di Cristiano Bosco   A Francesco Cavalletti piace vincere le sfide. Lo ha fatto per anni sul ring, come pugile, partito come dilettante da Montefano, poco lontano da Porto Recanati nelle Marche, divenuto professionista negli Stati Uniti, sotto il sole della Florida.   Lo sta facendo ancora, oggi, come titolare di "La Locanda", uno dei...

by Jamie Wiebe   A month after the dissolution of her 12-year marriage, culinary sensation Giada De Laurentiis is ready to whip up something new—and the enormous country-style kitchen of her future Spanish-style estate in Pacific Palisades, CA, is the perfect place to start.   The Italian-American chef is a three-time Daytime Emmy nom...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Autumn is a nice season of the year: leaves share their most brilliant colors and soil offers us healthy fall produce. One of my favorite autumn veggies is pumpkin (for more info check risotto with pumpkin. I love its sweet and chestnutty taste. I eve...

by Sarah Killian   Fire destroyed Vinny Vito's restaurant in Moody late Sunday night, according to authorities.The fire broke out at about 9:45 p.m. at the Italian restaurant off Moody Parkway. Firefighters from neighboring Leeds were called in to assist the Moody Fire Department with the blaze.   The flames were so intense the roof o...

by Mattie John Bamman   Figlia Americana, the new Italian-American cafe serving breakfast and lunch, opens Friday, December 23, at 1100 SE Grand Ave. (inside the Rejuvenation lighting and hardware store). Figlia is the follow-up to Renata (The Oregonian's 2015 Restaurant of the Year), and owners Sandra and Nick Arnerich say they hadn't plann...

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6Eataly, along with Identità Golose, an Italy-based international chefs' congress, will host IDENTITÀ NEW YORK, a weekend-long series of cooking demonstrations and dinners that celebrate Italian cuisine. It will be led by Mario Battali, Daniel Boulud and many Italian chefs, including Massimo Bottura and Carlo C...

Do you love salami? Ever thought of it as a work of art? A new museum in central Italy's food valley thinks it is and is out to tell the world. It has a high-sounding name: MUSA, as in muse of taste, which is short for Museo della Salumeria in Italian and is meant to conjure up memories of top-flight art museums like New York's Metropolit...

By John Tanasychuk   The second season of Steve Martorano's web series debuts Monday, March 3 with new episodes every Monday through April 21.   Filmed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, home to his Martorano's Italian-American Kitchen, each episode features Martorano making one of his updated classic South Philly Italian-Ame...

Taste of Little Italy ticketholders can go from restaurant to restaurant with a Taste Passport, which lists participating restaurants and each location's specific menu offering.   It's an easy walk, with no shuttles required. After each "bite," restaurant staff will marks off the stop on the passport and then it's off to the next stop! Taste...

Join Viola Buitoni as she shares the colorful story that is her iconic culinary heritage. Weaving threads of family, love, pasta and chocolate, she'll describe how her industrious relatives turned Perugina from an exclusive confectionery shop in the heart of the Umbrian capital to the worldwide brand it is today.   Viola is a sixth generatio...