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Hankering for sfogliatelle? If you're from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you have come to love these flaky, crackling Italian pastries wrapped around a ricotta cheese-based filling. You may ask for these as "Zvoy-Uh-Dell." Or, is that Sa-foy-ya-tella? Mammadelle!

 

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Any serious restaurant chef or home cook wants to source the finest ingredients for whatever type of meal they're cooking. It's no secret that Italian food is among the world's most popular however, finding authentic Italian ingredients is–more times than not–easier ...

We are excited to announce the results of our most recent Board election! Maria Tamburri has been elected Chair, Diana Femia has been elected Vice Chair, and Maria T. Vullo, Esq. has been elected Treasurer of the National Board of Directors.

 

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Rockford's original, authentic, 37th Annual Festa Italiana is almost here! Located at the Boylan High School Grounds, Festa Italiana is a celebration of tradition, food, entertainment, and scholarship. Festa proceeds go GRIAA's mission of promoting the Italian culture in our community through ...

by Mauro Battocchi

 

What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples, with at least ...

By Loraine Stupakoff

 

After completing culinary school in the Peidmont region of north Italy, Antonio Morichini started his career in a restaurant in the seaside town of Chiavari in Liguria (northern Italy), the Lord Nelson Pub. There, he worked with the freshest fish and the traditional ...

Italia & Mondo. Un servizio pensato per l'ondata di giovani talenti, intellettuali e professionisti di vari settori, in fuga dallo stivale, che stanno trovando nuove opportunità e maggiori riconoscimenti negli Stati Uniti. Grazie al web sarà possibile sintonizzarsi in tutto il mondo. 

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by Paul Sebert

 

Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in ...

di Mauro Battocchi


In Silicon Valley gli europei sono spesso oggetto di un tiro al piccione. È di moda negli ambienti imprenditoriali criticare il nostro Continente per un'asserita scarsa propensione all'innovazione o per temute misure protezionistiche.

 

Ciò nonosante il fatto che nel ...

by Claudia Astarita

 

Andrea Pugliese, an expert in job policies, has just launched the Art Hub Carrara as a unique Italian incubator for the professions related to contemporary art. Pugliese's idea was the one of connecting the manufacturer sector with the digital one as well as of mixing ...

By Valerie Sweeten

 

It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, ...

by Neil Prior

 

Tina Jones from Haverfordwest met up two of her three sisters after a two-year hunt with historian Gareth Mills. Ms Jones' mother, Rosa, met American-Italian GI Ignazio Parrino when his unit was stationed in Tenby ahead of the D-Day landings.


He was already badly ...

di Lucio Luca

 

Quarant'anni e non sentirli. Tanto che qualcuno spera ancora che prima o poi il vecchio Rocky si rimetta la tuta da ginnastica e riprenda a correre lungo le strade dell'Italian Market prima di salire tutta d'un fiato la famosa scalinata esultando con le braccia al cielo.

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"A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent shaped along the edge of this calm bay" these are the words French writer Guy de Maupassant used to describe the charming and peaceful town of Portofino in 1889, a real piece of heaven on earth on the wonderful Tigullio ...

di Eleonora Dragotto

 

Dall'altra parte del paese, sulla costa opposta degli Stati Uniti, ad un passo dal quartiere che fece da culla alla nascente Beat Generation, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco è costantemente impegnato nella promozione del patrimonio culturale di casa ...

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Ristorante Scala Del Nonna, By Way Of NYC’s Scalini Fedeli, Coming To Montclair NJ

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Montclair, your prayers have been answered! Just what downtown Montclair needed — another Italian restaurant!
 
Well, maybe not, but before you roll your eyes, check the dish on this new spot. The restaurant is headed by renowned chef Michael Cetrulo, whose impressive pedigree suggests that Ristorante Scala Del Nonna might just become the talk of the town. Cetrulo began working in restaurants when he was only 13, and by the time he was 23, in 1990, he opened his own- Madison’s Il Mondo Vecchio. He then trained for a year in Italy in an attempt to modernize his culinary repertoire, and went on start four more restaurants, including the popular Scalini Fedeli in 1995.
 
