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In the light of the Extraordinary Italian Taste (EIT) campaign, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce has selected 8 restaurants in Houston and 4 in Austin for the Italian Restaurant Week program. EIT is a campaign dedicated to promoting authentic Italian products in North America.   The Italian Restaurant Week will be held during the w...

Rosemarie Granata Granieri was happy to raise her family, serve her church and volunteer for the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. What she didn't want to do was travel.   "Mom didn't like to go far. She went to Dallas a few times, and to Houston and Corpus." said her daughter Janice Hobbs. "She was perfectly happy staying home."  ...

by Elizabeth Moore   Crawfish and culture forged a beautiful friendship at the American Society of Italian Heritage crawfish boil on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Joe Macaluso polished his prized pocket trumpet and played a medley of patriotic songs from each of the military branches -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard -- as...

Take authentic Italian tradition, mix it with 25 years of hands­on experience in the New York restaurant industry and you get the unique flavor of M'Tucci's. M'Tucci's Italian Restaurant plans to expand into Rio Rancho with M'tucci's Moderno early in the new year, according to owners Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner.   Gardner s...

Feuding at home brought many Italians to Louisiana in the middle 1850s. A good number of them used ties to the old country to establish themselves in food distribution businesses, first in New Orleans, then across south Louisiana.   Most of the Italians who came here during that era were from Sicily, many of them fleeing after the failure of...

La Nona Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo del 14 dicembre ha avuto un momento particolarmente significativo con la cerimonia di premiazione del concorso letterario sponsorizzato dal Comites in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia, con il duplice obiettivo di promuovere la lingua e cultura italiana presso i giovani, e al tem...

Italian chain restaurants have become shorthand for describing those who don't like "real" food or aren't "shopping local."   Now here's an unpopular position: They're not that bad. Not really. I mean, if you're craving the most authentic Italian food in Oklahoma City, you're already facing a bit of an uphill battle. But the way some people...

Jay McCarthy, the corporate chef and operating manager at 188 South, believes the new Italian restaurant stands out among the rest because of one simple reason — every ingredient used is simple, fresh and delivers a unique taste customers won't soon forget. 188 South, located at 188 S. Castell Ave., opened Aug. 15, and is operates daily from 10 a....

Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth. The presentation was made by the golf tournament's honorary chairman, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, and Wayne J. Nocito, wh...

by Nina Feldman   Every day for a few weeks leading up to St. Joseph's Day on March 19, David Roe coordinates a daily bake at his home in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood. Volunteers drop in and help bake and decorate traditional Italian cookies, all of which will go on the St. Joseph's altar at St. Augustine church. Some of the best are t...

Palermitano, ha vissuto e studiato fra la Sicilia e l'America, decidendo qualche anno fa di lasciare definitivamente il suo impiego all'Ismett di Palermo, dove ha fondato l'Unità di Medicina Rigenerativa e Terapie Cellulari, per il Texas Medical Center di Houston. Adesso Fabio Triolo (a destra nella foto @Paolo Giandotti mentre incontra il preside...

The Italian workshop has been an institution at Albuquerque's Bear Canyon Senior Center for several years, and it's wildly popular. Workshop leader, Alex Trujillo, reports that the group is at capacity, with 21 students. But don't let that deter you from calling the Center and leaving a message for Alex. Participation fluctuates as people go on vac...