by Bill Smith I'm pretty sure that for the most part, native Portlanders like Italian sandwiches more than people who move here do. That's a shame; I invite newcomers to reconsider. Let's be clear. A real Maine Italian starts with a pillow-soft roll split down the middle.   On one side is a layer of deli ham; on the other, a strip of w...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   A tasty, healthy and easy recipe to prepare for family meal. I suggest that you enjoy it as a main course accompanied by mash potatoes or steamed rice. I learned this appetizing recipe when I visited beautiful Rome this summer. A wonderful cook and fr...

By Andrew Metcalf Facci Turf Valley is the first of four restaurants to open at the new shopping center anchored by Harris Teeter in the northwest corner of Ellicott City. It's the second restaurant of the same name opened by owner Gino Palma, 37, a Columbia resident, who came to America from Naples, Italy in 1996. The first Facci opened in Fulto...

The Rhode Island Region, The National Organization of Italian American Women Celebrate the holiday season with the Rhode Island Region and "i Dolci Tradizionali di Natale". Bring your favorite holiday desserts, recipes or both! Enjoy a wine or coffee while sharing your Italian Christmas traditions at the newest Italian caffè in Providence!  ...

"Ordering a quail!" shouts Rocco DiSpirito, the boyish but exacting executive chef and co-owner of Union Pacific restaurant. It's 7:48 on a Monday evening, and the first seating is polishing off its pineapple-and-salmon amuse-bouche.   A wall of frosted glass separates the Zen-like civility of the dining room, with its percolating waterfall...

On Wednesday, July 30, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water united renowned chefs and passionate food lovers alike for an "Off the Menu" immersive and experiential culinary experience hosted by the acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio. The event took place at the Bathhouse Studios in Manhattan's East Village. Inspired by S.Pellegrino's recent...

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture and food sampling at the Italian American Museum this Thursday, December 18th. Naples-born registered dietitian, nutritionist and food blogger Fiorella DiCarlo will discuss Italian Christmas culinary traditions, the customs and food traditions of Southern Italy and the origins of La Vigilia: The Feast o...

by Clare Kennedy   A fast-casual Italian restaurant with a celebrity following has opened a satellite shop at the Mall of America. The Meatball Spot opened on the Bloomington mall's third level last Monday. The counter service-only concept offers four different meatballs, a salad menu and flatbreads.   It's the first location out...

Join your friends and family at the 18th annual Taste of Little Italy featuring the finest Italian food and wine as it returns to historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Holy Rosary Churchyard, 12009 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH.   The event offers Italian food and wine, live entertainment, and...

By Gustavo Solis   The neighborhood newest brick-oven pizza place is giving Papa John's the kiss-off. Babbalucci, which opened July 1 in a storefront formerly occupied by the franchise, gave their pizza predecessor a unique shout out.   "As an ode to Papa John's we named a pizza after them," said owner Andrew LoPresto. "We call i...