 
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Sfogliatelle: What it is and how Staten Island pronounces it

Sfogliatelle: What it is and how Staten Island pronounces it

Hankering for sfogliatelle? If you're from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you have come to love these flaky, crackling Italian pastries wrapped around a ricotta cheese-based filling. You may ask for these as "Zvoy-Uh-Dell." Or, is that Sa-foy-ya-tella? Mammadelle!   "Sfogliatelle is plural for sfogilatella," says Dr. Lucia Colletti, a Castleton Corners chiropractor who hails from Sicily. "The dessert is actually from Campania." There are two kinds...

Italy in New York: Where to find Italian ingredients in NYC

Italy in New York: Where to find Italian ingredients in NYC

by Jackie DeGiorgio   Any serious restaurant chef or home cook wants to source the finest ingredients for whatever type of meal they're cooking. It's no secret that Italian food is among the world's most popular however, finding authentic Italian ingredients is–more times than not–easier said than done, sadly.   Sure, mozzarella and prosciutto have their designated places on supermarket shelves far and wide,...

NOIAW’s National Board Elects New Officers

NOIAW’s National Board Elects New Officers

We are excited to announce the results of our most recent Board election! Maria Tamburri has been elected Chair, Diana Femia has been elected Vice Chair, and Maria T. Vullo, Esq. has been elected Treasurer of the National Board of Directors.   The new officers join Mary Ann Mattone, RN/MPH, Secretary of the National Board since 2014. Maria Tamburri has been a director on...

37th Annual Festa Italiana 2015!

37th Annual Festa Italiana 2015!

Rockford's original, authentic, 37th Annual Festa Italiana is almost here! Located at the Boylan High School Grounds, Festa Italiana is a celebration of tradition, food, entertainment, and scholarship. Festa proceeds go GRIAA's mission of promoting the Italian culture in our community through events and education with the majority of these proceeds going to scholarships in the Rockford area.   Visit our Festa...

The Italian Consulate is New Trendy Place to Get Married

The Italian Consulate is New Trendy Place to Get Married

by Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples, with at least one Italian citizen, to bond themselves in official matrimony.   It's also...

Exclusive Interview: VIA VAI Executive Chef Owner Antonio Morichini

Exclusive Interview: VIA VAI Executive Chef Owner Antonio Morichini

By Loraine Stupakoff   After completing culinary school in the Peidmont region of north Italy, Antonio Morichini started his career in a restaurant in the seaside town of Chiavari in Liguria (northern Italy), the Lord Nelson Pub. There, he worked with the freshest fish and the traditional food of that region.   Antonio returned to his native Rome, and after many years of working...

Italia & Mondo. Nasce Radio Nuova York, un servizio pensato da Alberto ‘Polo…

Italia & Mondo. Nasce Radio Nuova York, un servizio pensato da Alberto ‘Polo’ Cretara per gli italiani in fuga dallo stivale che vivono negli States.

Italia & Mondo. Un servizio pensato per l'ondata di giovani talenti, intellettuali e professionisti di vari settori, in fuga dallo stivale, che stanno trovando nuove opportunità e maggiori riconoscimenti negli Stati Uniti. Grazie al web sarà possibile sintonizzarsi in tutto il mondo.    Basterà, infatti, collegarsi su www.radionuovayork.com per seguire i vari programmi ed interagire tramite i social network (twitter, facebook, instagram, periscope...)...

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant now open in Barboursville

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant now open in Barboursville

by Paul Sebert   Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in early June in the former home of Tascali's.   "This is my husband's second Italian Restaurant. Fratelli's means "brothers," my...

L’Europa si presenta in forze in Silicon Valley

L’Europa si presenta in forze in Silicon Valley

di Mauro Battocchi In Silicon Valley gli europei sono spesso oggetto di un tiro al piccione. È di moda negli ambienti imprenditoriali criticare il nostro Continente per un'asserita scarsa propensione all'innovazione o per temute misure protezionistiche.   Ciò nonosante il fatto che nel solo 2012 Silicon Valley ha attirato più di 4 miliardi di dollari di investimenti dall'Europa, pari agli investimenti di tutto il...

