WTI Magazine #66    2015 August, 21Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   When you ask for the bill at an Italian restaurant, you might raise your eyebrows by seeing an item called "pane e coperto". With this, we indicate the fee related to having eaten at the restaurant and for having had the pre-dinner bread. Yes, the delicious...

by Julie Harans   In the age of outlandish froyo toppings and artificial flavors, it's time to get back to basics. Fortunately, a new kind of frozen dessert store will take root in Miami Beach this October, and it's bringing back the homemade touch that the sweet treat scene has been missing.   Jodi's Italian Ice is as authentic as a...

Chef Antonio Mermolia and entrepreneur are two capatostas, an Italian expression meaning a volitional and stubborn type, someone who takes a different path despite knowing it will not be an easy one.    "Our chosen path is the Italy of the South, an auteur South that has still to be explored," explains Mermolia, "In particular I fo...

In response to decades of increased incidents of adulteration and fraud in the Italian hard cheese category, U.S. hard cheese leader Arthur Schuman Inc. (ASI) today announced the creation of the industry's first trust mark for quality assurance.   The new True Cheese™ seal is intended to verify the integrity and quality of cheeses ASI makes...

by Stefano Salimbeni   Cristiano Bonino organizes food tours for a living: yet, as a foodie, he is not very credible – at least not at first glance. At 45, the shape he is in is associated with enthusiasts of diets and gyms, not gourmet regional specialties — especially after living in America on and off for the past 8 years (full time...

by Tina Danze   Corrado Palmieri is the owner of Palmieri Cafe, an Italian coffee shop and bakery, currently at the Dallas Farmers Market's shed on weekends. Soon, Cafe Palmieri will move into the Dallas Farmers Market's new venue, the Market. The move fulfills Palmieri's dream of offering an authentic Italian coffee and pastry experien...

by Jodie Morgan   A million years ago, a fresh faced 20-something and a curly headed 30-something walked into an Italian grocery in the heart of New Orleans and ordered a muffaletta. Hand in hand, those two love birds shared a wheel of Italian delight stuffed with salty, rich cured meats and cheeses and oozing with a briny olive salad....

Prende il via lunedì prossimo, 4 marzo, il primo appuntamento di "A Taste of Italy", l'iniziativa, inserita nel programma dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, organizzato dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri dall'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington e dai nostri Consolati negli USA ed inaugurato lo scorso dicembre, a cura delle 7 Eccellenze...

by Carol Ann Benanti   As a means to further and expand the mission of St. Padre Pio and the newly founded St. Pio of Pietrelcina Society, Vincent Demonte, Stefano Sena and Maria Buonsante, owners of Bocelli Ristorante, hosted "Cooking with Chef Stefano." It was a festive affair, where down-home Italian specialties were prepared in grand fa...

I would never have expected one of the most enjoyable Italian restaurant experiences I've had in Chicago to take place inside Symphony Center.   Yet there I sat in Tesori, digging into wood-grilled octopus on a bed of smoky cannellini beans with pancetta, looking around to find not the senior set you might expect, but a diverse crowd of peop...