Ah! The Mediterranean diet!  UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the way of life all the world envies to the countries of the Mare Nostrum. We Italians based almost our entire cuisine on it: plenty of vegetables, good starches, fish, extra virgin olive oil and, of course, a healthy half-tumbler of wine with each meal. The image of the country, in fact, is...

For a time it seemed like Green Hills neighborhood in Nashville, TN had been all but forgotten as restaurants opened their doors in every other corner of the city. But if last year is any indication, this busy neighborhood is emerging as a dining destination in its own right with no sign of losing momentum any time soon. North Italia, the latest ad...

The food sector is one of the most energy intensive in the modern economy, and thus a significant contributor to global warming. What kind of practices are already activated in this sector that help fight climate change? This fifth part of the Critical Made in Italy Series titled "Environment and Nutrition" (Thur Sept. 26 SBUS Lecture Hall 101 6:30...

For all of its worship of novelty and new faces, New York has an echelon of veteran chefs who have quietly persevered for decades, admired and continually achieving but not making any new headlines. In October, though, several will step back into the spotlight. Top among them is Alfred Portale, who was the chef and a partner at the esteemed Gotham...

Street food is trendy, and Rome’s Trapizzino is one of its trendiest ambassadors. Invented in 2008 in the Testaccio neighborhood of the Italian capital, the half-sandwich, half-pizza treat has been so successful that, in just a few years, it has expanded not only beyond its birth neighborhood, and national borders, it has even opened in New York an...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 2134 S. Indiana Ave., the newcomer is called Il Culaccino. Il Culaccino specializes in classic Italian dishes, with menu items ranging from fried calamari to meatballs to house-made gnocchi. The fresh addition has gotten an enthusiastic response thus far, with a 4.5-s...

It’s Wednesday morning. The year is 1950, the place is a three decker on 21 Mayberry Ave. in South Medford, the time is 4 a.m. On the first floor, Lucy DePasquale is making 24 cups of coffee in her two coffee pots on the stove. She pours them into an urn on the floor and starts on 24 more cups. Neither of her two little girls are awake yet. Neither...

It seems like 2019 is the year of Italian pizza transports. Earlier this year, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele—the historic, iconic Naples pizzeria which also happened to make an appearance in Eat, Pray, Love—opened its doors in Hollywood, marking the brand’s first location in the U.S. In keeping with the Neopolitan tradition, the pizzeria only offers...

A four-year-old favorite for French cuisine in West Washington Park is getting new owners and, eventually, a new identity. On Tuesday, the team behind Bistro Georgette, a counter serving French street food inside the Avanti Food & Beverage food hall, announced it is taking over ownership of Cafe Marmotte in West Washington Park. The three-person ow...

Three partners in a new restaurant here have a lot in common. The men, all natives of Albania, are longtime friends who’ve worked their way up in the dining business. They’ve spent much of the past decade planning their own place and looking for its site. And until recently, they’d never been to Haddonfield. But that’s where their search ended — in...