Art Hub Carrara, the first Italian incubator devoted to artistic professions

Art Hub Carrara, the first Italian incubator devoted to artistic professions

by Claudia Astarita   Andrea Pugliese, an expert in job policies, has just launched the Art Hub Carrara as a unique Italian incubator for the professions related to contemporary art. Pugliese's idea was the one of connecting the manufacturer sector with the digital one as well as of mixing tradition and modernity.   Art Hub aims at fostering a coworking space in the city,...

D'Amico family celebrates 40 years in restaurant business

D'Amico family celebrates 40 years in restaurant business

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandwiches to a full-service restaurant with a...

'GI baby' reunited with American family after 70 years

'GI baby' reunited with American family after 70 years

by Neil Prior   Tina Jones from Haverfordwest met up two of her three sisters after a two-year hunt with historian Gareth Mills. Ms Jones' mother, Rosa, met American-Italian GI Ignazio Parrino when his unit was stationed in Tenby ahead of the D-Day landings. He was already badly injured, at the Battle of the Bulge, by the time she was born in February 1945. He...

"Rocky", Philadelphia in festa: lo "stallone italiano" compi…

"Rocky", Philadelphia in festa: lo "stallone italiano" compie quarant'anni

di Lucio Luca   Quarant'anni e non sentirli. Tanto che qualcuno spera ancora che prima o poi il vecchio Rocky si rimetta la tuta da ginnastica e riprenda a correre lungo le strade dell'Italian Market prima di salire tutta d'un fiato la famosa scalinata esultando con le braccia al cielo.   Difficile, forse impossibile, anche se da Sylvester Stallone, malgrado le 69 primavere, ci...

15 reasons why you should go to Portofino

15 reasons why you should go to Portofino

by Claudia Baroncelli   "A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent shaped along the edge of this calm bay" these are the words French writer Guy de Maupassant used to describe the charming and peaceful town of Portofino in 1889, a real piece of heaven on earth on the wonderful Tigullio gulf.   Best known for its picturesque port, framed by colorful fairy-tale houses overlooking...

Il "Golden gate bridge" verso l'Italia: l'Istituto Italiano Scuola di …

Il "Golden gate bridge" verso l'Italia: l'Istituto Italiano Scuola di San Francisco

di Eleonora Dragotto   Dall'altra parte del paese, sulla costa opposta degli Stati Uniti, ad un passo dal quartiere che fece da culla alla nascente Beat Generation, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco è costantemente impegnato nella promozione del patrimonio culturale di casa nostra. Ad esso affiliata, la Scuola è invece dedita all'insegnamento della lingua che di questa eredità è veicolo. A...

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB and the Italian Consulate in Boston would like to invite you to our 2015 Sailing Event. This is the third year in a row that we have been realizing the dream of three young sailors of the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino" (Sailing Center in Naples Italy) who will race during the week of July 12-19 in three of the...

Le Sirene Ristorante Opens In Larchmont

Le Sirene Ristorante Opens In Larchmont

by Jeanne Muchnick Eastchester residents Gerardo and Cosimo Bruno, the family behind Caravaggio, Sistina and San Pietro on Manhattan's East Side, say the one question they've heard from their customers over the years has been: When are you opening in Westchester? Gerardo admits they'd been looking at spaces for a while. When the one vacated by Palmer's Crossing in Larchmont opened up...

Presentato il programma del viaggio del pontefice in America

Presentato il programma del viaggio del pontefice in America

È ufficiale: dal 19 al 28 settembre papa Francesco visiterà Cuba e gli Stati Uniti, con tappa anche all'Onu, per il decimo viaggio del pontificato, nel quale pronuncerà 24 tra discorsi, omelie, saluti.   A Cuba visiterà l'Avana e Santiago, negli Usa New York, Washington, interverrà davanti al Congresso e all'assemblea generale dell'Onu, Filadelfia, dove concluderà l'incontro mondiale delle famiglie, appuntamento dal...

