If there were an official food of Iowa Falls – a signature dish – surely it would be Rocky’s Pizza. And if the Scenic City had an icon, it would almost certainly be the man who tossed that pizza dough in the air. The one who made friends with everyone he encountered, and who, after more than a decade of service in local government, was still fierce...

The Gene Siskel Film Center will screen the world premier of “Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy,” a documentary by Michael Lahey on July 12, 13 and 17. For decades, Chicago was renowned as “Candy Capital of the World,” home to the giants Brach, Mars, Ferrara, and Wrigley, and scores of mid-sized and small family-owned companies. Those glory days...

Too hot to spend much time in the kitchen? Luckily some of the best Italian food is quick and simple to make. Food writer Silvana Lanzetta gives us some inspiration. The shepherds' town of Amatrice is famous for having birthed the most-loved pasta dish in the world: bucatini all’Amatriciana. Over the years I’ve read many recipes, all of them making...

Downtown Dallas is getting a new Italian restaurant this fall. The authentic southern Italian concept from Dino and Megan Santonicola will open in a historic building at 1901 Main Street, Suite 102. Dino, a master pizzaiolo and chef from Naples, will be cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas and pastas in the Titche-Goettinger building. Partenope Risto...

Q: Many of us transplants from up north wonder why it seems there are Italian restaurants on every street corner here, and why most of them are not very good? — Randall H.  A: I think anyone who's lived in Southwest Florida long enough has pondered this same question. I once took a winding path from south Fort Myers to Fort Myers Beach. I passed Ol...

Food and music lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, when Chef Vito Marcello hosts the first-ever Cranmore Food and Wine event at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. It will take place in a tent at the base of the mountain from 3-6 p.m. Special guest will be Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wine of Tuscany, Italy, and namesake gran...

Thank goodness I wore sneakers! Talk about a kid in a candy store. What to do first?! Watch an outdoor truffle hunt, take a bread-making class at Forno di Calzolari, go into one of multimedia carousels, see how Di Martino pasta or artisan Baladin beer is made? So many choices… wow, there’s even kids over there learning to stomp grapes! Sign me up!...

È entrata nel vivo “The Authentic Italian Table”, iniziativa a valorizzazione delle eccellenze del Made in Italy agroalimentare autentico promossa da Assocamerestero e realizzata da 23 Camere di Commercio italiane all’estero (CCIE) con la partecipazione di Alitalia, in qualità di “Official Airline Carrier” in 10 sedi. La manifestazione, in corso f...

Upon arriving at this unassuming establishment, it can feel as if you have stepped right into a companion’s residence. The simple color scheme and non-glitzy nature of Baratta’s truly fit the south-side neighborhood that surrounds it. My friend and I stopped in on a recent weekday and were seated at the multi-room venue in less than a minute. What...

Parmacotto, the gourmet cold cut and meat brand, 100% made in Italy, will be presenting at the 65th Annual Summer 2019 Fancy Food Show Sunday, June 23rd - Tuesday, June 25th. Parmacotto will celebrate at Summer 2019 Fancy Food Show the launch of his products in the United States market. Earlier this year, Parmacotto launched their product line to t...