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...

New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen plans to open its first Alabama location at Hoover's Galleria mall next month. Restaurant owner Ahmed Nadeem confirmed this week he has leased 1,000 square feet of space in the Galleria's food court, next to McDonald's.   Nadeem said the concept will feature a large menu that will range from New Yo...

Instead of the Riace Bronzes, Calabria will send the "vegetal" Muscle to Expo 2015 as its landmark and regional pride. Enzo Marascio – Italian, 64 years old from a small village in Calabria – has invented a vegetable meat-like product that can make the difference in a lot of fields.   Named "Grain Muscle", this brilliant innovation, not...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Sorbet is a treat for the palate, refreshing and flavorful. It can be served both as a dessert or as palate cleaner between courses (You can read more about sorbet http://www.passionandcooking.com/2014/06/28/sorbetto-al...

The best thing I've eaten at the West End's Marmo is also by far the simplest. The humble Italian sub ($11) is light, classic and almost perfect—a balance of fatty mortadella, spicy coppa and salty finocchiona meats, with pepperoncinis and red onions and romaine lettuce providing crisp bitterness.   It's the sort of thing you'd get at a sub...