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Jean Leisher has until the end of March to learn how to make tiramisu from the man who may have invented it. She’d never cooked professionally until this year. But today, she’s working in the kitchen of Piedigrotta, an Italian bakery bordering Little Italy. Her teachers are Antonio and Bruna Iannaccone, who have owned the shop since 2002, but are n...

NHL and NBA players play for their native lands in world competitions. Stefano Biasini, who has won at the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy, is flipping this tradition. He will compete for Team USA in the next Coppa del Mondo Di Gelateria, which will be held Jan. 20-24, 2018, in Rimini, Italy. Biasini, a partner in the Center City restauran...

Quando si dice Italia si dice cultura del cibo e prodotti gastronomici di qualità. Ma in un mondo  su cui pesa sempre più l’impatto della attività antropiche, con una popolazione crescente e risorse sempre più scarse, l’industria alimentare e il made in Italy affrontano nuove e decisive sfide. Di questi temi si è parlato alla Montclair State Univer...

Elizabeth may be becoming a culinary capital, at least for Italian cuisine. For the second time in just a few weeks, an Elizabeth eatery has been singled out as one of the best. This time, it’s Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza that’s been named the Best Pizza in New Jersey by The Daily Meal, who have already ranked Spirito’s as one of the nation’s 50 Be...

Does anyone make better cookies, pastries and desserts overall than the Italians? We don't think so! And bread? Please.  But here's the problem: Walk into a well-stocked Italian bakery and you're confronted with dozens of different cookies and pastries, many that look alike, many with unpronounceable names. Sfingi, sflogliatelle. Pannetone, panna c...

Have you bought your tickets for the second annual Carnevale? At 6 p.m. this Tuesday, April 25, the Rehoboth Touch of Italy becomes an Italian Street Fair with unlimited food, wine, masks, valet parking, auctions - you name it. And it’s all to raise money for the Touch of Italy/RehobothFoodie.com Culinary Scholarship Fund.  So why a scholarship fun...

Downtown Baltimore's newest coffee shop Filicori Zecchini is set to open April 24 on the bottom floor of the PNC building at 1 E. Pratt St. The nearly 100-year-old Italian coffee company is taking over about 1,700 square feet previously occupied by Nature's Table, a soup, salad, wrap and smoothie restaurant that closed in 2015 after less than three...

Anthony Bellapigna is a natural-born builder, by skill and by nature. He builds and creates award-winning pizza pies and other entrees that draw customers from miles around. He builds strong and lasting relationships with hundreds of acquaintances, friends and customers in his community, as well as hundreds overseas. And he built Ariano, the old-wo...

White Horse brings a taste of the Old World to the county with a menu anchored by family tradition and an eye toward creating community. Fresh off a soft open in late March, the Italian-American restaurant, in Manquin, has a veteran owner intent on creating a family-friendly dining experience based on a family tradition of restaurant service. "What...

Dino Puteri and Jeremy Morris are used to everyone mistaking them for brothers. The Scranton natives have been best friends since sixth grade, and as co-owners of Fratelli’s Pizza & Pasta House (“fratello” in Italian means “brother”), it’s no wonder so many folks think they’re related. “We never correct them because we feel like brothers,” Puteri s...

Western Pennsylvania is a melting pot of culinary traditions, and no more so than during the holidays, when the dishes your mother and grandmother grew up with are the stars of the dinner table. For many Pittsburghers, including myself, it wouldn’t be Easter without a honey-glazed ham on the buffet, along with a big creamy bowl of scalloped potatoe...

As the sun was setting one recent evening, two black Chevrolet Suburbans pulled up next to Cafe Milano, the Georgetown restaurant where some of the world’s most powerful people go to be noticed but not approached. Steven T. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, slipped out of one of the vehicles and lingered with his Secret Service detail in front of th...