When Marie Durante was just 5 years old, she said she remembers making and rolling traditional anise cookies with her grandmother Santa, a native of Sicily.  "Us kids would sprinkle the sprinkles on and frost," she said with a smile.  Decades later, she and her own daughter Francesca would spend time in their Duxbury kitchen crafting the traditiona...

Andrea Bocelli has announced a new run of US shows. The legendary Italian tenor will kick off his In Concert Tour on December 1 at San Francisco's Chase Center, before stops in cities including Las Vegas, Boston, and New York, wrapping in Miami on December 18.  Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on April 11. The trek follows his previous...

The environmental impact of the fashion industry, due to the ever-growing world population and the consequent demand for products, is a much-discussed issue in the textile industry. A solution for what is considered one of the most polluting sectors in the world could come from the introduction and use of vegetable leathers, in particular a new eco...

There are two things you need to know about Nicola Orichuia. Though he was born in Italy to Italian parents, his dad’s globetrotting career gave him an international perspective. Still, he is thoroughly Italian, transmitting the love of his native land to his new home in America. Also, he loves to read and share knowledge. OK, that’s four things, b...

When it comes to outdoor dining in Boston, Mayor Michelle Wu seems to be taking an a la carte approach to fairness. Most restaurants can put out tables and chairs and have at it. But for North End eateries, they’ll have to pay for the privilege. Wu’s office said in a statement Wednesday that restaurateurs in the neighborhood have until April 10 to...

April 14, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us for a conversation with Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond Di Maggio” and “Tony Lazzeri,” and Richard Johnson, curator of The Sports Museum of New England since 1982 and author of 25 books, including histories of the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Boston Braves, Boston Gard...

Everyone has an opinion about where to find the best pastry in Boston’s North End. So it should come as no surprise that one of the neighborhood’s most famous bakeries is among the most talked-about eateries in all of America. Yelp came out this week with a list of “The Top 50 Most Reviewed Places To Eat” on their platform. Mike’s Pastry in Boston...

Tuesday April 12, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Organized by I AM Books. Join us in conversation with Christin Simon and Julia Clairborne Johnson. Christine Simon grew up in a very large and very loud Italian family and now lives with her husband and four children in New Jersey. The Patron Saint of Second Chances is her first nov...

Friday April 8, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston MA (Register Here). Join I AM Books for a conversation between Elena Ferrante’s translator Ann Goldstein and Europa Editions Editor-in-Chief Michael Reynolds. The series “Libriamo! From Italy with Books” is presented by I AM Books in collaboration with FICC Boston and is under...

Måneskin have announced that they will be hitting the road this autumn to kick off a massive world tour. The dates serve as the Italian rockers' rescheduled run of their Loud Kids tour, which was previously set to take place earlier this year. The newly renamed Loud Kids Get Louder tour, will kick off on October 31 in Seattle for the North American...