The grated cheese dusted a bowl of “scrippelle” soup whose rich broth bobbed with rolled-up crepes. It sprinkled over crusty hunks of Italian bread smeared with butter and spicy chili flakes. It frosted a mountaintop of gnocchi in deep red tomato sauce crowned with a flank steak braciola cooked to such tenderness the tug of a fork unfurled its pati...

In the fall of 2012, I saw the promo on PBS and it looked pretty interesting.  It was for an upcoming documentary, “Paesani: Italian Culture in Northeast Pennsylvania” which would air on Saturday evening.  Being a grandson of 4 Italian immigrants, I naturally had an interest in the subject so I decided to give it a shot. The program was a joy!  It...

The Mario Lanza Institute has an ongoing capital campaign fund for the new location for the Mario Lanza Museum and its office. They are reaching out to the fans of the great tenor around the world as well as to the community and residents of Philadelphia and to organizations and companies for donations to complete the necessary renovation so that t...

Piccola Italian Bistro has opened in Kinzers at the former Kinzers Station Tavern. Nicholl Thompson, whose mother and stepfather owned the former restaurant and bar at 3572 Lincoln Highway, has totally revamped it and changed the menu. Before opening Piccola Italian Bistro last month, Thompson oversaw more than $100,000 in renovations. The work inc...

Team Italy catcher and designated hitter Drew Butera recently signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies with an invitation to Spring Training Camp in Clearwater, Florida beginning February 12, 2019. The 35-year-old MLB veteran with nine years of experience in the Big Leagues will be competing for an opening day roster spot again...

Finding Sanchioli Brothers Bakery is a lot like gaining entry into an underground club: you have to know where to look, because it’s hiding in plain sight. Though it’s tucked into a nondescript garage on Juniper Street in Bloomfield, the regulars know where to go to get the freshest bread in town. Of course, Sanchioli’s golden brown loaves of Itali...

It all started with a “little beer joint.” Today, 80 years later, Angelo’s continues to dish up Giacomina Passalacqua’s spaghetti and meatballs, using the same recipe that helped put the little Italian restaurant on the map and kept generations of families coming back for seconds. “I am in awe thinking about the number of people who worked here...

The Embassy of Italy and the diplomatic-consular network in the USA commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth, throughout the country, starting in the Capital. Ambassador Armando Varricchio underlined the leading role played by Italy in the defense of human rights and in the fight against racism,...

Le associazioni Club Sannnicolese, Comunità di Filogaso e Mammola social Club di Toronto, presentano la mostra “Paesi di Calabria culture dell’abitare di ieri e di oggi” un progetto finanziato dalla Regione Calabria attraverso il piano annuale degli interventi e la Legge Regionale 54 del 2012, che mira alla valorizzazione e la promozione nel mondo....

My plan, in driving to the grand opening Friday of the region’s newest and biggest Whole Foods, was to give you a Wild-World-of-Animals-type dispatch from the suburb whose name wrongly suggests it has a town center of any kind: Newtown Square, Delaware County. Would the people of this affluent quadrant in Philadelphia’s western suburbs be found tra...