Enoteca Maria thrives on Staten Island with its soulful take on Italian comfort …

Enoteca Maria thrives on Staten Island with its soulful take on Italian comfort cuisine

by Michael Kaminer   This nonna's got balls. They're palle di joe ($14), beef testicles that are sliced, baked in oil and vinegar, and served on greens. I didn't have cojones to try them at Enoteca Maria, the Staten Island joint that's become a sensation for its rotating cast of grandmas in the kitchen.   But almost everything I tasted made it clear why this place...

Happy 58th to America’s Favorite Little Italian, the Fiat 500

Happy 58th to America’s Favorite Little Italian, the Fiat 500

July Fourth is all about independence, remembering the birth of our great nation – and the Fiat 500? That's right, the quirky little Italian compact car shares the same b-day as the beloved United States of America. It all started in 1936 when Fiat unveiled the 500 Topolino.   It was nothing like the iconic 500 that enthusiasts clamor over. It was big,...

Outdoor Screening of Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) at Casa Belvedere, Staten Islan…

Outdoor Screening of Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) at Casa Belvedere, Staten Island, New York

Wednesday, July 8th: Il Gattopardo (1963) "The Leopard" - Directed by Luchino Visconti - Drama/Romance - Not Rated - 187 Minutes - In Italian with English subtitles   As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew,...

AC Cugini Expands to Fredericksburg, New "Intro to Competitive Soccer"…

AC Cugini Expands to Fredericksburg, New "Intro to Competitive Soccer" Program

AC Cugini is excited to announce it is expanding and has opened an additional office in Fredericksburg, VA, effective May 15, 2015. AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti is the head instructor for the Fredericksburg academy training.   Academy ProgramWe are conducting tryouts at the Momentum Sports Training Center in Fredericksburg for AC Cugini Boys Academy and RES Roma Girls Academy teams to...

Troy's Columbus monument defaced

Troy's Columbus monument defaced

By Kenneth C. Crowe II   The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.   That spray-painted tag "540L's" is believed to be tied to local gangs that may...

Saudade - a photographic art exhibit by Patricio Tasisto

Saudade - a photographic art exhibit by Patricio Tasisto

by Susan Jensen   Patricio Tasisto's photographic art exhibit introduced me to a word and concept missing from English. Saudade – pronounced "Saugh-dah-jey" is a word unique to Portuguese. It means a deep yearning for a loved one who is absent or dead, or longing for something profound that is missing in one's life. What an important and very much needed word.

Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week

Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week

Filippo Mazzei was born in 1730 in Tuscany, Italy. He studied medicine in his home country, but soon moved to London to try his hand at being a wine merchant. Thanks to his business connections, he befriended Thomas Jefferson, the two exchanged letters for several years before actually meeting.   In 1773, Filippo – who had at that time adopted the name...

Dr. Ann Walko of Scotch Plains sworn in as UNICO National President

Dr. Ann Walko of Scotch Plains sworn in as UNICO National President

Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright congratulates incoming UNICO National President Dr. Ann Walko. They are joined by Anthony Bengivenga, President of the Westfield Chapter of UNICO and Joe Almeida, President of the Union Chapter of UNICO.   Walko, a professor at Kean University, is also a resident of Scotch Plains. She begins her tenure as President in July.   Read more   Source: http://www.nj.com/    

Sites in Italy, Jordan and Saudi Arabia inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Lis…

Sites in Italy, Jordan and Saudi Arabia inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee inscribed three new cultural sites on the World Heritage List this afternoon: Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale in Italy; Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas) in Jordan and Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia.   Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale (Italy)—Located on the northern...

