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Frothy and rich, cappuccino is one of the most popular coffee drinks to date. But how did this beloved coffee get its start? Read on coffee lovers! In Italian, cappuccino literally means "little hood." Legend has it that the popular drink gets its name from the Capuchin friars, who wore hooded robes. Their humble attire had a distinctive reddish-br...

At EICMA 2018, Ducati Motor Holding is pleased to announce that Hudson Valley Motorcycles has been selected as the 2018 Dealer of the Year, America’s region. Located in Ossining, New York, the dealership was chosen based on a commitment to success across sales, service, customer engagement and comprehensive marketing activities. The dealership has...

The championship team for the Fall 2018 season was made up of Angelo DiGirolamo, Anthony Gaeta, Richie Delliago and Gaspar Ostuni. Awards were presented to the winning team at a banquet held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Flaming Grill Restaurant in Revere. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, t...

If you don’t have the budget to go to Italy to mangia, you can still find unique Italian dishes here in Southern California. North Italia, the modern Italian concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, has locations in Santa Monica, El Segundo and Irvine. Regional brand chef Sam Sleman oversees the innovative menus. He says, “I love to cook because food is...

In the thick of battle during the Vietnam War, Sam Scardino was so severely wounded in a landmine explosion that doctors initially thought he had perished in the blast. The second of five children, Samuel Scardino was born in Chicago to Samuel and Doris (Marquardt) Scardino. The family lived in the Italian neighborhood of California and Arthington...

What images come to mind when you think about Italian American fathers? When you think of your dad, the dads you knew around you growing up, and the dads you see today, who is that man? And what does he bring to fatherhood from his own Italian or Italian American culture and tradition? Do you see men actively involved with their kids, playing baseb...

Continua la fase di contrazione delle importazioni americane di vini da tavola (vini fermi) che, nei primi primi nove mesi dell'anno in corso, sono diminuite di oltre mezzo milione di ettolitri. Sono i dati diffusi ieri dall’Italian Wine & Food Institute presieduto da New York da Lucio Caputo. Oltre alle importazioni complessive USA, scese del 7,9%...

Last week, NYU’s Casa Italiana hosted a Q&A with one author of the book Assassins Against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe(subsequently Assassins Against). The book, “in spite of the current state of things, is not a how to”, joked author Fraser M. Ottanelli at the beginning of the session; instead, the book present...

When: Thu, Nov 29 from 6:00 PM to  9:00 PM - Where: Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit , MI 48202 Join Dr. Maria Manca, Consul of Italy in Detroit, Dr. Eve Straussman-Pflanzer and Dr. Alan P. Darr for private tours of the Grand Tour of Italy gallery suite followed by a celebration of Italian art, wine and cuisine i...

After a nearly six-month overhaul, 28-year-old FiDi Italian eatery Palio D'Asti (640 Sacramento St.) will return as Palio, a more contemporary pan-Italian concept.  ANV Architects designed the refreshed restaurant, which originally opened in 1990, will have a 200-seat dining area with an expanded bar and lounge, a full-service dining room and three...

Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It’s all very peaceful. But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it’s complete chaos. That’s how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a convention for the small community of U.S. gondoliers. The nationals were held Friday-Sunday on th...

Prof. Emeritus Riccardo Levi-Setti, a pioneering physicist and Holocaust survivor whose wide-ranging interests spanned cosmic rays to microscopy to trilobite fossils, died Nov. 8 in Chicago at age 91. Referred to as a “Renaissance man” by his colleagues, Levi-Setti was active in exploring subatomic particles called strange quarks before pioneering...