by Dara Bunjon   It has been over a year since Jesse Issa's Tonino's restaurant closed after a 25 year run located where Reisterstown Road ( route 140) veers off west to Westminister and Hanover Road begins on historic Reisterstown's Main Street byway. Tonino's was Mediterranean cuisine, lots of pastas and pizza – with a heavy slant to Itali...

Whether you're looking forward to the mashed potatoes or the deals at Best Buy, we can't believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away! Before you get out those old, stained cookbooks and handwritten recipe cards, think about adding some new Thanksgiving favorites to your table this year!   Many Italian Americans serve a pasta dish at Thanks...

The same characteristics that make chicken Parmesan such a soul-satisfying dish as an entree—the hearty pool of bright red tomato sauce and blanket of stretchy mozzarella—make it a such a potentially hazardous sandwich. While it almost always looks impressive, after a few seconds the onslaught of wet ingredients leave the bread soggy and the fried...

by Joanna Fantozzi   We didn't see that coming. In an effort to promote a menu of brand-new sandwiches made with its legendary breadsticks, Olive Garden is hitting the road. The Italian-American casual chain restaurant will be embarking upon a cross-country food truck tour starting in New York City this month.   The seven-week tour wi...

by Paula Ann Mitchell   It's always been a toss-up for Frank Faluotico. He never really made up his mind which he liked better—law enforcement or cooking. He ultimately chose a 28-year career in police work, but there never was any question about his culinary prowess and love for good food.   As a matter of fact, the former Ulste...

By Jessica Yadegaran Precious Italian white truffles have a very short season--October to December--and when they are sent to America they usually end up at restaurants in New York, Chicago or San Francisco. But, this time, a rare, round, giant white truffle--the largest to be found in Italy so far this season--has been purchased by Altura, the It...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Baked stuffed salmon is part of my family tradition for the Holiday season, a delicate and appetizing main course to enjoy with your family and friends. Salmon is a big fish, so I usually prepare it when I invite a lot of people to dinner. You can als...

by Alice Gabriel   Modern, New Rochelle's beloved pizza joint, moved this past winter from cramped quarters to a lofty space that was first a car showroom and later a restaurant supply store. As recorded on various social media sites, loyal patrons were variously elated and scandalized. But no one can dispute that the new home of this Italia...

Gli Stati Uniti rappresentano il primo mercato di sbocco per l'olio made in Italy, ma il consumo di olio extra vergine di oliva non supera il 2% del totale di tutti i grassi vegetali. Il prodotto però viene sempre più percepito come prodotto della salute dalle nuove generazioni che coniugano abitudini alimentari orientate verso diete più sane...

Italian-American food grew out of Italian but takes advantage of ingredients and techniques most common here.   So when prominent Center City restaurateurs Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney turned their attention to Italian-American, they crafted a menu that would be at home in South Philly but with uptown touches.The two made their mark prev...