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Daniel Parillo spent summers as a kid traveling between his local home and his grandparents’ goat, chestnut, and fig farms in Caserta, Italy. There, in his grandmother’s kitchen in the Campanian countryside, he first learned to love the smell and taste of wood-fired pizza, meat, and vegetables. “It’s like night and day,” Parillo said in a recent in...

American shipbuilder Westport has teamed up with Italian designer Giuseppina Arena to create a new offering of interior styles on board its W125 line of motor yachts. The idea behind the collaboration is to appeal to a larger pool of potential clients hailing from Europe, by offering a more familiar style of design and one that is more suited to th...

For a second time within four weeks, there was an interesting international Italian meeting inside Johnston Town Hall. In mid July, Amedeo DeCotiis, the former assistant mayor from Panni Foggia in Italy who now serves as that region’s vice council, visited Polisena and rekindled the unique “Sister City Agreement” that began three yeas ago between J...

Yale University’s School of Public Health is set to host its first conference on olive oil next month. The two-day event will bring together people from diverse disciplines to discuss a variety of topics including olive oil chemistry and health, testing methods, the impacts of climate change and disease on its cultivation, as well as the potential...

When: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th 6-8PM - Where: Kitchens by Deane Design Center on East Main Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06902 - Costs: Members: $40 | NonMembers: $45 - Advanced registration is required by October 5th. RSVP HERE Pull up a seat as we discuss and delve into the world of Italian wines where women dominate at the top leaderships rungs. J...

Luigi Natale and Andrew Battaglia presented the new North End Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) to council members and attendees at the Neighborhood Council September meeting. The Order was originally started in the North End in 1905. It’s an Italian-American 501c3 charitable organization that preserves history and culture. Luigi an...

Eleven local sandwich shops gathered in Portland’s Monument Square late morning Thursday to build what may be the unofficial World’s Largest Maine Italian Sandwich – 160 feet from end to end. Collectively, it took the sandwich makers about 25 minutes to build it, said Gillian Britt, one of the owner/producers of Portland’s Harvest on the Harbor fes...

Saturday, September 29, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Get tickets here. Valerie Giglio is a Boston based vocalist, author, and Berklee College of Music student. Valerie has been singing professionally throughout the Boston area and beyond since the 90’s and has released 2 CD’s to date. She suffered a s...

On Saturday, September 15th, 152 North Enders celebrated the 46th annual reunion of the Friends of the North End at the Sons of Italy in Winchester. A wonderful and heartwarming ambiance permeated the hall as old friends convened to reminisce about a cherished boyhood and a unique neighborhood. Special thanks to Sam Viscione and Arthur Lauretano fo...

A new Italian eatery is set to open next week. La Tavola Ristorante  will be open on Route 100 with an extensive wine list, full bar, authentic Italian menu and lounge. The owners, Fernando and Soa Uva, and manager Tony Lavalle run Tavola’s in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Florida in addition to the new Vermont location. “We’re like rest...

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....

Of Massachusetts’ 6.8 million citizens, 13 percent — or more than 1 out of 8 residents — are of Italian descent. That’s second only to the Bay State’s Irish community, which comes in at nearly 20 percent. In nearby Rhode Island, those claiming Italian descent number 19 percent or nearly 1 in 5. Still, Teddy deCaro and the Rev. Flavio Gillio are ne...