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...

Parte oggi, domenica 8 aprile 2018, Little Big Italy, un programma in onda su canale Nove presentato dal ristoratore romano Francesco Panella. La formula è quella della gara tra tre ristoranti italiani all’estero, partendo da New York sede della prima puntata. Vediamo insieme chi sono i tre concorrenti in gara. Qui trovate orari e scheda del progra...

On October 23, 2017, Rossella and two other gentlemen will be honored by Brookly Borough Presidend Eric L. Adams as part of Italian-American Heritage Month Celebration 2017. The event is done in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception with food, drinks and music.  Everyone is invited to...

Barnes & Noble, Inc., along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, today announced that more than 100 Italian-American authors will be marching up Fifth Avenue in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, was named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade and created the theme for this year, “A Ce...

It gives me great pleasure to announce that on October 24, 2017, Nonna Romana and I will host a Pugliese dinner with recipes exclusively from my Cooking with Nonna Cookbook at the fine restaurant in Philadelphia, PA: Gran Caffe L'Aquila. The dinner will be a five course dinner with wines from the renowed winery of Puglia: Tormaresca. Nonna Romana a...