I am one of the hearty Springfield transplants that now call the Boston area their home. We are a spirited phalanx, often with a geographic inferiority complex, yet deeply proud of our '413' roots. On the occasion we meet at networking events, bars, baseball games, or simply waiting for the T, a common icebreaker, appropriately, emerges.   "...

by Enrico Netti   The company is operational in Dubai, Shanghai, and the United States with its five branches. These are the key markets for Urbani Tartufi, the family-owned business that is now in its sixth generation. Its long history is tied to the precious tuber: the company markets nearly two thirds of the worlds truffles, and its produ...

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies is now accepting applications for the OPEN SUMMER 2016 CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD IN ITALY, a 5 week program that takes place from May 23 to June 25, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The program is open to all university majors, and all students, degree seeking or not. It is also open to scholars, food lover...

Italian restaurant La Locanda Italiano will host a grand opening Dec. 27 in Old Town Scottsdale. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers an authentic Italian dining experience using the best local ingredients, shop served with flourish. The menu is simple, order with fresh original recipes from the northern regions of Italy. Pasta is fres...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the reopening of two Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations along the Florida Turnpike. As part of the Florida Turnpike's multi-million dollar system-wide service plaza reconstruction project, renovated concepts opened recently...

By Riccardo Chioni Silenzio, oggi si gira in casa Ciuffo a Whitestone. La troupe è al completo: Francesco è alla videocamera, il coach Giovanni è al via e Angela, la regista è pronta per la scena, al suo ciack entra la protagonista, Alessandra che con innata naturalezza va ai forrnelli e prepara con maestria una ricetta, raccontando all'audience d...

By Jackie Burrell Tosca redux: We don't usually write too much about San Francisco restaurant openings -- there are too many exciting things going on this side of the bay. But we're making an exception for the resurrection of North Beach's iconic Tosca Cafe, which has just reopened under the direction of New York City's James Beard award-winning c...

Lately, a trip to Italy might not be as pricey as we imagined it would be. At least, a little taste of what Italy would be like is what you'll find at Cibrèo. This newly opened, Italian-themed restaurant holds happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every Monday-Friday offering guests a wide array of appetizers, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. After enterin...

L'agroalimentare e l'artigianato italiano di qualità si mettono in "mostra" nel web. Ad ospitare questa speciale esposizione dell'eccellenza tricolore è la nuova piattaforma digitale www.google.it/MadeInItaly nata dall'alleanza tra il colosso industriale di internet, il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e l'Unioncamere.   Uno stru...

Molly Wizenberg is co-owner of the Delancey and Essex restaurants in Seattle, founder of the popular Orangette blog, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey, and host of the "Spilled Milk" podcast.   She took an afternoon out of her busy schedule to eat a rather unique 16-course lunch, hang with Italy's coolest and most famous chef, and repor...