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The whole world is aware of Sicilian blood oranges and of how good they are. They are used by the leading beverage producers and are even commercialised in the US. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee for consumers on the origin and composition of the fruit juices that reach their tables.  The citrus fruit sector is very important for the...

With mere months remaining before its attempt to produce the biggest meatball the world has ever seen, the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island is in the thick of preparations: It’s recruited a chef to perfect seasoning proportions, and started work on an oven large enough to hold the meatball pot. The only thing the club hasn’t done is aler...

Gelato can be a saving grace on a hot afternoon and one new storefront hopes to satiate those icy cravings when it opens in downtown Sarasota mid-June. Gelato-go, a small gelato chain based in South Florida, will open a new storefront off Main Street at 14 S. Orange Ave. The prices will be between $5-$7 depending on the size of gelato, and cones ar...

Gina Stipo teaches Italian cooking classes and sets the table every week at her restaurant "At the Italian Table." She joins GDL to show us how simple and elegant Italian cooking can be with a few recipes. Find 'At the Italian Table' at 2359 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Details on the restaurant can be found at AtTheItalian.com, and se...

Via Emilia 9 in South Beach prides itself on serving authentic regional cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Just north of Tuscany, the region includes cities like Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, and Modena. The name Via Emilia refers to the main street that crosses the entire region. The restaurant is owned by husband and wife team chef Wendy...

Like its menu in Italian, the new Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria intends to bring a new kind of authentic food and city vibe to downtown Boca. Three days after it opened its second location on the corner of Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road, the place was humming inside and out. Large families with kids, couples, girls' night out,...

Pausing for a moment Tuesday inside Trevioli Italian Kitchen on Blackmon Road, Trevor Morris summed up his emotions on the new restaurant that he and partner Sanjay Choudhury will open to hungry guests on Thursday afternoon. “I feel like it’s a rebirth here,” said the former owner of Trevioli Artisan Pasta Company, a small restaurant launched in a...

Gallatin has a new local restaurant serving homemade Italian food, the way Connecticut natives-turned Gallatin residents Dave de Levie and Jason Heim remember it. "Everything is made from scratch," Heim, the chef de cuisine, said. The Italian Joint hosts its grand opening Wednesday on South Water Avenue, featuring house-made pastas, pizzas, sandwic...

While countless food startups fail, Neal McTighe has enjoyed exponential growth of his pasta sauce company since he started making the product in his Raleigh kitchen in 2010. It’s a premium line sold by several regional and national markets in the Southeast, including Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Kroger and Earth Fare. Southern Living magazine named...

Fast, fresh Italian is making its way across the Bluegrass State. Fazoli's, America's largest Italian fast casual brand, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Maysville, marking a total of 34 Fazoli's locations in Kentucky to date. Located at 416 Market Square, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Ma...

Welcome to Antico Pizza Napoletana, Miami Beach’s newest little Italy. At the helm is Chef Giovanni Di Palma –  a celebrity pizza maker who has quite the celebrity following with his first multi-concept pizzeria which opened in Atlanta back in 2009. “I decided in Atlanta. I found an old bakery in a bad neighborhood. I thought what do I have to lose...

The lead up to the Italian Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Daytona Beach is always kind of fun for me — not just because it’s my parish and I look forward to the good food and good time, but also because I get my annual phone call from my buddy Pete Sicilian. Great name for a guy who helps with publicity for an Italian festival, is it not...