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NJ Wine & Food Festival, the state’s premiere food event, features well-known celebrity chefs from Jersey’s culinary scene and beyond. You’ll recognize names from Top Chef as well as local chefs such as Michael Carrino, Ryan DePersio, Ariane Duarte and Francesco Palmieri. This year, there’s a new young chef to watch, Robbie Felice, who was invited...

How it started: Chef Salvatore Olivella, a transplant from Naples, Italy, has consulted for such top New York pizza spots as Marta, L’asso, Numero 28 and the Serafina Group. He also co-owns a group of Italian restaurants in Dallas. So he was the obvious choice for Charles Castelli and Gino Ramundo when they were looking for guidance on a concept fo...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County and its charitable foundation are pleased to announce their Annual Spring Gala, celebrating their heritage with a night of comedy and music on Saturday April 29th at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. During the Gala the IAHC will honor the recipients of their inaugural Italian-American of the Year...

Il 24 marzo si svolgerà alla Library of Congress di Washington, la biblioteca del Parlamento degli Stati Uniti, un incontro teso a esplorare i legami tra la Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso, le arti figurative e la musica. Laura Benedetti della Georgetown University e Peter Lukehart del Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts presso la N...

Belleville Unico ACES held their 29th annual St. Joseph’s Altar at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield Sunday, March 12. The organization fed almost 200 people for free while collecting donations to benefit the community, as well as local and national charities. Dignitaries present included Belleville Deputy Mayor Vinnie Cozza...

Aprirà a Pittsburgh il 30 marzo con "La Pazza Gioia" di Paolo Virzì l’Italian Film Festival USA, il festival del cinema italiano negli Stati Uniti.La rassegna, alla sua tredicesima edizione, si terrà dal 30 marzo al 9 maggio in dodici città statunitensi: oltre a Pittsburgh, anche Boulder, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memp...

One of the first things our waitress told us after we sat down at Bravo! Cucina Italiana for dinner was that the food was fresh and made to order, in case we had any special requests. That's not what you expect to hear at a chain restaurant. But Bravo!, which opened 10 years ago with the new Outdoor Shops at the Lehigh Valley Mall, doesn't fit the...

The Society of Italian American Businessmen together with Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air have donated $8,000 to the Harford Community College Foundation. This gift is designated to support student scholarships for Harford students enrolled in Continuing Education Allied Health programs. Harford Community College students Jamila King, Amy Selig, a...

Un “grazie ai familiari di Aldo Lorenzi, originario di Mozzecane con parentele roverbellesi e di Malavicina”. A rivolgerlo è Daniele Marconcini, presidente della Associazione dei Mantovani nel Mondo, che ha portato la sua storia al Museo dell'Immigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti di Filadelfia, creato da Filitalia International, l'associazione it...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway on Monday, March 20 and, in its honor, welcomes back another springtime favorite, Peeps Italian Ice. As part of the annual tradition,...

Leading fast-casual create-your-own pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza opened its first Northeast restaurant in New Jersey on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 346 NJ East 10, East Hanover, NJ 07936. Franchisee partners Ben Perez-Ringus and Dipen Desai are opening the restaurant with plans to bring two more Uncle Maddio’s Pizza restaurants to New Jersey...

New Jersey has an impressive history with food. There are, of course, NJ-only offerings such as pork roll and disco fries, as well as dishes NJ has perfected, like the tomato pie. Another Garden State-only dish that has proven to be quite popular is Chicken Savoy. For those who have never heard of the meal, it’s best to start at the beginning. Chic...