Join Michele Scicolone as she shares some traditional and contemporary Italian recipes for vegetarian and nearly vegetarian dishes from her latest book, The Italian Vegetables. The Italian Vegetables Cookbook is a collection of some of the tastiest vegetable, fruit, and nut recipes that she collected both here and while traveling in Italy. There ar...

Italian food specialist Gourmet Italian is pleased to offer the fresh flavors of Christmas in Italy—ready to be enjoyed by friends and family for the 2014 Christmas season.   The annual batch of panettone is in stock, along with the sweet nougat treat, torrone. A variety of imported panettone and torrone flavors and brands are now available...

by Joyce Smith   On the Saturday before Christmas — one of the busiest nights of the year at the Northland's Cascone's Italian Restaurant —partner Jimmy Cascone still stopped to reminisce with longtime customers.   One customer who had been celebrating the season with his family there for decades forgot to make reservations for his pa...

Hanno lasciato senza parole Matteo Renzi in visita a New York lo scorso settembre: il premier, in quella occasione, dopo aver ordinato una pizza ai pomodorini ciliegini, ha commentato con stupore che era una pizza italiana al 100 per cento.   Lo sanno anche gli americani di Time Out New York che l'hanno premiata come la pizza migliore nella...

Since 1990, Marconi Lodge of the Sons of Italy in America has held a "Pasta Festa" spaghetti dinner in Readington Township, to benefit local charities and causes.   The event started in Whitehouse Station, and was held there until 2011. In 2012 and 2013, the Pasta Festa was moved to Three Bridges. After a successful return to Whitehouse Stat...

In Calabria the cookery reflects the environmental conditioning of a harsh land, squeezed between high mountain ranges and a dazzlingly beautiful sea. The food is simple, humble and flavored with the strong and robust flavors of a long farming and fishing tradition.   The so-called caviale dei poveri (poor man's caviar) is the dish which mor...

By Stephanie Weldy A service is set for Monday for Romano Della Santina — a longtime owner of Marin Joe's who'd been with the restaurant since its 1954 inception. Mr. Della Santina, a 61-year Marin County resident, died July 9 from a heart attack. The San Rafael was 86. His wife of 65 years, Maria, and other family members were at his side....

A few years ago, the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was a box-office hit. Now I have material for another potential hit, "My Big Fat Italian First Communion."   I will star in the film, along with my parents and my good friend Maria who lives near Rome, Italy. Oh, uh, and of course, the child receiving his First Communion in the Catholic C...

Every time we're in Portsmouth, I'm amazed at the number of well-established restaurants I still haven't visited in the town where I grew up. Radici had been one of them, but we've now checked that off the list after a great dinner that made us feel like we were dining in the Italian countryside.   Radici occupies a fairly small storefront o...

By Charlie Holmes Walking through the door at Amici Trattoria in Athens is a feast for the eyes as well as a delight for the nose. The scent of pepperoni and oregano mixed with freshly baked crust greets you as soon as you step in. A moment later, a waitress might hustle by you carrying a plate stacked with golden pillows of fried ravioli surroun...