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Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Relish, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler and Maxim. He has lived in Italy on two occasions and visits as often as possible. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Andrew’s...

Bertoldo di Giovanni lived in the mansion of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Upon his master Donatello’s death, Bertoldo finished the bronze pulpit reliefs from the life of Christ commissioned to grace the church that serves as the burial place of generations of the Medici family. Bertoldo may have led Michelangelo to fame. The self-promoting Michelangelo...

My youth was aperitif-free. It was the 1970s and we concentrated on discos, warm beer on the beach, pizza, sleepless nights with friends and a bottle — or more — of cheap wine. We weren’t fussy. Aperitivi — a ritual pre-dinner drink to begin the evening’s imbibing — was for old people: my parents, uncles and aunts, and on holidays, mostly. But when...

A celebration of all things Italian comes to downtown Lynchburg on Friday, Sept. 20. The celebrations will be at Riverviews Artspace Gallery, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public without charge. Officials say there will be Italian wines (cash bar) and light cuisine, pasta demonstration and tasting, as well as Italian oil and vinega...

When it comes to quick and breezy summer eating, prosciutto e melone is a summer staple for any Italian – but why do we eat these two foods together? The answer, it turns out, is a centuries-old tale. In Roman times, mixing cold and moist foods with hot and dry ones was a common health practice according to the ancient medicinal teachings of Humori...

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast featured the second annual North End Meatball Contest with Strega Ristorante taking the win! The popular event crowns a new restaurant after last year’s winner, Tony and Elaine’s. Strega North End is located at 320 Hanover Street. John Romano was presented the 2019 Fisherman’s Feast Italian American of the Year award in...

Of all the clothes that a man wears it is the matching of the shirt and the tie that take the most amount of time and aesthetic ability. For a professional, it could be one of the keys to success. As Dave Barry puts it, “I do not mean to suggest for a moment that all it takes to be a top executive is a custom-tailored European suit. You also need t...

Automobile enthusiasts will celebrate their love of fine Italian sportscars and culture in Dayton, Ohio, when the Ferrari Club of America – Ohio Chapter holds “Ferrari Cruise-In V” on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The annual event will take place in the parking lot of James Free Jewelers, one of the Midwest’s best known in...

Serritella’s Italian restaurant, a longtime Carmichael fixture, will be moving locations starting this week – but don’t worry about being too far from your favorite. It’ll be going just across the street to the Milagro Centre. The restaurant will be closing its location at 6346 Fair Oaks Boulevard on Tuesday, but management does not yet have a re-o...

Periods of heavy rain passing through Mount Morris on Saturday sent patrons of the Mount Morris Rotary Italian Festival scurrying for cover in Bellamy Park, but despite the rain many who attended were unwavered by the weather. Vendors found ways to cope and protect their wares. The entertainment – under the cover of a large tent – kept playing. And...

The first authorisation for innovative treatment using CAR T-cells for certain types of cancer may soon be granted. The new Board of Director of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) is expected to meet in the coming days and approval for the therapy will be one of the first items on the agenda. The agreement will involved AIFA and CAR T-cell produce...

A reconnaissance photographer during World War II, Ralph Triggiano captured the enemy’s presence in the Pacific from 10,000 feet and the horrors of war from point-blank range. Ralph Triggiano was born in Chicago and grew up in the neighborhood of Taylor and Peoria streets surrounded by his maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles. Triggiano’s father...