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On May 30, 1868, the first official Decoration Day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. Following World War II, Decoration Day was expanded and renamed Memorial Day to honor all Americans who died in military service. Th...

I acquired a taste for good Italian food at a young age. Living next door to a three generation Italian family introduced us to unsurpassed cuisine. Straight off the boat, Grandma’s ravioli was made from scratch. The dough was light and creamy, the filling laced with ricotta and the fresh homemade sauce was one that had simmered for days. At Christ...

A crush of cameras engulfed celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali Friday moments after he faced a judge for the first time on charges of indecent assault and battery. Batali pleaded not guilty. The charge comes after a woman accused Batali of grabbing her breast, buttocks and groin, and forcibly kissing her while they took selfies at a Bosto...

Action movie superstar Sylvester Stallone told cinemagoers in Cannes on Friday that he never expected to make it in the film industry due to an accident at birth that caused him to slur his words - now one of his more celebrated trademarks. The U.S. actor, 72, rocketed to fame in 1976 with his Oscar-winning boxing movie "Rocky" and went on to becom...

Mario Andretti says he remembers everything about that May afternoon 50 years ago when he won the Indianapolis 500 — including the belief that his victory could be followed by a few more in the world’s biggest auto race. More victories at Indianapolis, as race fans know, have not come for Andretti, now 79, or for his sons, his nephew or his grands...

Bestselling author, Emmy award-winner and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich wants people to embrace what she calls “food diplomacy.” As she sees it, food is the common denominator and direct line of communication between people.  Bastianich has been using food as a tool to communicate since she was a child living in Istria, which transferred from Itali...

Fantini USA is calling for entries from designers and developers who are “inspired by water and passionate about Italian design” for its third annual Fantini Design Awards, which recognize excellence in kitchen and bath design in North America. All entries must be submitted no later than July 9, 2019. To qualify, entries need to be either a complet...

Italian-Americans are pretty split (and heavily opinionated) about whether their delicious Italian Sunday sugo is called “Sauce” or “Gravy.” As owner and content creator for Hardcore Italians for over 10+ years, I have seen this argument pop-up countless times. Opinions are always very one-sided and harsh. Nobody seems to care about where the term...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, has launched a new initiative to bring interesting facts about the Italian American experience in America with a concise, interesting and fact-filled video. Dubbed “The ONE VOICE Minute” the debut edition released today con...

Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine. Starring Jacqueline Bisset and Kelen Coleman. Premiering Saturday, June 8th at 8/7c on Lifetime Television. Check your local listings Adriana is thrilled to share the official trailer for Very Valentine, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Kelen Coleman. Adriana’s screen adaptation of her bestselling novel premieres Sa...

Mario Andretti became the Mario Andretti of legend on May 30, 1969. That’s the day he won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion, defeating second-place Dan Gurney by nearly two laps. He never took the checkered flag at The Brickyard again, but had an epic driving career that stretched into the 1990s. It included a Formula 1 cham...

Savino Del Bene, an Italian logistics and freight forwarding company, has opened four additional offices in the United States and acquired a Kansas City freight forwarder.The new offices are in Cincinnati, Nashville, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Savino Del Bene already had 14 offices in the United States. “The new offices are an indicative strategy o...