Nothing rivals authentic regional cuisine enjoyed in its own backyard. Take a Philly cheese steak devoured in Philadelphia, or a key lime pie savored in Key West. Dallasite Jay Jerrier's own flavor/region epiphany arrived in the form of Neapolitan pizza tasted during his honeymoon in Italy.   Nearly 20 years after his first bite, Jerrier par...

by Brian Reinhart Sprezzatura is a fun Italian word that means "studied nonchalance," the art of preparing methodically but acting as if no preparation was necessary. A fashion-conscious friend says the word describes "a man who spends two hours doing his hair up so it looks like he just rolled out of bed."   Julian Barsotti's third and new...

Tradition and ritual play a strong role in Italian culture, especially during celebrations such as Easter, the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. While food is certainly a main attraction at every Italian celebration, because Easter is the end of the traditional deprivations of the Lenten season, food plays an especiall...

The Italian Club of Dallas will be showing the two-part series "The Italian Americans" on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28. Come out to the Club and enjoy watching this documentary with la famiglia! Refreshments and popcorn will be served during the movie and then dinner will be served at the end of the movie. Click HERE to make reservations or c...

By Karen Lo   Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as New Jersey's Cake Boss, will open an outpost of Carlo's Bakery in Dallas in March. With the new opening, there will be 13 locations of Carlo's Bakery nationwide, including bakeries in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.    The Dallas bakery is currently under construction, an...

Carlo's Bakery is a place for those who take dessert seriously. For North Texans who have been craving a taste of what they've seen on TV, sweet relief is just weeks away.   The reality TV star known as the Cake Boss will be in town on March 19 to officially open the Dallas location of the bakery.   Read more   Source: htt...

Descrivere Tiziana Ciacciofera è molto complesso: la sua esperienza professionale non può catturarla e costringerla dentro una etichetta, per quanto eccellente. Direi che è soprattutto donna di passioni vere, sincere, il sangue della sua Sicilia le scorre dentro forte per darle caparbietà; ma non solo: è donna saggia, sensibile, arguta.   Do...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

by Mark Lowry   For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.   "My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much...

Italian restaurant Bocce is now open in the old Inforzato's space on Davis Street, reports Oak Cliff Advocate (adjacent to dive bar Oak Cliff Social Club).   Despite its name, Bocce does not actually have a bocce ball court (you'll have to go to San Salvaje, Bryan Street Tavern or Vagabond to play that), but it does have an expansive menu of...