There are lots of sources for ingredients if you are considering starting or expanding your pastry arts arena. If you are, consider being in touch with Steven D’Onofrio, Director of Specialty Ingredients at Ace Endico’s expanded pastry arts department. He was most recently the Managing Director of Gellert Global Group’s Swiss Chalet Fine Foods in D...

Leonard N. Spano, the patriarch of a blue-collar Westchester County political dynasty who used his experience selling heating oil in Yonkers to jumpstart a career in public service, died early Sunday. He was 88. The cause of death was heart failure brought on by complications from lymphoma, according to his oldest son, Nicholas. Spano served as a W...

Friday, February 15th at 7:00pm EST. Westchester Italian Cultural Center | One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Please register in advance by calling 914-771-8700 or click here to register online! Presented by John Coppola. Members $20; Non-Members $25 The Mona Lisa and the Salvator Mundi are two of the greatest masterpieces by Leonardo Da...

On Wednesday, February 13, author and TV News anchor Mary Calvi will offer a public talk to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love. This free event, presented by The Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library, is open to the public and takes place at 6 pm at the Riverfront Libr...

Lillo Brancato Jr leans over the table at a beloved pizza joint in Yonkers and bows his shaved head slightly, pointing out a nasty scar behind his left ear on the back of his scalp. It’s about an inch and a half long and jagged; he got it when he jumped from a moving car almost 15 years ago, irrationally convinced his friends were out to get him as...

When it comes to cooking competitions, Westchester has some top-notch chefs and bakers. In August, Christian Petroni, the charismatic chef behind Westchester's Fortina restaurants tied with Pleasantville native (and food novelist) Jess Tom to become the "Next Food Network Star."  And now, Eastchester resident Tina Zaccardi has bested 10 other baker...

Looking at the menu of Maria, one of the latest Italian spots to open in Southern Westchester, I paused. The usual suspects didn’t make up most of the New Rochelle restaurant’s menu. My eyes were drawn to the cauliflower-kale fritters, acorn squash risotto served in a honey-glazed squash bowl, and salmon with jasmine rice. I’d never even heard of c...

Friday November 30, 7:00 pm EDT. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public. Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700 lbrewster@wiccny.org Roman culture existed for thousands of years before the founding of the Christian religion. Artisans began creating new...

Decisions, decisions. If you had to go to one pizzeria in each of New York's 62 counties, which would be the ones? That's a "Pie in the Sky" question for most, who likely wouldn't be able to name more than a handful of counties. But a website has come out with its answers. In presenting them, newyorkupstate.com says its choices may not be the best...

Wednesday October 24, 7:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25; open to the public. Contact: Lindsay Brewster 914-771-8700 lbrewster@wiccny.org The ancient Romans were innovative architects and engineers who invented building methods still in use today. Roman monume...