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by Jackie DeGiorgio   Any serious restaurant chef or home cook wants to source the finest ingredients for whatever type of meal they're cooking. It's no secret that Italian food is among the world's most popular however, finding authentic Italian ingredients is–more times than not–easier said than done, sadly.   Sure, mozzarella and p...

By Tim Bojarski   Although it was Columbus Day atBatavia Downs, it was Groundhog Day for Rock Vinci. That is because Vinci won the special harness racing Italian-American drivers race (known as the Christopher Columbus Pace) for the second year in a row, in the identical time as last year and with another bombs-away payoff.   Vinci le...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Abbiamo incontrato a New York e intervistato due giovani artisti italiani, l'attrice genovese Chiara Cimmino, e il regista-attore romano di origini siciliane Valerio Vittorio Garaffa. Entrambi hanno studiato alla Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi di Milano e si occupano di teatro e poesia.   I due giovani a...

By Paula Katinas   Women who have not had mammograms will be able to get them for free on one of two dates in December, thanks to a partnership between the American Italian Cancer Foundation and state Sen. Marty Golden.    Golden announced that the American Italian Cancer Foundation will provide free digital mammograms and clinic...

Gola Osteria, a daringly original yet startingly authentic Italian restaurant, gives new meaning to the term "Super Tuscan."   Translating roughly as "tavern of gluttony," it's a pleasure palace of gastronomical exuberance. The fare — which includes house-made pasta, sauces and cheeses, wild fish and game, and craft cocktails — is as rich in...

When an Italian mother and a Roman chef are in the kitchen of a new restaurant, you know it's going to be good. That is what's going on at Pax Romana, which opened in downtown White Plains in early February.   The owner's mother is often in the kitchen preparing her lasagna and helping the chef with their fresh homemade dishes, and the chef,...

It's Friday night in Chelsea and the women with beautifully gelled eyebrows and sequin boleros are flagging down the salami cart. This isn't a euphemism: In the gleaming dining rooms of La Sirena, the latest restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali and his partner Joe Bastianich, there's a roving antipasti station delivering piles of olives, ch...

by Maria Garcia   Large or small, the vast majority of film festivals are international. A few are regional, but rarely is there one devoted entirely to movies from a single country. That is what makes "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" so unusual. This one-week festival, in its 16th year, screens at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City J...

Si chiama Silvia Trobbiani, fa l'hair stylist, ha 30 anni ed è originaria di Corridonia: Silvia è arrivata a New York il 6 febbraio 2012 con il sogno di fare l'hair stylist delle star.   La sua avventura e il suo percorso vengono raccontati sul portale www.scoprinewyork.it.   Silvia "ha iniziato a lavorare come acconciatrice a 13 anni...

di Piero Armenti   Lo scrittore Alessandro Baricco presenterà la versione tradotta del suo libro "I Barbari," curata da Rizzoli USA, presso Eataly, e sarà disponibile per autografi e interviste, o semplicemente chiacchiere con i fan, dalle 14 alle 16.   Baricco è uno degli scrittori italiani di maggior successo, amato dal pubblico, vi...

On Sunday, January 26 from 2:30-6 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in collaboration with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts and the Primo Levi Center, will present From Ghetto to Palazzo: The Worlds of Salamone Rossi featuring the Profeti della Quinta vocal ensemble, First Prize Winners of the 2011 York Early Music Comp...

di Fabiana Yvonne Lugli   Il mondo giocoso di Coralina apre le porte agli esploratori di meraviglie. Il 27 gennaio è stata inaugurata l'esposizione Toys From The Blaze dell'artista (e nostra columnist) Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. La mostra è allestita negli spazi di A Private Studio, fino al 10 marzo. Coralina é una creatura affascinante e co...