...

We are pleased to announce a new open-access online journal, “Simultanea: Journal of Italian Media and Popular Culture,” co-directed by Marco Arnaudo & Andrea Ciccarelli (Indiana University).  Simultanea is a peer-reviewed journal (double blind system), which specializes in Italian/ Italian American pop culture, including but not limited to comics,...

Italian-American cuisine has gotten a facelift in town with the arrival of The San Marino which opened a month-and-a-half ago at 35 Poquonock Ave. It’s owners, Enzo and Sammy Beskovic, are brothers who immigrated to the United States in 2001 from Croatia. “We’re originally from Croatia and are half Italian,” Enzo Beskovic said. He and his brother h...

Giada De Laurentiis had no intention of entering into the family business of show. By now, it's hard to imagine the Italian-born granddaughter of famed film producer Dino De Laurentiis as anything other than the Food Network fixture we've known her to be for the last 15 years, presiding over her ever-expanding empire from one authentic (or, some mi...

“My grandfather had a dream: becoming successful in America. I am part of that dream, and I am part of Giovinazzo, where my father, my grandfather and my grandmother were born.” These aren’t the words of any Italian-American, one that comes back to the motherland during the Summer to find a bit of him or herself and visit what is left of the family...

Dear Mr. Lynch, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with your unnecessary – and wildly offensive – August 14th cover story headline and illustration. I am a native New Yorker, a longtime reader of the Post, and a proud Italian American. While I am no stranger to the Post’s attention grabbing headlines and graphics, I urge you to seriousl...

For the second straight season, ESPN+ and ESPN are the exclusive presenter of Italy’s Serie A TIM – one of the world’s top soccer leagues – in the United States. ESPN+ will feature more than 340 matches throughout the 2019-20 season, which kicks off Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11:50 a.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+ with live streaming of Parma vs. Serie A ch...

On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs. The charges against Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Van...

The Italian composer Ennio Morricone can pursue “a few dollars more” following a Second Circuit reversal Wednesday about his rights to the scores of six spaghetti-western films produced in late 1970s and early 1980s.  Responsible for creating some of the most lush and iconic film scores in the history of cinema, the 90-year-old Morricone persuaded...

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Relish, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler and Maxim. He has lived in Italy on two occasions and visits as often as possible. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Andrew’s...

In recent years, a number of food writers, chefs and those in the food media have been claiming that Italian-American food is something different from Italian food. They say it was created here in the United States. You probably heard the oft repeated line that there was a lot of beef in the United States when the Italian immigrants arrived over 10...