by Bob LeFavi   Every year, I escort a few dozen Armstrong and Georgia Southern students to Italy to study the healthful aspects of the Italian diet. My colleagues and I always chuckle when, after only the first day of being in Italy, our students turn to us and ask, "Why is everyone so thin here?"   Like many Americans, our students...

Quando ho deciso di intraprendere questo viaggio tra i locali italiani a New York, mi sono chiesta a cosa potessero essere interessati i lettori di America Oggi. Ad una mera recensione che parlasse in maniera tecnica dei piatti e del locale?   No, non gli italiani, non gli italiani che ovunque siano trapiantati e vivano, conservano il gusto...

Near the end of the 19th century, Italian-America cuisine was invented by housewives from regions like Campania, Apulia, and Sicily who arrived in America to find many of the ingredients they were accustomed to cooking with simply not available.   Cured pig products, fresh herbs like rosemary and sage, capers, foraged mushrooms, canned Itali...

di Liliana Rosano   Viene spesso definita l'erede di Julia Child. E in effetti lei, Lidia Bastianich, la chef più popolare d'oltreoceano, da Julia Child ha imparato a considerare lo chef come uno strumento a servizio del cibo e non come un protagonista del cibo. Mentre la Child ha imparato dalla Bastianich il risotto. Bastianich oggi è un n...

The sacrifice of a small business owner reaches far into the life of an entrepreneur. Many choose to take a pay cut and spend countless around-the-clock hours making the dream happen. And for many, not only does the sacrifice seep into every area of their lives, it seems to be accompanied by other huge life challenges.   Baton Rouge-based&nb...

  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...