Rome, April 26 - A long-standing ban on the import of Italian salami to the United States due to Federal Drug Administration (FDA) rules against cured-pork meat imports will be lifted starting May 28, an announcement by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) said on Friday. "This is a momentous event - one of the most important fo...

Osteria il Paiolo is a gem and a welcome addition to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The neighborhood is a hip place, reminiscent of a European-style neighborhood with a touch of youth, fun, and whimsical with a little funkiness, without being contrived. It's easily accessible for Manhattanites—worth the trip and only a hop and a skip from Manhattan. &nb...

by Garret Ellison   The southern fusion thing was interesting, but ultimately not in the cards. Balwinder Bal, longtime owner of Bombay Cuisine in Eastown, has rebranded the other half of his dual establishment again at 1420 Lake Drive SE, abruptly dropping the new name, chef and cuisine installed just last summer.   Radix Tavern...

You can't honor Italian culture without considering la cucina. That's why the Italian Cultural Foundation has added a culinary program at its headquarters in Casa Belvedere, a historic mansion on Staten Island.   There are cooking courses for children and adults, as well as wine tastings and dinners. One class in September will cover regiona...

Once home to the likes of astronomer Carl Sagan and Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn, New York's Bensonhurst neighborhood has produced more than celebrities. Its generations-owned pasticcerias, salumerias, homemade bread and mozzarella stores and open-air produce markets have created some of the most authentic Italian specialty foods th...

By Elizabeth Kalfsbeek   After more than three months of being closed, Aria is planning its grand opening Saturday. Though the name of the Italian restaurant remains the same as before, the owners and menu have changed.   This is the second business venture for sportscaster Del Rodgers and chef Jeremy Martinez, who also co-own of...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is launching this January a new series of educational cooking demonstration and dinner aimed to promote and to guide the public through the history, the tradition and the flavors of the Italian-American Cuisine. The first event of this new and exciting series will be held on January 20th at 7:...

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson   Nestled behind the QT and Waffle House on the corner of State Bridge and Jones Bridge roads in Johns Creek sits a taste of Italy with a dash of New York.   Dal Cuore restaurant, located at 2100 Ray Moss Connector in Johns Creek, is an authentic New York-Italian restaurant featuring family recipes passed do...

by Nicholas Rizzi   When Jody Scarvella opened his restaurant Enoteca Maria in St. George, he wanted a way to bring Italian home cooking to people who pined for their grandmothers' cooking. The eatery at 27 Hyatt St. hired a different grandma as head chef each night — and got them to cook up specialties from the region of Italy they emi...

by Hanna Raskin   The relative scarcity of spaghetti and meatballs in Charleston could bode well for the future of Italian food here, observers say.   According to Nicolo de Rienzo, an Italian food writer now researching a story about eating in the U.S. South, many Southern cities appear less bound by the red-sauce traditions that rei...