It seems such a long time since when we tasted a real Italian gelato. Or perhaps we just miss it too much, as only ten days passed from the "L'Italo-Americano" Ferragosto party at Casa Barbera. One of the sponsors of that delightful event was Bulgarini Gelato, and almost all guests queued - in some cases even more than once - to get a scoop of it....

by Geoffrey Foster   Foreign recipes are like the passage of secrets in a game of telephone: every whisper is slightly different from the last and when it returns to the person who started it, the meaning has changed. The recipe changes, too, in small steps—an extra dash of salt here, a tablespoon of oregano there—and before anyone realizes...

Although Thanksgiving is not a holiday Italians in Italy traditionally celebrate, there are many wonderful Italian dishes that fit perfectly into a Thanksgiving menu in America. Italian Americans embrace Thanksgiving wholeheartedly as a celebration of harvest – to spend time with loved one's, friends and family, while sharing all there is to be tha...

Sbarro Pizza, the 58-year-old chain of pizza joints that lets mall shoppers and airline travelers stuff themselves on oversize sliced of New York style pizza and other Italian fare, has filed for bankruptcy protection — again. The Sbarro pizza company was still digging its way out of debt after a 2011 bankruptcy, but still has somewhere betwee...

by Greg Morabito   The unstoppable Italian-American culinary force of nature that is the Major Food Group is getting ready to take Flatbush Avenue by storm. A Times article from earlier this year about the group mentioned plans for a location of Parm across the street from the Barclays Center, and now, the Daily News reports that Mario Carbo...

DISCLAIMER: If you have an empty belly, it may be downright dangerous to read this delicious post!I had the distinct pleasure recently of partaking an ambrosial feast prepared by the inestimable Rosetta Costantino, who lives in the Bay and specializes in Calabrian cooking of Southern Italy.   In this vein of Italian cooking you will find bol...

Tim Liston and Nick Cochran are ready to bring some changes to the dining experience in Marshfield with their years of experience preparing shrimp scampi and tiramisu and managing restaurants.   The father-son duo, along with a third partner, Adolfo Melendez of Stevens Point, own Di Lucas, the new Italian steakhouse and seafood restaurant ne...

Westport's Positano Restaurant announces plans to relocate adjacent to Westport Country Playhouse in the space formerly occupied by The Dressing Room Restaurant. Currently located at 233 Hills Point Road, Positano will close at that site on Dec. 31, reopening on the Playhouse property in February 2015.   "We're delighted to welcome Positano...

With the racing season over, Motorsports Editor Godwin Kelly was able to steal away with his wife, Diane, to Giabella Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Palm Coast, and confront his culinary curiosity. How long has Giabella been open? The restaurant has been open for almost a year and flew under my nose radar for at least six months. I'm afraid I...

Italcheck, la start-up nata in Italia (a Torino) nel 2014 che permette ad aziende e consumatori di tracciare la filiera del Made in Italy e di certificare i prodotti realmente realizzati in Italia, sarà protagonista, insieme ad Agroqualità e alle aziende italiane certificate, di un tour americano lungo la West Coast. L'obiettivo è fare conoscere e...