by Jessica Palombo   Northeast Florida's restaurant scene is heating up, with a new eatery's being announced seemingly every day. The latest addition is a "modern Italian" restaurant called Il Desco opening Thursday, Nov. 12, in Riverside in the space that used to be Pele's pizza joint. Wood-fired pizzas are still on the menu, but...

by Francesca Bezzone   You may think grocery shopping is a silly topic for an article. Well, it would be if I went on telling you about the difference between shopping in supermarkets and local stores or about the advantages of buying fresh and organic products versus highly processed stuff.   These are all things we all very muc...

For one day only, cooking instructor Viola Buitoni, native from Perugia, Umbria, and compatriot chef Andrea Sposini have cooperated together as a cooking team to bring the best of Umbrian traditions at Cookhouse SF, a place uniquely designed for culinary entertaining. This evening of traditional Umbrian cooking, food and wines, last Tuesday, April...

Guerra di fornelli italiani a San Francisco. Lunedi' 25, nella sede del "San Francisco Italian Athletic Club", tre chef del Belpaese si sfideranno a suon di primi piatti per una competizione in cui a decidere il migliore sara' il pubblico.   Protagonisti della sfida, parte dell'agenda del "2013 Anno della cultura italiana", saranno Rutilio D...

When the first heat waves of summer begin to role into town, Republic Square Park will keep you cool with a creamy dessert competition. The Gelato World Tour, a globe-hopping extravaganza of sweetness, has announced that Austin will be the only North American stop on its international tour.   From May 9-11, Austinites are invited to the even...

Slow Food USA has recently rolled out a "Members Only" program–basically a bonus opportunity for dues-paying members.   The idea is to express appreciation for members' commitment, dedication, and financial contribution to the slow food movement. And to increase membership, obviously.   Read more   Source: http://saltlakem...

Living the Italian lifestyle and culture is the perfect way to discover Italy!   This program, developed in collaboration with Pelago University in Naples offers the opportunity to experience and taste the Mediterranean cuisine, learn Italian language and visit Campania, a region in the south Italy rich in artistic and archaeological sites,...

Terroni, the Toronto-based Italian restaurant with locations in Beverly Grove and Downtown, announced yesterday it places to open a new café called Dopolavoro on Spring Street, just a few steps away from their Downtown location (next to Peking Tavern). It's expected to open in early 2015.   According to a press release, Dopolavoro—which mean...

John Gabrielle tells a love story just about every night. It's about him and his wife, Francesca. They own Agostino's Restaurant in Fairview Heights with other family members, including his mom, Rosa, and brother, Paul, who is executive chef. John, 57, works the dining room, a large area with murals of Italy on the wall and white cloths on th...

Rolle has earned his stripes in town as a go-to guy for a successful restaurant opening. He was on the line with Riebel when Butcher and the Boar burst onto the Minneapolis restaurant scene. He was the one sweating over the burger perfection at Parlour and turning out the gorgeous plates at Borough. Rolle is an Iron Range from an Italian family. So...