Congratulazioni to NIAF friend and past New York Gala honoree Rossella Rago on the publication of her third cookbook, Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with la Famiglia! In her cookbook she partners once again with her beloved Nonna Romana to help you host memorable and delicious Sunday dinners. With 130 easy-to-follow recipes, accompanied by beau...

Many of us have that “one” cookbook that we reach for whenever we want to make something special for our friends and famiglia… and for one of our hosts (and perhaps for many of you out there) that special book was written by this week’s incredible guest. Award-winning author Arthur Schwartz is a legend in the world of Italian cuisine, thanks to his...

L'America. For many people, this word represents a dream. Since the first emigration started from Italy, from 1880 to 1915, more than four million Italians arrived in America, the country identified by its freedom, its work and its opportunities. Emigration declined over the years, but even today Italians pursue the American Dream, and their storie...

The Name of the Rose is the most famous work of Italian writer, essayist, linguist, and philosopher Umberto Eco (1932-2016) and it was published in 1980. Eco was a great scholar and author of different kind of works; he received several honours - among those, the cavaliere di gran croce ordine al merito della repubblica italiana in 1996 and honoris...

It is with much pride and great joy that we tell that a collaboration has been born that has led and will lead We the Italians to team up with a great institution, the Centro Studi Americani (Center for American Studies), the home of all Italians who love America, here in Rome. We take advantage of the interview that Director Roberto Sgalla granted...

Dear Reader, I am thrilled to share that The Good Left Undone has been nominated for Book of the Month Club's 2022 Book of the Year! Thank you ALL for your support and love for this novel! It means the world to me to share it with you, and there’s more to come! If you are a Book of the Month Club member, you can vote here. The deadline is Wednesday...

One of the presentations I give more often is “My Italian American life: the Importance of Writing a Memoir.” I treasure that type of presentation because I really do believe that people should leave behind some kind of written or recorded story of their life, or the life of other close family members, for their descendants—and sometimes the public...

In some ways, nothing has changed. Throughout the long story of immigration to North America, people always did, and still do, come primarily for one reason: economic opportunity. Massachusetts Bay may have been founded as a theocracy, and there have always been refugees from religious and political persecution, but most come to work, to buy homes,...

As our country spirals into more and more discord over who did what on Jan. 6, 2021, and whether women should have reproductive rights, it seems right and proper for a novel concerning World War II-era Italian fascism to highlight how easy it is for all of us to fall prey to false romantic narratives. All the better if the author is Anthony Marra,...

A local author will be visiting the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie (4747 W Napoleon Ave) to talk about her book, exploring a local nonfiction theme. Elizabeth Williams, founder and president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will discuss her "Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans" at 7 p.m. Wedne...