di Riccardo Chioni   È partito dalla Big Apple il tour a stelle e strisce intitolato "A Taste of Italy" che prevede altre tappe a Washington e Los Angeles per celebrare il 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti, sponsorizzato da sette nomi eccellenti del cibo e vino.   Dopo la spettacolare cena preparata al International C...

by Annabelle Tometich   The pizza starts with a 50-pound dough ball, made from a precise recipe John Bongiorno has taped to the kitchen wall at Vincenzo's Pastaria.   The dough, enough for about a half-day's worth of pies during peak times, is kneaded then portioned into rounds for the south Fort Myers restaurant's 14-, 18- and 22-inc...

October is National Pasta Month, celebrating one of America's favorite foods. De Cecco is America's favorite imported Italian pasta, perfect for every table. Leading chefs the world over choose De Cecco because they know the secret to superior pasta creations – the De Cecco difference! To mark the occasion, De Cecco debunks myths and offers little...

Carlo's Bakery, the Hoboken-based enterprise made famous in the reality TV show "Cake Boss," will be opening a bake shop in town. "Morristown really is a family town. It represents everything we are about at the bakery," said Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bakery. "I've been to Morristown many times and have always thought it would be a perfect...

by Deidre Schipani   The culinary latitude and longitude has shifted on the corner that chef Ken Vedrinski originally established as a restaurant. Red-and-white checkered tablecloths have replaced the racing silks of Siena; the cuisine of Tuscany is pre-empted by that of Apulia, Campania and Sicily. Ristorante LIDI, the current resident, pro...

By Rosa Mariotti   The holiday season is here. With that, fond memories of the many great times spent in Italy with my family. Decorating the tree: year after year, using the same ornaments and the same short, beaten-up artificial tree from which we couldn't depart such we loved him so much. During my childhood, dad would also decorate a hu...

by Diane Lederman   Jonathan Welch met chef Tom Schnapp when the pair worked together at the Farm Table Restaurant in Bernardston. Welch, who was the general manager then, said, "I knew how talented he was."   That flair was in Northern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. He wants his new restaurant Osteria Vespa to be the canvas...

by Adri Barr Crocetti   Once upon a time you had to go to Italy for biscotti. Thankfully, those days are long gone, and today these iconic cookies can be found in neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants everywhere. But who wouldn't agree that homemade is always better than store-bought? With a copy of Ciao Biscotti, Domenica Marchetti's ne...

By Carol Ann Benanti   Bravo, Italia! After last year's sold out foray into French culture with "Fantastique," members of the Staten Island Museum will play host to "Bravissimo!" — a celebration of Italian wine, food, and music to be staged at a private hillside home with a panoramic view on Thursday, July 9 from 7 to 10 p.m.   W...

Welcome to La Fontana, Doral's newest authentic Italian eatery straight from Venezuela! Did we say Italian food from Venezuela? Yes we did! La Fontana was founded in South America in 1980 by an Italian restaurateur, who moved there 25 years ago. Levin De Grazia is the son of the original founder. "Everything started in Venezuela with my fathe...