Besides fettuccine Alfredo, is there a dish reviled by pasta snobs as much as penne alla vodka? The other day, one of these detractors summed up the recipe for us as follows: Bring a large pot of water to a roiling boil, add salt, toss in penne, and cook until al dente. Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat up a can of cream-of-tomato soup. Drain pasta....

Anybody who likes watching a chef prepare a delicious meal on TV is probably familiar with Giada De Laurentiis. This Food Network star has won tons of fans with her authentic Italian food and warm personality. But those aren’t the only reasons why she’s become America’s favorite Italian chef. Want to learn her secrets? Read on to discover how De La...

In teoria il made in Italy alimentare non avrebbe bisogno di novità, ma in pratica quando le novità arrivano è giusto segnalarle, dalle prime banane coltivate in Sicilia sotto la spinta dei cambiamenti climatici al caviale di storione il cui allevamento è stato da poco riconosciuto come attività agricola, dopo che l’Italia ha conquistato il primato...

Portland loves Italian food. Want proof? Just look at the impressive variety on display, from red-sauce spots pouring 20-year-old Barolos to food carts with wide sheets of uncut pasta drying in the windows. There's Tuscan both rustic and refined, lunchtime pasta counters where everything is scratch-made, and trattorias with PHDs in wood-fired cooke...

Food halls/markets are a familiar sight in metro Denver these days, with the Source, Avanti Food & Beverage, Denver Central Market, and Stanley Marketplace all opening over the past few years; Zeppelin Station is also set to enter the scene in December. But when Denver Milk Market debuts in LoDo’s Dairy Block development next summer, it will featur...

  LoHi lands a new Italian restaurant with the opening of Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar. The 152-seat restaurant features room for another 40 on the patio. Customers can receive a voucher for free valet parking starting at 5 p.m. or pay $7 without validation. The restaurant gets its name from a house manager and cook at a villa in Tusc...

Tappa a New York, in occasione delle celebrazioni per il Columbus Day, per alcune tra le migliori chef italiane. Dal 6 al 12 ottobre, infatti, il concorso “Miss Chef®”, la competizione ideata da Mariangela Petruzzelli, torna negli Usa per celebrare la sua quarta edizione. Protagoniste della gara, sia in Italia che all’estero, sono Chef professionis...

Sicilia Pizza Kitchen in downtown Salt Lake City has a long list of speciality pizzas. From the Chicken Napoli with chicken, ricotta cheese and veggies to the Buffalo with hot sauce, blue cheese and chicken, the pizzeria has a menu option to please just about any palate. And according to the company’s website, the restaurant is committed to utilizi...

New York City, my birthplace, is ringed by Italian neighborhoods. Go to Staten Island, to the Bronx, to Long Island or to New Jersey -- it doesn’t really matter where you go, as long as you are within 50 miles of the Empire State Building. Within that fortunate circle, you will find that you are always reasonably close to a neighborhood, or at leas...

At restaurants around Phoenix, you can build your own pizza, burrito, pita, poke bowl or doughnut. One local chef is adding meatballs to that mix-and-match formula. When it opens in northeast Phoenix this fall, The Sicilian Butcher will give diners the choice of 15 types of meatballs to pair with their selection of sauces, pastas and breads. In an...