"Remember one thing, my darling. One day nonna won't be here anymore. And I want you to be able to do all the things that nonna does!" -Rossella Rago, Cooking with Nonna That is the opening line of Rossella Rago's popular debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, and is one that I can relate to. As soon as you open the book, you are faced with dozens of...

Thursday June 22, 6 PM - I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. When people asked Anthony Fasano about his nationality, he always replied, “I’m Italian,” without understanding the depths of what that meant. After 35 years of saying this, and with the birth of his third child and the aging of his grandparents, he decided that vague response wasn’t...

Think of a tomato. Round, bulbous, straining the vine with its weight. Red as lipstick and fire engines. Testing the limits of its thin skin, sun-baked juices threatening to bust the membrane, taut with readiness. Yeah, we don’t have those in Minnesota. Well, rather, we do, but harvest season starts in mid-July and ends in September. Blink, and you...

Gina Mossa Molino handed her writer daughter, Suzanna Molino, 16 typed pages of her life story and said, “I would like to do something with this.” Two years later, mamma and daughter hold in hand a 237-page book, The Italian Immigrants’ Daughter, which honors their family legacy of growing up with Italian immigrants Antonica Cabras and Giovanni Mos...

An Italian-American New Haven author has done it again. He has just released his latest book on immigrant life in America, capturing the past, which is so important for the future. The book is entitled “From Italy to the North End.” Anthony Ricco traced his roots from Italy to the north end of Boston, where his relatives settled with others. A town...

Wednesday May 24 6PM-8PM EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 In the United States, African American and Italian cultures have been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers—“The Colored Mario”—all the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff Daddy dubbing himself “the B...

IA Literati 2017 — Casa Italia’s 13th annual celebration of local Italian-American authors — will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 17 in the Florentine Room of the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park. Book sales and signings, raffles, and a meet-and-greet with the authors will take place at 9:30 a.m., and authors will read from their w...

Un grande racconto costruito attraverso tante e diverse storie di vite “esemplari” degli abruzzesi d’America. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così il lavoro di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini, autori del volume Abruzzo Stars & Stripes edito da Ricerche & Redazioni di Giacinto Damiani e Barbara Marramà. Nel primo volume , “Le radici abruz...

Residents are invited to write their memoirs – five minutes at a time – with Dr. Edvige Giunta at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Long Hill Township Library, located at 917 Valley Road, Gillette. “Everyone has a story and your family would like to know yours,” the library said in a release. “Maybe you have been thinking about writing your me...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at The Farmhouse at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Asbury, New Jersey.  Author, Richard Muti will be the guest speaker.  He will speak about his new book, Cent' Anni - The Sinatra Legend at 100. This fascinating new Sinatra...