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Restaurateur Anthony Scotto of renowned Fresco by Scotto has announced his first individual project beyond New York City — Luogo, expected to arrive in Nashville later this year. While visiting family in town for the past five years, Scotto has felt called to bring a new culinary vision to Nashville after growing familiar with the local scene and b...

After a two-year hiatus thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the streets of Jessup will be filled this weekend with people celebrating a tradition brought here by Italian immigrants decades ago. Whether you’ve never experienced the annual St. Ubaldo Day or you just need a refresher before the big event, here’s what you need to know about la Festa dei C...

When, in the 1920s, farmers on the Via Appia Antica in Rome in search of a space for garden produce opened the doors of that sort of bunker they found, by lamplight, wheelbarrows, pickaxes, work benches, sacks of bricks and a cool, humid temperature. Those constant 17 degrees that guaranteed the optimal environment in summer and winter for growing...

Growing up on opposite sides of Italy, Valentina Iseppi and Carmela Pappalardo had similar experiences trying rowing for the first time at age 10: They hated it. “I was so scared,” Iseppi said. “I took maybe one stroke, turned around and went back in. I said, ‘I’m never going to row ever again. It is so bad.'” Said Pappalardo: “I was really scared,...

After a pause from the pandemic, the Italian Food Awards USA will showcase the most innovative products in the US market between 2020 and 2021 to a live audience at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.  Italy is, for the second consecutive time, a partner country of the Summer Fancy Food Show, which makes the event even more relevant. Visit...

On Memorial Day, I always think of Army Maj. Marie Rossi. I think of her throughout the year but more so this time of year. When we, the civilian class, are asked to remember and honor those who made the supreme sacrifice, Marie's name is the first to come to my mind. This is the story of how she became the face of my Memorial Day. I was a young ed...

Actor and producer Ray Liotta, best known for his breakout role in Goodfellas, has died in his sleep at age 67. “Very sadly, I can confirm,” Liotta’s publicist Jennifer Allen told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “He went to sleep last night and didn’t wake up this morning.” Deadline Hollywood first reported that the actor died in his sleep in the Domi...

Hey, you! Yeah, the one absorbed in your laptop, absently nibbling on that exquisite carpaccio and ignoring your dining companion. You’re sitting in probably the most elegant restaurant in St. Louis today, and nothing on that laptop is more important than either the person across the table or those rosy, gossamer flakes of beef, arranged with gener...

In its latest celebration of Italian culture, Tod's launches Aria d’Italia, a series of eight portraitures of young artists, businesspeople, and craftsmen like Aldo and Francesco Sersale (owners of Le Sirenuse) and Germma Richard (owner of La Foleira). Each interview showcases how the subject represents the spirit and energy of Italy while also emb...

With the Great Depression and Second World War firmly in its rear-view mirror, the 1950s saw the United States of America finally transition into a state of normality. Poverty had evolved into prosperity, radios made way for TVs and most importantly, life, which had been rife with uncertainty, was simple again.  It was an age that embodied the Amer...

When one thinks of the great civilisations of Italy's past, the Romans immediately come to mind; yet not everyone knows that this glorious people, who dominated the world for centuries, drew much from another civilisation that excelled on Italian soil: the Etruscans. They occupied a vast territory stretching from the river Arno to the Tiber, encomp...

Although the heart of Napa Valley food is Italian, a number of favorite Italian family restaurants have closed of late, notably Villa Romano and Ca’ Momi here, Bosko’s and D’Amici in Calistoga. Now Calistoga is getting a new Italian restaurant that promises to restore that missing food and ambience. Mangia Mi is coming to the back half of the old A...