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by Nicole Danna   Grato is a good name for James Beard Award-nominated chef Clay Conley's new restaurant. The meaning — "grateful" in Italian — is exactly how Conley feels about his latest venture, set to open in West Palm Beach January 8.   "I live in the community [where Grato is located], and for a while I've dreamed of opening a p...

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...

By JJ Knight Since spring, several new eateries have enticed diners to sample their fare. If you have yet to try them, visit one of these fresh offerings on the foodie scene.   Perhaps a newcomer will become a weekly tradition.   Read more   Source: http://www.starnewsonline.com  

Little Italy can be found in Nashville on the weekend of Sept. 6-7-8, 2013, at the Nashville Italian Lights Festival. Held on the beautiful campus of St.   Pius X Classical Academy in north Nashville, just minutes from downtown, the festival will highlight the food, wine, music and traditions of the vibrant Italian lifestyle. Live music perf...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church's annual Festa Italiana put out a spread of Italian dinners, snacks and desserts Saturday to raise money for Lourdes Academy. The festival, which continues Sunday, also includes carnival rides and games; arts and crafts; musical entertainment; beer, wine and frozen drinks. Sunday's hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., w...

Si chiama "Voices in Italian Americana – Via" la rivista letteraria edita da Bordighera Press, tutta dedicata alla valorizzazione del contributo degli italo-americani alla cultura e all'arte del Nord America.   La rivista – due uscite ogni anno – è suddivisa in tre macrosezioni: opere d'arte, saggi e recensioni.Proprio per quest'ultima sessi...

By Zachary Fagenson   You can ignore most of the lengthy menu at Siena Tavern, the pricey Italian spot on the corner of Washington Avenue and Fifth Street.   It's not that the perfectly crusted pizzas aren't worth your attention. They are. So too are the crudos: six thick, bright-tasting slices of pearly, meaty hamachi dressed with sw...

Monday, July 20th - 6 pm EDTContour Day Spa - 455 SW 78th Ave, Plantation 33324 Mondo Italiano Newspaper - www.FloridaItalian.com The Luxury Chamber of Commerce Revel Spirits, Inc. & South Florida Italian Singles - www.Italiandating.org Present: Michael Matone Live at Contour Banquet Room.   Italian-American Michael Mato...

By Mike Eads Bits of Italy from Caesar to Dante to the 20th century are on display in Belton. The Belton Area Museum kicked off Museo de Italiano, a collection of paintings, coins, pottery and other artifacts from Italian history, with a reception Sunday afternoon.   The event was part of this year's Italian-themed Anderson Internation...

Acclaimed Italian-born chef and restaurateur, Angelo Elia, whose impressive roster of South Florida dining establishments includes three great Casa D'Angelo restaurants (www.casa-d-angelo.com), as well as a growing chain of Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas, plans to expand his dining group by opening three new restaurants later this year.  ...

Italians are known for producing style and luxury.The official event merchandise from this year's Gran Fondo GIro d'Italia Miami – Coral Cables on November 10 will be no different. You're training hard and working hard to perform your best so you'll want to look your best as you celebrate your accomplishment.   Read more   Source:&nb...

by Lori Carter   It was a joyous occasion for the Scarfia family. Margaret Scarfia, recently celebrated her 104th birthday with 23 family members and friends. Birthday cake, music and socializing were had by all. "It was a good time," Margaret said.   One of her daughters, Rosemary Scarfia said, "she was the hostess with the...