An idea jokingly cooked up over some wine about a year ago is about to become reality. During the annual Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island dinner last year, Joe Sullivan, owner and chef of Mulberry Street Trattoria, and other club members were casually chatting about making the world’s largest meatball, and on Saturday during the Italian...

They say Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth, but if you're a fan of pasta, pizza and wine, Mickey Mouse may have some serious competition in FICO Eataly World. The new Italian food-themed park opened Nov. 15 in Bologna, Italy. The park, which is free to enter, is like the famous Eataly markets around the United States — on steroids. Eataly W...

No! Not another article about Italy and pasta, I hear you crying. Worry not, this time we’re going to tackle the “pasta issue” from an entirely different angle. Many angles in fact, as we’ll find out some little known historical, culinary and scientific - yes, scientific - curiosities about our nation’s most versatile kitchen staple.  In truth, pas...

Most people go to Kansas City for the barbecue. I go for the fried rice. The kind I still dream about -- a far cry from the clumpy rice huddled with frozen vegetables that gets scooped into takeout cartons -- is a staple dish of chef Michael Corvino’s namesake restaurant, Corvino, on the Missouri side of downtown Kansas City.The fried rice, which c...

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, announced the launch of a new delivery service available at all its Chicagoland restaurants and 94 percent of its locations nationwide. The new delivery option is the result of a partnership with DoorDash, the on-demand restaurant delivery platform. Through the partn...

Una maratona dal sapore epicureo, un pranzo tutto siciliano nel cuore di Manhattan a New York. Con le bellezze culinarie e le pietanze tipiche della Sicilia, preparate dallo Chef Salvatore Fraterrigo, a fare le veci del padrone di casa, e l’accompagnamento di nove vini di eccellente qualità, targati Firriato. Giovedì 2 novembre, presso la Gastronom...

Ferrero SpA sells nearly 3.5 billion Kinder Surprise eggs around the globe – but hasn’t been able to crack the U.S. market – until now. Long available in nearly 170 markets, the Italian chocolate giant is finally bringing Kinder eggs to the U.S. market. However, instead of the familiar Kinder Surprise, Americans will be getting the Kinder Joy varia...

What: 12th International Risotto Festival. Where: Houston Design Center. The scoop:  It was a picture-perfect afternoon as hundreds of Houstonians stopped by outdoor stations on the expansive Houston Design Center property to sample risotto creations by 13 outstanding Houston chefs, along with a wide array of wines and antipasti selections. Guests...

Accursio Lota came to the United States with the American dream in mind. He played the drums, and was drawn to California because of his love for American rock music. However, his passion for music was outweighed by one thing – his passion for cuisine. Originally, Lota comes from the small coastal town of Menfi, Sicily. Growing up in Italy, he was...

Michael Scelfo is serious about pizza. After a childhood spent savoring New York's top slices (not to mention a habit of embarking on pizza pilgrimages in his adult years), the chef had visions of a roaring, wood-fired hearth taking center stage at his first solo restaurant, Alden & Harlow in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But when he started the busine...