La Piccola Cucina, a culinary program for kids aimed at teaching the Italian language, the metric system, and the basics of nutrition through the promotion of the many Italian regional culinary traditions, will land at the MD Anderson Children's Hospital on May 7th, to celebrate a very special day in the Italian tradition: "La Festa della Mamma" –...

by Anna Spiegel   Ideally every neighborhood would have a cozy spot for sipping limoncello outside in summer, and cozying up by the fire with a bowl of pasta come winter. Now that's a reality in Woodley Park with the opening of Bar Civita.   The 80-seat restaurant from former Liberty Tavern head chef Liam LaCivita takes over the space...

by Nicki P. Wood   As a tourist destination, the past is just fantastic. One past setting I love to visit is New York in the '40s and '50s, when the Irish bars were full of Irish, and Italian restaurants were owned by Italian-speakers, with mamma or nonna running the kitchen.   Mammas and nonnas are in somewhat shorter supply here in...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Panzanella is a cold salad, full of summer flavors. It originated in Florence and had conquered all of Tuscany by the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is a rustic dish with a peasant birthright. In the past panzanella was made with basic ingredien...

by Elisha Hartwig   It's hard not to feel like you're part of the warm and caring Italian family when you walk through the doors at West 56th street in New York City.   Sal Scognomillo, the current head chef at Patsy's Italian Restaurant is a jovial, sweet man who exudes a genuine contentment with life — hard to find in the city, wher...

by Samantha Bakall   The transformation of downtown Portland's formerly decrepit west end into a bustling shopping and dining district seems to be creeping south. Marmo Deli and Bar, which took over a former Big Town Hero a block from Central Library, implies it has made it to Southwest Morrison Street.   The new cafe, owned by a form...

September 16, 2015 - Wednesday 9:45 AMCorner of 9th & South Streets - 9th Street & South Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Join MOIMA on a Walking Tour of the Italian Market Lace up your walking shoes and join MOIMA and Urban Adventures in a guided tour that will take us through the Italian Market, showcasing the influence...

One of Seattle's best-known Italian chefs is expanding his geographic reach. In partnership with long-time associate Tricia Harte, chef Luigi DeNunzio is taking over the vacant Pizza Hut space at 2743 E. Madison (at the corner of Martin Luther King) and hopes to open Aglio e Olio before the end of the year.   DeNunzio is a fixture of Seattle...

by Claudia Astarita   The people of Apulia have never been wealthy, and have lived on agriculture and sheep farming, since nature blessed them with a mild climate and fertile soil. But the Apulians have exploited their imagination to create that endless source of joy and flavour which over the centuries has become their traditional cuisine....

By Jess Fleming   The historic, mint-green-and-mirror art deco space that houses Il Foro, the new downtown Minneapolis restaurant, is absolutely stunning. Owners Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitz-gerald of Smack Shack and the upcoming reboot of the Lexington, wisely left the former Forum Cafeteria mostly untouched.   They moved a bar and refr...