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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...

In his depiction of Jesus newly risen from the tomb and lifting his right hand in gentle blessing, painted around 1500, Giovanni Bellini represents Christianity’s savior as the morning dawn. At the far right, the bell tower of a distant town pierces the incandescent horizon, poised to toll and announce the arrival of a new day. In this extraordinar...

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...

It's exciting to see Knoxville's culinary scene continue to grow. The city is bustling with places to dine, and this week three more restaurants opened. Not far behind are a few eateries still in the construction stage. Simon Hall of Simon Hall Private Chef opened his restaurant Monday. The professional chef is known for his healthy cuisine, someth...

Couldn’t the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee find an Italian-American who didn’t go to prison for public corruption to honor with a public service award? Former House speaker and convicted felon Sal DiMasi was recently recognized by a North End community organization, at an event attended by Mayor Marty Walsh and City Council President...

As of October 11th, 2017 visa applicants will have the possibility to complete their application online, through a new system called "E@pplication". Once completed online, the request will need to be printed out and personally presented to the Visa office of this Consulate on the day of your appointment - along with all requested supporting documen...

The 70th Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance Cotillion kept tradition alive Saturday evening at Guy’s Party Center. The Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County sponsored the elegant evening. This year’s debutantes were Sophia Rose Scarpitti of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, daughter of Mike and Carla Scarpitti; Mia Isabella Latine ofWal...

New Jersey and Italian food go together like peanut butter and jelly - or better yet, spaghetti and meatballs. You don't have to go far to find chicken parmesan, penne alla vodka or linguini with clams. But what about the dishes that are specific to a particular region of Italy, the recipes Italian grandmothers brought from the old country when the...

On the morning of Monday, October 9th, residents of South Plainfield joined public officials and other dignitaries outside of the South Plainfield Senior Center to celebrate Columbus Day with a special ceremony put on by the Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO. The program was emceed by retired South Plainfield High School Principal Dr. Kenneth May. “I b...

Iconic Italian Prosecco producer, Mionetto, is proud to celebrate 130 years of heritage, quality, and innovation in the sparkling wine category. In commemoration of this milestone, Mionetto is excited to launch a very special, limited edition line extension to its Luxury Collection the Cuvée Anniversario Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Milles...

The Italian Club at the UW recently attended the University District Neighborhood Farmers Market and ran a stand to do some community outreach and promote the club. Club officers gave out a recipe cards with classic Italian recipes and mingled with the public and provided information about upcoming Italian Club events. The effort was success with m...

BRUNCHWIRE — Reginelli’s Pizza is moving into the brunch game with a new Italian-inspired brunch (frittatas, ciabatta French toast). In staying true to its brand, breakfast pizzas are on the menu. Brunch is now available at the Garden District location. [GAMBIT] EATER IDK — Taco Bell’s clothing collaboration with Forever 21 is way cooler than it ha...