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Joining us on Tuesday, December 16th for one special evening from New York's Little Italy, meet Lou Di Palo, beloved owner of New York's beloved neighborhood food shop Di Palo's Fine Foods. Gastronome, food educator and now author of the fascinating book "Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy," Lou -- described as "one of the preeminent e...

Washington is hosting Thursday and Friday two conferences on Italian cuisine by award-winning food historian and TV host Francine Segan as part of initiatives organized by the Italian embassy ahead of the food-themed Expo world's fair opening in Milan on May 1.   Segan, a leading expert on Italy's culinary traditions, will be talking about t...

By Paul Barbano Italian food can have funny names such as spaghetti, plural of spaghetto, meaning string, twine, or manicotti from the Italian, plural of manicotto, muff or sleeve, because it is a sleeve stuffed with cheese. Penne pasta got its name because it looks like the quill or a pen.   Orzo, meaning barley, because it looks like a...

di Beatrice Bondi   Dopo l'inchiesta de La VOCE di New York pubblicata il 22 maggio sui falsi oli d'oliva Made in Italy, e la recente bocciatura alla Camera dei Rappresentanti USA di una misura restrittiva proprio sulle importazioni di olio d'oliva, continuiamo ad approfondire la questione e siamo andati a sentire cosa ne pensano al riguardo...

One of 2016's big food and drink trends on Capitol Hill will also play out on First Hill. Seattle's Italian Family Pizza is slated to replace an exited check cashing business at the corner of Boren and Madison before the summer.   We know, we know. Pizza is coming everywhere you look. But the project from Steve and Jennfer Calozzi is also pa...

This is a story about a man and his gelato. Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, and ice cream is a hugely popular treat among Americans. But gelato is not exactly ice cream.   It is made with some milk instead of all cream which gives it less fat content, and it's churned in a way that infuses less air, which creates a denser...

By Wendy Greenberg   The corner at Butler and Hudson streets is bustling, perhaps one of the busiest in Trenton's Chambersburg neighborhood. Delivery trucks double park, customers angle for tight parking spots, and residents walk toward their homes with red, green, and white bags containing fresh Italian bread, most likely the signature two-...

Meet Emmy Award-winning public television chef Lidia Bastianich, Thursday when she helps Cedar Crest College kick off its "Health Starts in the Kitchen" community cooking program. Bastianich, host of "Lidia's Kitchen" on PBS will talk about food's role in fostering strong communities, and how she's found success in a male-dominated industry at...

In an innovative collaboration, luxury wine leader Terlato Wines and leading extra virgin olive oil producer Colavita today announced a joint venture to create a collection of super-premium Italian wines. Under an evergreen agreement, Terlato will produce and market wines under the Colavita brand name for global distribution.   The initial w...

by Marie Strumolo   It's time to spotlight some merchants in Silver Lake. The first on deck will be...drum roll please...Errico Violante. He started as a butcher's apprentice when he was 14 in Forino, a small town outside of Naples, Italy. He was the youngest in a family of seven children.   In 1964 he left Italy and came to the Unite...

Joe Cicala's meat is ahead of schedule. But that doesn't mean it'll be eaten anytime soon. "This is perfect," says the chef, grinning as he gently thumbs a butcher-twined hunk of pork the size and shape of a beehive. We're standing close in a stuffy, funky-smelling curing room, an industrial walk-in where a few dozen culatellos, cut from the rear...

You may take one look at that headline and ask, "What do you mean, how to speak Jersey restaurant Italian? Everyone knows how to pronounce gnocchi, cappacola and cavatelli.''   Not like an Italian, they don't. Being one myself, I know something about these things, but quickly discovered, in my epic search for N.J.'s best Italian restaurant,...