Here it is, food friends: Your opportunity to land tickets to the premier food event of the year on Staten Island, the Taste-off at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. This year it will be held on Sunday, April 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This event is the culmination of the Advance's 45th annual recipe contest, which kicked off in September. By the...

As always, the Venice Carnival 2018 will be a triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality. This tradition will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 27th until February 13th, 2018. The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations.  It is a muc...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

A scientist who spent years of his life pioneering the secrets hidden deep within a child’s DNA revealed his own DNA is of Irish origin. “Like Joe Birch, I’m of Irish descent,” said Dr. James R. Downing, MD after this reporter, emcee of the Italian Winterfest, made the same confession of his heritage moments earlier.  

JamesSuckling.com announces the Great Wines of Italy 2018 USA Tour in four cities across the United States, featuring Italy’s most sought-after wines from established prestigious brands, as well as select premium boutique estates. Producers from 180 participating wineries will be in attendance to pour some of their best wines at four walk-around ta...

When the people who program Spoleto Festival USA sit down to figure out what to present each year, they don’t typically aim to fit the festival into a thematic mold. They solicit artists they admire and take what they can get. Still, it’s impossible to resist the temptation of looking for themes or trends once the program is announced. This time ar...

The 2017 Columbus Day Parade was among the best in recent memory. The sun shone brightly and the weather was glorious, attracting a record crowd. And thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of our parade chairman, Sergio Giangrande, we maxed out the capacity of our float company and enjoyed tremendous support from sponsors and television advertisers...

When: Sat, January 27, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Pazzi Lazzi's Chiara Durazzini and Dan Meyers join forces for a unique Carnevale-inspired presentation featuring Commedia dell'Arte masks and Renaissance-period music. The event is family-friendly.

When Chef Carmelo LaMotta, owner of LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant in south Fort Myers, makes his Christmas Eve grocery list, there's no mistaking his Italian roots.  In addition to the old standbys of bread and wine, he adds shrimp, calamari, octopus, clams, mussels and salted cod to the lineup. For LaMotta and Italian-American families across South...

La pizza ha scatenato le idee di designer e creativi under 35 dei cinque continenti impegnati nella prima edizione del Desita Award-Pizza experience. A trionfare tra i 700 progetti presentati è stato il napoletano Vincenzo Sorrentino che, ispirato dal cibo-icona della sua città, ha progettato una pizzeria 'nomade', ovvero una struttura in legno fac...