Why: For lunch, I give you the Godmother. Squeeze it, chomp it, then absent-mindedly swipe your mouth with your sleeve. Some sandwiches you consume. Others consume you. What:  As with all great sandwiches, you realize you’re onto something special by the crackle the bread makes when you grab it. The Godmother fits in your hand like a football – you...

Prepare for the annual return of the famous S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna-sponsored Italian chef congress Identita Golose, as it makes an exciting foray stateside this October. Increasing its American presence the haute cuisine congress will take on three USA cities this year: Boston, Chicago and New York. Unmissable masterclasses, seminars and dinn...

Italy has been named as the top cheese exporter to the USA, Canada and Switzerland during the first half of 2017, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The data was reported by dairy association Assolatte, which highlighted that 421,000 tonnes of Italian dairy products have been exported to non-EU countries in 2017, representing an increase of 8%...

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Carlo's Bakery will celebrate the grand opening of the famous bakery's first midwest location at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. This will be the 21st location for the recognized brand most known as the setting of the hit TLC series, Cake Boss, following a series of highly attended openings throughout the...

The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are branching into Buckhead. They’re taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano. (Hen...

A few weeks ago, chef Mirko Paderno was at the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, doing what he does. This meant serving soul-warming gnocchetti with beef-cheek ragu out of a big, hollowed-out wheel of Pecorino. Paderno, who recently took over the kitchen at Estrella on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, loves slow-cooked meats and grand presentati...

It was 1953 when Credito Emiliano, a relatively small bank based in the region of Emilia Romagna, started taking wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano as a collateral for small-business loans.  Italy had just walked out of a war that had left the country and its people in tatters, but with an enormous desire to start over. These were the years and the land...

Patti Fortuna-Stannard was just a little bit nervous. She kept checking her phone as the hours ticked past 10 a.m. on Tuesday, wondering when public television Italian cooking icon Mary Ann Esposito would be arriving at her family's business, Fortuna's Sausage & Italian Market, to film an episode of PBS' "Ciao Italia," the longest-running cooking s...

If you are a fan of Chicago pizza, listen up! Aurelio's is reopening here in Las Vegas and we have the president, Joe Aurelio, here to take us through the history of the restaurant and Las Vegas franchise owner Jorge Gonzalez to tell us what's going on at the big grand opening. On Aug. 20, 1959, the first Aurelio’s Pizza opened its doors at 2041 Ri...

The ninth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 14 in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases the region’s top restaurants, and award-winning wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, an...