Five hundred years ago, wooden crates full of round, golden, Aztec berries creaked and slid around the cluttered hull of a massive Spanish carrack, swaying in harmony with the momentum of the Atlantic Ocean, as compasses, quadrants and astrolabes directed the ship and its crew back to the shores of the Old World. This New World nightshade was the 1...

Sabìr - 'Visionary Bridge’ - Featured at the prestigious Gallery ‘One Art Space' in TriBeCa, New York – 23 Warren Street - 10007. Opening to Public and Panel Talk: September 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm - Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served after the panel. General Public Admission: from the 13 through the 18 of September 2019 – Gallery Hours...

Considering the number of Staten Islanders who work at and attend the San Gennaro Feast, the 93rd annual event is very much a borough-fueled event. The festival starts on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. and runs through the evening of Sunday, Sept. 22. WCBS-FM radio personality and Staten Island resident Joe Causi recently summed up the spirit of the...

Get ready, amici: tomato season is in full swing! From juicy heirlooms to sweet and tangy cherry tomatoes, it's that time of year to enjoy the glorious bounty of the season. Meaning "golden apple" in Italian, a perfect pomodoro is one of life's simple pleasures. And, even though the tomato is not originally native to Italy (hard to believe, we know...

Two important acquisitions made by the Frick Collection in New York concerning the Roman silversmith and sculptor Luigi Valadier, namely the handwritten register containing the description of the works existing in the Valadier workshop compiled in 1810 and a vase in red marble mounted in gilded silver, gave the idea to the director of the Museum, I...

We’re only a month away from the 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro, held every year in NYC’s historic Little Italy–the Lower Manhattan neighborhood that served as the first home for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The 11-day, 10-block Feast will step off on Sept. 12 along Mulberry Street, and more than 1 million people will descend on t...

When you buy household necessities like shampoo, soap, and toothbrushes in the United States, you’re likely getting them from a giant corporation. Procter & Gamble alone has more than 70 brands. But in Italy, many everyday supplies are the domain of small, family-run companies that have been crafting their wares the same way for a century. A collec...

The Italian furniture brand Natuzzi has embarked on what it calls "a new era of advanced, white-glove customer service" by launching a virtual-reality shopping experience. The brand's Augmented Store is part of its New York City Madison Avenue showroom. It enables customers to enter a digitally rendered version of their own home in virtual reality...

He's the creative force and owner behind the World's Best Restaurant, the star of Netflix's first-ever Chef's Table episode, and one of our renowned chefs at this year's Identità Golose. Get to know Chef Massimo Bottura, one of the world's most acclaimed Italian chefs!  Plus, you can get tickets to meet Massimo yourself this September at Identità G...

We, at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and at La Voce di New York, deeply mourn the unexpected passing of Francesco Durante, journalist, essayist, literary historian, translator, editor and cultural broker. Francesco passed away earlier today on his island home of Capri at 66 years of age. A most adroit literary historian and a bril...