by Sarah Feldberg   It's hard to imagine the Las Vegas Strip without its iconic fountains, the dancing waters that front the Bellagio and seem to blast off in nearly ever movie about the city. Now there's a new place to take in that heady view: the Bellagio's Lago restaurant by chef Julian Serrano.   The space formerly home to Circo r...

'Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.' Sophia Loren Feeling like on a secret-mission, Me, a non-Italian with a normal metabolism have been analysing the Italian diet for more than 4 years and finding out why obesity and over-weight are not major problems in this amazing country.   If you take a quick look at the Italian population ev...

By Jessica Elizarraras   Last year as the Spurs gathered a few thousand of their most passionate fans at the Alamodome to celebrate a fifth championship, a few hundred foodies gathered to support the Hot Wells Conservancy's second Harvest Feast.   Let's just say organizers chef Robbie Nowlin and artist best friend Justin Parr won't ha...

A delegation of United States Mayors will meet with a delegation of Italian mayors, under the leadership of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), in the USA Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015 this coming Saturday, July 18.   Mayors will discuss their role in helping to shape a healthy and sustainable local food environment, as well as suc...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting its 21st annual Potluck Picnic at "Villa Vitale" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at 45 Welina Place (Kula 200) in Pukalani. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share that serves five or more people. Participants are also encouraged to take part in a "meatball cook-off," a "dessert...

by Sarah Griesemer   A 2-year-old boy wears a white apron, his sleeves rolled up to his elbows. He is perched atop a chair, too small to reach the counter without it. His small hands are starting to shape a soft round of pizza dough, an action he doesn't yet know he will repeat for the next 66 years.   That little boy is Nick A...

What connects a photo of Sharon Stone baking pizza at a restaurant in Piazza Navona, a gown made by Gattinoni inspired by the color of olive oil, the renown Antonio de Curtis – also known as Totò- in Poverty and Nobility, the famous timbal dish prepared for The Leopard, portrayed by Burt Lancaster?   A fascinating virtual trip through Made i...

by Chris Mays   Hermitage Club Culinary Director Terrance Brennan says a new Italian restaurant inside The Inn at Sawmill Farm is a very unique operation for the Green Mountain State. Brennan skied at Stratton for many years and was asked to take on the job by an official at the Hermitage Club who knew him from their days at the ski res...

It feels nothing short of a miracle for a child today to reach adolescence with a healthy relationship to food. Childhood obesity statistics are in a constant swirl around them. Food allergies — their own or their peers' — lurk menacingly in the background. Adults warn of the many perils of sugary treats, even as we mark their favorite occasions —...

By Vikki Ortiz Healy and Joseph Ruzich Stella Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero reopened Friday, serving up giant pizza puffs, spinach, onion and mushroom pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the way it has for 25 years, because that's what Giovanni Donancricchia — known as "Pa" to his children who will take turns running the place in his absence — would...