In a surprise move, former Las Vegas dining-scene fixture Carla Pellegrino is very close to a debut for her latest chef venture, bringing the Dough House Restaurant & Bar to Spring Valley. Pellegrino handles the menu of Italian cuisine with French flair at this restaurant run entirely by women. Her menus are still fondly remembered at Bratalian Nea...

Joe Italiano's Maplewood, Moorestown Mall Location proudly participated in the Tractor-Trailer Challenge that took place on Sept. 25/26 in the parking lot of the Moorestown Mall, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, New Jersey. "Joe Italiano's, Maplewood is happy to donate to families, near and far from our restaurant's community who are desperately strugglin...

One of the great delights of living in hilly San Francisco is all of the magical, hidden stairways. Climbing these passageways, often landscaped with lush vegetation, frequently brings a surprise (and usually panoramic views) around every corner. The Vulcan Steps in the Castro offer year-round blooming wonders; the 16th Avenue tiled steps provide a...

The peperoncino (chili pepper) of Diamante returns in October. It is one of the most awaited gastronomic events in Calabria. The event takes place in a characteristic town, with graffiti and works of art scattered all around. However, this year this event typically Italian will take place exceptionally in October: so here some background and all th...

October is here! Many people will tell you that fall is their favorite time of year. In my little world of cooking, I enjoy summer the most, from savoring the sweet strawberries of June to the fat peppers and eggplants of late August. What can compare to fresh beefsteak tomatoes with olive oil and basil or sweet corn slathered in butter and crunchy...

La presentazione della storia e delle origini della cucina italiana in un libro a fumetti é stata una delle caratteristiche della recente cena a New York City dell’Accademia Italiana della Cucina presso il ristorante Pasta Eater. Questo ultimo volume della Biblioteca di Cultura Gastronomica dell’Accademia è particolare perché traccia la storia con...

The Neapolitan Gourmet (NG) is an Italian deli in Naples, Florida serving, well,  Italian delicacies. It has been in business for 25 years. In my book, this is a very good sign. I had heard really good things about their sandwiches, here known as heroes, and decided to take a look. NG, open 10:30 AM to 3 PM Monday-Saturday, is suited for the lunch...

Seadas is one of the first dishes to spring to mind when one thinks of Sardinia. What's intriguing about the cuisine of the Tyrrhenian island is that it's indisputably Mediterranean while being so distinctly Sardinian. The hinterland-covered island surrounded by translucent blue water plays host to a trove of gastronomic treasures, which bear both...

Oscar Farinetti , founder of Eataly, spoke at the Rossopomodoro convention at Fico Eataly World, announcing the relaunch of the American partnership of the two groups. "Eataly North America and Rossopomodoro, the Neapolitan pizza brand, together in development for another 9 years", said Farinetti, during his speech at the event which saw the presen...

The Tiramisú, story, curiosity, recipe. The word Tiramisù can be found in Italian dictionaries since 1982. The Tiramisù spread in Italy around 1980 and has conquered the whole world. The origins of tiramisù Its origins are disputed between Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It is said that Tiramisù originated in the Veneto in the 1960s and 1970s, wh...