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When it comes to national cuisines, Italians have a lot they can boast about. For one thing, there's pizza, one of the most popular meals in the world, per The Washington Post. And of course, we can't forget about pasta. Add to this a healthy dash of illustrious drinks, including the negroni, and it quickly becomes apparent that Italy is home to on...

Mutti, the Italian leading company in the canned tomato sector, has launched a new line of pasta sauces in the U.S. On the shelves of many national and local retail trade chains consumers will find the new Marinara, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, and Basil pasta sauces. In addition, the new Arrabbiata flavor sauce is coming on the shelves on March 2023....

If I close my eyes, I can vividly recall the emotions, aromas, and flavors of the various holidays from my childhood both in Italy and Philadelphia, to which I immigrated as a child. For Italians, holidays make up an important part of the family fabric and traditions that define us. Although I am enamored with all the holidays, my favorite has alwa...

Italian Trade Agency and Eataly, the world's leading retailer specializing in bringing Italian food and wine across borders, join forces once again in a campaign dedicated to Made in Italy. The renewal of the global partnership will showcase the best of Italian food and hospitality excellence until October 2023. The joint initiative between Italian...

It all started when I was 25 years old, in the spring of 1972. The perks of my job at Temple University’s Athletic Department included my use of the facilities on a regular basis. One particular lunch hour, I decided to go out to the tennis courts and practice hitting backhands against the big green wall outside of McGonigle Hall. After about a hal...

Nick Bollettieri, the legendary Italian-American tennis coach, passed away after a protracted battle with illness. The 91-year-old was once a champion tennis player’s coach. Nick was the pioneer of the so-called tennis academies. He mentored some of the best players in tennis history, such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier,  Maria Sharapova, the William...

It took an award-winning team working on two continents, recording at Capitol Studios in LA and Abbey Road Studios in London, to bring Giada Valenti’s Christmas album to fruition, but the wait is nearly over. The second single from the Italian singer’s upcoming Holiday album is a warm interpretation of “Winter Star”, a song written by Canadian coun...

TikTok creator and Italian-born cook Nadia Caterina Munno, known affectionally to her fans as “The Pasta Queen,” has signed with CAA. Munno got her start on TikTok in the midst of the pandemic, where she endeared herself to viewers with lively cooking videos focused on Italian cuisine and, more specifically, pasta. The creator and chef is originall...

A new stage musical based on the life and career of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, the legendary Frank Sinatra, is in the works, with a book by Memphis and Diana writer Joe DiPietro and direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. Producing will be Universal Music Group Theatrical in association with Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatr...

Deep into a successful career in the exhilarating world of auditing, Italian American serial-achiever Michele Di Pietro decided she needed more out of life.  And so, at nearly double the age of most entrants, this life-long lover of the art of “feeding others” decided to head off to culinary school. Today, Michele is an entrepreneur, classically-tr...

The National Italian American (NIAF) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields to Italian American students who demonstrate academic promise and take initiative to learn mor...

“Green Book” actor Frank Vallelonga Jr. has died at the age of 60, Variety has confirmed. The NYPD responded to a call early Monday morning just before 4 a.m. in the Bronx and found Vallelonga Jr. laying unconscious and unresponsive on the ground. Following the arrival of EMS to the location, the actor was pronounced dead on the scene. The NYPD als...