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by Serena Perfetto   "Life is short. Live your dream": the quote Franco Denari shared with us is more than a way to approach life. It is what led him to success and has also helped become both the Founder and the CEO of Eataly Net.    Born in Casale Monferrato in Piedmont, he was working in Italy as a digital expert when, in 2012...

By Dan Gigler   With the starting gun set to pop off on the annual five-week sprint to Christmas along with the orgy of consumerism that accompanies it, here's a pro tip, if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Waterfront with hunger pangs after a day of trampling strangers in pursuit of one of those ludicrous Swagway hoverboards (People...

by Carlos Greer   John Travolta was in such a good mood Sunday at Serafina Always on East 61st Street, the "Grease" star put on his dancing shoes. We hear Travolta — in town for a VIP screening of "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" at the Paley Center for Media — had a private dinner at the popular Italian eatery and lef...

Francesco Rosario Capra was born in Bisacquino, Sicily, on May 18, 1897. When he was five, his family made the 13-day trip to New York. Even though he was just a child, Frank remembered seeing "a statue of a great lady, taller than a church steeple, holding a torch above the land we were about to enter" (McBride). The Capra family eventually settle...

The Presidio Golf Club: Built in the heart of the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park, and conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Presidio Clubhouse offers breathtaking surroundings and dramatic sunsets.   Outfitted with exposed beam ceilings, rich cherry wood paneling, a large stone fireplace, and...

È molfettese, si chiama Mauro Raguseo, ed è il sindaco di Little Ferry, cittadina del New Jersey. Al suo terzo mandato. Un successo senza precedenti. Mauro è molfettese d'America di seconda generazione ed è stato anche il primo molfettese a diventare Mayor negli States, un orgoglio per la città di Molfetta.   Occuperà la poltrona di primo ci...

Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.   In recognition of this powerful mom...

by Natascia Ronchetti & Ilaria Vesentini   The made in Italy artisan gelato industry holds a record that no one else has yet managed to touch. An historic tradition, artisanal knowhow, training and a highly specialized industry of non-finished components, machinery and equipment make it a world renowned force that earns a wealth of more...

by James Patrick Kelly Grimaldi's pizzeria at The Village at Meridian plays its New York City theme well. The red-and-white checkered tablecloths will have diners humming Billy Joel's song, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." And yes, you can get "A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead," because the wine list bo...

Matteo Catalani rattles off cooking instructions like a doctor prescribing medicine. It's a Sunday afternoon at Union Market in Northeast, where Catalani operates a fresh pasta stand called Cucina Al Volo.   The name means "kitchen on the fly" in Italian, appropriate considering its co-owner hardly stands still. He scrubs skillets. He plunge...

Jess Maceli has seen how the sausage is made. And he's not fazed in the slightest. For the last 10 years, Maceli and his wife, Renee, have held onto the dream of opening an Italian market and deli in the tradition of Pallucca's Meat Market and Deli, where Jess spent countless hours as a kid in Frontenac, the small southeast Kansas town with a sign...

April 6, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036. DONATE. The highly acclaimed book Breaking Bread in L'Aquila was published on April 6, 2010, on the first anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Abruzzo region. Releasing the book on the earthquake's anniversary was...