Shopping mondiale del lusso: l'80% compra se è Made in Italy

Shopping mondiale del lusso: l'80% compra se  è Made in Italy

Il settore del lusso ha di fronte a sé un'altra decade di crescita. A patto di investire su autenticità, trasparenza delle produzioni e digitale. «La frenata del motore asiatico trasformerà la corsa degli ultimi 15 anni in una camminata a passo molto veloce: sarà una crescita basata per il 70% sullo sviluppo organico e solo per il 30% su nuovi...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 93rd annual Italian Feast

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 93rd annual Italian Feast

The oldest and longest running Italian Street Fair in the Hudson Valley: The 93rd Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Wednesday through Sunday, July 15-19, from 6:00 pm until Midnight, at 155 Highland Avenue in Verplanck, NY.   Enjoy carnival rides and games, live entertainment and homemade Italian food for sale including sausage and peppers, broccoli rabe, pasta, meatballs, pizza, zeppole...

Pasta alla Norma, a Homage to Bellini? A Masterpiece Whatever!

Pasta alla Norma, a Homage to Bellini? A Masterpiece Whatever!

by Maria Lina Bommarito Although Pasta alla Norma is internationally well-known and appreciated, not everyone knows the story of its name. This simple but delicious Mediterranean dish finds its origins in Catania, the Sicilian province where the lively Etna volcano lies.   A true emblem of Sicilian culinary tradition, Pasta alla Norma is a very simple dish where maccaroni are mixed with fresh...

10 Fast Facts About Italy

10 Fast Facts About Italy

by Mauro Battocchi   Italy is a country enmeshed in cultural vibrancy as well as manmade and natural beauty. Traveling from one rugged mountain valley to the next can not only change the scenery, but also the local dialect, craftwork and cuisine. With so much layered complexity, there are bound to be a few things that you may not have known about...

La Moderna opens at Sunset Harbour Shops

La Moderna opens at Sunset Harbour Shops

La Moderna, an Italian bar and restaurant, is joining a number of businesses at Sunset Harbour Shops in Miami Beach. The restaurant's interiors were designed by architect Roberto Liorni, and include an Italian-crafted copper bar and a Stefano Ferrara handmade brick oven. Among its menu items: spaghetti with Osetra caviar, fresh oysters and crispy leek, and squid-ink ravioli stuffed with...

Cartoline dall'altra Italia: Un viaggio nella nuova Emigrazione, alla scoperta d…

Cartoline dall'altra Italia: Un viaggio nella nuova Emigrazione, alla scoperta dei giovani che hanno deciso di provare un’esperienza all’estero

Un viaggio nella nuova Emigrazione, alla scoperta dei giovani connazionali che, per voglia o per necessità, hanno deciso di provare un'esperienza all'estero. L'identikit dei nuovi emigrati e le loro esperienze di vita. La web serie "Cartoline dall'altra Italia", realizzata dall'agenzia giornalistica 9colonne con il sostegno del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale-Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all'Estero e le...

Boxing on Film Series: The Champ (1973) by Franco Zeffirelli

Boxing on Film Series: The Champ (1973) by Franco Zeffirelli

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Hours: 6:30 PM Venue: IIC LA On the occasion of the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the Getty Center (July 28 - November 1, 2015) and the loan of the bronze Boxer at Rest coming to Los Angeles from Rome, the IIC organizes a special summer film series dedicated to Italian boxing...

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding.   Performances run Wednesday, July 29 at 2:00 and 7:30, Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM, Friday, July...

Cultural programming accord set between Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milano and I…

Cultural programming accord set between Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milano and Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. of New York

The Archivio Storico Ricordi (www.ricordi.it) and the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. (www.italianacademyfoundation.org) have signed an accord to provide for a series of cultural initiatives to present the enormous archival treasury of Ricordi, one of the most important musical resources in the world, to new audiences in the United States.   The agreement was signed by Pierluigi Ledda, Managing Director of the Archive,...

Eating Italian in the Old Mill

Eating Italian in the Old Mill

By John Gottberg Anderson    Diners who love Italian food have two restaurant choices in Bend's Old Mill District. Pastini Pastaria and Flatbread Community Oven stand side-by-side next to the Deschutes River on the north side of the shopping-and-entertainment district.   But I'm not a big fan of either one. Others may applaud the paper-thin crust of Flatbread's Neapolitan-style pizza, and the Portland-made pastas...

