You might not know that Donatella Arpaia, the acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and TV personality, was once an attorney in her early 20s. But after practicing law for about three months, she sat at the bar inside her brother's restaurant and realized there was no place she'd rather be. Now, more than 20 years later, the 47-year-old Arpaia has position...

Saturday, March 9, 10am-12.45pm. Bite Unite, 600 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Buy Tickets here. Italian Cultural Institute Members $ 35 | General Public $ 50. PROMO Become a member of the Institute and save! $ 70 (Lesson + membership fee). Culinary class in Italian contemporary pizza: flour, dough and toppings "Made in Italy" During th...

Bestselling cookbook author, award-winning television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich comes to The Music Hall as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Tuesday, March 12. She will discuss her new memoir, MY AMERICAN DREAM: A Life of Love, Family, and Food, which recounts her journey from idyllic childhood to...

A mainstay in Alexandria’s West End, Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant at 410 S. Van Dorn Street, has been dishing up northern Italian specialties for almost 15 years and makes you feel like family the moment you step through the door. Butter-based sauces rich with cream grace northern Italian tables just as they do in France, but Italian chefs put the...

If all goes well with construction, Campania will fire up its coal-and-gas oven in Dongan Hills come fall. This will be New York City’s fourth such Italian restaurant known for its pleasantly charred pizza roasted with house-made mozzarella, freshly grated cheese and toppings sliced to order. The new eatery will be located at 1801 Hylan Blvd., a 10...

Next month, Miami is getting sweeter than ever. And if you love Italian gelato, this is an event you can't miss. The Gelato Festival America is the first of its kind in North America and will make its final stop in Miami. This festival is an all-you-can-eat gelato festival and it will be hosted in Brickell City Center on March 16th. You'll get to t...

Street food has been a staple of cuisines around the world for generations, and the trend has finally reached American shores. Leading the charge on behalf of the street food of Sicily is Elio Bartolotta of Elio Pizza on Fire and Elio Café. “Sicilian street food represents our tradition, our roots, our soul,” Bartolotta says. “We want to share that...

A black-and-white photograph of a young, curly-haired woman with a loosely knotted shawl around her shoulders leans against vintage Italian books on a small table near the entrance of Dennis Lange’s new restaurant. “This is the only picture left of her,” Lange says with a devilish grin. He will later admit that the woman who supposedly inspired his...

Il sapore di casa.  La cucina internazionale negli ultimi anni ha scoperto la ‘nduja e se ne è perdutamente innamorata. Celeberrima pietanza calabrese piccante, la ‘nduja nel 2016 ha ottenuto un boom soprattutto a Londra e New York. “Sta bene con tutto, dalla burrata ai crostacei alla pizza, e si abbina bene alla pasta. È come se fosse un olio picc...

Riso di Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese has almost mythical origins. Not much is clear, but what is certain is that rice arrived in La Baraggia, and the Vercelli area and Italy more generally, in successive waves. Traces of rice cultivation can be found since the 8-9th century after Christ.  Shepherds migrating from the low to the high plains carrie...