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It’s breakfast somewhere in Southern Tuscany and my husband is rolling his eyes because I’m devouring a plate of pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. Italians can be insufferable when it comes to food and my own born-and-bred Toscano makes for the most annoying mealtime companion, complaining about everything from drinking soda with dinner to mixin...

 Mario Di Biase loves to cook from the land. And the Great Kills resident, who owns Sottovoce Restaurant in Park Slope, regularly fishes New York waters and forages Staten Island’s parks to harvest the goodness indigenous to the region. He then brings the fresh haul home to play with it. This past spring, he began a hunt for pawpaws, tropical-like...

The oustanding musicians of "Quartetto di Cremona" - Cristiano Gualco, violin; Paolo Andreoli, violin; Simone Gramaglia, viola; Giovanni Scaglione cello - perform at the Italian Cultural Institute a program that includes: G.Verdi, Quartetto in mi minore and L. van Beethoven, Quartetto n.14 in do diesis minore op.131 (no intermission). Since its for...

When you think of pasta, do you see the market aisle filled with boxes of dried spaghetti and linguine? Or how about tender, delicate pillows of fresh pasta dough beautifully crafted into countless shapes and sizes? For years, fresh pasta has been significantly more superior in taste and texture than dried and processed boxed pasta. It’s easy to ma...

Join us for the next Free Talk: Hidden Gems of Italy on November 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland, 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Alessandra, Scuola Italiana Board President and owner of Customized Journeys, will share with us her perspective on the geographic, political and cultural diversity that makes Italy so f...

It’s ‘Feast-time’ and time for the anticipated, annual celebration of Italian food, entertainment and all-out family tradition, when the ‘Feast of Little Italy’ turns Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa - once again - into an all-out Italian street festival November 1 – 3. Festival hours throughout the weekend, are: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Opening Night; 1...

Friday October 25, 2019. Regent Theatre,7 Medford St, Arlington, MA 02474. For tickets click here. Joe Avati - 20th Anniversary Tour. There’s no mistaking the Italian culture – their proud traditions are certainly something to be celebrated and that’s precisely what Joe Avati is doing. He is celebrating a magnificent milestone – 20 years in comedy....

Perched high above the instep of the Boot in the eastern extreme of the region of Basilica is a city unlike any other in Italy. What makes Matera unique and marks it as a Southern Italian “must see” are its historic, or rather prehistoric, quarters: the sassi. Literally meaning “the rocks,” Matera’s sassi offer the best example of troglodyte (cave-...

Fans of “The Sopranos” will soon have another way to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. In addition to “The Many Saints of Newark,” a “Sopranos” prequel set for release next September, audiences can soon cook up their favorite Italian dishes using a special new sauce courtesy of one of the show’s stars. Next month, Vincent Pastore, who portraye...

“Rigoletto,” Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic 1851 opera about a revenge plot gone horribly awry, carries more than its fair share of 19th-century baggage. Houston Grand Opera’s latest production, which opens Friday at the Wortham Center, brings the story’s lurid qualities into sharp relief through garish costumes and surrealistic set design. Verdi’s sublim...

For the 2019 #GiornatadelContemporaneo promoted by the AMACI - Associazione dei Musei d'Arte Contemporanea Italiani, we invited #WalterContipelli and #AlessandroBreveglieri of the ORTICANOODLES collective for creating a mural in #EasternMarket, on Supino Pizzeria’s wall. #SamanthaCristoforetti, the astronaut who was the first Italian woman in space...

Italian director Lina Wertmuller, the first female director nominated for an Academy Award, will be feted at numerous celebrations during an upcoming trip to Los Angeles, where she is scheduled to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards on Oct. 27 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the following day. In 1976, Wertmuller beca...