EPISODE 250. The trio get together for a milestone of a podcast. They talk about the difference from Episode 1 until now, recap the weekend in Florida for the first ever Italian American Future Leaders Conference, and sit down with many special guests from the conference who helped achieve in what hopes to be a historic weekend in Italian-American...

For many of us who are active in the Italian American community, there exists a common, existential fear, a constant refrain that can be heard at Lodge meetings and Sunday dinners alike… “The young people aren’t interested in being Italian!” But we decided to challenge this terrifying assumption by providing an opportunity for Italian America’s mos...

Christmastime in Italy (and, of course, in Italian America) wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of the Presepio, the lovingly crafted Nativity Scene. And for centuries, generations of artisans in the city of Napoli have been heralded for creating the world’s finest Presepi. But, in the heart of Brooklyn’s famed Dyker Heights neighborhood, th...

Join us Sunday, December 4th at 2pm at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street in Montclair) as we celebrate the launch of Rossella Rago's newest book Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia, followed by an exclusive Q&A session with the author herself, book signing, and FREE food tasting from da Pepo in Montclair. RSVP Here. Host of...

It’s one of the most polarizing delicacies in Italian America. Loved my many, loathed by others. But no matter how you slice it (pun intended) there is nothing quite like TRIPE…the “Queen of the Offal Meats”! And for those who can’t get enough of this oft-misunderstood treat, or even one who is interested in trying their first-ever plate of gourmet...

On Sunday, December 4, The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, at Montclair University will present Rossella Rago’s new book, “Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia!”, in collaboration with Watchung Booksellers. The book launch, which will take place at 2 pm, will be followed by a Q&A session with the author hersel...

San Francisco, California has been called "Everybody's Favorite City," and we like to think that the nickname owes a lot to the significant Italian American community that has long called the City by the Bay home. Come along with hosts Rossella, Pat and John for the Grand Finale of our Adventure through Italian California; with visits to a truly hi...

Ciao Paesani… and greetings from the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets at the heart of Manhattan’s Little Italy — and the future home of the Italian American Podcast! That’s right, we’re on location in the soon-to-be world-class headquarters for all things Italian American, and before we even break ground on building our dream home, we wanted to...

It’s an episode 250 conversations in the making! This week, the Italian American Podcast marks its 250th episode, and we certainly have a lot to celebrate as we kick off another Italian American Heritage Month! We discuss John and Dolores’s recent trip to Sicily, where they experienced the island in ways few Americans ever get the chance to experie...

Congratulazioni to NIAF friend and past New York Gala honoree Rossella Rago on the publication of her third cookbook, Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with la Famiglia! In her cookbook she partners once again with her beloved Nonna Romana to help you host memorable and delicious Sunday dinners. With 130 easy-to-follow recipes, accompanied by beau...