By Serena Cosmo A recent email got me humming Louis Armstrong's "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." It was from a friend asking me to refer him to a winning fettuccine Alfredo recipe. Intent on romancing his lovely bride, he was looking for a delicious version of this creamy pasta dish and thought of me, he explained, because I am Italian....

by Heather Staible   The opening night of the Sugar Land Wine and Food Affair was a love letter from Italy, penned by five of Houston's most respected chefs. Luciano Castiello, the official ambassador for Castello Banfi Wines served as the evening's spirited narrator and host, adding bits of laughter and learning to the five-course meal deem...

Summer has yet to deliver its full range of vegetables, but one stalwart crop that keeps on giving is Brassica rapa (from rapum, Latin for "turnip"). Brimming with flavor, this vegetable is known variously in its native Italy as cime di rapa ("turnip tops"), broccoletti di rape or just rape (pronounced räp'-eh), rapi, rappini, friarielli, vrucculi...

by Chiara Giovoni   Ok, 21 June has passed, it is officially summer and the "Mediterranean diet" requires a shift towards fish recipes. If you have access to a sea-view terrace, so much the better. If, however, you are not skilled cooks and you have decided that your salvation for the holidays will be dining in a typical restaurant on your d...

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise: Italian food doesn't end at pizza and spaghetti in the High Desert.The selection of locations here may not be as expansive as larger urban or suburban communities, but ask most local residents about Italian food, and whether it's a slice of Sicilian pie or a plate of delicate ravioli tossed in a cream sauce,...

Our BIG fundraiser and Ravioli Tournament at Henry's World Famous Hi-LIfe is next Sunday!!! This is one of our big events for the year and is a can't miss event! Our Ravioli Judges are set to decide whose Ravioli is best. Thanks you to famous Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, Rich Firato from the Downtown Icon (Firato Ravioli), Linda (Bozzo) Za...

by Claudia Baroncelli   Sustainability is the key word of the challenging project, called Nemo's Garden, promoted and carried out byMastel Safety, an Italian company operating in the underwater field that created a submerged greenhouse in Noli (Savona) where they cultivate all types of vegetables: from basil and courgettes to salad and radis...

By Taryn Luna   Tuscan Kitchen is bringing a little Italian flavor to the Seaport. The restaurant chain plans to open a 320-seat location serving pasta, thin-crust Neapolitan pizza, and other Italian cuisine at One Seaport Square, a mixed-used development under construction along Northern Avenue, in the summer of 2017.   The 14,5...

by Melissa D'Arabian   Classic holiday dishes usually are fattier, sweeter and heavier than our normal fare, so when a traditional dish actually is healthy without any tweaks, that's something to celebrate, indeed! So if cioppino isn't somewhere on your holiday menu, let's change that.   Cioppino is a tomato-based fish stew tha...

By Alfonso Guerriero Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, the renowned chef, restaurateur, author, television personality and pioneer who introduced and educated Americans to authentic Italian regional cuisine, met me at her Upper East Side restaurant Felidia on 58th Street for an afternoon chat about her immigrant experience and success in an industry th...