Though the Johnson City restaurant scene is tootling merrily along, Jonesborough's got reason to crow with the addition of the newly opened Black Olive Italian restaurant. Located on Jackson Boulevard, Black Olive is 15 minutes from Johnson City, about 25 or so from Greeneville, is easily accessible and has a capacious parking lot.   I first...

The Italian produce industry will soon be promoting a pear that is "virtually unknown" to U.S. consumers in an event at high-end New York retail outlet and cooking school Eataly. A release from the country's Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli (CSO) said the event will take place on Nov. 13 thanks to the support of interprofessional organization OI Pera,...

by Jacqueline M. Domin Chicken parmesan is a staple on the menu at Italian restaurants, but rarely is it a standout. So when our waitress at DG's Family Restaurant in Brewerton recommended it, we were skeptical.   It turns out DG's has good reason to put "parmesan-style" entrees at the top of its list of specialties.Our chicken was thick an...

By Mauro Battocchi   This week I had a much-needed transfusion of optimism. News on how Italy's recession still drags on keeps on coming from my country.   Yet Italian F&B exporters at the Winter Fancy Food fair in San Francisco were buoyant - relishing as they were in the figures of their sales to the US. According to the statist...

In 1986, Carlo Petrini and a group of friends threw a big pasta feed in Rome's storied Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps).   The event was a protest against the opening of the first McDonald's in Italy. Out of that grew Slow Food, an organization that now includes 100,000 people in 150 countries, all committed to local food and the traditi...

  The Sons of Italy Lodge will have its annual spaghetti feed on March 7. The three-course Italian dinner will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Cle Elum Eagles Club. Money raised will go toward scholarships for local high school seniors.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, and can be purchased in advance from t...

The Upper Midwest As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Detroit The growth of...

An Italian meal begins with the antipasto. Meant to awaken the palate and stave off initial hunger pangs, it could just be a simple platter of sliced cured meats and a few olives. But often it is more complex, with a few chicken liver crostini or tomato-topped bruschette, perhaps, or marinated olives and anchovies, or all manner of colorf...

Allen Park, Michigan is just a few months away from authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan Pizza, with a create your own option, fired to perfection in just 2 minutes. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is coming to Allen Park, Michigan. Located at Independence Marketplace, adjacent to Lowe's, 1000 Degrees is looking to open this coming July 2015.   "...

by Lennie Omalza   When we heard that Maile Sengoura of Maile's Thai Bistro in Hawai'i Kai was opening an Italian restaurant, we were intrigued. What would the owner of a Thai restaurant do with Italian cuisine? Plus, the "and Bar" portion of its name had us daydreaming about our next pau hana.   When we finally made it over to Ward V...