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Come savor authentic Italian Cuisine alongside renowned Chef Lorena Autori of Umbria, Italy on her US tour as she hosts cooking classes and a delectable dinner complete with delicacies travelling with her from Italy. Born in Salerno, in Italy's Campania region and raised in Umbria Chef Lorena has a passion for quality Italian gastronomy.  ...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy in America Lodge 37 will be holding its monthly dinner Monday, Sept. 23, at the Italian American Social Club on 40 Hamre Lane, Branford. The menu includes pasta fagioli, salad, pasta, vegetable, bread, butter, an entree, dessert, Italian and American coffee, soda and water.   Tickets may be purchased...

Food is one of Italy's most wonderful cultural contributions to the world, on a par with its unsurpassed art, architecture and other famous innovations. There is no single, monolithic Italian cuisine. Italian food culture is very regional. With a varied geography, and an even more diverse history, Italian cuisine changes, depending on where you are...

On Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, the Italian Workingmen's Club opened its exhibit at the Museum of Work and Culture celebrating its 85th anniversary and also its display, celebrating the contributions of the Italian families arriving during the early 1900s, on the life and culture in northern Rhode Island. This ceremony was a rousing success at the m...

A rainy and wintery Tuesday afternoon, right before dark, I find myself standing inside a sleek, post-modern, environmentally friendly house, nested in the thick woods; inside, in a brightly lit room behind large glass windows, a group of middle-aged and distinct-looking people sit in a circle sipping warm steamy drinks.   A younger-looking...

by Jason Newton   Italian immigration may have ended decades ago, but their influence in Connecticut is everywhere. There are many Italian specialty food shops, like P&M in East Rock. "The Italian culture, the main thing is the food," said Joseph Ciccone, owner P&M Fine Foods.   "I grew up on good food. I've never known f...

It's hard to believe that a clerical error blossomed into one the biggest names in hospitality across the country. Legend has it that in 1926, just six years after arriving to New York from Parma, Pio Bozzi andJohn Ganzi wanted to register their Second Avenue restaurant after their hometown.   Their heavy accents gave the cleric registering...

Al Scaia says that he was not interested in history when he was young, but that changed sometime after he received a present from his mother and father.   "I did not like history in school, but my parents gave me a 16 mm movie camera. Something must have happened to me. When I went to college at St Michael's, I started shooting footage every...

"A room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the daily struggles of a tight-knit, loud-mouthed family.   That the family swears and farts volubly doesn't make it seem any more realistic, or an...

Quando, più di dieci anni fa, Cosimo Malesci, toscano di Portoferraio, si laureò in Ingegneria oceanografica al Mit di Boston, sognava di costruire droni sottomarini capaci di mimetizzarsi tra i pesci. Ma la vita, si sa, spesso ha progetti diversi. Soprattutto se cerchi di cavalcare tecnologie in rapida evoluzione.   E così Cosimo, insieme al fra...

Negri Bossi North America, which sells injection molding presses made in Italy by Negri Bossi SpA, is building a technical center in Plymouth this year to grow in the automotive sector. President Tony Firth said the facility in Plymouth will accommodate a sales office, warehouse and showroom for demonstrating Negri Bossi injection molding mach...

He's been off at college for a couple of months now, and we've grown wistful for the always impressive spectacle of our Teenage Bottomless Pit at the dinner table. So it was our pleasure to have him along for our most recent dining excursion. Looking for a location that would please all three of us and be easy to get to on our way to return him to...