Summer Fancy Food Show might have passed, but the excitement surrounding it certainly hasn’t. Ambriola Cremezzo cheese snacks, which were introduced at 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show and brought to market in April 2018, won an Italian Food Award USA award at SFFS for Most Innovative Cheese Product. The Italian Food Awards USA are an international B2B...

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy in Lisle celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 11. THE NAPCA offers culinary classes to students of all skill levels, including a five-day program that will allow students to earn the designation of Certified Pizzaiolo. A part of the prestigious Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in V...

Dark Chocolate Surprise sounds like the name of a racehorse but it’s actually the name of another champ. It’s the flavor that just won the first qualifying round of 2018 Gelato Festival America, held in Jersey City earlier this week. Pastry chef Giacomo D’Alessandro of Polosud Gelato, Coffee, Pastries on Mott Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy, cre...

A Bronx native recently cooked up a tie on “Food Network Star.” Christian Petroni made Food Network history this season, co-winning the show with another contestant. “Growing up in the Bronx, hanging out in Brooklyn my whole life – to be able to be on the stage that I was on, to talk about that and bring light to this beautiful, beautiful area down...

This is the second episode of the Italian American Power Hour. These episodes will air periodically and will feature Italian Americans talking about the Italian American community today and current cultural topics. In this episode we talk about the long-debated subject around sauce vs. gravy. We discuss the different opinions around this topic and...

July 23, 2018 was a unique evening at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar. As guests filled up the elegantly set diningroom, the kitchen had been filled for hours with a sight rarely seen in any restaurant: six chefs, all of whom began their careers at BRAVO! They were industriously preparing for the evening ahead while laughing and trading stories fro...

The annual Pasta Cook-Off has been part of the events leading up to the Italian Heritage Festival for 30 years, helping Italian-American culture come together and thrive in North Central West Virginia. This year’s cook-off will take place Aug. 25, and cooks will begin creating their concoctions around 8 a.m. in Clarksburg’s Jackson Square, kicking...

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse announced the Aug. 27 opening of its newest restaurant located at 1220 South Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie – marking the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes, Johnny’s offers guests a high-end dining experience with decadent dishes, timeless tunes and a stylish 1940s ambi...

There are not a lot of good Italian restaurants in Montrose. This observation will surprise absolutely nobody who has either traveled through there or lives around here. But just to make the point about the paucity, pizza places — Colorado Boy, Pahgre’s, Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, Papa Murphy’s and Pizza Hut — dominate the “Italian” category on rev...

Chicago is a pizza town with stunning variety that’s allowed for pizza museums and pizza tours, and a new Lincoln Park Italian restaurant wants to add to the city’s landscape. Casati’s Pizza Vino opens on Wednesday at the northwest corner of Fullerton and Clark where Emilio’s Tapas and Standard Market Grill fed locals a few blocks away from the bea...