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Gene Pingatore still can’t quite believe that in November he’ll be among the inductees into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. “I am totally honored and extremely humbled,” he says. “When you think about it, I’m a high school coach. And here I go to the hall of fame with all my heroes who are there — Joe DiMaggio, Rocky Marciano. It...

An expansive seating area with modern tables and chairs awaits customers next month at Carrara Pastries’ new location in Moorpark. Damiano Carrara, celebrity chef and owner of Carrara Pastries, which offers Italian coffee and dishes in addition to its acclaimed sweets, shared mockups of the shop’s plans, located at 144 W. Los Angeles Ave., on his F...

Exclusivity is at the forefront for 10 Corso Como’s only U.S. location, which officially opens to the public on Friday. Located in New York’s historic Seaport district, consumers will get a taste of Italy and a first-hand experience of the Italian retailer’s idea of “slow shopping.” Publisher and former fashion editor Carla Sozzani opened her conce...

Dinner in antiquity was almost always a social affair shared with a few close friends at someone’s home.  The ancient Romans thought that the ideal number of guests for a dinner party were between three, for the number of Graces,to nine, for the number of Muses. The ideal number of guests was cause for much debate in antiquity.   Some hosts specula...

Italian-born sharpshooting forward Nicolo Melli has reportedly received interest from the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. After taking home All Euroleague 2nd Team honors in 2017, there were reportedly several teams interested in signing the 6-foot-8 forward. He declined an offer from the Hawks last season. Atlanta was also interested back in...

Often referred to by food and beverage industry insiders as “Lorenzo the wine guy,” Lorenzo Savona has made a name for himself in New England as a leading wine sommelier. As part of its 25-year anniversary celebration, French bistro Les Zygomates has introduced a wine-tasting series hosted by Savona, who owns a wine consulting business, Porta Vino....

Passione per i numeri, per i motori, ad una radiolina a transistor chiesta come regalo a sei anni. Patrizia Livreri è un ingegnere elettronico che ha fatto della sua professione una scelta emozionale e della ricerca un modus vivendi. Dal 1988 con laurea e tesi in comunicazioni satellitari si imbarca per l’avventura americana, dal 1992 ho svolto in...

You might have to wait a little longer — until spring — for a big plate of Sons of Italy pasta. A blaze in January 2017 damaged the popular Omaha hall on 10th Street south of downtown. The Sons had hoped to reopen the hall this month. Dr. Tom Pruse, a leader of the Sons, said the delay was caused by reconstruction costs that ended up higher than e...

This weekend is the 29th Annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival at DelGrosso's Park in Tipton. The Festival will be Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is sponsored by DelGrosso's Foods, Inc. and University Orthopedics Center. "We are proud of our family heritage and traditions," said DelGrosso's Park President Carl Crider Jr. "If...

On September 13, 2018 the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC hosted an event on cooperation in the space field and on the new frontiers in terms of investments, innovation, and international collaboration. “Space Economics: challanges and opportunities, Investment, Innovation and International partnerships” was organized in collaboration with the It...

This summer I finally watched The Sopranos. I know, call me trendy. It really was fun seeing all those North Jersey spots, and it was twice as fun to eat a really good meatball parmesan hero as I watched. What a terrific excuse to eat my favorite sandwich – North Jersey, the Sopranos, meatballs…a trifecta, so to speak.  So, for five days I indulged...

La Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, which represents around 1500 Italians in the St Louis metropolitan region has partnered with Saint Louis University's Italian Club and Italian Studies program led by Professor Simone Bregni. Saint Louis University has a very large study abroad program in Italy and Club Italiano Per Piacere as well as the St L...