il Canale, Georgetown is the only D.C. restaurant ever to receive the top culinary honor from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the National Institute of Tourism. “…we are able to recognize and reward excellent purveyors of Italian food…” the Chamber said in presenting the award to Georgetown’s il Canale and a contingent of leading Italian...

La Vucciria food concept è un marchio made in Sicily composto da 500 piccoli e medi produttori agroalimentari siciliani che punta al mercato americano, giapponese ed europeo. Per questo, è stato presentato in Italia all’Avvinando Wine Fest e a breve arriverà ufficialmente negli States, al Fancy Food Show di New York (dal 25 al 27 giugno), dopo un’a...

The Italian Government’s “Made in Italy” campaign is under threat of being scrapped. Far from being a recipe for success, the initiative, which aimed to distinguish genuine Italian products from fake goods and snatch back billions of Euros in lost sales from goods masquerading as Italian products, has caused bitter division among food producers. A...

In Chef's Choice, the Naperville Sun asks local chefs to share their culinary background and experiences and talk about a featured dish found on their menu. This week, we speak with Joe Turco, 57, who co-owns Turco's Italian Deli at 1523 North Aurora Road with wife Sherry, who worked for 30 years in the newspaper industry before helping his brother...

Ilio DiPaolo's is a family restaurant in the fullest sense of the term. Run by a family to feed families, its menu goes past the usual catalog of Italian-American appetizers, pastas and seafood to consider the needs of your entire extended clan. Here, the kids menu is not a perfunctory exercise in chicken fingers and fries, but an array of classic...

One of Austin's top Italian restaurants is back with a new name, new menu, and new look. Juliet Ristorante reopens as Juliet Italian Kitchen Monday, June 19, at 3 pm for happy hour. The trendy eatery debuted to much fanfare two years ago, in the former Romeo's space. It temporarily shuttered earlier this month for a quick revamp of the space and co...

The corner-stall fishmonger in the "South 9th Street Curb Market" – titled as such from a historic plaque on the northeast corner of 9th and Christian streets – is as well-known as any fruit or vegetable vendor, shoe cobbler, dry-goods procurer or rare bookseller has been to the block. And the sale of freshly caught fish, crabs and other denizens o...

No wonder Sicily has such fine food. Geography and history have bequeathed the island a culinary tradition that draws on dishes from the ancient Greeks, Arabs and Normans, and from as far afield as Spain, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East. To this can be added a wealth of ingredients that is exceptional even by Italian standards, the fruits...

In America, when one thinks of Italy, one thinks of food, and Lidia Bastianich’s food is Italian cuisine par excellence. On a cold and rainy afternoon in New York, we had the pleasure of meeting chef and TV personality, Lidia Bastianich, at her three star restaurant, Felidia. Our objective was to understand the role that sustainability and Made in...

Nata in Texas ma trapiantata in Italia per amore, Laurel Evans non è solo volto televisivo e autrice di quattro libri, American Bakery, Buon Appetito America!, La Cucina Tex Mex e Insolito Muffin, è anche fondatrice e blogger di Un’Americana In Cucina, spazio in cui condivide ricette provenienti da oltre oceano ma rivisitate in chiave italiana. Dai...