NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

It’s no secret that most of the action in New York’s restaurant scene is happening in the middle. Some of the city’s most exciting new and upcoming restaurants this fall and winter serve tweaked tuna casserole, gussied-up grilled pizza, and Korean flatbread sandwiches. By contrast, Jonathan Benno’s latest, eponymous restaurant in the Evelyn Hotel i...

Fino a una manciata di anni fa, l’arrivo in America, per uno scienziato italiano, rappresentava, nonostante la nostra illustre storia medica e scientifica, un traguardo difficilmente raggiungibile e ricco di ostacoli. Così, con l’intenzione di agevolare questo percorso e di esporre giovani ricercatori italiani all’ambiente più influente sul panoram...

Il simposio internazionale “Diaspore Italiane – Italy in Movement” nasce da una collaborazione fra tre organizzazioni profondamente legate alla migrazione italiana nel mondo: il CoAsIt di Melbourne, il Calandra Italian American Institute di New York e l’Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni di Genova. “Si tratta di organizzazioni che, seppu...

In the spring of 1936, newspapers throughout Upstate New York wrote about strange marriage ceremonies happening throughout the region and around the country. Hundreds of husbands and wives were getting remarried after exchanging polished steel rings sent to them by the Fascist leader of Italy, Benito Mussolini, after sending him their gold ones. On...

In casa Ferrero, prima dell'estate, avevano garantito l'apertura entro la fine del 2018. Promessa mantenuta, considerando che, tra qualche giorno anche New York godrà del suo Nutella Cafè. Le previsioni della vigilia sono quelle delle grandi occasioni. Quando un anno e mezzo fa il format ha esordito a Chicago, la città è letteralmente impazzita, re...

La American-Italian Cancer Foundation (Aicf) è un’organizzazione non profit con sede a New York che sostiene la ricerca sul cancro e promuove la diagnosi precoce. L’Aicf finanzia borse di studio post-dottorato per scienziati italiani giovani e talentuosi che conducono ricerche negli Stati Uniti, e fornisce mammografie a costo zero per donne con sca...

No matter what you’re in the mood for, New York offers nearly every kind of cuisine imaginable. Whether you’re hungry for food as ubiquitous as Chinese or as elusive as Ethiopian, your craving can be readily satiated. However, there can be a chasm between the palate of people in the United States and cultural authenticity. Restaurateur Gianfranco S...

Located in northwest Italy, Piemonte is rich in culture and history. The capital, Torino, was once the capital of Italy from 1861 to 1865. Today it is one of the largest metropolitan cities in all of Italy, bursting with art, restaurants, opera, and elegant palazzi. Of course, Torino is not the only area that Piemonte is well-known for! Several kil...

In 1984, at a Pratt Institute laboratory in Brooklyn, Italian designer Gaetano Pesce cast nine chairs using the same mold. For each, he changed the resin formula ever so slightly. The first, jiggly as Jell-O, collapsed immediately on the floor. The second stood up, but, with one touch, toppled over. The third, fourth, fifth, and so on, grew more an...

POSITION: Camera/Editor (Broadcast Associate). DESCRIPTION: The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY seeks applications for the position of Broadcast Associate who will report to the dean and work closely with the producer of the TV program Italics. This is a 32-hour-per-week position. DUTIES: Camera Operation: remotes...

When Italian chocolatier Ferrero announced it was opening an official Nutella Cafe in New York, it could’ve been a refined affair with a giant old brass espresso machine and traditional pastries. What you actually find inside Nutella Cafe NYC is an amusement park that the hazelnut-cocoa spread built. “Everything on this menu is built around Nutella...

Growing up in New Jersey, Sott Tacinelli shared his Italian-American family's passion for food. He began a career in advertising but felt the call of the kitchen so he left for cooking school and eventually some top jobs in the industry.  His best move may have been teaming up with, and marrying, fellow chef Angie Rito. After tying the knot in Flor...