The 90th anniversary of the Venice International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art - the first edition was held on August 6-21 of 1932 on the terrace of the Hotel Excelsior at the Lido - will be celebrated for an entire day, on Saturday, July 9 at the Venice Biennale, during which an international congress has been scheduled, along with the screeni...

At Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Henderson at Green Valley Ranch, it is a matter of pride how fresh everything is. The Tuscan menu includes plenty of seasonal items that will satisfy you, from stuffed zucchini flowers with lemon ricotta on the appetizer menu to fruit with maple and coconut cream on the brunch menu. A fe...

Grappa is grabbing more and more attention in the US, thanks to its sustainability through its zero-waste production process, and also because Americans (above all, New Yorkers), are discovering it as a distilled spirit to be savored not only at the end of the meal as a digestive, but also as a cocktail ingredient. For the first time ever, a Grappa...

For the last 60 years or so, the streets of Wilmington’s Little Italy have looked quite similar in the middle of each June. The Italian Festival brings food, music and carnival rides and games to thousands of visitors, but that was all missing in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It all returned this year, and patrons and volunteer...

After a two-year hiatus due to the novel coronavirus, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be bringing back its annual parish festival. The 30th Annual Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Parish Festival will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight June 24 at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club, located at 29717 Euclid Ave. Admission to the festival is free. “In weste...

After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Taste of Joliet returns to Memorial Stadium Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Thursday morning, Joliet Patch found several food vendors getting their booths ready for Friday's 3 p.m. opening. Romeoville resident Don Marino runs the Marino's Kitchen food stand. His banner procl...

I love celebrating my Italian heritage, and the pasta fagioli that they serve at the many Italian-American feasts and festivals that are held around Connecticut. Ziti & meatballs, sausage & peppers, soffrito, pizzelles, and oh, the fried dough. The 2022 Italian Feast/Festival season kicked off last weekend, where the Feast of St. Anthony returned f...

The region's biggest Italian festival is celebrating a big milestone in just a few weeks and you're invited. The Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be celebrating its 100-year-anniversary ("cento anni") from July 10 - July 17 outside the club's banquet hall on the corner of 8th Street and Highland Ave. in Verplanck. Home of the world's largest...

Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

Inside the quiet halls of Watertown’s Immaculate Heart Central School, preparations are underway for the return of St. Anthony’s once-annual Mount Carmel Feast. Now that it’s back from a two-year hiatus, people are looking forward to getting their hands on some much-missed cuisine and celebrating Italian Heritage. “Once you get on the ground and st...