LET THE parade of pastas begin. Brooklyn's second annual Italian Restaurant Week kicks off Oct. 8 with eight days of culinary delights from across the borough.   More than 40 restaurants scattered from DUMBO to Sheepshead Bay and Bensonhurst will treat diners to discounts and specials through Oct. 15.     Read more   Sou...

During this time of year there is a dichotomy of emotions that most everyone over 40 (and maybe it applies to anyone who has lost family) experiences, as turkeys are dressed and doors are donned with wreaths.   On one hand, there is a joy and excitement that the season brings with it: festive parties, twinkling lights, glorious music, dreams...

Auricchio SpA has acquired New Jersey-based cheese importer the Ambriola Co., buying a distribution channel. Ambriola, headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey, imports and distributes specialty Italian cheese and prosciutto di parma.   The company is the sole importer of both Auricchio provolone and Locatelli brand cheese, which are made...

Fuddruckers. Romano's Macaroni Grill. Cozymel's. These are some of the 25-plus restaurant concepts that Phil Romano, 75, has created, producing some $1.5 billion in annual sales. (There have been some flops too, including a lobster restaurant in Dallas.) Romano, who survived malignant lymphoma, has branched into other realms. His latest is Trinity...

In the book "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People," author Dan Buettner reveals what the people around the world who live the longest are more likely to eat. One of the keys to longevity? Wine, beans and family: Sardinia's secrets to living to 100   A plant-based diet, says Buettner and colleagu...

by James Pasto   The "Slow Food Movement" was founded in 1986 as an alternative to fast foods and with the goal to preserve and promote regional cuisines. Now an international movement, it was founded in Italy (of course) where it grew out of a protest against the building of a McDonalds near the Spanish Steps in Rome.   Its "Manifest...

By Ryan Murray Flathead Valley Community College invites lovers of Italian cuisine and world travel to its Big Night 5, a fundraising event to help pay for student scholarships for the annual Semester in Venice program. The event has raised more than $66,000 for 18 Semester in Venice students since its inception. The Venice trip, an immersiv...

by Marco Valsania   Italian companies took center stage yesterday at the FMI Connect, one of the leading food and beverage B2B fairs in the United States. Italy was named host country at the three-day event in Chicago, that brings together 900 sellers from all over the world and thousands of buyers from large American supermarket chains. &n...

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey is sponsoring the 24th annual Italian Day at the Bruno Melini Park on Central Avenue in Minotola. The price of the chicken barbecued meal is $10. It comes with corn, salad, and grilled peppers. Other food such as sausage sandwiches, meatball sandwi...

by Paula Mitchell   The TV cameras were rolling while the pots and pans were clinking in the kitchen. Meanwhile, a whole lot of stomachs were growling for grub outside on the patio at Cucina restaurant in Woodstock. The dining spot, known as the gateway to the world-famous town, served as the set for RAI-Italian TV, or Radiotelevis...