When Anthony Fasano and Dolores Alfieri Taranto created The Italian American Podcast in 2015, little did they know that they were setting out to produce the first and most engaging podcast dedicated to helping Italian Americans learn about and celebrate their brilliant heritage. Their vision was simple—to chronicle the traditions and stories of the...

Linda R. Carlozzi is known to many for her stellar legal career (she’s even included on Crain’s NY’s list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in New York City). But, to those of us in the Italian American community, her ubiquitous presence amongst the leadership of countless Italian American organizations might make one wonder exactly how this “Wonder Wom...

It’s mid-September in The Big Apple, and the air is filled with the smell of sausage and peppers and fresh frying zeppole, because ‘a festa ‘e tutte ‘e feste’—’The Festival of All Festivals’ has arrived! For eleven days each September, thousands descend on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro, and this week, Ross...

Thursday September 12 2019, from Noon to 3pm EDT. IL Cortile Ristorante, 125 Mulberry St, New York 10013. Tickets: $ 55. Come along as Curtis & Juliet broadcast live from Little Italy on the first day of The Feast of San Gennaro taking place at Il Cortile on Thursday, September 12th from 12-3pm Rossella Rago, Creator and Host of Cooking with Nonna...

This week’s episode of the Italian American Power Hour is one for the ages, when most of the gang reassembles in New York City for the chance to spend an incredible day with America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.  Known for leading one of the most transformative eras in the history of America’s great metropolis, Mayor Giuliani sat down with us for over tw...

Do you keep a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”? If you’re a true believer in Italian Power, you’ll want to hear this week’s episode of the Italian American Power Hour, as Rossella, Dolores, and Pat reunite to dissect John’s take on the ten must-see monuments, events, and institutions that constitute his “Italian American B...

In this final episode of 2018 for “The Italian American Podcast,” we recap this past year and discuss some of our favorite episode highlights.  We also talk about the launching of “The Italian American Power Hour” and some of our favorite posts in our private Facebook Group – “The New Neighborhood – A Place for Italian Americans.” In our stories se...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Rossella Rago for the release of her newest cookbook, “Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays: 130 Classic Holiday Recipes from Italian Grandmothers.” With advice from Italian grandmothers all over the country, the book covers holiday classics from every region of Italy and includes holiday memories from the g...

In this fourth episode of the Italian American Power Hour, John, Pat, Stephanie and Rossella, discuss the many familiar brands and Italian American products that are intrinsically and uniquely associated with the Italian American experience.   We discuss the roles they played in forming our community’s sense of identity, how their development refle...