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I grew up in North Beach from 1946 through the late ’50s. I was the oldest of three sons born to an immigrant family from Sicily, a few years before Carol Doda’s breasts became institutionalized at the Condor Club, titillating tourists with silicone implants and watered-down drinks, catty-corner from City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, still gene...

During the winter holidays in Italy, cooks love to roll out their richest, most luscious ingredients — smoked salmon and Fontina cheese, whipped cream and panettone — then fold them into a festive, multicourse meal, much to the delight of their close family and friends. With a similar Mediterranean climate, the North Coast has been blessed with a v...

The Italians enter the Christmas spirit with a fragrant, yeasty slice of panettone -- Christmas isn’t Christmas without it on our festive tables. We can never get enough of it, especially for us who are Milanese. We have a near-cultish devotion to panettone when the Christmas season kicks in. But how many Italians know that an increasing number of...

Daytime TV icon Katherine Kelly Lang was all smiles last night as she welcomed her guests at the newly opened Benheart in Beverly Hills just a day after the official ribbon cutting by Italian Consul General Silvia Chiave on December 16th. This marks Benheart's first storefront in the US and the launch of their website. Located on Santa Monica Boule...

More Americans will get a taste of Eataly. The Italian-bred food emporium that comprises a café, sandwich counter, bakery, beer garden and restaurants that feature butcher and seafood counters and an assortment of fresh pasta, cheeses, truffles and olive oil, is opening in Silicon Valley, FOX Business has exclusively learned. Eataly will debut its...

Today, ingredients such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and extra-virgin olive oil are staples in American foodie kitchens. But several decades ago, they were still relatively rare in the United States. Products like these—artisan, high-quality, and often imported—became popular in American culture thanks, in part, to the California Food Revolution....

In Los Angeles, as in many American cities, Italian food almost always wins. Many folks find comfort and simplicity in a bowl of pasta or big pepperoni-covered pizza, which is exactly what Hollywood’s new Soprano is banking on.  The corner restaurant, well-placed near the Pantages Theatre and right on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, opens this w...

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced Wednesday the signing of Defender Salvatore “Sal” Zizzo Jr., pending league and federation approval. Zizzo is the first player to be signed by the club in franchise history. He will join the club for its inaugural USL Championship season in 2020. "From the moment we started the process of building a...

Umberto Rispoli, a two-time champion jockey in Italy who has been riding in Hong Kong in recent years, is headed to California. Ron Anderson, who will be Rispoli’s agent, said the 31-year-old rider will arrive in California Dec. 16 and accept his first mounts there on opening day, Dec. 26. “He was touted to me by Frankie Dettori,” Anderson said. “H...

There’s new life at the quietly closed former home of Little Next Door on West Third Street. The once-busy French bistro had been paring back its hours earlier this year, owing to a slowdown in sales, before quietly giving up the ghost a few months back; now there’s pizza coming to the block. The new restaurant to land at 8142 W. 3rd Street is to b...

A scuola di pecorino toscano. Capita anche questo, a Los Angeles e a New York, ma anche nel profondo Texas, e poi su al nord, fino in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. Un bel traino, in vista della partecipazione al Winter fancy Food, la megakermesse in programma dal 19 al 21 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco. A scuola, dunque. Ristora...

D.C. Fontana, who helped craft the lore of the 1960s television series “Star Trek” and developed one of its signature characters, Spock, as the show’s first female writer, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. She was 80. Her husband and only immediate survivor, Dennis Skotak, said the cause was cancer. Ms. Fontana was part of the “Star...