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Michael Amante was ranked the number one selling Classical Artist in Billboard Magazine 2001-2002, nominated for regional Emmy Award for Self-titled PBS Special, recipient of the State of New York Governor’s Award for Excellence, guest radio host WICC in Bridgeport CT, featured Artist on major networks including ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, TBN, FOX, The Fo...

Enjoying an aperitivo, the typical Italian way to spend happy hours with cocktails and a rich variety of the best quality food, is trending also in North America, bringing new creative ideas for the retail and foodservice channels. In a sign of how the trend is bringing innovation, Italian producers of olives, cheese and salami are adding to their...

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday rejected a class member’s challenge to the settlement of an action under which purchasers of Flippo Berio olive oil—which proclaimed on their labels, “Imported From Italy”—-will receive, subject to provisos, 50 cents for every bottle they purchased between May 23, 2010 and June 30, 2015. The settlem...

Over the past two decades, Neapolitan-style pizza — a disc of naturally fermented dough that’s topped with tomato sauce and cheese, and then baked — has gone from trend to popular mainstay on menus in pizzerias and casual restaurants throughout the U.S. And aside from the obvious factors (the simple deliciousness of a margherita pizza), there’s at...

Fazoli’s has been serving Americans premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh and friendly for 30 years! To celebrate three decades of service, America’s largest elevated QSR Italian chain is hosting a month-long celebration from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate such a major milestone,” said Carl Howard, President...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many “Little Italys” outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality. Who doesn’t love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonderful compa...

Stars are just like us. And like most of us, stars also have insecurities — even superstar singer Lady Gaga. The "Bad Romance" singer admitted in a recent interview with the LA Times that she sometimes feels "ugly" and has never seen herself as the prettiest girl in the room.  "I'm so insecure," she revealed to the outlet. "I like to preach, but I...

Amazing Grape is a traveling journey that through the modern documentary language investigates the commercial impact of the Italian wine in the eastern coast of the United States of America. What is the condition of Italian imports in the US? We will start from a simple question to dig into the deeper analysis of the big market of wines that every...

One of the greatest cuisines in the world is Italian. It’s on all the “best” and “popular” food lists and, in America, Italian food tours of restaurants, specialty food shops and bakeries are offered in many large cities. In Italy, food is one of its most revered assets; most notably for the freshness of the ingredients and the simplicity of the re...

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey, one of the founders and the first president of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW). She discusses the role of Italian American women before, during, and after the feminist movement, as well as her own journey straying from then returning to embracing her heritage. In the...

Congratulations to NIAF member William Giovinazzo on the publication of his new book “Italianità: The Essence of Being Italian and Italian-American,” about the special quality that binds everyone of Italian descent – Italiani nel Mondo! In this book, Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans, looks at food, relig...

Ciao Tutti, It's been an amazing summer for the IABF. We held our first Youth Baseball clinic at MCU Park. We purchased and shipped over 100 bats and other baseball equipment for youth tournaments in Italy, and we returned from a 10 day trip to Italy where we conducted baseball clinics for over 300 kids in Rome & Nettuno. And, we are just getting s...