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Dark Chocolate Surprise sounds like the name of a racehorse but it’s actually the name of another champ. It’s the flavor that just won the first qualifying round of 2018 Gelato Festival America, held in Jersey City earlier this week. Pastry chef Giacomo D’Alessandro of Polosud Gelato, Coffee, Pastries on Mott Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy, cre...

In the 1800s,Los Angeles used to have a vibrant Little Italy located in the historic center of the city, a place today known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. In this very area two streets were named after two Italian pioneers, Nicola Quierolo and Giuseppe Garibaldi, leaders of the Italian unification and, starting from the 1900s, the Italian community...

Casa Cuseni is a house in Taormina rich in history and secrets, including frescoes of a homosexual love story it hid for over a century. Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Bertrand Russell and Roald Dahl all stayed at the home built in 1905 by British painter Robert Hawthorn Kitson, the son of a very rich industrialist in Leeds. The home, whi...

A Bronx native recently cooked up a tie on “Food Network Star.” Christian Petroni made Food Network history this season, co-winning the show with another contestant. “Growing up in the Bronx, hanging out in Brooklyn my whole life – to be able to be on the stage that I was on, to talk about that and bring light to this beautiful, beautiful area down...

Mark your calendars for the Italian Family Festa at History Park San Jose on August 25 and 26, 2018. Then come and enjoy Italian festivities, food, music, culture, activities and fun! Click here if you'd like to join our volunteer family! Check out the full schdule of activities. ENTERTAINMENT: ALFIO is BACK!! One show only, Sunday, August 26, 4:00...

This is the second episode of the Italian American Power Hour. These episodes will air periodically and will feature Italian Americans talking about the Italian American community today and current cultural topics. In this episode we talk about the long-debated subject around sauce vs. gravy. We discuss the different opinions around this topic and...

La Festa Italiana in Downtown Jersey City is in full swing after Holy Rosary church celebrated St. Rocco's Feast Day with a Mass and procession on Thursday afternoon. The procession through the streets around the church on Sixth Street was the second in two days. On Wednesday there was a Mass and procession for the Feast of Our Lady of the Assumpti...

Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 6:30 pm PST. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Montréal. Entrance: Free. Location: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024 This special concert by the duo TWO For NEW featuring saxophonist Giova...

L’Italia, ancora una volta, sembra essere la nazione più amata per le vacanze estive, tant’è vero che le statistiche parlano di quasi 86 milioni di presenze sul nostro territorio, addirittura oltre 1,6 milioni in più rispetto a quelle che si erano registrate la scorsa estate. Queste previsioni di agosto, che sono emerse grazie all’indagine condotta...

July 23, 2018 was a unique evening at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar. As guests filled up the elegantly set diningroom, the kitchen had been filled for hours with a sight rarely seen in any restaurant: six chefs, all of whom began their careers at BRAVO! They were industriously preparing for the evening ahead while laughing and trading stories fro...

There’s no such thing as a casual bocce match at the Sons of Italy, Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 in Rotterdam. At least not for some in the men’s league. Pat Corniello, one longtime player with the league and member of the Sons of Italy often finds himself hollering advice at other players.  “He’s the biggest advice giver, whether you like it or n...

In the sweltering month of August, Italians from Torino to Messina flock to the beach. Temperatures sore to well above 35 degrees centigrade and everything reaches a sort of raucous crescendo on August 15th, the national holiday of Ferragosto. Extended families bring multi-course picnics, foldout tables, awnings, flotation devices, nonnas in wheelc...