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Danielle Mongelli, an Italian American writer, poet, comedian, and teacher; has completed her new book “The Cure of the Heart”: a heartbreaking autobiography told in poems about how she was forced to endure the restrains of her insecurities and sorrow during her upbringing that left her broken for several years, long before she learns to embrace th...

With a crust that leavens for 96 hours, flour imported from Italy and a distinctive rectangular shape, this pizza is a cut above what’s available at your local slice joint. But you can’t get a reservation to try it — or even order a pie for takeout. NYC’s most exclusive, sought-after pies are only available via barter. Hopefuls trying to score a sm...

Actor, author, and podcast co-host Steve Schirripa of “Talking Sopranos” discusses dining out in New York City with The Sopranos cast, the surprise success of his podcast, and his ideal meatball. The Sopranos premiered on cable television in 1999 and ended in 2007 after a six-year run, yet it continues to be one of the most revered television shows...

Fratelli’s serves some unique pizza pies - even by Long Island standards - that have attracted a loyal fan base. Located on Main Street in Stony Brook, Fratelli’s is a deli and pizzeria that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive and features items such as pizzas topped with Chicken Marsala or Eggplant Rollatini. The Brooklyn pi...

Anche se il carnevale (quest’anno virtuale) in Italia è finito il 16 febbraio, la data non poteva essere ignorata dall’Accademia Italiana della Cucina di New York. La delegazione di New York – racconta Dom Serafini – si è quindi collegata al carnevale ambrosiano, terminato il 20 febbraio, e ha fissato per quella data la “Cena in Maschera”, seconda...

When: Thursday, March 04, 2021 - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free - Book Now! Biografilm Festival International Celebration of Lives is the international film festival entirely dedicated to biographies and life stories. The Institute is pleased to present some of the films that have been featured in the Festival editions, starting with Caro Luc...

A recipe inviting people to add cherry tomatoes to carbonara has caused an outcry, particularly among Italians, after it was published in The New York Times. The newspaper's cooking contributor Kay Chun suggested that tomatoes would “lend a bright tang" to the classic dish, a staple of Italian cuisine. The backlash on social media was instant and s...

Jonathan Benno is an American chef of the highest pedigree. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America and went on to be mentored by living legends (Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, to name just a few) in some of the United States’ most celebrated kitchens (The French Laundry, Per Se, Gramercy Tavern, Daniel, Craft) before moving o...

Marino Monferrato is the Maître d'hôtel on Fox's Hell's Kitchen. He has served as the Restaurant Director for the last six seasons and is currently featured on Season 19. Here's everything you need to know about the Italian native. Before Marino joined the cast of Hell's Kitchen, he worked in numerous restaurants as the general manager, restaurant...

The sculptor of New York City’s famed Charging Bull statue — a big Financial District tourist draw and symbol of Wall Street power — died Friday at age 80, Italian media reported. Arturo Di Modica died in Vittoria, his hometown in Sicily, said the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Di Modica had been fighting cancer for many years, and his condition...

Along with hundreds of thousands of other Italian immigrants, John Toscano’s mother and father made the arduous and dangerous journey across the ocean to America. Settling with their friends and families in the Bedford- Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York where his parents, Luigi Toscano and Mary Cosentino, would meet. In 1917 they would marry...

When “Ellen” calls, you listen. A recent phone call from the “Ellen” show landed Staten Island history teacher Gaspare Randazzo on Monday’s episode. “When the ‘Ellen’ show called me, it was like 7:30 p.m. and I thought it was one of those spam calls to extend my car warranty or something,” said Randazzo, 31, of Huguenot. “I wasn’t going to pick up,...