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Tuesday, May 12 10 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. CET. A webinar series on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the After COVID-19 Era, featuring top food and wine importers, distributors, and buyers from across the U.S. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. EPISODE 1: “Open for Business: The Italian Food and Wine Supply Chain.” With veteran Italian food impor...

A foreign exchange student from Italy is having to deal with the effects of the coronavirus -- not just in the U.S. -- but also in his home country. Jacopo Battista came to Oklahoma in January for a semester at Broken Arrow High School. While he was settling into life in Green Country, his family and the rest of Italy was sheltering in place from t...

Cavatore is an Italian restaurant, specializing in Northern Italian cuisine. Owner Federico Cavatore said the dishes come from his grandmother’s recipe book, who was raised in far Northern Italy. The top dishes on the menu include the lasagna, the fresh tossed Cesar salad, the Snapper Della Casa, and the chicken fettuccine alfredo. The restaurant i...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

As we are now in the middle of Week 3 #Quarantinelife and the majority of our South Texas counties have shelter-in-place ordinances, your girls here at Dishin’ It are extremely sad because we can’t sink our teeth into new delicious foods. However, while we are just one Zoom Brunch away from crying a river, we are very appreciative of the efforts ou...

Back in the early 1800s, at the height of the age of yellow fever, New Orleanians didn’t know anything about social distancing. They didn’t know anything about N95 masks. They really didn’t even know anything about germs. They did know that people were dying, and that something was causing it. Maybe it was bad air, or “miasma,” as it was known. Or...

With the help of donations from loyal customers, Bistecca—an Italian Steakhouse served 365 hot meals to health care professionals at Medical City Lewisville over Easter weekend. Stacey Miller, the restaurant’s general manager, said she recently found out that because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the hospital cafeteria has temporarily closed, leaving o...

A native of Italy, Nicolo Melli has a unique background compared to his New Orleans teammates, as the only current Pelicans player born outside of North America (Nickeil Alexander-Walker was born in Canada). Melli is also the only member of the roster who did not play Division I college basketball, instead turning pro in his teens and spending a do...

Founded in 1983, Cavatore Italian Restaurant is a family business with deep roots in the Heights neighborhood. For years, Cavatore has supported small businesses and the local community with the Saturday Eleanor's Market, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the restaurant received a tip this week the owner said they would never forget. "Whe...

On Good Friday 2020 The Big Easy Wing Unit of the Commemorative Air Force arranged to take New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Rabi Alexis Erheim on Spirit Flights to bless New Orleans from a Pt-17 Stearman bi-plane. The pilots and flight crew of the Big Easy Wing with Archbishop Aymond. The chapter is led by David Capo on the far left. Left...

The cellular network is not working well, and the connection between Milan and Texas, at the beginning, has some hitches. Busy signal. Then, seconds of silence. When I finally manage to communicate with Luca Parmitano, the planets align. Not only do I have the opportunity to say, once in a lifetime, by the way, “Houston, we have a problem”, but coi...

No one in the room will ever forget that day. It was Thursday, February 27. And the Taste of Italy planning team had met for an emergency session to discuss whether or not Taste of Italy 2020 should be postponed from its March 30-31 dates in Houston and New Orleans and its April 2 date in Los Angeles. At the time, Prowein, the annual wine trade fai...