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When: Wednesday, May 22 · 6:30 - 7:30pm EDT - Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street Boston, MA 02113 United States In her new cookbook, Italian Snacking: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Hour of the Day (Union Square & Co.; March 19, 2024; $35.00/hardcover), chef, author and culinary influencer Anna Francese Gass invites food lovers and home cooks...

The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly presents the third annual Providence Pizza Week, taking place from April 14-20, 2024. The week of pizzas showcases the most scrumptious and creative pizza pies that pizza joints, restaurants, and even food trucks from across the state can dream up.  The celebration of one of the most pop...

Luca’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen will open in Greenwich on Friday, April 12, in the Glenville Shopping Center. Luca’s is named after owner Joe Criscuolo’s father, who founded Pizza Post in Greenwich in 1972. Criscuolo was brought up spinning pizza dough and making fine Italian food at pizzerias in Fairfield County. He has helped run Pizza Post a...

Recently, while conducting family genealogy research, I came across an intriguing 70-page handbook titled the “Guide to the United States for the Immigrant Italian” by John Foster Carr. I immediately thought of my paternal and maternal Italian ancestors who achieved their westward destiny during the Great Arrival with the help of such organizations...

It's 3 p.m. on a windy afternoon, and Jina Villa is serving drinks inside an old brick building in front of the train tracks on Fountain Street. Villa, of Framingham (MA), is among 20 or so people who were recently sworn in as new members of the city's century-old Columbus Club. But there's something different — groundbreaking, even — about this mo...

Angelo’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend with a series of events happening today through Sunday, including continuous birthday cake, grape stomping, pasta-making, live music and more. Classic comfort food Italian dishes done well is what Angelo’s is all about. The portions have always been large, the prices are cheap and the focus...

Larry Lucchino, the former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, died Tuesday at the age of 78. Lucchino served in that president and CEO role with the Red Sox from 2002-15, joining the organization alongside Tom Werner as part of John Henry's ownership group. The group delivered World Series titles in 2004 (ending an 86-year championship drough...

Boston's spirited Italian community began as the city attracted a steady stream of Italian immigrants in the late 1860s. By 1876, the population grew large enough for them to establish their own Italian Catholic Church, St. Leonard's, which still stands today on Hanover Street. The population stood at around 1,200 people in 1880, growing to over 25...

New Canaan Library is proud to host a special evening featuring top celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Lidia Bastianich. Ms. Bastianich will be speaking about her life and latest cookbook, Lidia’s: From Our Family Table to Yours, co-authored by her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali. In it, she shares the dishes she often cooks for t...

An Italian restaurant described as “Old World with modern amenities” is planned at the Mimi Blue location that closed in January. Named Rosemary and Olive, the restaurant is expected to open by May at 870 Massachusetts Ave., according to co-owner George Stergiopoulous. Stergiopoulous, whose history of restaurant management includes Greek Islands Re...

Boston isn’t short on Italian food — it’s easy to find variations inspired by different regions of Italy, as well as the red-sauce variety popularized by so many Italian American families. And the North End doesn’t have a patent on the stuff, either — there are excellent options all around the city. Here are 15 local restaurants that showcase some...

“Ennio” is a virtual love letter of a documentary from Italy’s Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (“Cinema Paradiso”) to his distinguished, Oscar-winning compatriot, the prolific maestro of film scoring Ennio Morricone. “Ennio” opens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on March 29. With a prodigious 400 film scores Morricone, 91 when...