Dear Friends,I am thrilled to announce that on October 23, 2013, to celebrate the colorful Fall Season, I will be hosting a Dinner/Demo at one of my favorite restaurants owned and operated by a great Chef: Chef Rocco Sacramone, originally from Orsogna, a small town in Abruzzo. But wait, I'm not just hosting! The dinner will be a four course meal d...

By Merle Exit   The Feast of the Seven Fishes (festa dei sette pesci), celebrated on Christmas Eve and also known as The Vigil (La Vigilia), is believed to have originated in southern Italy.   The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence which, in this case, meant refraini...

  WTI Magazine #25    2014 Apr, 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The traditional Roman cuisine includes among its ingredients the Roman artichoke. This product is delicious and rich of organoleptic and therapeutic properties, and is celebrated in a three-day feast in Ladispoli, the Feast of the Roman Artichoke.    

At the wonky corner of Broadway Boulevard and West Pennway Street sits a new experience for Kansas City: Pezzettino's Italian Deli and Market.   Tall windows create an open feel, bringing in ample amount of daylight making light bulbs irrelevant. Beveled marbled top tables, dot the hexagonal tile floor. An open kitchen lures your eyes to the...

This now historical event has been held in early autumn, between October and November, every year since 1929 in Alba in the province of Cuneo: the Alba White Truffle Fair.   This year it takes place from 11th October to 16th November and presents a series of events which are not just intended for lovers of this precious tuber, but also for f...

by Laine Doss   Fabio Viviani, the Italian-born chef who won America's heart on Top Chef, is taking Miami by storm. First, the talented toque opened Siena Tavern in South Beach. The restaurant, a sister of the original Siena Tavern in Chicago, serves Viviani's takes on classic Italian cuisine, with many dishes originating in his grandmo...

MAGELLAN Street in Lismore will soon feature a feast of epic proportions as the thoroughfare transforms for the Eat the Street food festival.   On March 14, the street will be closed to traffic and about 28 largely CBD-based stalls will offer street food from around the globe, accompanied by a heaped serving of local art and music.  ...

Local chefs and grocers are helping keep alive the tradition of St. Joseph Altars, including the one at the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in Baton Rouge.   The center “depends on the goodwill of the community and volunteers for the food that’s served,” said Debi Grymes, who coordinates the volunteer efforts for the altar. The alt...

by Francesco Onorato   An entertainer elegantly dressed in a cufflink shirt is playing the piano and singing American '80s music. People are drinking wine, eating pizza and talking loudly. It's Sunday and Forno 301 — a new pizzeria restaurant run by two Italians — is hosting its grand opening.   Forno 301, located near Roosevelt Stree...

by Nina Martyris   This week marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the great Allied victory over Hitler's forces in Europe during World War II. What you may not realize is that the war helped forever change the American palate, as returning GIs brought home a craving for a pungent, fragrant herb they had encountered overseas: oregano....