Buffalo’s Italian Heritage Festival is coming back this year after the COVID-19 pandemic kept it from happening in 2021. “Bringing it back, bringing it back a little bit different, I think is going to be really exciting,” said Lindsey Lauren Visser, who’s the Deputy Director of the Italian Cultural Center. “I think it’s just been something that peo...

After almost three years, the wait is over for fans of the Italian Festival and the royalty who were originally chosen in 2019 to represent the 2020 festival. The Italian Festival in Tickfaw will kickoff at 5 p.m. Friday and last through 6 p.m. Sunday, held on the festival grounds on U.S. Highway 51. “We are so excited to finally get to celebrat...

One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

The third annual Arkansas Italian Food and Wine Festival presented by Relyance Bank is scheduled for April 29 through May 1 at the Penick Boys & Girls Club in Little Rock. The event will feature three days of Italian food, culture, wine, as well as arts and crafts, demonstrations, a kids’ zone and musical acts.  Some of Arkansas’ best Italian food...

The organizers of Festa Italiana have called off the lakefront festival for the third straight year. In a statement Friday afternoon, Rose Anne Fritchie, president of the Italian Community Center and Festa director, cited the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on the financial health of the organization.  "We have always been pro...

The Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani, the association representing over 500 wineries in Piedmont, Italy, is pleased to announce the second annual edition of Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening in Los Angeles. The upcoming event will feature the most recently released vintages of Barolo and Barbaresco, 2018 and 2019, respec...

The 10th annual (twice covid canceled) St. Joseph’s Day Italian Festival on March 19 sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and St. Luke’s/St. Andrew’s Catholic Church was another big success and our best attended to date. We had close to 1,500 attendees enjoy our home-cooked Italian meals and baked goods. As the many...

Easter in Italy is a serious topic. Children and teenagers are on vacation for a week, adults plan Easter lunch weeks in advance to decide who should bring what. La settimana Santa (aka Holy week) starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter. But what about wine? Easter: high, medium or low? Let’s start with a little curiosity: we know that Easter does...

Easter in Italy has always been celebrated by traveling, and who among us doesn’t yearn for a trip right now?  This year, it seems Italians are dreaming of slow, eco- conscious escapes, traveling by train rather than any other means.  Their favorite destination? The sea of course. Easter is a perfect time to return to the water.  The holiday, after...

Easter is coming and we have to think about the delicious dishes of traditional Italian cuisine. In Italy, the traditional Easter dishes are not lacking and, from year to year, from generation to generation, are handed down and re-proposed, often with some variations.  In this article we have selected the top 7 traditional Italian Easter dishes to...