Many of Lidia Bastianich's best culinary creations begin with two words: “Company's coming!” The Emmy Award-winning public television host, restaurateur and best-selling cookbook author has a flair for entertaining guests that runs the gamut from extravagant to simple – from a formal sit-down dinner or a holiday gathering, to a buffet, barbecue or...

When Riad Aamar sees a recipe would like to try, he just can’t himself. He has to put his own spin on the dish. You see, that is what makes his dishes special and provides him the proverbial joy of cooking. “I like adding or changing the recipe to come up with a new way of cooking the dish, making it my own taste,” he says, as he and his wife and b...

The 25th anniversary of the Christopher Columbus Monument at Elmwood Park was celebrated Thursday with lots of singing, reminiscences and, of course, an Italian culinary feast. A ceremony held next to the recently refurbished monument-fountain that pays homage to the Italian explorer’s 15th- century voyage to the New World was highlighted by rendit...

La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...

LaScola’s Italian Ice, whose carts are common fixtures at local events and whose packaged ices and custards can be found at several local stores, is opening its first store at 1218 N. Euclid Ave. in Highland Park. Saturday and Sunday, LaScola’s Italian Ice and Custard will be holding a soft opening from noon to 7 p.m. each day. It’ll have a grand o...

Just below the Phipps Conservatory in Oakland stands a majestic statue of Christopher Columbus. And on Columbus Day, it stood defaced with red paint. “This has been happening over the past twenty years. For some reason, folks don’t care for Christopher Columbus,” Pittsburgh city operations chief Guy Costa told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Mo...

Italian and American flags flapped in a steady breeze as Pittston residents and societies made their way down Main Street toward the newly restored statue of Christopher Columbus. The parade of local Italian and other community organizations marched, led by the Cino Paci band, from the lower Tomato Festival lot to the statue at Main Street and Kenn...

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There are many talented Italian Americans among the most important American writers of this century and of the last one. Helen Barolini, Gay Talese, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, John Fante are just a few names of great Italian writers we admire and love. Today we are very happy and proud to welcome on We the Italians one of the m...