WTI Magazine #56    2015 March, 20Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   Among the peculiarities we Italians are famous for around the world, one seems to sum them all up: our food. Pasta, pizza, gelato, espresso are the first words that a foreigner would tell you once he is asked to name the Ita...

The U.S. edition of the Made in Italy Awards 2015 will take place on September 2015, in New York, in the presence of a vast audience of Italian and American business, institutions and celebrities. The Made in Italy Awards 2015 is under the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, ITA which is the government organization promoting the internationaliz...

by Abigail Abrams   Friday is World Nutella Day, and the world is going crazy. The famous chocolatey hazelnut spread is a favorite to include in breakfast and dessert items alike, and the internet is overflowing with recipes, deals and beautiful photos to celebrate the holiday. Every year on Feb. 5, the world celebrates this delicious f...

An actual person answers the phone at Carbone and tells you that they book tables 30 days out. The person is even affable. This is notable because Carbone, on the premises of an old Italian-American joint named Rocco's in Greenwich Village, is easily the hottest restaurant of the moment in New York and getting a reservation is only slightly less di...

Portillo's Hot Dogs — the Chicago-based fast-casual eatery that opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale earlier this year — is set to hire 200 more hourly positions for a new Tempe location beginning this week. Starting Wednesday, May 29, those interested can apply in person at an on-site hiring center adjacent to the construction of the n...

By Jeff Spurrier For Craig Ruggless of Winnetka Farms, one of the most prized plants this season is spigariello, a leafy cool-season green that tastes like broccoli and keeps growing after you've harvested it. Spigariello resembles broccoli rabe (aka rapini) in appearance but has white flowers and a sweeter, slightly peppery taste.   Ruggle...

The Rochester Marriott and the Kahler Hospitality Groupare pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Salute wine bar and more as the newest addition to the portfolio of delicious downtown dining experiences.   Italian born Executive Chef Pasquale Presa, presents authentic dishes in a modern way, bringing the motto of vivi bene, mangia bene pe...

by Edmond Tijerina   Luca Della Casa, executive chef of Nosh and Silo restaurants, fell just short Sunday in his quest to take the top prize of "Food Network Star." Instead, viewers voted for "gourmet cowboy" Lenny McNab of Colorado and his show about cowboy cuisine, topping Della Casa's pitch for a show about Italian cuisine from the n...

by Pamela Silvestri   Construction is almost complete on Defonte's Sandwich Shop in Stapleton. The family operation, known for its original store in Red Hook established 93 years ago, plans to open Saturday, Dec. 13.   "The first couple of weeks will be a little hectic," predicts co-owner Phil Defonte. But with a staff of seasoned wor...

by Patricia Brooks   Uh-oh, I thought, as I approached the free-standing Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield, yet another Italian restaurant to open in the area. Nothing new here, I anticipated.But after I opened the nondescript-looking menu I began to change my tune, and when the small plates arrived, my apprehensions had disappeared. &nb...