IALOC July Monthly Meeting and Bocce Tournament - Il Fornaio

IALOC July Monthly Meeting and Bocce Tournament - Il Fornaio

07/14/2015 - 5:30 PM / 9:00 PM - Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman, Irvine CA Registration: IALOC Members Only – Free; Non-Members – $10.00 (USD) Appetizers are free, as our sponsor, Domestic Violence Legal Center, will be graciously covering the cost.   The bocce tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game. Each team must consist of 4 players. If you do not have 4...

Chef Fabio Viviani talks Italy, 'Cutthroat Kitchen' and sandwiches

Chef Fabio Viviani talks Italy, 'Cutthroat Kitchen' and sandwiches

by Sherry Wight   Chef Fabio Viviani made his national TV debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he impressed viewers enough to be voted the cycle's fan favorite, but the straight-talking Italian chef isn't just a television star: he's also a restaurateur and a best-selling cookbook author who holds the ultimate key to business success.   Examiner...

A Life Centered around Family and a Love of Cooking

A Life Centered around Family and a Love of Cooking

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Although Gregg Matteucci grew up in Fairview, a little town near the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, many of his strongest memories are tied to a home in southeast Portland in historic Ladd's Addition where his grandmother lived. Sundays were centered around family. "Every Sunday, rain or shine, it was dinner at Grandma Tucci's house," he laughs. "There...

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School - position available

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School - position available

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which serves students in kindergarten through grade 12, one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation is seeking a full time Virtual Classroom Teacher for Italian K-12. The position requires an initial 90 days on site in either of our Midland, Harrisburg or Philadelphia locations.   The Virtual Class Instructor...

Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines, a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Arde…

Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines, a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This is a book of stories, hundreds and thousands of stories, which together tell...

Builder Antonio J. Tambone dies

Builder Antonio J. Tambone dies

by Shannon DonnellyFuneral services for Antonio J. Tambone, a former resident, took place Wednesday in Winchester, Mass. Mr. Tambone, known as AJ, died at his home in Winchester with his family at his side. He was 94 years old and the husband of Alma (nee Soracco) Tambone. The couple celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in April. Born in Feb. 10, 1921 in...

Kings Land Marco Belinelli with Three-Year, $19 Million Agreement

Kings Land Marco Belinelli with Three-Year, $19 Million Agreement

by Zach Drapkin   The Kings finally got a valuable player to sign on to the Sac-town squad. Marc Belinelli is headed to play for George Karl on a three-year, $19 million deal.   The 29 year-old Italian sharpshooter had been with the San Antonio Spurs since 2013, and won an NBA championship while playing for coach Gregg Popovich. Belinelli played a key role...

Annual Family Picnic & San Francesco di Paola celebration

Annual Family Picnic & San Francesco di Paola celebration

Come and enjoy a fun filled day with plenty of fun, delicious food, and the celebration of the Festa del San Francesco di Paola, patron saint of Southern Italy, Region of Calabria. The picnic and celebration will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Lake Lansing Park, Haslett, MI.   The day will begin with a mass celebrated at 12:00 noon, followed by a delicious lunch consisting of grilled Italian  sausage, hot dogs,...

Robert Davi sings Sinatra on 'A Capitol Fourth'

Robert Davi sings Sinatra on 'A Capitol Fourth'

by Jay Bobbin   Robert Davi got his professional start opposite Frank Sinatra, who's about to be saluted by him on Independence Day. Known for tough-guy roles, the actor-singer who was James Bond's enemy Sanchez in "Licence to Kill" and FBI man Bailey Malone on the NBC series "Profiler" has opened a new chapter of his career by rendering the iconic "Chairman of...

