by Devra First   Toscano opened in Harvard Square at the end of March, a second branch of the Beacon Hill restaurant with which it shares a name. The Brattle Street spot was for years scented with garlic naan and tandoori chicken as Cafe of India; now pasta and grilled meats take their place. And a restaurant that was previously often empty...

Touch of Italy has requested the Court of Chancery allow its suit against former partners Frank and Louie Bascio to move forward. In June, the Bascios, through attorney David Hutt, moved to have Touch of Italy's suit dismissed.   In his opposition to the Bascios motion to dismiss, Touch of Italy attorney Larry Fifer said the Bascios hav...

Longtime Palo Alto restaurant Zibibbo has shuttered after 17 years, owner Rowena Wu confirmed Wednesday. "Zibibbo has closed for good," she said, refusing to comment further.   Jose Sandoval, a San Jose resident who's been a cook at the restaurant for five years, said he was told last Friday that the restaurant was closing. He said the rest...

Chef Matthew Accarrino has just been named one of the Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2014. Born in St. Louis and raised in New Jersey, this American celebrity with undeniable Italian origins is used to say that when he was a child, his dream was becoming a professional cyclist.   However, when a tumour in his leg forced him to change hi...

The Italian restaurant Le Nonne Hawaii closed less than a year after opening in the Kapolei Marketplace.Cindy Lau, the manager of Kapolei Marketplace, said the couple is working on selling the space to a new restaurant. Chef Pier Antonio Micheli opened Le Nonne Hawaii with his wife, Stephanie Micheli, in July 2013. Micheli told PBN he wanted to br...

How real is the reported threat to Nutella hazelnut spread? According to the Financial Times, there was poor weather in Turkey, where approximately 70 percent of the world's hazelnuts originate. But Somerset, New Jersey-based Ferrero USA, the company that makes and distributes the sweet stuff for its Italian parent company, says fans have no n...

by Nell Luter Floyd   Who: Stuart Ramsey, line chef; Where: La Finestra, 120 N. Congress St., Jackson; Contact: (601) 345-8735  www.eatlafinestra.com www.facebook.com/eatlafinestra Influences: Stuart Ramsey, 23, works as a line chef at La Finestra, the downtown Jackson restaurant where his father Tom Ramsey is chef and...

by Brett Hickman   Pizza Barra, Rich Labriola's latest restaurant, hit the Oak Brook Promenade (3011 Butterfield Rd.) today at 4:00 p.m. Featuring a menu from Chris Macchia (The Florentine, Coco Pazzo), Pizza Barra will attempt to satisfy a wide variety of pizza lovers with their Chicago thin crust, pan-style and coal-fired "Neapolitan-ish"...

Passione e fantasia! Sounds like a Felini movie. But when pizza entrepreneur and dough magician Gino Rago, owner of Panino's and Via Pizzeria 1-2-3 in Chicago, pronounces the words in his native tongue, it's clear he's melodically accenting a committed way of life. I met Gino and his lovely wife, Tina, for the first time last week and I'm not exagg...

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Carota Novella di Ispica first made their appearance in 1955, but were not cultivated and exported until 1968. The merit for this goes to the Curto farm, which also indicated the production area under the Carota Novella di Ispica name, which was later established defin...