By Lincoln Wright   On the walls of Sam's Italian Kitchen are black and white photos. Photos of family, of owner Sam Macri and his wife, Tammy — and displayed prominently in the center of the restaurant — a photo of Sam making a pizza in his younger days at the Volcano Restaurant when it was located in downtown South Bend.   For 55 ye...

By Shaena Engle As executive chef at Circa 55, the signature restaurant at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Alberico Nunziata is also in charge of the cuisine for the parade of red carpet events hosted annually at the hotel — most recently the 74th Golden Globes. Nunziata began cooking when he was 14 and attended culinary school in Sorrento i...

"Life is a mixture of pasta and magic", said Italy's most revered film director Federico Fellini, known the world over for his film La Dolce Vita (meaning, the "sweet life") Those who love Italy, also pine for the aesthetic pleasures of la dolce vita, including fast cars, fashion and pasta. But in America, there are only a few types of pasta we com...

Nuovi riconoscimenti internazionali per gli oli prodotti in Sardegna e in particolare per l'azienda San Giuliano di Alghero. L'azienda sarda, infatti, ha partecipato a un'importante manifestazione negli Stati Uniti, la "The New York olive oil competion: World's best olive oils del 2013". Nel concorso olivicolo internazionale americano, la Domenico...

By Laura Hahnefeld   Arcadia's Gaslight Square is already home to Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell's place of modern Italian cuisine. And Beckett's Table, where chef Justin Beckett serves seasonal American eating, is just a parking lot away. But come September, the bustling strip mall, at the corner of Indian School Road and 36th Street in East P...

By Valeria Nekhim   Pizza Pazza, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria on 18th Street at Biscayne Boulevard, is just shy of celebrating its two-month anniversary, yet it already has repeat customers -- including ones straight from Naples, Italy. We assumed they were locals after we witnessed a lively exchange of air kisses and hugs with chef/owner Sa...

by Anthony Schillaci   Two years ago when we visited the Sun WineFest at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Conn., we were standing in front of the booth of a wonderful new food magazine, Northeast Flavor, and talking with its editor, Jean Kerr. Feeling a presence standing next to us, we turned and quickly recognized the famed...

The finest food and wines in the world are paired with the vibrant city of Chicago at the International Food & Wine Expo, an event dedicated to promoting upscale culinary culture in the U.S.   Although this international expo debuts this year, it was preceded by two successful events in 2011 and 2012 that were dedicated exclusively to It...

If you didn't have an Italian grandmother to teach you how to make classic lasagna, this is the class for you! Our instructor will walk you through all the steps of creating old-world style lasagna completely from scratch. You'll enjoy working alongside classmates learning how to make and shape homemade pasta dough.   We'll share secrets for...

Northern and Southern Italy join forces to promote Italy's high quality tomato products abroad, in a country where industrial associations have often reflected historical geographical differences.   In Naples Antonio Ferraioli, president of ANICAV (the National Association for Industrial Canned Food and Vegetable), has announced that the org...