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Hillary Sterling is no stranger to playing with fire. The chef’s car is stocked with a tiny Weber grill and a cast-iron skillet, so she’s always ready for an impromptu fireside meal, and she’s also cooked for a crowd over a raging flame on multiple occasions as part of a bonfire cooking series. Sterling says she’s gotten “a little obsessed” with th...

Villa d'Este, in Tivoli, less than 30 km from Rome, is a true masterpiece of hydraulic engineering and a spectacle of Renaissance architecture. It is defined as a "water dream" for its theatricality that amazes and accompanies visitors during their stay in this oasis of peace a stone's throw from the capital, lulled by the cadenced rhythm of the fo...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...

Here is the premise: one cannot go to Naples without diving in its street food. It is something inherent and indispensable, as if a law of physics that cannot be ignored. Naples, in addition to hospitality, vitality, and kindness, is also about – and most of all – amazing food.  It is no surprise that many people opt for street food oriented weeken...

Two stars from The Sopranos are reuniting in the kitchen! On a new episode of the YES App original series Home Plate, Lorraine Bracco and Steve Schirripa discuss a variety of topics — including their time on the hit HBO series — while devouring some delicious-looking food at Enzo's of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. In the episode, Schirripa, 64, to...

The fifth edition of ‘Che Storia!’, creative writing team competition for students of the Italian secondary schools, will be promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the Italian schools abroad, state and state-authorized private schools, alongside the Italian sections of international and foreign schools....

The Western Massachusetts Italian Cultural Center in Springfield Sunday revived the concept of the neighborhood block party. A throwback to the days when each neighborhood celebrated its own identity. Although Sunday’s event was smaller than block parties of the past, 22News learned it could be just the start of a new era in neighborliness here in...

2021 is a “surprising” vintage for Barolo, which, with most of the Nebbiolo grapes in the cellar, but still in the middle of the harvest, literally collects the fruits of a year charaterized by climatic extremes. First of all the spring frosts, which fortunately have not affected a flowering in the early stage, then the rains in June, and finally t...

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

Milan wins in one of the categories of the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, an international award for the best solutions to protect the environment. The Milanese project that won the category "A world without waste" is that of the neighborhood hubs against food waste, born just before the coronavirus emergency and consolidated in the midst of...

The Charles R. Wood Theater has plans to take guests to Italy as part of its annual fundraiser next week. The downtown Glens Falls theater, on Oct. 23, will host a pair of musical performances that will feature Italian-themed entertainment and food.  “For the past few years, the Charles R. Wood Theater has taken guests to various locations, like Ne...

I am a proud product of my Italian-American heritage. As I have noted umpteen times, there is almost nothing that brings me as much joy as the food of my family and one of my all-time favorite pastimes is going out to eat at a traditional Italian-American restaurant — or "red sauce joint," as they're called in my neck of the woods.  To be clear, I'...