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When Larkin Hammond was a young child, she began cooking on a wood stove in her Italian grandmother’s kitchen. “She didn’t cook by recipe,” Hammond says. “She was the first farm-to-table person I met.” Hammond’s mother and grandmother also owned a neighborhood restaurant together. It was those experiences that laid the groundwork for Hammond’s life...

She had to make sure it was edible before she could give it away. So, on Saturday night, she cooked it with some tomato sauce and added mushrooms, then served it over pasta. “It was good,” Lili Coleman said Monday. “Spicy, but I like spicy food.” She was referring to her portion of The World’s Largest Meatball — the 1,707-pound, 8-ounce, concoction...

Giowine—'The Italian Link to the Americas'—is targeting the cruise industry with its selection of fine Italian wines, featuring just one top producer from each region. 'Giowine is not a broker,' Miami-based VP Ricardo March stressed. Instead, the company sees itself as an ambassador of Italian wine and culture. The Italian lifestyle revolves aroun...

An idea jokingly cooked up over some wine about a year ago is about to become reality. During the annual Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island dinner last year, Joe Sullivan, owner and chef of Mulberry Street Trattoria, and other club members were casually chatting about making the world’s largest meatball, and on Saturday during the Italian...

National Italian wine importer, Santa Margherita USA Inc., has announced the release of three sparkling wines. Two bottlings, their Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG, and Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé, re-enter the marketplace with a redesigned bottle, label and communications campaign, "Uncork Extraordinary". Their third, Santa Margh...

Wynwood Oven has opened its doors in Miami’s Wynwood Art District! Conceived by Wine by the Bay owner and former Design District gallerist Stefano Campanini, Wynwood Oven will offer a wine-centric menu, pizza, food and wine pairing dinners and events. Inspired by the neighborhood Italian enoteca, Wynwood Oven (nicknamed WYN that plays on words “win...

Gianni Moscardini sits at the bar topped with Balfour Pink granite — a nod to his former business — with a glass of red wine before him. For this transplanted Italian, la vita e bella. Life is indeed beautiful. And delicious. Twenty-four years ago this spring, Moscardini, now 65, opened La Cava, a restored church whose name means The Quarry in Ital...

You wouldn't know it by a quick Google search, but Joey D's Italian Restaurant & Bar has opened a third location on Marco Island. But you'd certainly know it by the packed parking lot on a Friday evening at the start of season. "Your neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar," as the tagline goes, had all the comforts of a local eatery with friendly...

If you ask Pizzantica owner and manager Tony Mari what is unique about his restaurant, located at 780 Leonard Ave., Albemarle, he is quick to let you know that the faire served there is authentic Italian. “Our family is true Italian, right off the boat,” said Mari. “I’m second generation, and came to the USA about 20 years ago. My two partners at P...

The owners of Larkins Restaurant Group opened a brand new restaurant in downtown Greenville, specializing in Italian food! It’s in the same location where the Irish pub “The Playwright” used to be, but with a lighter and fresher feel. Dishes are made from recipes of the owner’s and COO’s Italian grandmothers. Jennifer Martin shows us what’s on the...

Amici Italian Café franchisees Jonathan (Bob) Ewing and Jon Joiner were named Restaurateur of the Year by the Georgia Restaurant Association at a recent awards show. According to a news release, the two were lauded for beating the odds and starting their franchise during the economic downturn in 2009. Ewing and Joiner started working at Amici as di...

Wed, November 15, 2017. 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST. 93 Palm - Palm Island – Miami Beach 93 Palm Ave.- Miami Beach, Florida 33139. Tickets here Organized in the amazing setting of 93 Palm Villa, the event will consist in the participation of 6 Pizza Restaurants that will showcase their chefs professionalism with great exhibitions throughout the night. E...