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By Gregory J. Wilcox   It seems to Paul Nunneri that he blinked and 30 years flashed by. That can happen when a leap of faith morphs into a labor of love. "It has flown by, but it's been good. It's my life, you know," Nunneri said of three decades as an owner of Cavaretta's Italian Deli on Sherman Way in Canoga Park.   So banners and...

Zach Pollack's new restaurant Cosa Buona is going to put fried cheese back in the spotlight. Even the worst mozzarella sticks are still pretty good. If you have at least one opposable thumb and a working knowledge of toaster ovens, you can turn a bag of freezer-aisle TGI Friday's cheese logs into a deeply soul satisfying plate of food.  ...

By Ellie Routt   The Mother Lode Land Trust was established in 1990 by a coalition of ranchers, conservationists and other concerned citizens to preserve the landscape of California's Central Sierra Nevada. It was here that gold was discovered in 1849 and a state was born, fortunes made and lost, and the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada fo...

By Ashleigh Ruhl   Pulling hot focaccia out of the oven, Angelo Marciuliano of Angelo's Italian Deli lifts the bread out of a heavy cast-iron pan, and the fresh-baked smell drifts out of the tiny La Verne Avenue storefront as it has for nearly 15 years in Belmont Shore. But there's extra haste in his work, and a bigger smile too, as Marciul...

Would you like to improve your cooking skills or to add an Italian taste to the usual menu?Once a month, Il Fornaio restaurant in Beverly Hills offers a cooking class based on authentic recipes from different Italian regions.   Four courses, from the appetizer to the dessert, to learn - and enjoy - the secrets of a world-famous culinary trad...

Napa’s newest eatery isn’t really a newcomer; Foodshed Pizza & Pasta has just moved from a location in the industrial park near the Napa County Airport to a prime location for its takeaway food in north Napa at Trancas Street and Old California Way near Bel Aire Plaza. It opened Jan. 27.   In addition to being more convenient for potenti...

My recent vacation in California wine country inspired me to share a few thoughts on the differences between the US wine industry and the Italian wine industry. We discuss this very subject on almost all of our Bike the Wine Roads tours in Italy. My last post, on Bell Vineyards, discussed the different perspectives on terroir, the natural environme...

Los Angeles doesn't have a shortage of pizza joints. Sure, there are constant debates about which of our slices are most like New York's thin crusts or Chicago's deep dishes.   But we also have a host of places with their own unique take: game-changers like Pizzeria Mozza and plenty of artisanal pizzas with fresh California ingredients. Here...

di Jennavave Barbero   Sono di origine italo-americana, sono nata in California e poi da qualche anno sono tornata a vivere in Italia, a Milano perché non ho mai dimenticato le mie origini. Infatti piu' di 100 anni fa, come mi hanno raccontato in famiglia, i miei bisnonni Giorgio e Amelia Domenica Barbero sono immigrati in California partend...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, born in Delaware 40 years ago, has just started roasting turkeys and piling Italian cold cuts atop submarine rolls at its second Northern California outlet.   The new location, at the Verdant complex in North San Jose's tech corridor, is open now but will celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday, April 2. That da...

In 1961, the late John N. Galardi opened the first "Der Wienerschnitzel" in Wilmington at a 600-square-foot structure with a walk-up window and a drive-through in the middle of the building.   On Tuesday the building was recognized as a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles and its Cultural Heritage Commission with a commemor...

A local production of wine, culture and innovation.Lungarotti winery is synonymous with passion and bound to its land, the town of Torgiano in Perugia Province, the region which gave birth to Umbrian wine. This brand is being present in the U.S. market for over 40 years, during which it has been represented from different partners. Focus is un...