Tuesday evening, I joined my friends at Norma Gastronomia Siciliana (438 3rd Ave.) in Kips Bay, Manhattan for a joint Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday) and Jurnata d''a Memoria (Remembrance Day) dinner. Looking to eat our fill before our Lenten fast, as well as honor the men and women who fought and died defending our ancestral homeland during the north...

Per quasi 6 italiani su 10 (58%) la pasta è il vero simbolo del Made in Italy nel mondo, seguita dall’olio extravergine d’oliva (19%) e dal vino (18%). È quanto emerso da un sondaggio Coldiretti/Ixè pubblicato nella settimana in cui sono entrati in vigore i due decreti interministeriali sull’indicazione dell’origine obbligatoria del riso e del gran...

Octopus and fennel salad is a typical Mediterranean dish, rich in flavor and nutrients. It can be either a delicious starter or a light lunch – in the latter case the portion should be larger. This salad is not only just beautiful and tasty, but it is also delightfully healthy. Octopus is a low-calorie and lean seafood, rich in protein, minerals (i...

The hazelnut, widely found in all temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, was one of the first fruit trees to be used and cultivated by humans, providing an important source of energy for early nomadic populations. Research carried out in past years has shown that the hazelnut was already present in the historical cultivation areas of Piedmon...

There is an Italy that challenges the crisis by focusing on its own identity, which competes and asserts itself without losing its soul. Culture, beauty and creativity are the keys to maintain and strengthen the international records that can boast our country. Italy is known in the world for its extraordinary food and wine heritage that makes it t...

Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe will be celebrating the grand opening of its Torrington location on Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to a release. Store owner Elizabeth Begley will host a ribbon cutting with Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone at the shop at 1268 East Main St., in the BJ’s plaza. Nardelli’s Torrington will also be unveiling its “Local Favorites...

Local restaurant legend Burt Rapoport is welcoming back devotees to the 2.0 resurrection of his 1990s Italian mini chain in Park Place plaza, after short-lived attempts at New York-style delis. “Well over half of our guests were fans of one of the three previous Prezzos,” he says. “Most come in to get the roasted garlic and focaccia breadsticks, fu...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. Called Fluem Pasta, the new arrival is located at 241 Pearl St. (between John St. & Fulton St.) in Battery Park City/Lower Manhattan. This newcomer--located in the formerBackyard Chicken space, which closed in 2015--specializes in fast-casual Italian cuisine, offering housemade al dente pasta...

Si può amare la propria terra anche lontano da casa. Addirittura in un altro continente. Lo dimostra la storia di Francesco Realmuto, siciliano di nascita che da 19 anni vive a New York dove ha aperto “L’arte del gelato”, la prima gelateria siciliana della città. Originario di Baucina, un comune nella provincia di Palermo con 2000 abitanti, si inna...

If you've been watching television for the past decade, chances are, you have stumbled upon Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, a fourth-generation Italian-American baker from Hoboken who has built his financial empire almost literally from cake and icing. During his visit to the Philippines for the TLC Festival 2017, Buddy shared some tidbits about his...