by Lisa Petrillo   There's an Italian eatery in downtown Miami with a huge fan base of local customers because of its simple, delicious food. Soya e Pomodoro is downtown Miami's hidden gem just off First street It's Old World Italian at its best. "This is the best eggplant I've ever had," exclaimed CBS4′s Lisa Petrillo as she bit into...

Orietta Gianjorio, olive oil sommelier, talks about production, terroir, certifications, extra virginity and the needs for biological cultivation, sustainability and minimization of environmental impact. The seminar continues with an interactive olive oil tasting (fee applies). Seminar open to the public, free of charge.Olive Oil tasting: fee appl...

Michael Fiorelli, executive chef at the new Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, never went to culinary school. Instead, the New York native learned his way around the kitchen working at restaurants all over the country, including at Susanna Foo in Philadelphia; the Tavern Room at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; the Little Ne...

by Eric Snider   The slew of new restaurants invading the Fourth Street North corridor in St. Petersburg have a couple of common characteristics: Most are independently, and locally, owned; several possess a culinary ambitiousness that sets a new bar for the trade area. The forthcoming PieTopia gets check marks for both criteria. The u...

Authentic pizza, pasta, cups of espresso, leather bags, historical sites, religious relics, and scoops of gelato often make a tourist's itinerary when visiting Italy. But don't you forget about the most important thing that completes the entire country – the locals.   Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leav...

by Jeanne Muchnick Eastchester residents Gerardo and Cosimo Bruno, the family behind Caravaggio, Sistina and San Pietro on Manhattan's East Side, say the one question they've heard from their customers over the years has been: When are you opening in Westchester? Gerardo admits they'd been looking at spaces for a while. When the one vacated by Pa...

The last monarch of Italy passed away in 1983, but for the past 900 years another king has been ruling in the kitchens of almost every household on the Italian peninsula-Parmigiano Reggiano.   Owing to its ease of use and appreciation by almost all palates, Parmigiano Reggiano perfectly lends itself to any sort of party or festive occasion....

by Dwaun Sellers Picture it: Urbino, Italy 1982. A young George (Giorgione) Kessler is studying Italian language, history, literature and film abroad through the University of South Carolina. "He totally got hooked on Italy," said his wife and business partner, Monica Kessler.    The pair moved to Columbia in December 2011 and ope...

by Wes Griffin A little more than six months ago Shannon Scott and his wife opened the doors on Sud Italia, their reincarnation of personal travels to southern Italy. What's unique about the regional fare is the incorporation of more seafood and Mediterranean ingredients found in the lower coastal region of Italy.   In fact, teh restaurant...

Descrivere Tiziana Ciacciofera è molto complesso: la sua esperienza professionale non può catturarla e costringerla dentro una etichetta, per quanto eccellente. Direi che è soprattutto donna di passioni vere, sincere, il sangue della sua Sicilia le scorre dentro forte per darle caparbietà; ma non solo: è donna saggia, sensibile, arguta.   Do...