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The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is inviting current and former parishioners to purchase a paver for placement in the Shrine’s Garden of Remembrance. “If you’ve ever had a special moment in this sacred place, if you’d like to honor a loved one or commemorate a special date, please consider being a part of our Garden of Remembrance,” Shrine Rector...

The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model inspired by the traditional heating habits of three European and one North African country: Italy, Greece, Spain and Morocco. In 2008 Italy presented an official request to UNESCO to introduce the Mediterranean diet as part of Civilization’s untangible heritage. In 2010, the request was formally accepte...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

Duke LoCicero is a familiar name in New Orleans dining. For his next act, the chef is planning a new restaurant to bring something a little different to Metairie. He’s now developing Dab’s at 3401 N. Hullen St., which he plans to open by Sept. 1. LoCicero describes Dab's as a New Orleans bistro, and it will have some of the signature dishes from th...

How would you like to win a billion dollars? Magari! any Italian would certainly answer.  “Magari” (pronounced: mah-gah-ree) is a little popular word Italians use in a huge amount of occasions, but it’s not always easy to translate it literally. It shows desire, wishful thinking, the need of something precise in our daily routine or, even more seri...

Tannin has a new home. Chris Roelofs opened the Italian eatery in Okemos in 2013. He closed the Okemos location in October and reopened the restaurant on Michigan Avenue in Lansing last week.  He said the East Side location offers a more central locale for his customers.  “We were kind of far outside the main population area," he said. "We wanted t...

Virginia Errigo began her passion for being in the bakery business working at Detroit’s Roma Bakery, founded by her father, Hugo Imperi. It was there that she created the bakery's famed pepperoni rolls, said her son, John Errigo. "When she was a little girl, she played with the dough and she used to put pepperoni in it and that's how it started," h...

“I want to teach what I know,” said Carla Sozzani. It’s been nearly 30 years since the publisher and former fashion editor opened her 10 Corso Como concept shop in 1991 in Milan, which blended fashion, food, art, music, photography and design in a way that was unexpected. Now, she wants to take her knowledge and educate. “I want to do a 10 Corso Co...

When the warm weather hits, it quickly begins to seem like the days get longer in more ways than one, with each day packed from dusk to dawn with things to do, regardless of what’s been scheduled. As if to prove that side-note hypothesis, last weekend somehow managed to be unbelievably busy, leaving us in desperate desire of a sanctuary of sustenan...

Coaching, training, incubation, meetings with companies and potential investors, services that support new entrepreneurs during the developing process of the Made in Italy startups and spin-offs in the USA: This is the goal of the “Venture Bridge Florida” protocol between Miami Scientific Italian Community and Venture Hive, signed today in Miami, d...

John Domini’s The Color Inside a Melon is published today. He shares five novels of Italian-American immigration, noting, “The Great American Novel, that creature of legend, could only be a novel of immigration. Newcomers—willing or otherwise—created this catchall of a country, and the ongoing wrangle of assimilation defines both the Bohemians of W...

Mark Cupolo has been contemplating a follow-up to his beloved restaurant, Rocco, for a more than a decade now. A major reason for the wait: he wanted it to be on the same block of Monroe Avenue near downtown.  Finally, all of the elements have aligned — a cool space, a talented chef and a unique concept. The end result is Rella, housed in a wedge-s...