Bartolomeo Scappi (ca. 1500-1577) was a great Italian cook. Born in Dumenza, in the province of Varese, he worked at the service of various cardinals before reaching the height of his career as chef for Pope Pius V. Scappi also published a cooking essay that is considered the most important of his time.   Philosophy historian Tullio Gregory,...

by Stephanie Kirchgaessner   During the day, Claudia Proietti works in the insurance industry. But at night, she is dreaming up menus. Next week, the 59-year-old plans to serve a 16-people carnival-inspired feast that uses "all the colours of nature", beginning with a velvety orange pumpkin soup with ricotta crostini and ending with a rich c...

It is normal to think about Pizza al taglio (or sliced pizza) as a simple food to go, but things are changing and sliced pizza is becoming a gourmet food in Italy. Mr Renato Bosco is a great protagonist of high quality sliced pizza. He is a "pizza researcher" because he continually studies doughs and makes a lot of experiments in order to achi...

Tired of fried seafood? Head to Joseph's Italian Bistro in Southport and get a little taste of Italy in Southeastern North Carolina. Joseph's, opened in 2003 by Joseph and Debra Borsuk, prides itself on regional Italian cuisine with secret sauces and recipes passed down through the family.   The ambiance is Old World fine dining – Tuscan red...

A new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage shop has finally opened at 9400 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The fast-foot restaurant is the second in Orland Park and both are owned by the Motto brothers, who also own Pop's franchises at 14279 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, 11336 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, Romeoville and Elmhu...

by Tracy   If you poll an group of New Yorkers, with the exception of those who live or work in the borough, how many can say they've been to the Bronx? A Yankees game doesn't count, and neither does a drive on the Cross-Bronx Expressway.   Sadly, many New York City denizens rarely stray beyond a 10 or 20-block radius because they are...

by Polly Campbell   Are you looking for a cheap feed or a fine-dining experience? Do you want to try something new, or do you think a restaurant should have been in place a few decades before it can be judged "best"? Any of those ways, you're in luck. There are Italian restaurants in Cincinnati that have been around since the Depression...

The factories of Hoboken's industrial past may be a distant memory, but there are still places where products are Hoboken made. Keeping tradition alive, Fiore's Deli House of Quality has made its creamy mozzarella, and Dom's Bakery Grand, its crusty Italian bread, the same way for decades.   At Fiore's, the day's special is always the homema...

by Russ Parsons   Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South...

Park Place Memorial, a 10,000-square-foot shopping center, will be home to the first Houston expansion of Ohio-based Piada Italian Street Food, according to the Houston Chronicle.   Piada Italian is a fast-casual restaurant with hand-rolled piadas and pasta bowls. Park Place Memorial is expected to open in August. The $7 million shopping cen...