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Scottsdale residents will have the chance to impress their friends and family with a homemade authentic Italian meal after learning from an expert at this four-course cooking demo. Join co-owner of Casa Mia Hera Ambrosio at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 13, for the demo at family-owned Italian restaurant, Casa Mia. During the class, Ambrosio will show yo...

Ivano Centemeri, the new executive chef of the Eldorado Resort Casino, doesn’t mind seeing red (it would be hard, after all, for an Italian chef to avoid tomatoes). But white? He doesn’t want to see white. As in a white chef’s coat. The Word Against White came the other morning in La Strada, the property’s flagship Italian restaurant, as Centemeri...

The Italian Association of Arizona will host its 4th Annual Italian Festival in Scottsdale, Ariz., this month on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m,, and on Sunday, March 26, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This two-day celebration will include vendors, entertainment, live music, wine tastings and authentic Italian cuisine. A portion of proceeds from the e...

Researchers in Nevada and Italy will start working together to solve problems that both areas face, like ways to mitigate urban flooding and better ways to find geothermal energy. Kristopher Sanchez, director of international trade for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, signed a five-year agreement Thursday with Francesco La Camera, dir...

Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso will play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, but not because he simply accepted an invitation. Things aren’t so easy for an Italian from Redwood City, Calif. His very Italian last name wasn’t good enough to convince the International Baseball Federation of his heritage, either. “It was like a little fact...

Stories and memories? You’d have as much luck holding them back Sunday at the Italian-American Club as you would reining in Carme Pitrello, the outsized Las Vegas entertainer whose life will be celebrated there that day. But two stories — told by Pitrello’s girlfriend and business partner — look forward, not back. They get to these questions: How d...

Are you going to feel slightly overwhelmed the first time you step foot inside Mora Italian, chef Scott Conant's eagerly anticipated new Italian restaurant in uptown Phoenix? Possibly, yes. Mora Italian is busy, youthful, loud, and even a little grand. It's hard to resist the urge to just stand there for a minute and gape at its color and spectacle...

Columbus Day became a Federal holiday in 1937.  In 1992 the City Council of Berkeley, CA declared October 12th the day of solidarity with Indigenous People's Day to protest Columbus historic voyages and travels and calling attention to the losses suffered by Native American peoples and their cultures.  Their premise is that Columbus’s discovery of...

Join us this Tuesday at Caputo's Deli to celebrate the traditional Italian festival of Carnevale! Feel free to come dressed up with a mask or just as yourself. We will have light refreshments, games, and more. Be sure to come slightly early, if possible, as our time is limited and we want to have as much fun as possible with the time we have. There...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24 | 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. Where:College of Southern Nevada - Charleston campus. Start time:6:00 pm End time:9:00 pm. Address:6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas. Cost:Free. Age limit:All ages The Oscar-nominated documentary feature Fire at Sea, which never played in Las Vegas theaters, will be shown at the College of Southern Nevada’s Char...

He's worked in kitchens for three decades. He's gotten rave reviews from the New York Times. His Manhattan eatery, L'Impero, won a James Beard Award for best restaurant. You've very likely watched Conant in action, because he's been a judge on Chopped, Top Chef, and 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. He's traded cooking techniques with Anthony Bourdain for...

There's pizza. And then there's wood-fired pizza. Every now and then, I'm lured from our regular pizzeria by the promise of a smaller, even less elaborate pie that redeems itself with incomparably crunchy crust and that telltale whiff of wood smoke. Among several wood-burning ovens in the Rogue Valley, Rosario's is my go-to in Medford for pies that...