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Andrew Cecere grew up in the Pittsburgh of the 1930s, back when the idea that ancestry is destiny permeated American thought. In cities, it was the age of racial and ethnic neighborhoods. The Italians here, the Irish over there, beyond them the Poles, the blacks, and so forth. In the urban mosaic, you knew your place, and were expected to make the...

by Victoria L. Cann   Summer is winding down, and the beginning of school marks an important weekend coming up in Clarksburg — the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. But first a tasty prelude arrives in the form of the 28th annual Pasta Cook-Off, which will be held this Saturday. "The Pasta Cook-Off didn't start with t...

by Bianca Dellepiane  In Italy, according to a report of the Ministry of Economic Development, the number of startups is increasing. They now account for about one-fifth of all companies involved in R&D, amounting to almost 5,500 companies. The majority of them are located in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Latium. With startups growth the...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of the three-Michelin-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad teamed up again to create Mamma Guidara's, a weekly pop-up at the NoMad Bar "inspired by long-gone tourist trap Mamma Leone's," according to the New York Post, which declared Humm's chicken Parmesan as "autumn's must-have dish," despite only having...

While men had long been the masters of the professional kitchen, it was women who were the keepers of cuisines. In America, it was women who understood the emotional roots of cooking and its cultural origins, and introduced us to the bounty of possibilities beyond frozen TV dinners.   For French cooking, it was Julia Child who explained...

Rich Celender stood inside an ancient Roman bath just outside the Italian city of Volterra. His LiDAR rig shot millions of laser scans at the ancient walls and ruins, collecting billions of points of data.   "It was surreal, standing within a Roman bath from 3,000 years ago," said Celender, a vice president of civil engineering at Civil &...

Si dice che in Texas "tutto è più grande." They say that everything is bigger in Texas.   It's probably not always true. But when it comes to wine sales in the U.S., Texas has Spec's, the behemoth wine retailer, importer, and distributor of fine wines and gourmet foods throughout the state. With nearly 200 stores, Spec's is by far...

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is capturing the essence of a Roman-style trattoria with its newest Delta One Winter menu. Beginning Dec. 1, customers flying in the Delta One cabin on select trans-Atlantic routes to Europe and Transcon flights between New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco Internation...

Terra Ristorante, a renowned Northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenwich opened a new restaurant Jan. 10 in Danbury. Over 25 years ago, founder and owner, Ramze Zakka, opened Terra Restaurant, the first of his eight eateries, to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and i...

Appuntamento il 15 novembre prossimo all'Italian American Museum di New York per una serata all'insegna della musica napoletana. La cantante partenopea Simona De Rosa presenterà infatti il suo ultimo album "Maschera", un lavoro interamente dedicato alla canzone napoletana. Simona De Rosa, acclamata cantante jazz di origini italiane, si è laureata...

The first batches of PGI (Protected geographical indication) Emilia-Romagna, Abate Fetel pears could leave as early as the next production campaign for the United States. The pilot project to test the opportunities of the U.S. market for regional fruits and vegetables starting with PGI Abate pear for which the Italian region Emilia-Romagna is a wo...