by Sophia Hollander   The industrial edge of lower Manhattan might seem unlikely inspiration for the sun-soaked splash of Santina, a seaside Italian restaurant somehow tucked under the High Line. But when Major Food Group signed a lease for the space, their research uncovered a surprising fact: The land was the site of one of the c...

We all know of the gold standard, but have you heard of the cheese standard? Credito Emiliano bank, in the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy, has been accepting giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese as collateral for small-business loans since 1953.   The unusual banking method is now the subject of a new Harvard Business Sch...

By Neal Wagner   After her father, Giuseppe Bertolone, died in March 2013, Joe's Italian owner Sonia Bertolone-Carillo didn't have much time to mourn his passing. "We didn't have much of an opportunity to grieve because we were working all the time," Bertolone-Carillo said of her family, noting they regularly put in 90 or more hours ope...

By Tanji Patton   Columbus Day kicked off our love of all things Italian on Goodtaste.tv. Timeless recipes, how-to videos and more authentic eats from big names like Lidia Bastianich, including a sampling of the dishes she prepared for the Pope on his recent U.S. visit. I've worked with Lidia several times (once in MY kitchen), and I believe...

By Janelle Nanos I'm an Italian by marriage, and every meal with my extended family ends with stories of Grandpa Mario, a first-generation Italian-American who lived his life fast and bold. After attaining financial success, he often spent lavishly on his friends and loved ones.   He was a good Catholic, but was so notoriously impatient tha...

"Truffles & Treasures of Italy" is an exclusive culinary tour, which will focus on Italy's celebrated white truffles, exquisite regional cuisine, and artistic treasures in Umbria, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. Mirepoix USA, a leading online purveyor of specialty gourmet foods, has announced that the company's tour is confirmed for October 20 – No...

S.Y. Kitchen and Luca Crestanelli, executive chef and partner, are hosting "Godfather Night," a special "Family" dinner Tuesday, April 1, inspired by his Italian-American immigrant tradition. Reservations start at 5 p.m.   For one night only, S.Y. Kitchen will be transformed into an Italian eatery of the past, complete with red checkered ta...

New Jersey Italians invites you to attend our inaugural OPERA APERITIVO! June 26, at Spuntino Winebar in Clifton, New Jersey - 7:00 – 10:30 PM Meet friendly people and make new connections! Practice your Italian and La Dolce Vita Enjoy a live performance by the Montclair Opera Group!NJ Italians, in collaboration with the Montclair Oper...

by Eddie Small   talian pastry and coffee shop Palombo will soon replace the Burger King near Yankee Stadium, DNAinfo New York has learned. The cafe, which has been on Arthur Avenue for several years, aims to open on East 161st Street and Walton Avenue by next Easter, according to building property manager Paul Mingrino. He said the caf...

You are cordially invited to attend a book presentation and signing by author and purveyor of fine Italian foods, Lou Di Palo, at the Italian American Museum this Wednesday, December 17th.   The Wall Street Journal said, "Mr. Di Palo acts as a voluble and disarming tour guide. He takes the reader on a trip through 20 regions of Italy, from S...