Celebrate Italian heritage at Newport (KY) Italianfest from June 13-16, at Newport Festival Park with free admission for all — and where “everybody’s Italian.” Enjoy a local, iconic festival — with a vibrant atmosphere, live entertainment, delicious Italian cuisine, and stunning Ohio River views. Fun and festivities for the whole family. Founded in...

No longer single letters or words, but entire passages dedicated to music, food and the pleasures of life (probably the work of the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus) have been deciphered for the first time from one of the Herculaneum papyri, charred by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The result, which marks a breakthrough in the study of t...

When it comes to Derby City cuisine, seafood isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But getting fresh ocean fare is easier than one might think, thanks to Louisville being a UPS hub. This fact has left me pleasantly surprised by the numerous seafood dishes at various restaurants around town, including Osteria Italian Seafood in Westport...

Dear friends, summer has exploded here in Italy and the heat is really exceptional. But We the Italians doesn't stop: we never stop, you know that. A few days ago I had the pleasure of attending here in Rome the preview screening of the documentary "New York Solo Andata" by my friend and partner Davide Ippolito. It is an honor for me to be part of...

In last week’s column, I wrote about the significance of Camp Nelson, located in Jessamine County, and its intriguing involvement in the American Civil War. Doing further research about Kentucky in its times of war, I discovered proceedings in the state during World War II for which I was unaware. Kentucky directed fifteen prisoner-of-war camps, ho...

"In 1492, Columbus sailed the Ohio blue." Or something like that. A replica of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus' famed ships used during his 1492 transatlantic voyage, has once again docked at the Louisville Wharf. Visitors can take dockside tours of the ship starting Thursday through July 4 at at 131 W. River Road. The replica vessel, a Span...

People will have a chance to know what it felt like to sail the ocean blue back in 1492. You can get a glimpse of that history at the Louisville Wharf at 131 West River Road. A replica of Christopher Columbus' Pinta docked there on Tuesday and will offer guided tours beginning Thursday, June 22 until Tuesday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tic...

It turns out the best fast food in Kentucky, doesn't involve fried chicken. Recently FoodAndWine.com created a list of the best fast food restaurants by state.  I would have bet money that Kentucky's best fast food would have been Kentucky Fried Chicken, I mean Kentucky is literally in the name. KFC actually started in North Corbin, Kentucky, and w...

Henderson has a new Italian restaurant called Tavola dei Nonna, with a menu of Italian classics and some new twists. Here's what you need to know. Werfelman been a chef for over 30 years, in the Marines and later at The Precinct and Behle St. Café in Cincinnati and other places, before moving to Madisonville, Kentucky and semi-retiring. A friend ho...

The 31st annual Italianfest is returning to Newport this weekend with more than a dozen Italian food vendors, performances and activities. Newport has been a hub for Italian families for generations. In 1991, the former mayor, Thomas Guidulgi Sr., and the former commissioner, Jerry Peluso created the very first Italianfest to celebrate the city’s h...