Flour, water, salt and yeast, yet it’s not bread... The word comes from the Latin “focus,” that is, baked on live fire. Soft, fluffy, glistening with olive oil, delicious! You can eat it on its own, with cheese or cold cuts.  Focaccia was born by chance, as an on-the-go treat, or a “waiting” snack. Indeed, bakers had to wait several hours for bread...

A lick of cold, creamy gelato isn't just magic. It's mathematics. "You have to respect the range," emphasizes Gianpaolo Valli, a senior instructor at Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy, who has spent decades drilling aspiring gelato chefs on the right ratio of solids to water in any given recipe. (FYI: Solids need to be between 32 and 4...

A pizza made by Vincent Rotolo isn’t just cheese, sauce, pepperoni and crust. What you don’t see are the hidden ingredients: love, honor, respect and reverence. You taste all those things when you bite down on a slice from his new restaurant, Good Pie, which opens February 9 at Pawn Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas. Each slice is airy yet crispy with ju...

A new restaurant combining Italian and Southern food is scheduled to open this week in Biddeford. Yeto’s,at 299 Main St., will open from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday to serve Valentine’s Day dinner, then open for good the following Tuesday, according to manager Jackie Hardin, who co-owns the restaurant with her fiancé, chef Bryan Casale. The food will ref...

The restaurant opened in December on Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville. Tell us about your place: Antonella Scibilia is the owner and chef at Fayetteville’s newest Italian restaurant, Antonella’s, which opened in December on Hay Street. “I had a great feeling about this location,” she said. Scibilia’s youngest son, Giancarlo, is the maitre d’. Th...

Cibus is coming back: the most relevant food Italian fair will be held in the city of Parma from 7th to 10th May, 2018. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies and a growing number of Italian and international buyers are expected in Parma.  The most innovative products will be displayed in a new dedicated area, the incoming programme for foreign buyer...

Since 2010, Bruno Seafood and Steaks has been a prime dining destination – many would say the prime dining destination – in northern Wake County. It’s no exaggeration to say that the name Bruno is practically synonymous with fine dining in that neck of the woods. So when owner/chef Bruno Peros opened a second restaurant called Trattoria Italiana by...

Onesti Entertainment opened three new food and music venues in one place at the former 27 Live building in Evanston in January. After almost two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations, Rock ’N Ravioli Italian restaurant, Bourbon ’N Brass speakeasy bar and the Evanston Rocks music hall are now in full swing. Rock ’N Ravioli serves...

Some things are meant to be — or so it seems for Vincenzo Alaia. When the lease he had been negotiating in Greenpoint, Brooklyn fell apart, Alaia and his partner Nancy Rosner, went to check out 66 Garth Road in Scarsdale. The numeric entry code was exactly the same as the one that Alaia, a New York City restauranteur, had been personally using for...

Italy is home to many spectacular spring carnivals, from masks and extravagant costumes in Venice to political satire in Viareggio. But one of the most unusual festivals takes place in a small town in northwestern Italy, where thousands gather each February to wage war... with oranges. The three-day food fight in Ivrea, Piedmont has taken place eac...