Biscottini di Novara are lightweight cookies from Novara (Piedmont, Italy). They have an airy and crumbly texture, a rectangular shape with rounded corners, and a golden color. The only three ingredients used to prepare these delicious cookies are wheat flour, sugar, and eggs. Biscottini di Novara are extremely light and easy to digest because ther...

In 1450, a few decades after the spread of rice throughout the Po Valley, the first documents appeared that mention the presence of this crop in Polesine, particularly in the area of the Po delta, as this crop was closely related to reclamation and was the first stage in the agricultural use of the new land. The nature of the dried soil became cruc...

I have been on a personal journey as of late. I have been looking for the best Italian sub in the Chicagoland area. I have always had a favorite which was the Alpine Sub in Elmwood Park. I think I have found a new king of the best Italian sub in the Chicagoland area. The name of the sub shop is Serino Italian Deli in Addison. The deli has been in b...

Mama is taking Las Vegas. That would be Mama DePandi and her bucatini pomodoro. The dish has been a mainstay of RPM Italian since the first RPM restaurant opened in Chicago a decade ago. Monday, celebri .......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories.

Generally speaking, Italians are still quite suspicious of veganism, mostly because they think all vegans eat is tofu and lettuce. Those who mock vegans may have never stopped to consider that some of Italy’s most popular dishes actually are either vegan or vegetarian. Filling and flavorful, they have nothing to envy meat-based dishes and, if you f...

Giordano's is an Italian restaurant that specializes in Chicago deep-dish pizzas. The idea for Giordano's was created in Torino, Italy, by Mama Giordano. She specialized in making what's called an Italian Easter Pie, which is the double-crusted and cheese-stuffed pizza we know today as the deep-dish pizza. In 1974, the first Giordano's was opened i...

Nearly a decade ago, about an impressive then-new restaurant called Crossings, which was located at 1010 Mission St. in South Pasadena, I wrote this: “Situated in an historic South Pas red brick building adjacent to a Metro Gold Line Station, this spacious New American has chef Lalo Sanchez (from nearby Parkway Grill) in the kitchen turning out ups...

Now that we've been on the trail for the past few weeks spreading the news about our new group and the Parental Bill of Rights, we're hitting more restaurants around the state. Since we have no choice as we're getting home after 8 or 9 p.m. on most days lately, in order to get a meal in before a reasonable bedtime at 10:30/11 p.m., we're stopping b...

 If you moved to New Jersey from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you might have found yourself crossing the Arthur Kill or Hudson to get your favorite ravioli and Italian specialties. Now, you can get them in Eatontown as Pastosa, known for its own brand of ravioli opened its newest Jersey location last week. According to the company, “Pastosa Ravioli i...

Recently, Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg tweeted something so succinct and deathly sharp, it was like a sashimi knife straight to the heart. She wrote out a list of what “every restaurant right now” seems to have as its menu template, including roasted carrots, beet salad, crudo and “cacio e pepe (many forms).” “Every restaurant” means your average h...