Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6pm EDT. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 W. 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, NY. Italian American Women, Food, and Identity: Stories at the Table. Andrea L. Dottolo, Rhode Island College; Carol Dottolo, retired educator, Liverpool Central School District, New York In the narratives collected in Italian A...

Marco Bianco watches dough like a surfer watches a wave. “I like to think of dough rising as a wave. If I wait too long, and the wave rises too high, I won’t be able to surf it,” second generation, Italian-American Bianco said. “If the dough is above or below the correct temperature, or it rose for too long, I just missed its perfect peak time.” Bi...

Somerville’s options for decadent pizza continue to grow in the Davis Square neighborhood, first with the recent addition of Dragon Pizza on Elm Street and now with the arrival of the long-awaited Mortadella Head at 20 College Ave. (the former Deli-icious space). The latter comes to the neighborhood from the team behind Boston Burger Company, and a...

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” the famed writer Virginia Woolf wrote. That about lines up with my experience at Goodfella’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in DeBary, which celebrates its eighth anniversary at the end of this month.  The restaurant is owned by husband-and-wife team Salvatore and Caitlin...

Growing up in a strict Italian-American family was never dull though quite predictable.  My father, who was most certainly the head of the clan, had few rules that were explained with fanfare but my sister, Kathy and I clearly understood what was expected of us by the way he led by example.  Of all the things Dad imparted to us, I would say the imp...

Trouble & Sons Pizzeria, Whitefish Bay's newest pizza hotspot, is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Located at 133 E. Silver Spring Dr. in the former home of Roman Candle Pizzeria, Trouble & Sons is the second restaurant from hospitality entrepreneurs Anne Marie Arroyo and Tamela Greene, who also own MOXIE Food + Drink....

When it comes to romantic getaways or solo weekend trips, few cities deliver quite like Verona. The Italian city, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," offers walkable streets, decadently rich gelato and impromptu dancing in the streets. Here's how to spend a weekend in Verona. Start with a short half-hour trip outside the cit...

Riviera Mediterranean Cuisine is  a Dongan Hills dining spot with unique fare.  It's menu boasts of Greek,  Italian and Albanian specialties at its finest.  Frank Beqiri is the executive chef who sits at the helm at one of our borough’s best kept secrets. The warm and welcoming eatery, that opened its doors to diners in March of last year, features...

We are what we eat. Also, what we eat reflects what we are, I would say. In recent times indeed, people became more conscious about the risks of an unhealthy diet and more aware of the threats posed by intensive industrial food production. Issues like that have arisen even in Italy, the cradle of the Mediterranean diet, traditionally devoted to hig...

You’ve probably never heard of him, but in the world of restaurants few chefs are more beloved than Cesare Casella, a bighearted Tuscan who strolls through life with a smile on his face and a sprig of rosemary in his pocket. “Cesare knows everyone. He knows everything about food, and he’s the most generous guy in the world,” says Patrick Martins, a...