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Aurora Leveroni is a 90-plus-year-old home chef who became known as Nonna Marijuana after she began to support her daughter's use of marijuana to control debilitating seizures. Her YouTube series on cooking with cannabis—and her appearances on Bong Appetit—made her a household name—in certain households, that is. So, who better to teach us the intr...

Our feature story two weeks ago on Lockport’s once thriving “Little Italy” community in Lowertown has generated quite a bit of response from locals whose family roots began or passed through there. In a Lockport Sunday feature article on April 9, Lockport’s Roy Ranney, 90, and Joe DiCarlo, 81, talked about their days growing up in Little Italy — lo...

Italian food’s been done to death in Chicago, but Italian drinks are a different matter, says Rockit Ranch Productions partner and bartender Brandon Phillips. Rockit’s crew, including Kevin Hickey (The Duck Inn), are working hard at Otto Mezzo, 311 W. Chicago Ave., to ensure the new River North bar will open on April 26. It’s one of the season’s mo...

Half-brothers Victor Fogelsonger and Roberto De Angelis met for the first time this week – more than 70 years after their father was swept up in World War II. The brothers have wanted to meet since learning about each other in 2009. “I’d always wanted a brother,” Roberto said. “This news came, and I had a brother. A big brother at that – four month...

Although a Virginian by birth, George Washington has myriad associations with New York City, the most obvious of which include the uptown neighborhood, downtown park and bridge to New Jersey that bear his name. But soon, New Yorkers are going to be given an entirely new—and revealing—perspective on the Father Of Our Country when a nude statue of hi...

OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company’s 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maes...

NHL and NBA players play for their native lands in world competitions. Stefano Biasini, who has won at the World Cup of Gelato for his native Italy, is flipping this tradition. He will compete for Team USA in the next Coppa del Mondo Di Gelateria, which will be held Jan. 20-24, 2018, in Rimini, Italy. Biasini, a partner in the Center City restauran...

When: May 24th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - What: The 2nd Edition of this bestselling biograpy of one of the most important Italian intellectuals of the post–World War II erapresented by Author Barth David Schwartz Author Barth David Schwartz will present the 2nd edition of the bestselling biograph...

Horizon Italian Tile, Inc. (HIT), vanguard importer of fine porcelain tile with offices throughout Texas, opens a new showroom in the heart of New Orleans. From a custom floor layout and Big Slab displays to the right lighting, everything in the showroom has been designed to maximize a client's visual and tactile senses. Strategically, tile on disp...

Never underestimate the power of a properly made meatball sandwich. It’s not a sexy sandwich, as it’s pretty much designed to explode, wilt, and melt into your mouth. But with the right components — a bright marinara, light but rich meatballs, enough melted cheese to cover but not smother, and a properly toasted bun — it’s inhalable magic. The meat...

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin ("Return to Me"), Al Martino ("Al di là"), Louis Prima ("Buona Sera"), and Connie Francis ("‘O sole mio"). RACCI, a New Yor...

Quando si dice Italia si dice cultura del cibo e prodotti gastronomici di qualità. Ma in un mondo  su cui pesa sempre più l’impatto della attività antropiche, con una popolazione crescente e risorse sempre più scarse, l’industria alimentare e il made in Italy affrontano nuove e decisive sfide. Di questi temi si è parlato alla Montclair State Univer...