A ITALIAN-AMERICAN restaurant owner was the inspiration behind a religious altar created in Elgin. Parishioners brought a wide array of food to Greyfriars Convent last week to lay it on the St Joseph altar. The food was then donated to various good causes around the area, such as the Moray Foodbank.   The tradition of dedicating food to St J...

The Southeast – As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Saint Helena, North Caroli...

In a resort hotel filled with top notch restaurants that are housed alongside the ultimate water fountain show views, it's more than a little intimidating to think you'll find a relaxing place you can share food and hangout with good friends. But it was opening week for Chef Julian Serrano and he greeted us at the entrance of Lago, his latest...

by Pete Wells They prowl the city searching for nourishment and members of their own species. Often, they can be recognized by their feeding grounds. Birds of dignified plumage sit two by two in dim bistros and trattorias of upper Madison Avenue.   Great beasts of prey stalk their gazelles at the teeming watering holes of the meatpacking di...

by Gwendolyn Richards   For me, Italian cuisine is intrinsically linked to family. It evokes a picture of several generations gathering around the table, passing platters of pasta and roasted meats as babies are bobbed on knees and the room is filled with laughter and conversation.   Note: I've never actually been invited to such a fa...

Meatballs—juicy goodness of meat, onions, breadcrumbs, egg, butter, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, soaked in red sauce over a pile of spaghetti. Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. And, nothing says Italian food like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs—unless you are Italian.   If you go to Italy, you will not find a...

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring another in their "Dinner With Culture" series. The date for this dinner will be Sunday, September 29, 2013. Doors to the Cultural Center's banquet hall will open at 5:30 PM with dinner following at 6:00 PM.   The meal will be prepared by Italian cooking instructor Ale...

Order Sons of Italy in America's Richard A. Capozzola Lodge 2865 presents a family pasta night Jan. 17. Pasta with meatballs or sausage, salad, bread, tea and dessert will be served 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Foxwood Country Club, 4927 Antioch Road.   Adults pay $7 per plate; children 11 and under pay $3.50 per dish. Take-outs are available.&n...

The trifecta of a good, traditional Italian meal is good wine, good pasta and, of course, good bread. What's a good bowl of pasta without that slice of garlic bread to go with it?   Bruschetta would not be the antipasto we all know and love without the sliced baguette, toasted to perfection and rubbed with garlic for extra flavor. Many times...

Nick Hoppe and his family have run businesses at Fisherman's Wharf for more than 30 years, including one of the highest-grossing restaurants, Cioppino's, for close to 20. Yet Hoppe still often feels out of place in the neighborhood.   "He just feels like such a rookie among all these older established families," says his daughter, Taryn Hopp...