di Alessandro Marinai   Giovanni Rana, ovvero l'imprenditore del raviolo, si trovava a New York per festeggiare il suo compleanno. "L'America sta migliorando molto nei suoi gusti alimentari", ha dichiarato dal suo ristorante nel cuore di Chelsea. "In Italia, quando si parla di America, si pensa che la gente mangi solo hamburger, ma gli ameri...

by Greg Cox   North Raleigh has been the beneficiary of the Barresi family's hospitality since a young Vincenzo Barresi opened Vincent's in 1990, giving it the same name as the restaurant his grandfather had opened in 1929 in New York's Little Italy. Barresi's father, familiarly called "Pop," has long been known for handing out cookies to ch...

by Marian White   If you haven't eaten at the North End restaurant Davide, you may have spotted it on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares back in 2011. But after 21 years, the Italian restaurant, located on Commercial Street, announced on Facebook that it will be closing its doors "in a few weeks."   Boston Restaurant Talk reports that...

Bay Ridge has always had a small-town flavor — now it's getting a taste of the Village. Pasticceria Rocco — a 40-year institution in Manhattan's East Village famed for its cakes, cookies, and cannoli — is due to open a second location on Fourth Avenue between 94th and 95th streets next month.   The bakery's owners have run a kitchen for who...

For thousands of years, peasants in Umbria and Tuscany cultivated fruit trees and family orchards. This way of life ended after the Second World War. The varieties in these regions were replaced, first, by generic fruit and, more recently, by fruit from other countries. Italian author and agronomist, Isabella Dalla Ragione will give a lecture at Mi...

by Andrew Benjamin Tuscany, a region in central Italy, is well known for its culture and traditional foods. But you don't have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to taste the cuisine.That's because a Howard Beach deli is keeping the tradition of Tuscan food alive with hearty, home-cooked dishes. Tuscany Deli, a family-run Italian delicatessen, has been...

Forget what the map says. "Italy didn't used to be a country," says Nick Haley provocatively. "It was kingdoms. Regions — each one practicing its own traditional cuisine. Each one staying within its borders."   But not Haley. The Zino Ristorante executive chef and co-owner likes to mix it up a little — it's one of the benefits of being a con...

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola and General Counsel Arthur J. Furia welcome the Regional Minister of Agriculture from Italy's Lombardy Region, Gianni Fava, to give the opening remarks at the "Feeding the Planet-Energy for Life" forum in Miami, Fla.

It's early on a Thursday morning in March, and Alegretti's Bakery in Norridge is slammed with customers waiting eagerly in line to order the bakery's locally-famous pastries, doughnuts, and cookies before they run out for the day.   Alegretti's, first opened in 1947 by Tony Alegretti at the same Norridge strip mall where it still stands toda...

di Giulia Cimpanelli Sua maestà l'arancino. Il re dello street food siciliano è conosciuto e diffuso in tutto il mondo. E se i siciliani ne rivendicano giustamente i diritti d'autore e discutono tra Est e Ovest sul suo nome (arancine a occidente e arancini a oriente), nel resto d'Italia e del mondo in molti cercano di copiarlo.   Ma nonosta...