NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

by Hanna Raskin   The relative scarcity of spaghetti and meatballs in Charleston could bode well for the future of Italian food here, observers say.   According to Nicolo de Rienzo, an Italian food writer now researching a story about eating in the U.S. South, many Southern cities appear less bound by the red-sauce traditions that rei...

Si terrà il 12 marzo in Florida, presso il Miami Dade College, il Forum America and the Old World: Food, Health and Culture che esplora il patrimonio culturale gastronomico americano e come le sue radici influenzino abitudini alimentari, gusti e benessere di un'intera nazione.   L'iniziativa si inquadra nella più ampia rassegna Feeding the P...

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami Lyric Opera will present Rigoletto on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Miami Lyric Opera masterfully performs the classic work that defined Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.   Famous for mocking the husbands of the women the...

Located at 13900 CR 455, in the Publix Shopping Center, Calabria offers a relaxed family atmosphere, full bar, and covered patio seating outside. We provide a great menu for lunch or dinner, indoors or on the patio. Calabria Ristorante features delicious Italian food, including pastas, seafood and New York-style pizza, all at fair prices. Owners,...

The Coral Gables Museum is showing free Italian films once a month in the courtyard this fall. The first film will be the "L'Estate di Martino" (2010) directed by Massimo Natale (which is also being shown free at The Wolfsonian-FIU Friday). All films are in Italian with English subtitles. The film will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the court...

by Lisa Petrillo   There's an Italian eatery in downtown Miami with a huge fan base of local customers because of its simple, delicious food. Soya e Pomodoro is downtown Miami's hidden gem just off First street It's Old World Italian at its best. "This is the best eggplant I've ever had," exclaimed CBS4′s Lisa Petrillo as she bit into...

Euro Group, an Italian industrial company that supplies electrical steel laminations to the makers of electric motors and generators announced that it had purchased Tecumseh Products in Paris, Tennessee. In a further update on the purchased, the Milan, Italy-based company plans to use Paris, Tennessee as its American base of operations.   Eu...

"Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita." These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre.   This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charl...

by Eric Snider   The slew of new restaurants invading the Fourth Street North corridor in St. Petersburg have a couple of common characteristics: Most are independently, and locally, owned; several possess a culinary ambitiousness that sets a new bar for the trade area. The forthcoming PieTopia gets check marks for both criteria. The u...

by Dwaun Sellers Picture it: Urbino, Italy 1982. A young George (Giorgione) Kessler is studying Italian language, history, literature and film abroad through the University of South Carolina. "He totally got hooked on Italy," said his wife and business partner, Monica Kessler.    The pair moved to Columbia in December 2011 and ope...

Based in Miami, Florida, How to Learn Language, which reviews language learning programs and offers information to consumers, has recently announced its top pick for learning the Italian language, which is Rocket Italian. It has indicated this decision in its review of the language learning program.   Jason Gaines, the reviewer of the progra...

Come Thursday, East Memphis will host its own version of Smoke on the River. Call it Pasta in the Park, Gravy in the Grove or, officially, Memphis Italian Festival. As they've done since 1989, folks will gather to show off their heritage through their food, and some fun will be had along the way.   They'll compete in homemade wine. They...