by Molly Eichel   Singer and actor Frankie Avalon returned to his Italian Market roots last year to gather ingredients from the likes of Cannuli's Meats and Claudio's with his childhood pal Jerry Blavat for his first cookbook, Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, $24.99).   In the book, Avalon shares recipes f...

di Cinzia Fiori «Mi chiamo Bruno Dante e vi racconto come andarono veramente le cose». È l'incipit di Angeli a pezzi (edito da Marcos y Marcos nel 1999), il più bel romanzo di Dan Fante, quello che lo ha reso famoso.   Ossia una narrazione al galoppo, feroce, intensa, dolorosa anche quando è esilarante, dedicata alle sue disavventure e alla...

Lecture by Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by acclaimed playwright, Mario Fratti and award-winning journalist, Goffredo Palmerini at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 9. Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini will discuss Palmerini's latest book titled, L'Italia Dei Sogni.   L'It...

by Tiziana Grassi   La Grande Emigrazione italiana tra Otto e Novecento ha trovato il suo giusto quadro in un prestigioso lavoro scientifico: il Dizionario Enciclopedico delle Migrazioni Italiane nel Mondo. L'ex presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano, nel suo saluto agli italiani nel mondo, lo ha definito "una vera e propria summa di...

Join Us For a Night of Poetry & Music at Casa Belvedere, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301. T. 718-273-7660. E. info@casa-belvedere.org www.casa-belvedere.org   A New Life with Bianca. by Frank...

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....

The Italian American Writers Association presents its Second Saturday Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). For 23 years, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series. The readings are now held at two venues: Cornelia Street Café on odd months (Sept, Nov) and Sidewalk Café on even months (Aug, Oct, Dec.)   Our next reading will tak...

By Barbara Revsine   "The Rustic Italian Bakery," a new book by Italian author Veronica Lavenia, dovetails with both the increasing interest in lowering sugar consumption and the focus on exploring flours made with grains other than wheat. In the introduction to the book, Lavenia writes, "Italian homemade cakes are very simple but rich in ta...

by Michael Carosone   On May 1, 2013, my new book was available to the public. It was published by Bordighera Press and is a collection of 15 personal essays from 15 Gay Italian American men. It is a continuation of my work on giving voices to marginalized peoples, groups, and communities. The theme that stitches all of the essays together t...

James Greco is a San Diego author who says he relies on his Italian-American ancestry and experience as a journalist to help mold his historical fiction.   For this interview, the former teacher, attorney, self-described "belly-button" guitar player talked about his newest release, "Jerkwater Town," what drove him to write it, and his "almos...