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At Atlanta's La Pietra Cucina, chef Bruce Logue focused on what he calls the "handmade aspects" of Italian cuisine, building a reputation for some of the best Italian cooking in the city — a surprising achievement for an Atlanta native of Scots-Irish descent.Logue's background includes stints at several well-regarded contemporary Italian and modern...

Ann Albano has been cooking for her family since she was 10 years old, but today she's nervous about cooking. Her granddaughter has convinced her to do a pop-up dinner at Butcher & Bee on Sunday. "I never did a thing like this," she says in her distinctive New York accent. "I'm a housewife. I've cooked for my family, maybe 20 to 25 people. I'v...

The 19th Annual Italian Festival, featuring a variety of vendors, games and rides for children, as well as live entertainment, will be held May 15-17 at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road E. in Fort Mill.   Festival participants can indulge in homemade Italian specialties, such as eggplant Parmesan and cannolis, available for dine in, enj...

Roma have Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe in their US tour squad, but Gervinho will join later.   The Giallorossi will fly out to begin their pre-season tour of USA, including a training camp in Orlando. Benatia is included in the list despite repeated transfer links to Manchester City and Chelsea.   Read more  ...

By Travis Highfield   Roughly 70 years ago, the only place you'd likely find American, German and Italian soldiers together was on a battlefield, Maj. Gen. John W. Baker said. On Sunday, however, representatives from each country were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor 22 German and Italian prisoners of war who died in captiv...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, of Auburn, will host its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 6:30 p.m. and homemade limoncello and Italian dessert. This year's dinner will honor retiring sta...

October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots. This news comes from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC), who worked with Harris Poll to survey more t...

Though rich foods and sweets tend to dominate the holiday season, at least one segment of the population celebrates with a marginally lighter meal.   The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition, brought here by Italian-Americans. As the name suggests, it's a seafood-heavy affair, one that pays homage to a Catholic custom of abstain...

by David A. Mann   A new Italian restaurant on Frankfort Avenue invited guests in for an open house Friday night. At The Italian Table, at 2359 Frankfort Ave., was opened recently by Italian American chef Gina Stipo, according to a news release. The restaurant offers both chef-table dinners and hands-on cooking classes. Guests are serv...

by TaMaryn WatersThe night before Tuesday's announcement, an A-Team of Italian chefs sat at a long rectangular table in the leasing office at the Centre of Tallahassee mall. Four men with heavy Italian accents finalized details with top staffers with Blackwater Resources, the Alabama-based company that took over ownership two years ago.  ...