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  Now's the perfect time – literally – to learn this seasonal word. If you're in Italy right now, you must have wondered: will summer ever end? Not any time soon, if centuries of experience are anything to go by. So accustomed are Italians to these sunny October days that they even have a word for them: ottobrata. The term refers to a period in O...

From a press release: “Nicholas Stefanelli Opens Officina, an Italian Culinary Mecca at The Wharf, D.C.’s Newest Neighborhood Featuring a curated marketplace, trattoria, year-round rooftop, and D.C.’s only Amaro Library Nicholas Stefanelli, chef and owner of D.C.’s Michelin-starred Masseria, opens Officina at The Wharf, joining a group of D.C.’s mo...

Tacoma Opera’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” is scheduled to open Oct. 26. In addition to a great story, music and sets, the production promises lavish costume design. “The costumes for our production of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ are going to be absolutely stunning,” said Tacoma Opera Artistic Director Noel Koran. “They are being given to us by o...

Il vessillo della Trinacria sventola orgoglioso tra le strade di Manhattan. I colori e I’iconografia tipica  dell’Isola fanno da scenografia al camioncino Made in Sicily più famoso di tutta New York. Si chiama “Picciotto New York City” ed è il food truck che Alessandro Ancona, pizzaiolo e chef di Castellamare del Golfo, ha inaugurato nel 2016 per l...

The National Organization of Italian American Women's DC Chapter will host an event at the Library of Congress this Thursday, October 25th, from 6-8pm.  This free event will feature a symposium and treasure display on Italian-Americans before and during World War II.Constance Morella will moderate the symposium and Linda Barrett Osborne and Fr. Ezi...

The subject just came to me one Sunday: who is the most beloved person in the city of Buffalo? (Who is neither an athlete or TV personality.) As fast as the question came, so did the answer: Joey Giambra. In past days, he might have had some competition with the likes of Jackie Jocko or the late Lance Diamond, but mortality has thinned their belove...

“I don’t have levels of food,” says Joe Scarpinato, “No matter what, it’s all the same quality.” Scarpinato was referring to the food that is served in both the restaurant and catering sides of his newly relocated Scarpinato’s Cucina & Catering, as well as the food for take-out orders and off-premise catering. The restaurant owner recently moved hi...

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale. This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook, focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, t...

The statue of 'Zeus Enthroned' will return on October 27 to Baia, near Naples, after being exhibited at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles from 1992 until 2017. It had previously been smuggled by traffickers. The 75-cm-high statue, which dates back to the 1st century BC, represents the Greek god Zeus. It comes from the waters of the sea off Campania,...

A group of opera performers eager to pass along their deep love of music to future generations visited P.S. 163 in Bath Beach on Friday morning, where they enchanted first and second graders by belting out Broadway show tunes for them. Led by Director Nina Di Gregorio, members of the Italian Opera Company treated the children seated in the school a...

From the time she was 7 years old, Judi Stanley knew she wanted to open a restaurant. While living in San Francisco, a relative had taken her to see the original film, “Moulin Rouge.” “I came home and I said, “Daddy, I’m going to open a restaurant one day,” Judi Stanley said of her father, Michael Klein. “He said, ‘No daughter of mine will ever be...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with Nutley UNICO and the Nutley Public Library with a screening of Mia Madre (My Mother), on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. According to a library news release, the 2015 award-winning Italian language film with English subtitles stars Margherita Buy as a woman facing a career crisis as well as caring for her...