A “Magical mistery tour” at the Four Seasons Houston

A “Magical mistery tour” at the Four Seasons Houston

by Phaedra Cook   Think you know everything about Houston's venerable, high-class hotel Four Seasons? The hotel is full of nooks, crannies, kitchens, wine rooms, special suites and ballrooms. Every Friday in July starting at 7 p.m., executive chef Maurizio Ferrarese and his staff of the hotel's restaurant, Quattro, are taking culinary adventurers on an interactive tour full of fun, mystery, food...

Joey & Gina's Italian Comedy Wedding in Wilmington

Joey & Gina's Italian Comedy Wedding in Wilmington

July 11, 2015 - Saturday 6:00 PMWilmington HQ - 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805, USAThe hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does! Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right along side the wedding party. Watch as Joey and Gina try to keep their special day from turning into a complete disaster.   Will Father Goldstein...

Giada De Laurentiis Brings Girl Power to the Las Vegas Strip With Her Eponymous …

Giada De Laurentiis Brings Girl Power to the Las Vegas Strip With Her Eponymous Eatery

THERE WERE ONLY TWO FEMALE restaurateurs—Border Grill's Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—on the Las Vegas Strip when Giada de Laurentiis opened her eponymous eatery, Giada, at The Cromwell a year ago. The unqualified success of her namesake restaurant has gained the 44-year-old Food Network star of Giada at Home access to the very exclusive club of major male chefs...

Manasquan, NJ - job announcement

Manasquan, NJ - job announcement

Manasquan School District is seeking a certified Part-time Italian teacher for Middle School and High School Italian I courses who will develop and implement an Italian Program for the district Anticipated future course offerings will be Italian 1-Advanced Placement Please send resume and credentials to Dr. Frank Kasyan, SuperintendentManasquan School District - 169 Broad Street - Manasquan, NJ 08736 or Contact Barbara S. Kerensky, Director of Curriculum...

Google Maps shows Dolomites hiking

Google Maps shows Dolomites hiking

Expo visitors can experience 360-degree views of hiking trails in the Dolomites, thanks to a project going on display at the Friuli Giulia Venezia Region stand from July 3-9 that highlights the images captured with a special Google mapping device for hikers. The project, called "Dolomiti Google Special Collects", is part of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, and began collecting images for...

Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition

Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition

Thanks to a generous grant from Time Warner Cable and The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors' Competition was a great success on June 15, 2015, hosted at Staten Island Tech High School.   Well attended by students, families, a representative from Senator Lanza's office, Congressman Vito Fossella (as a parent) who spoke about the 2002 proclamation acknowledging Meucci's invention ,...

Focaccia Blues at McEvoy Auditorium - July 9, 2015 at 6PM

Focaccia Blues at McEvoy Auditorium - July 9, 2015 at 6PM

Set in the small town of Altamura (Puglia), Focaccia Blues tells the true story of a traditional bakery that puts a recently opened McDonald's out of business. The mocumentary explores the challenges of preserving local culture and traditions, amidst the crushing tide of globalization.   Director: Nico CerasolaItaly, 2009, 82 minutesFilm in Italian with English subtitles Part of a series of events linked...

Panorama: a Milano un’immersione di 15 minuti nella bellezza italiana. Fuori Exp…

Panorama: a Milano un’immersione di 15 minuti nella bellezza italiana. Fuori Expo.

Dal 21 maggio apre al pubblico in Piazza Gae Aulenti a Milano 'Panorama': uno straordinario racconto della Bellezza e delle Eccellenze Italiane che nascedalla collaborazione fra una molteplicità di partner che hanno condiviso l'obiettivo di valorizzare il Made in Italy a partire dall'occasione imperdibile diExpo. Narrando il forte legame fra natura, cultura e manifattura, Panorama testimonia quanto le eccellenze italiane - fra cui la...

Hands and cars tell a story of luxury branded Maserati and Zegna

Hands and cars tell a story of luxury branded Maserati and Zegna

by Chiara Beghelli   Chefs, designers, magicians, architects, poets are among the professionals that work with their hands: one hundred of them have been selected by photographer Fabrizio Ferri for the book "One of 100," dedicated to Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition cars, to describe the excellence of craftsmanship and the heritage of two leaders of Made in Italy luxury.   In 2013, Zegna...

