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The Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy last week announced the recipients of the community group’s two annual scholarships—the Natick Sons & Daughters of Italy, Scholarship Award and the Cristofori Scholarship Award. The awards, for which any area student is eligible, were established in 1926 to recognize academic and community accomplishments. A tot...

Despite an extremely complex international scenario, the Italian food system is determined to endure and casts its eyes on the future with optimism. The cost of raw materials (for eight out of 10 companies) and rising energy costs (75.7 percent) are the two major concerns of the Italian food companies. But for as many as two out of three companies...

Chicago-style hot dogs are popping up via Portillo's, the fast-casual restaurant concept known for its Chicago-style street food, which is bringing its Beef Bus food truck to tour Texas from July 11-23, offering a preview of its menu ahead of its first restaurant opening in Texas, later this  year. Over the course of two weeks, the Beef Bus will vi...

It is difficult to decide what to see in Naples in just one day, being many the beauties the Neapolitan capital has to offer and really never enough the time to fully appreciate it. That’s even because each individual neighborhood is almost constituting a city in itself, due to the enormous variety of styles, architectures and natural beauties pres...

Anna Gatta, a successful businesswoman and proud family matriarch who immigrated from Italy, has completed her new book “I AM WOMAN”: a compelling tale about a woman growing up in a multiethnic neighborhood, facing the trials of womanhood. Gatta shares, “I Am Woman is a book about the many struggles women encounter that are not always spoken about...

Maserati has unveiled its MC20 Cielo, the retractable hardtop version of the Italian company's MC20 supercar. The letter MC signifies Maserati Corse, while the number 20 represents 2020, which refers to a new era for the brand. The model name, Cielo, is the Italian word for sky, which emphasises the beauty of driving a convertible. It was designed...

Two brothers are bringing their love of Italian cooking to Marine City with the opening of a new pasta food truck. Alex Christie, owner of Endless Pastabilities, LLC, and his brother, Anthony Christie, the manager of the business, will open their food truck at the parking lot at 319 South Parker St., next to the Sunoco gas station. For the first fe...

Everyone moves for different reasons and at different stages in their lives. I moved when I was 18 for college. At ages 26 and 34, I moved for work and, finally, at 37 for love and adventure. I packed up my American life and moved to Italy. I was basically living in a Nora Ephron movie. I just didn’t realize Nora Ephron also wrote really long, dram...

Italians and fans of Italian culture gathered Sunday afternoon, June 26 for a day of comedy and music outside Franklin Steakhouse and Tavern. The hot weather did not scare off patrons of the festival, which was put together by Starlite Productions. The five-year-old company has been putting together Italian-centric events on the East Coast from Flo...

Traditional Italian food is not what you think it is. While many dishes are world famous, there’s much more variety than you’d imagine. In fact, food in Italy is actually very regional and dishes we eat in Sardinia may be unheard of in Lombardy or in Sicily. One thing for sure though is that one of the perks of visiting Italy is eating. Let me star...

Can't make it to the Amalfi Coast this summer? Plan your trip to Eataly Downtown and take a taste of L’Estate Italiana with botanical Gin & Tonic cocktails from Malfy Gin, summer bites, and so much more... This summer, escape to the Amalfi Coast at our Malfy Giardino pop-up at La Pizza & La Pasta. Inspired by the celebrated southwestern coast of It...

If you’re looking for an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Rome, none come more visually fascinating than Bomarzo Monster Park. Officially named Sacro Bosco (literally “Sacred Grove”), Bomarzo is a Mannerist garden that’s so bizarre, and perhaps even frightening, that it’s earned the nickname “Parco dei Mostri” – Park of the Monsters. S...