By Zachary Feldman   For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while paving the way for other r...

Actors, directors and producers love tossing around the most overused word in Hollywood, "organic," to describe how naturally a project progressed. Yet few people are less slickly Hollywood than chef Lidia Bastianich on the least Hollywood network, PBS. Her PBS special "Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions" Tuesday, Dec. 20 (che...

Walking through Eataly, New York City's 50,000-square-foot homage to all things delizioso, is like dying and going to Italian foodie heaven.   You pass by cases groaning with formaggio, salumi, pasta, biscotti, cannoli, and gelati. You weave through crowded stalls selling wines, olive oils, aged balsamic vine- gars, spices, and even cookbook...

Varuni-Napoli, the new Italian event in the pizza scene, opening in late December in Midtown, Atlanta, is looking for personnel for pastry-chef, bus, runners, waiters, cashier, receptionist and wine-bar tender. Requirements are: basic Italian (or an accent), over 18 years of age, affability of character (sociable) and good physical presence, modera...

di Maurita Cardone   A trasferirsi a New York Antonio non ci aveva mai pensato. Voleva imparare l'inglese, sì, ma gli piaceva stare nella sua Calabria e lavorare nel ristorante di famiglia. Eppure oggi Antonio Mermolia, 30 anni, originario di Gioia Tauro, è uno dei giovani chef più promettenti nel panorama della ristorazione italiana a New Y...

di Chiara Zaccherotti   Una borsa di studio rivolta a chef e cuochi americani per vivere da vicino l'esperienza culinaria italiana. L'idea è dell'International Culinary Center, che così ha deciso di commemorare Marcella Hazan, la celebre cuoca italiana scomparsa lo scorso autunno, che da Cesenatico ha portato il cibo Made in Italy sulle tavo...

Join Celebrity Chef/Gourmand Award Winning Author Maria Liberati as she makes a special appearance for an entertaining reading and sampling from her recipe memoir The Basic Art of Italian Cooking.   She will be at the Mercer County Italian American Festival on Friday, Sept 26th at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Cultural Theater located in the Heritag...

Dagli USA all'Università dei Sapori di Perugia per dieci giornate di formazione intensiva su cucina italiana, dieta mediterranea ed eccellenze agroalimentari ed enogastronomiche.   Protagonisti 150 chef e manager della catena Olive Garden, compagnia che ha più di 750 ristoranti diretti in America, da oggi, a gruppi di quindici, e sino a marz...

by Leslie Brenner   Don't have dinner reservations on a Friday or Saturday night? Good luck dining out — trying to score a last-minute table on the weekend can be a fool's errand.   A neighborhood Italian place that's been around forever seemed a safe bet on a recent Friday. I called ahead, but no one answered the phone, so off we wen...

This hot spot is located in the old Madison Theatre building, right across the street from the Detroit Opera House. While it's known for its hearty Italian fare (much of which can be served gluten-free!) it also has a stocked bar with ample seating, perfect to grab a drink before or after a show.   While it is perhaps geared more toward the...