Che il ruolo degli chef, negli anni, come opinion leader e modelli di riferimento, sia cresciuto, non ci sono dubbi.Ed ora, a “certificarlo”, arriva anche la celeberrima “The 100 Most Influential of 2019” dello storico settimanale americano “Time”, che ogni anno mette in fila le personalità più influenti del mondo. Come lo chef n. 1 al mondo, l’ita...

On this week’s “Taste With Tori,” Vittoria Woodill takes us to a family-owned Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Horsham. The owners of U’Panzerott promise to bring a taste of Italy to you with their authentic Italian cuisine. With a glimpse of their wood-fired oven, your belly will be burning for their kind of Italian. “We cook in our way, I mean...

Casa Barilla wants a do-over. The restaurant opened in South Coast Plaza in November 2017 but its owners weren’t entirely happy with the way it represented the brand. So it closed for the month of February, made menu and decor changes, retrained staff and relaunched. It’s not a food court restaurant and it’s not a fine dining room. It’s operated by...

Parmacotto, LLC is a new player in the American food market. 70 percent of the company is controlled by Parmacotto, SpA, founded in 1978 in Parma, Italy. The remaining 30 percent of the LLC is owned by the founding members of Cibo Italia, LLC, Larry Saia and Alessandro Sità, who are now respectively President and CEO of Parmacotto, LLC. Parmacotto'...

Benny Ventano's - the new restaurant in the former Continental Divide / Mint / Davis & Main space - is now open. Benny's does pizza. Giant - bigger than a tire, with slices bigger than your face - pizza. It's kind of their thing. In fact, pizza is kind of their only thing. The menu at the Richmond Benny's, which opened April 8 at 2501 W. Main St.,...

It is nice — and unsurprising — to know that in this period of reflection and prayer, Italians have never quite forgotten about their kitchens. And so, we learn that the  first Easter chocolate eggs were created in Turin in the 18th century: and it couldn’t be any different, when  you think this elegant city is one of Italy’s chocolate capitals (Pe...

Today the bakery and cafe lives up to the premise of both descriptors. It offers an assortment of baked goods worth traveling for that are perfectly balanced between sweet and savory flavors. The biscotti are on the softer side and delectable, avoiding the stale-tasting crunch too often found in the pastry. Other standouts include the almond scones...

The next time you watch "The Godfather" we've got an appropriate dinner suggestion: Sauces, olive oil and balsamic vinegar out on the market from entertainer-actor-writer-businessman Gianni Russo. Fans of "The Godfather" know Carlo as the guy who made the very wrong decision to beat his wife, who happened to be the sister of Michael Corleone, and t...

Italy’s northernmost province of Alto Adige is a relatively recent addition to the country—the area belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire until just 100 years ago, when it was ceded to Italy after World War I. The Austrian roots of this magnificent, intriguing region, also known as Südtirol (South Tyrol), are still evident in many aspects of its...

San Morello is a difficult one to review. On one hand there's a dearth of high-quality Italian food in Detroit, so the nearly four-month-old restaurant at Grand River and Woodward avenues is a welcome addition. There are also few chefs in town of Andrew Carmellini's caliber — he's the recipient of multiple James Beard Awards, and won a Michelin sta...