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By Maurita Cardone Ci sono tanti motivi per cui si può decidere di fare il cuoco. Per Fausto Ferraresi è stata la voglia di viaggiare. "Ricordo un pomeriggio ozioso dopo la fine delle scuole medie, a chiacchierare sul dondolo con un amico. Ci chiedevamo cosa volessimo fare. Il meccanico? No, non è per me. L'elettricista? Nemmeno. O il liceo per po...

Long Islanders were treated to a special event this past weekend as the first Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival got underway in Smithtown.   Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America and the New York Commission for Social Justice, the event took place on the fairgrounds of the Smithtown Historical Society. Patrons enjoyed a day of...

More than 6,000 votes were cast in the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards poll for "Best Italian Restaurant." It was a very tight race, but one eatery came out in the lead of this collective rally cry for local food favorites.   And the winner is: Bocelli Ristorante — 1250 Hylan Blvd., Grasmere; 718-420-6150; BocelliRest.com — with 1,383 votes. &...

After graduating college with a bachelor's degree in education, Justine Campitiello was going to become a teacher. But her heart wasn't in it.   She tried working as a nanny, and tried other jobs, before choosing to join her family's business, Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe, which over the last four decades has become a household name on Staten Is...

by John Koblin   It was 9:30 p.m. in mid-November and Valentino Garavani was in his element.   The fashion designer had just finished conducting an hourlong Q-and-A about his six-decade career at the 92nd Street Y on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As he stood in a gallery space, just off the theater, dressed in a pristine navy suit with...

The Italian American Museum and Italytime present: A Night of Corto-s (A Night of Short Films). You are cordially invited to attend "A Night of Short Films" at the Italian American Museum this Saturday, December 20th.   For the first time in New York City, italytime unites "Corto-s (Short Films) and Theater" in one special night where n...

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   Calogero Soldano was a teenager when his father Jack opened Casa Antica, an Italian restaurant in Lewiston. "I was still in high school," Calogero Soldano. "I was the little kid looking over the counter in the restaurant, always watching and learning."   He noticed that customers were "always asking for p...

Ad appena un mese dal GALA ITALIA, che il prossimo 19 febbraio celebrerà il suo trentesimo anniversario ed il successo del vino italiano, il presidente dell'Italian Wine & Food Institute, Lucio Caputo, ha fatto un bilancio dell'anno che si è appena concluso. Un anno che Caputo ha definito di transizione fra una crisi economica che, almeno negl...

Tim Cahill's future is safe and secure in the nick of time: we have a new transfer rumor to bat around. Several reports out of Italy are agreed: Antonio Di Natale has been offered 8 million euros ($9 million and not insubstantial change) over two seasons to join MLS.   Most reports attribute the information to Sky Sports. If you can find the...

Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Hours: 6PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 Emanuele's encounter in 2010 with the italians but since long time New York based Joseph Lepore and Luca Santaniello, produce a simultaneous musical empathy and positive energy. After few gigs in New York, they decid...

by Michael Ricci St. Joseph's Day is traditionally celebrated every year on March 19. This year, it will be celebrated in Auburn on Sunday, March 15, by the Italian community group CIAO (Cultural Italian American Organization).   St. Joseph's Day was first celebrated in Sicily in the 11th century. The people of Sicily prayed to St. Joseph w...

September 25 (Friday) 6:30 pmFesta della Vendemmia/Wine Contest and Dinner DanceWines made by the Society's members are judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes are awarded. Wines and grapes will be featured as well as the techniques of winemaking. Italian food will be served. Musical entertainment. Sponsored by The Kensico Italian American Society.Hey...