Pizza is pizza, right? Not so fast. If you've ever visited Italy (or Eataly for that matter!), you might have noticed that there are many different types of Italian pizza, from la pizza Napoletana to la pizza Romana. Just like America has New York-style pizza, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and so on, so do we have many different varieties in Italy...

The semantic origin of the name Salva Cremasco is linked to the purpose of the cheese, i.e. the need to “save” the surplus spring milk. These skills have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries and are still preserved today by the cheesemakers. There are numerous historical remnants dating to the tenth century AD that indicate...

My Pasta alla Norma is contemporary interpretation of classic cuisine. The modern era is characterized by a return to vintage even in the gastronomic field. Genuine and authentic flavors, simplicity and tradition are more often sought after in the recipes; a touch, however, of modernity and creativity is also added.   Cuisine is history and culture...

A deep-fried rice ball, known as the supplì, is Rome's quintessential street food. Popular as a starter before pizza or as a satisfying street food snack, supplì are a staple of Roman cuisine. This deep-fried rice ball - not to be confused with Sicilian arancini - is cooked with tomato ragù, coated with bread crumbs and contains a mozzarella heart....

A popular and tasty fundraiser for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children is returning to Wyandotte for its 13th year. Hosted by the Downriver Italian American Club, “A Taste of Italy” features a sampling of Italian food from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Bentley Banquet Center (formerly the Downriver Italian American Club Hall), 646 Biddle Ave. Ital...

A former Novi restaurant owner, who turned a pop store into one of Metro Detroit's most popular Italian restaurants, died yesterday at his home in North Carolina. Frank J. Maisano, 78, formerly of South Lyon, was the well-known, gregarious frontman for Maisano's Italian Restaurant in Novi, initially a Town Club Pop Store that he and his wife Jackie...

THE CONCEPT Restaurateur Benjamin Berg (B&B Steakhouse and B.B. Lemon) and his brother, chef Daniel Berg, are partners in this restaurant that recently debuted in the space that was once Carmelo’s restaurant. It serves contemporary takes on classic Italian-American dining staples. THE SPACE The hodgepodge of rooms that was once Carmelo’s make sense...

Regional Italian cuisine is seeing its day in Denver restaurants, with more choices represented from the northern Italian Alps to the southern tip of the boot than ever before. Chefs are showing us new pasta shapes, house-cured meats, intriguing seafood dishes and seasonal ingredients on menus in new eateries as well as established veterans. We'll...

A newly-opened Wood-Ridge restaurant, Cousin Vinny’s, celebrated with its grand opening and ribbon cutting along with the Mayor, members of the Borough Council, co-creators, friends and family on Wednesday evening.  Members of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council, including Mayor Paul Sarlo, Council President Catherine Cassidy, Councilman Edward Marino,...

If you thought Italy’s allure lay largely in the opportunity to wile away the hours eating and drinking endlessly in pastel-hued piazzas—well, you’d be right. But that’s just part of its perennial magic. For those whose version of la dolce vita includes extraordinary natural beauty, the Dolomites are a true Valhalla. Rising over 10,000 feet in the...