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By Alicia Vitarelli   It's Italian-American heritage month and in historic Philadelphia, there's a lot to toast to. You've probably seen the signs in the Italian market that say - "Cent'Anni" - as what's affectionately called 9th street celebrates a century of culture and tradition.    Each step on 9th street comes with a st...

About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found. The findings, published on The New England Journal of Medicine...

The love affair between Italy and the world brings more than 45 million travelers to the boot each year. Among them are thousands of Italian-Americans, generations removed from immigrant forebears, who come to bask in Italy's warmth and seduction — and, often, to find lost pieces of themselves.The unequaled beauty of Italy's cities and countryside...

ABC's The Chew star Michael Symon will soon be opening an Italian restaurant at Atlantic City. The 46 year old restaurateur, author, and James Beard awardee who was born in Cleveland has partnered with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to open his first Italian restaurant. Symon hasn't thought of a name for the restaurant yet, bu...

Carmello's of Historic Manassas, Virginia, was named Best of Virginia for Italian cuisine in the recent issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Carmello's is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires.   Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello's sources lo...

By Dan Taylor   Brama Italian Cuisine is officially open and hosting diners at its restaurant on Elden Street in Herndon. The owners of Brama held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 28, with Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel presiding over the festivities, along with other guests from the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce. &n...

by Jared Brey   The Planning Commission voted on Tuesday to recommend a bill that would allow a 70-unit apartment complex to rise at 9th Street and Washington Avenue in the Italian Market. The project, a five-story ditty with 18,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and two levels of underground parking, was presented to P...

Pasta & Vino is excited to announce the opening of a brick and mortar gourmet Italian food store, Gesino's Specialty Italian Food, in Lancaster, PA., in November! Italian gourmet food lovers will be able to shop for the same authentic pastas, espressos, jams and marmalades that Pasta & Vino carries, in a 3,200-square-foot industrial buildin...

Don't mess with grandma when it comes time to make the gnocchi. Filomena DiVentura may be in her mid-80s, but only one person makes the gnocchi at Filomena Lakeview in Deptford and its sister restaurants in West Berlin and Clementon.   "Every Sunday, at all three restaurants,'' says daughter-in-law Donna DiVentura, whose husband, Mauro,...

Limoncello — like salad dressing, pasta sauce and grenadine — is something you should almost always make at home. Sure, there are commercial brands, and some are okay. Luxardo, maker of the top maraschino liqueur, also produces a decent limoncello. But too many, like Caravella or Pallini, are just so cloyingly sweet. And others, like Danny DeVito'...

Auricchio SpA has acquired New Jersey-based cheese importer the Ambriola Co., buying a distribution channel. Ambriola, headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey, imports and distributes specialty Italian cheese and prosciutto di parma.   The company is the sole importer of both Auricchio provolone and Locatelli brand cheese, which are made...

On Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey is sponsoring the 24th annual Italian Day at the Bruno Melini Park on Central Avenue in Minotola. The price of the chicken barbecued meal is $10. It comes with corn, salad, and grilled peppers. Other food such as sausage sandwiches, meatball sandwi...