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A biblical David leans over, grabbing the bloody, severed head of Goliath. The powerful image in the painting is reminiscent of an almost identical work in Madrid's Prado Museum by the Italian master Caravaggio.   Is this painting also by Caravaggio, and thus worth a huge sum, or is it a 17th-century copy with little value? That questio...

April 13, 2015 - May 25, 2015. Monday 10:30 AM - Monday 11:30 AMRadici - 303 7th Street SoutheastWashington, District of Columbia 20003 Educator and storyteller Meg Lowey will be hosting these special classes for moms and their bambini at the market on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m for seven weeks starting Monday, April 13th. ...

by Suzanna Molino   I have a few favorite stories on the history of Little Italy that I covered in my book and I'd like to share one of the top favorites ... about Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage. It is typical of Italian folks to want to care for, feed and nurture others.   I like to imagine that the spirit of that concept was exemplif...

by Graylin Hughes   When you walk into Vinny's La Roma, chances are that the man himself will greet you. "We're like 'Cheers'," said Vinny Bellia, the owner of Vinny's La Roma. "Everyone knows everyone." Vinny's offers a special vibe that is people are hard pressed to find in today's world.   Bellia will come to every table...

The Italian American Heritage Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at The Farmhouse at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Asbury, at 6:45 p.m. Drabich, owner of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet in Lebanon, will be the guest speaker. Drabich has been in the seafood business for more than 27 years and has been featured on the...

The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture will host a special dinner featuring the cuisine of Calabria, Italy from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at Divina Ristorante, 461 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell, owned by Chef Mario Carlino.   The inclement weather date is Sunday, Feb. 28. Carlino's philosophy is that a meal must be satisfyi...

Altomonte's, an Italian deli and gourmet shop that has been in business in Warminster since 1982, opened a second store this year in Doylestown, in a building that was recently a car dealership. Though it's not Eataly, Mario Batali's 50,000-square-foot marketplace in New York City, Altomonte's new store does have a few things in common with that fa...

by Rachel Holly   Rain or shine, there was a prize at the end of the finish line. And that was the motivation of the nearly 100 runners who chose to brave Mother Nature's rainy wrath Sunday and put their best foot forward at the 13th annual Run for the Cannoli at the St. Mauro's Festival. The race is one of the highlights of the de...

By Gary Seman Jr. With tomato sauce seemingly part of his DNA, Tim Moretti has continued a tradition started by his family more than 70 years ago in Columbus. Moretti's of Arlington is celebrating 16 years in business this year, with Tim and wife Jami at the helm.   While "scratch cooking" has become a familiar promise by many restaura...

Josephine Posterivo vowed to make learning Italian easy, during an introductory course she's teaching at St. Athanasius Education & Community Center in West View. Posterivo, of Ross, herself struggled with learning English after moving to Avalon decades ago as a teenager from Italy's southern Cosenza province.   "I really tried to e...

E il torroncino mormorò, non passa lo straniero! Saranno i deliziosi prodotti della Sperlari, probabilmente, a vendicare l'onta del saccheggio delle imprese italiane "doc" da parte di colossi in ascesa di paesi esteri. Dopo l'acquisizione dei gianduiotti Pernigotti dai turchi della Toksoz e della griffe del cachemire Loro Piana da parte della holdi...

By Lauren Valenti "When I first met Gianni Versace a few decades ago, I met a man who was just as passionate about art, opera, food, and furniture design as he was fashion," Anna Wintour told WWD. "Every single Italian designer I have come to know since then has been exactly the same. Italy tends to know all about the best things in life for the s...