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My new book, Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, debunks myths about Italian food in the United States. One of those myths is that returning GIs from World War II brought pizza back from Italy to America and that’s how pizza became popular in America. DEBUNKED. Pizza was already here–brought by the Italian immigrants o...

Come out and get some fresh air and exercise while walking the Big Four Bridge with members of the IAA and their family members and friends.  On June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the IAA will be gathering at the base of the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville, IN.  Our plan is to start the walk at 10:00 a.m.   The bridge has various benches along the way...

Istituto Marangoni Miami, considered one of the world’s top ten fashion colleges, has named Destiny Charles, a senior at DASH, the inaugural winner of the prestigious university’s new Academic Excellence Scholarship. Launched this year, the aim of the scholarship is to promote and support excellence in education and design by financially supporting...

A family-owned restaurant offering delicious Italian food in an upscale atmosphere is what Biella Ristorante in Sunny Isles Beach is all about. It feels like you’ve traveled abroad when you enter the sophisticated, modern space. Biella is the brainchild of owner Gonzalo Carnevalli and his family. It was created for diners who want to eat food that...

It was sometime in 1966 when Hugo Montenegro went into an RCA studio with some session musicians on a Saturday to do a cover of the theme from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Italian director Sergio Leone’s third installment of his “Dollars Trilogy” of spaghetti westerns. All three of the films had been scored by the prolific Italian composer Enn...

June 7 - June 10. Newport Italianfest - 1 Levee Way, Newport (Kentucky) 41071. Join us for the 27th Newport Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society and held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performe...

While Johnson City’s restaurant boom has been grabbing all the attention lately, our neighboring towns and counties are quietly growing a diverse sampling of new restaurants that are gaining interest and customers. One example of this is a local area restaurant named Primo’s Italian Cuisine. Long successful in their Elizabethton location, Primo’s d...

After 29th years the Italian Festival in Memphis continues to draw crowds. The East Memphis event offered live music, Italian food, and games Saturday. People ate in Luigi’s Café which included meals from several local restaurants. Local 24 spoke with a cook whose team has competed in the gravy competition for 20 years. “Just the family atmosphere....

Ciancia IS a non-profit organization based on volunteering. We need receptionists at our events at the Ciancia desk.  There, you get a chance to talk to new attendees about our club and to recruit new members.  All our volunteers get great benefits throughout the year. This is also a unique chance for you to practice basic Italian.  Please, contact...

I would not be surprised if one day soon Michelangelo’s David statue, a symbol for Sarasota, is replaced by a sculpture of a giant meatball resplendent on a mound of melting mozzarella. That’s how strong the Italian restaurant trend is locally. One out of two eateries that opens is Italian, and, frankly, there’s not much difference in the preparati...

A little taste of Italy via D.C. comes to Wynwood in the form of Sette Osteria, which debuted its first location outside of the nation’s capital quietly over Memorial Day weekend at 2103 NW 2nd Ave. Italian born corporate chef, Nicola Sanna, and executive chef, Nicolas Flores have assembled a team  that includes Italian chef Gaetano Ascione and exp...

It’s time to boil the pasta, cook the marinara sauce, and warm up the breadsticks. The Italian fast-casual restaurant Fazoli’s is preparing to open its doors at Columbus Park Crossing, the city’s shopping and dining hub. The 3,750-square-foot eatery, which seats 128 and has a drive-thru window, is scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Greg...