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When it comes to cooking competitions, Westchester has some top-notch chefs and bakers. In August, Christian Petroni, the charismatic chef behind Westchester's Fortina restaurants tied with Pleasantville native (and food novelist) Jess Tom to become the "Next Food Network Star."  And now, Eastchester resident Tina Zaccardi has bested 10 other baker...

As a font of indelible folk characters, Christmas beats all other holidays: Santa, Rudolph, Tiny Tim, the Grinch, David Sedaris, you name it. In the Charleston section of Staten Island, there is also a retired Pepsi foreman named Joseph DiMartino, who in 2002 — the year after his wife, Debra Ann, was killed in the World Trade Center attack — began...

Fulgenzio Pomponio scese dalla nave “America” a Ellis Island il 26 luglio 1921. All’età di soli 22 anni aveva alle spalle esperienze tutt’altro che simpatiche. Nato in uno sperduto paesino dell’Appennino abruzzese era uno dei “ragazzi del ‘99” ovvero di quella leva straordinaria arruolata nonostante la giovanissima età e spedita al fronte per arres...

Looking at the menu of Maria, one of the latest Italian spots to open in Southern Westchester, I paused. The usual suspects didn’t make up most of the New Rochelle restaurant’s menu. My eyes were drawn to the cauliflower-kale fritters, acorn squash risotto served in a honey-glazed squash bowl, and salmon with jasmine rice. I’d never even heard of c...

Looking to sample the best pizza around town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizzerias in Yonkers, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to find your next perfect pie. 1. La Lanterna Restaurant & Caffe Topping the list is La Lanterna Restaurant & Caffe. Located at 23 Gray Oaks Ave. in Nepera...

È nel cuore di SoHo che Artemest – luxury italian marketplace fondato nel 2015 dalla rinomata jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno e da Marco Credendino – ha scelto New York per presentare la magnificenza della creatività italiana plasmata a mano, tra arredi, illuminazione, decor, oggetti e incantevoli lavori in vetro e ceramica. «Gli artisti italian...

Clemente Dimonda climbed into the barber chair, explaining how he came to operate a barbershop in Manhattan, and to cut the hair of a generation of men’s wear executives, including Ralph Lauren. “I used to work on Jamaica Avenue,” in Queens, Mr. Dimonda said. “One of the old men, Sicilian guy, he used to work in the shop where I used to work.” In t...

Chef Marc Forgione — most known for being on the Next Iron Chef and his eponymous NYC restaurant — is branching out again. The chef-restaurateur is teaming up with his decorated and influential father and chef Larry Forgione and the Butter Group of popular clubby spots like 1Oak for a new restaurant called Davide. The restaurant will serve Italian-...

Whether you walk, drive, take the “N” or Uber, just be sure to go to Trattoria Ora, the hot, new restaurant and wine bar on the corner of Astoria Blvd. and 18th Street. Go now, which is what “ora” means in Italian. Located on a quiet corner, the ambience, food, wine, and gracious hospitality from hosts Ray and Mimi Besi are what make Trattoria Ora...

Bid farewell to 2018 a little early at “Felice Anno Nuovo,” at which you will enjoy an authentic Italian dinner planned and prepared by Chef Laura Bernardi Piovesana, owner of the Italian Wooden Spoon. The dinner, set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Albany Museum of Art, is the second of the fourth season of the AMA’s “Fine Art of Dining” culinary ser...

Another new restaurant is arriving in the heart of Fort Greene. Fradei, an Italian bistro located at 99 South Portland Avenue, will have its “soft opening” on Thursday, December 20. A new sign for the restaurant recently went up on the awning, after weeks of interior work. The name is a play on an Italian slang word for the word brothers. The space...

Italian cosmetic, fragrance and personal care brands offer a singular, unparalleled quality and excellence, and are poised for growth in the U.S. market. Opportunities abound, but challenges with niche brands’ marketing and promotional strategies need to be conquered. And they must learn more about the specific consumers they are targeting and hone...