Famed chef Lidia Bastianich is best known for her delicious Italian meals seen in her best-selling cookbooks or on her hit PBS cooking show “Lidia’s Kitchen.” While the beloved chef can share her story from her own elegant New York City restaurant, Felidia, it all began from modest means as child in Italy. Over a mouth-watering meal, Bastianich tol...

Everyone loves Lasagna, right? Now the tasty Italian dish is now just a click away and can be delivered right to your door! It’s tough to look at the COVID-19 Pandemic and come up with any positives. But if there is one, it’s Lasagna Love. The idea was baked up at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s the ultimate comfort food needed during this rath...

Italy's Coronavirus emergency continues to have knock-on effects on all aspects of society, even the most unexpected.With the sudden and complete fall-off of tourists in Rome, the Catholic charity Caritas is now feeling the pinch. Caritas is the beneficiary of the coins tossed into the Trevi Fountain - estimated at €1.5 million annually - which hel...

Alessandro Iaia has always believed in the American dream. That anyone – whether they are born in this country or have made this country their home – with hard work, can get far. With perseverance, they can receive equal treatment and be able to live their lives without anyone looking down on them or thinking anything negative about them.  But as h...

Dear all, I hope this finds you well. I’m writing you because I would like to address with you this cause that is very close to my heart. Beatrice Varotti was my godchild, and the most wonderful, caring, loving and pure human being I’ve ever had the privilege to spend time with. At the age of 18 months, she contracted a brain virus (still unknown)...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...

Promote and preserve Santa Clara Valley’s agricultural heritage by joining the DiNapoli/Mulcahy families in the restoration of the Beltramo Dining Room at the Little Italy San Jose Cultural Center & Museum. Our refurbished room will sit adjacent to the demonstration Kitchen (now under construction) which local and visiting celebrity chefs will use...

The UNICO Chapter of Kenilworth recently organized a toiletries and personal hygiene drive for homeless individuals who are using Newark Penn Station as their place to sleep. Laura Morana the Chapter President, partnered with an organization in Newark that expressed a necessity for these items to help those less fortunate. The collection was held o...

The Ellwood City Italian American Heritage Foundation, at the February Wolves Club meeting, honored the organization with an appreciation plaque in recognition for all they have done and continue to do for our community. Mr. Biondi, while presenting the recognition plaque, on behalf of the ECIAHF remarked; ‘it is with tremendous gratitude, pride, a...

A New Jersey pizzeria has donated thousands of meals to feed families in need during the pandemic despite having its own financial challenges during COVID-19 related shutdowns. Livingston-based Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria, a family-owned Italian eatery that’s been in business for 40 years, is helping feed community members in need. "If you are...