Could a painting hanging on the wall of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) hold the key to a culinary mystery? One of the most popular comfort foods in the world is spaghetti and meatballs. If you read food blogs, you may have heard that this dish did not originate on Italian soil. Many celebrity chefs, Italian-American chefs, and food writers...

FIAT Club America will host it's 36th Annual National Convention from July 10-14, 2019, in Greensboro, NC at the Grandover Resort. This year, the "FIAT FreakOut," as the event is called, continues celebrating the ownership of FIAT brand in North America. FIAT USA is a major sponsor and will showcase its iconic Italian design and ownership lifestyle...

Alan Irwin Menken and Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri grew up music-loving New York City boys, separated by exactly four years, 11 miles and one murder. Palminteri witnessed that killing on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. He kept his mouth shut when the cops asked if the neighborhood boss shot a guy to break up a fight, and that decision has paid off for...

A new authentic Italian food restaurant is making a home in Downtown Statesville. Pasta Amore's owner Cesar Mesias plans to bring new flavors to the area. He plans to open Thursday or Friday of this week in the building with the orange trim at 240 W. Broad St. Mesias has been in the service industry for the past 25 years. He started as a dishwasher...

Charlotte is back in the International Champions Cup for the fifth time in six years. AS Roma of Italian Serie A will face English Premier League club Arsenal at Bank of America Stadium on July 20, Relevent Sports announced Wednesday. The tournament features top clubs from around the world playing in the U.S. as tune-ups for regular season play in...

At the beginning of February, Queen’s Grant Latin teacher Ben Henkel undertook an unexpected lesson with his Latin students: they made fresh pasta together. If asked what they might eat in modern day Rome, most people would probably imagine a huge bowl of pasta with marinara sauce.   The ancient Romans did eat pasta as well as many of the staples o...

For the third year in a row, in conjunction with UNC Charlotte, the search for the next recipient of the Italian Language Scholarship will soon begin! Applicants must be UNC Charlotte students who are currently enrolled in (or have successfully completed) Italian 1201. Majors in business, engineering, or architecture are preferred, as are Italian m...

For those that love their wine with a side of incredible Italian food, head over to Famiglia Italian American Cuisine located at 740 West Firetower Road in Winterville. They serve fresh Italian-American cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. “Famiglia” means family in Italian and that family flavor comes through from beginning to end with every...

Hanging in the curing vault at San Giuseppe Salami Co. is more than just several dozen sausages that have been aging for four months. Suspended there is a history as rich and layered as the spices in the meat. A bite of a soppressata is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience across two continents. “Those traditions I learned to do were...

Legislators have put off deciding whether the second Monday in October needs a name change for this session. A bill that would have renamed Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day was retained in committee Tuesday, meaning it probably won’t be back this year. Communities across the country have been wrestling with whether to make the sw...