NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

The whole world is aware of Sicilian blood oranges and of how good they are. They are used by the leading beverage producers and are even commercialised in the US. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee for consumers on the origin and composition of the fruit juices that reach their tables.  The citrus fruit sector is very important for the...

Site of the Soul with Roberto Osti. Townsend Atelier, The Arts Building, 301 East 11th St. 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. Admission: Free. For more information: 423-266-2712 Townsend Atelier announces that visiting artist Roberto Osti, an author and expert on human anatomy, will give a lecture on Friday, May 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Townsend Atelier...

With mere months remaining before its attempt to produce the biggest meatball the world has ever seen, the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island is in the thick of preparations: It’s recruited a chef to perfect seasoning proportions, and started work on an oven large enough to hold the meatball pot. The only thing the club hasn’t done is aler...

When Saturday rolls around on the campus of FIU it usually means it’s time for football. American football, that is. But during the spring and summer, Miami FC soccer is taking over. That’s thanks to the team’s owner and international businessman, Riccardo Silva. “You can’t not like Miami,” he said. “For me, it’s the best city in the world.” Silva...

Gelato can be a saving grace on a hot afternoon and one new storefront hopes to satiate those icy cravings when it opens in downtown Sarasota mid-June. Gelato-go, a small gelato chain based in South Florida, will open a new storefront off Main Street at 14 S. Orange Ave. The prices will be between $5-$7 depending on the size of gelato, and cones ar...

Yes, that was Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza at the Miami FC game last week. It turns out the 12-time All-Star, a longtime Miami resident, is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he is the majority owner of Italian third-division team AC Reggiana, a club 100 miles south of Milan. He bought the team last year. Piazza chatted about team ownership wit...

Although Francesco Totti will not be offered a new contract by AS Roma at the end of the season, ending his 25-year association with the club, he has yet to state his intention to retire. If the 40-year-old wants to continue his career, he may be able to do so in the United States. La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested on Tuesday that Totti could be te...

Between the 1880s and 1910s, thousands of Italian immigrants streamed into places like Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Cleveland seeking the American Dream. Now many of their great-grandkids are moving south to Charlotte, a new epicenter of opportunity. That means authentic Italian food is finally a thing in the land of the meat-and-three. You can taste a...

Gina Stipo teaches Italian cooking classes and sets the table every week at her restaurant "At the Italian Table." She joins GDL to show us how simple and elegant Italian cooking can be with a few recipes. Find 'At the Italian Table' at 2359 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Details on the restaurant can be found at AtTheItalian.com, and se...

Via Emilia 9 in South Beach prides itself on serving authentic regional cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Just north of Tuscany, the region includes cities like Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, and Modena. The name Via Emilia refers to the main street that crosses the entire region. The restaurant is owned by husband and wife team chef Wendy...

JUPITER HIGHAllensandro D’ Innocenzo is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the state organization of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARYThe annual talent show takes place at 6:30 p.m. May 10 in the cafeteria, featuring everything from comedy to classical piano. The school band also will entertain. MARSH POI...

Like its menu in Italian, the new Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria intends to bring a new kind of authentic food and city vibe to downtown Boca. Three days after it opened its second location on the corner of Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road, the place was humming inside and out. Large families with kids, couples, girls' night out,...