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By Suzanne Zimmer Lowery When Dominique Debroux came to America from Torino, in Northern Italy as an infant, her mother, AnnaMaria, brought along a trove of family recipes dating to Dominique's great grandfather's days as a chef to royalty.   Now 51 and the mother of 9-year-old Gaia, Debroux has turned that trove into AnnaMaria's Foods, a C...

di Riccardo Giumelli Provate a chiedere ad un italiano, normalmente residente in Italia, se conosce le "fettuccine Alfredo" (fettuccine con burro e parmigiano, http://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Fettuccine-Alfredo.html). Noterete, nella maggioranza dei casi, un'espressione di perplessità e smarrimento seguita da un deciso: No! Oppure chiedete se ha...

Tuscany is without doubt one of those wine regions that give some of the most important reds in the World. It is a region full of tradition, but in continuous evolution since the introduction of international grape varietals and the use of the French barrels that became common in the seventies.   Beginning in the 80's and through the 90's th...

By Melissa McCart  Where else can you get a meatball bigger than a softball? At Alla Famiglia, it arrives in a red sea of marinara, stuffed with mozzarella then covered with a blanket of provolone and garnished with a dash of chopped parsley. It's pillowy soft but still comes with a giant steak knife.   When you see a plate like this,...

Osteria Morini was a pioneer when it settled along the Capitol Riverfront two years ago, and the New York import continues to chart an admirable course, now delivering one of the most satisfying Italian scores in the city. The first nicety you notice is a view of the Anacostia from the glass-walled dining room.   The second observation, if y...

Restauratuer Michael Schlow adds to Glover Park's culinary game with Casolare, a 156-seat coastal Italian restaurant opening Monday in the recently revamped Kimpton hotel. This is the fifth DC eatery for the Boston-based chef, who began his Washington expansion with Tico, and most recently debuted fellow Italian ventures Alta Strada and Conosci in...

by Hannah Carroll   Two things are very important to Vincent Sebastian; his family and his pizza. Naturally, his downtown Ocean City restaurant,Vinny's Italian Pizza & Grill, pays homage to both. The menu features authentic pies, pasta, subs and salads made from old family recipes and the highest quality ingredients, such as im...

USA chiama Italia e le sue eccellenze enogastronomiche rispondono: il Belpaese, la terra dal clima mite, famosa in tutto il mondo per la sua storia, la tradizione, i suoi valori che vivono tra passato e contemporaneità e poi la sua "ars vivendi", il tanto amato, soprattutto nel mondo, italian style, sarà rappresentato negli Stati Uniti da sei eccel...

Guest chefs Mary Menniti of The Italian Garden Project, Anna Torrance and Jennifer Bamonte demonstrate how to prepare traditional Italian American recipes of the holiday season in the center's kitchen.   The mission of The Italian Garden Project is to celebrate the joy and wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden,...

A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max's Empanadas.   The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the "true" Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia, topped with ingredients like eggplant, mushrooms, prosciutto and sausage.   Read more   Sourc...

Forget any comparison to the movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Baltimore's meatball forecast is sunny and bright. In late February, 8 Ball Meatball opened a Fells Point restaurant specializing in an assortment of the golf-ball-size rounds. And a year ago, Meatballs, Etc. presented its own menu devoted to the food in Glen Burnie. The r...

The Association of Amarone Families, which represents the 12 most historical and celebrated producers of this prestigious wine from Italy, will be coming to the United States this year with stops in Washington, DC and Boston.   This is the 4th US tour of Amarone Families and their first time in those two cities. The goal of the association i...