One of Winthrop’s residents has recently had a touch of celebrity. East Boston’s Milano’s Deli owner and operator, Vinny Caraglia, was scouted by the hit show Phantom Gourmet. The show focuses on highlighting local restaurants that stand out for their exquisite food and cozy atmosphere. Caraglia and his father, Giuseppe, have owned Milano’s jointly...

Chicagoans will attest that there is no shortage of delicious Italian food in the Windy City. On every corner and from every price point, there’s always an option for handmade pastas (shoutout to the "pasta queen of Chicago" for winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef) or grandma’s bolognaise recipe. And yet, if you haven’t dined at Antoine Ced...

Pennsylvania-based Rita’s Italian Ice will open its first Hawaii location on Tuesday in the Tiki Family Fun Center in Honolulu. According to the company, the brand is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world with 600 stores. The Honolulu location will be owned by Dean Park, who plans to open several more locations in the state. “After hearing r...

It may not be a well known instrument, but you can, in fact, measure time using provolone. At Scalini’s in Lakewood, you can figure out what era it is by noting what cheese stage they’re in: In the formative years, they began with the common, everyday provolone. Scientists may call this Provolone One. The second era is marked by an upgraded smoked...

Italian-born chefs who ply their time-honored trade in America are known to be rigid in their conviction to serve Italian cuisine that is as authentic as possible. That’s a good thing. Why change how things have been done by generations of cooks? There’s plenty of that newfangled Italian fare in this country, anyway. You know what I’m talking about...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge 1414, will hold the annual May Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. May 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, bacon Italian pancakes, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets are sold in...

Gina Stipo teaches Italian cooking classes and sets the table every week at her restaurant "At the Italian Table." She joins GDL to show us how simple and elegant Italian cooking can be with a few recipes. Find 'At the Italian Table' at 2359 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Details on the restaurant can be found at AtTheItalian.com, and se...

THE People's Park is hosting a 'fantastico' celebration of all things Italian with the Viva Italia festival.The two-day event celebrates the cinema, cars, fashion and food of Italy and marks the first Italian festival in Jersey in two decades. Among the highlights across the weekend are three cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef and This Morn...

The little known province of Molise, between Puglia and Abruzzo is far off the beaten track. There are no foreign tourists here – so no one speaks English, a fantastic opportunity to practise Italian! There are many family small-holdings producing fantastic quality produce. One of my favourites is Caseificio Di Nucci, Agnone, Alto Molise  In 1662 L...

The air in the hills of Parma is fragrant: once the sea breeze from the Versilia coast has acquired the aroma of the pine trees, it is scoured by the karst Cisa mountains, losing all its saltiness, and finally wafts over scented chestnut groves. It is therefore a dry air, ideal for the curing process. An essential condition for obtaining Prosciutto...