Giovanna Parnoff of Old Lyme was recently awarded the Bronze Level of membership in the Junior Mensa Honor Society. She has reached a cumulative total of 82 hours of community service since being admitted to the honor society in 2017. Currently a seventh grade student at The Hopkins School in New Haven, Giovanna last year maintained high honors and...

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the top restaurants and cities for pizza in the U.S., based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. The top pizzerias and cities for pizza were determined by taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews and great pizza reviews, with more weight to reviews...

New Haven will host the 2018 Columbus Day Parade which ends with a Heritage Event is Wooster Square. The parade steps off from City Hall - 165 Church Street - at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, and makes its way along Chapel Street to St. Michael's Church on Wooster Square. Afterward, the public is invited to attend an Italian Festival to be held in W...

Daniel Parillo spent summers as a kid traveling between his local home and his grandparents’ goat, chestnut, and fig farms in Caserta, Italy. There, in his grandmother’s kitchen in the Campanian countryside, he first learned to love the smell and taste of wood-fired pizza, meat, and vegetables. “It’s like night and day,” Parillo said in a recent in...

Yale University’s School of Public Health is set to host its first conference on olive oil next month. The two-day event will bring together people from diverse disciplines to discuss a variety of topics including olive oil chemistry and health, testing methods, the impacts of climate change and disease on its cultivation, as well as the potential...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

Some came for the memories and to see old friends. Others came to introduce a fourth and even fifth generation of local Italian-Americans to enduring traditions. Almost everyone came to taste the sausage and peppers, the pasta e fagioli, and the fried mozzarella Yet others come to plumb the mysteries of the secret sauce. Those were some of the reas...

If you're interested in indulging in some Italian favorites this weekend, there's a century-old celebration happening in New Haven. The Saint Andrew the Apostle Society in New Haven is kicking off its four day Italian Festa celebration at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday night in New Haven. It's the event's 118th anniversary.  There will be food and musical e...

Gary Bimonte, grandson of Frank Pepe, said Frank Pepe put New Haven on the map for thin crust pizza. Frank Pepe founded the original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana on Wooster Street in New Haven in 1925. Since 2007, the family has expanded the original restaurant to 10 locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.  The loc...

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, widely-known just as “Pepe’s,” has launched its own retail tomato line to the market, according to a release. The restaurant, founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe, is known for its New Haven-style pizza. Frank Pepe, who immigrated to the United States in 1909 at the age of 16, and fresh tomatoes were always at the center of...