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From the beginning, Amadeo P. Giannini was one of the little guys. He dropped out of school at 14 years old to work in his stepfather’s produce company, saving every dollar he earned and working his way up until he took over the business. Bit by bit, he sold pieces of it to employees, again saving every dollar he made. By age 31, he’d saved up enou...

Negli scorsi giorni, si è celebrata la settimana del prosecco, con diverse aziende italiane del vino con le bollicine che hanno organizzato manifestazioni in giro per il mondo. Qui a New York, il Consorzio del Prosecco Doc, ha presentato agli americani una selezione delle aziende più quotate. A La Scuola di Eataly Downtown Manhattan, accompagnati d...

È ad Atlantic City, nel New Jersey, che il 15 aprile 2007 nasce, per volontà di Vincenzo Arcobelli – presidente del Comites, di Houston e dell’Intercomites degli Stati Uniti – la CSNA, Confederazione Siciliana del Nord America. L’evento è stata una preziosa occasione per riunire le associazioni di origine e ispirazione siciliana in Nord America. “L...

We haven’t done the seven fishes since I was a very little kid. Like pizza, spaghetti with meatballs and sweeping the sidewalk, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of those traditions with roots in the old country but is primarily an Italian-American invention. Mine was just the third generation born on US soil on my maternal grandfather’s side, t...

Pack some serious gourmet into your next one-pot masterpiece and let the simplicity of single-dish cuisine open new culinary avenues, without the messy cleanup. Ever since the Middle Ages we've been doing it: bubbling, simmering and stewing away at a delicious hodgepodge of meats or fishes, onions and herbs, vegetables and more in a big, iron pot....

The 45th anniversary of “The Godfather” has brought us another Blu-Ray box set and another round of critical reappraisal of the mafia movie classic. The secret of the film’s enduring appeal, however, might be found in its opening line: “I believe in America.” It is often said that “The Godfather” is an ironic commentary on the American Dream. That...

Since it premiered at film festivals earlier this year, “Call Me by Your Name” has inspired reviews that sound as though they were written in mid-swoon. Frankly, the movie itself encourages this: It’s a lush wallow at an Italian villa, a coming-of-age story that presents sensual adventure and a warm portrait of a functional family. Everything’s ide...

Action-adventure, comedy and family values are the main and delectable ingredients of “THE PASTA FAMILY ALL-AGES ILLUSTRATED ADVENTURES” – a series of 23 graphic novels starring a family made of macaroni!  Join our heroine, Annaleenie, a little girl with a GIANT appetite for adventure, and her family and friends, as life’s challenges are met with w...

The Starbucks story begins with a defining moment, not widely told. Gordon Bowker had grown up in Seattle, enrolled at the University of San Francisco, dropped out. He bummed around Europe, where he acquired a taste for English beer. The year was 1962 and Bowker was in Italy. In Rome one afternoon, he took a seat at a caffè opposite the Trevi Fount...

Eataly — the Italian supermarket, food hall and restaurant complex — offers visitors a wide variety of premium imports; specialized services such as a vegetable “butcher,” who cleans and chops produce to customer specifications; and meal options ranging from pasta and sandwiches to multi-course feasts. Raffaele Piarulli is vice president of operati...

The issue of controversial statues recently made its way to New York when depictions of Christopher Columbus were vandalized across the city, with one even being beheaded in Yonkers and another in Astoria being tagged with graffiti. Since then, there have been calls for the removal of the Columbus monument at 59th Street in Manhattan in the circle...

An Italian confectioner is close to scooping up Nestle’s US candy bar business, The Post has learned. Ferrero Group — which makes Nutella as wells as the Ferrero Roche chocolate-and-hazelnut bon-bons — is poised to shell out as much as $2 billion to win an auction of Nestle brands including Crunch, Butterfinger and Kit Kat, sources said. That’s on...