The 10 most beautiful gardens in Italy in 2015

The 10 most beautiful gardens in Italy in 2015

The beautiful gardens of Villa Medici, which is home to the French Academy and located in Rome, as well as the English-style gardens of Ninfa near Latina are the top winners of the 2015 edition of the competition called 'The most beautiful park in Italy'.   Among others, Villa Toeplitz in Varese, which is the former country residence of a German noble...

Wine & dine Italian-style at Deb McCole's 'Bravissimo'

Wine & dine Italian-style at Deb McCole's 'Bravissimo'

By Carol Ann Benanti   Bravo, Italia! After last year's sold out foray into French culture with "Fantastique," members of the Staten Island Museum will play host to "Bravissimo!" — a celebration of Italian wine, food, and music to be staged at a private hillside home with a panoramic view on Thursday, July 9 from 7 to 10 p.m.   Wine authority Deb McCole will...

Mediterranean plant ‘kills brain tumour cells

Mediterranean plant ‘kills brain tumour cells

A Mediterranean plant belonging to the citrus family has been found to kill the malignant cells of the most common and incurable form of brain tumours, researchers of the Naples Second University (SUN) say. The pre-clinical study showed that a liquid extract of the plant Ruta graveolens can kill aggressive glioblastoma brain tumour malignant cells without damaging healthy cells, according to...

Italia Di Gusto Prende Gli Stranieri Per La Gola

Italia Di Gusto Prende Gli Stranieri Per La Gola

È pronto a sbarcare a New York, Miami e Sydney il gruppo competitor di Eataly. Ha già esportato il suo modello di business, con la formula del franchising, a Boston e Ridgewood in New Jersey. Ma si espande anche entro i confini domestici, e punta a Firenze, Trieste e Bologna. Dopo le aperture in New Jersey e a Boston, il franchising...

A visit to Gene & Georgetti Italian Steakhouse

A visit to Gene & Georgetti Italian Steakhouse

By Philip Potempa   A visit to Gene & Georgetti Italian Steakhouse in downtown Chicago is a legendary experience. After all, this is the place where Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball stopped in while "in town" when they wanted a great char-grilled steak in an intimate atmosphere with a "family feel."   And launched in 1941, a happy landmark with its same location...

Celebrated Italian Designer Domenico Vacca To Open Complete Luxury Lifestyle Des…

Celebrated Italian Designer Domenico Vacca To Open Complete Luxury Lifestyle Destination In Midtown Manhattan

Marking the first time that a fashion icon has expanded his portfolio into a comprehensive branded luxury lifestyle destination, designer Domenico Vacca has announced the $20m renovation of The Domenico Vacca opening September 2015.   The impressive 12-story luxury space, located on 55th Street just off Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, will be home to the designer's new 8,000-sq. ft. flagship retail...

Viviana Garabello dreams big, launches Livonia chorale

Viviana Garabello dreams big, launches Livonia chorale

by Sharon Dargay   Viviana Garabello quit her job, left her country and followed her passion for music last summer. Now the Livonia woman is hitting all the right notes both on and off the stage.    "I have been all my life in Italy. I was working there as a quality systems engineer," said Garabello, 34, a soprano who sang with chorales in her spare...

Arancini perfetti in dieci secondi con una macchina brevettata in Sicilia

Arancini perfetti in dieci secondi con una macchina brevettata in Sicilia

di Giulia Cimpanelli Sua maestà l'arancino. Il re dello street food siciliano è conosciuto e diffuso in tutto il mondo. E se i siciliani ne rivendicano giustamente i diritti d'autore e discutono tra Est e Ovest sul suo nome (arancine a occidente e arancini a oriente), nel resto d'Italia e del mondo in molti cercano di copiarlo.   Ma nonostante piaccia praticamente a...

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We the Italians Magazine # 63

WTI 63

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

west-virginia-where-italians-came-to-work-and-now-they-celebrate-their-heritageWest Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria,...

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