by Bret Thorn   Jacques Larson started cooking in Iowa City, Iowa, while studying English and history at the University of Iowa, but he has been cooking in the Southeast for most of the past 17 years.   He arrived in Charleston, S.C., in 1996 as the opening sous chef of the Peninsula Grill. In 2001 he moved to Greensboro, N.C., for hi...

Every September for the past three years, South Carolina's sneaker, (aka Hilton Head Island), gets pulled off and refitted with an Italian boot, known as the Italian Heritage Festival.   If you've missed out on this annual event before now, then you have denied yourself the greatest fun, the best food, the most bodacious wine extravaganza, y...

by Joe Perry   Many years ago in the small Sicilian town of Carini, Vincenzo Monterosso watched his mother cook. He learned how to make olive oil and cheese on the family dairy farm run by his father, Salvatore, who also grew plump tomatoes.   It was at the side of his mother, Giacoma Monterroso, though, where he learned slow-coo...

Brochures have been mailed, the website has been launched, and tickets to the 2014 season of Spoleto Festival USA are officially ON SALE! With so many fantastic performances, knowing where to start can be tricky. Our suggestion? Just go for it!   And just in case you need a little extra encouragement, here is our list of the top 10 reasons t...

By Zjan Shirinian   Italy have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.   Vittorio Podesta, Luca Mazzone and Alex Zanardi powered to a time of 34 min 12.80sec on the 22.5-kilometre course at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, S...

Saturday evening, the Bella Italia Lodge hosted a "Vegas night" to raise money for their annual Italian Festival. The organization was forced to cancel last year's festival because of the October floods, causing them to lose money.   Now, they are asking for the community's help so that this fall, they are able to host the popular event...

Crews are hustling at Le Farfalle to get the forthcoming Italian restaurant up and running soon at 15 Beaufain St. The door displays the logo, but there's still a lot going into the space right now. Le Farfalle predicted a June opening, but with two more days left in the month, that's highly unlikely.   Eater has a feeling Charleston is will...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head will give away a new Dodge Journey to Corporal Matthew Ferguson, a retired Marine who served in Afghanistan. The car will presented to Ferguson at 1:15 pm on Sept. 17 at the main stage of the Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island, according to a...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) Invites You to Enjoy a Weekend of Opera Arias & Broadway Show Tunes, Performed by Renowned Singers, at the Hilton Head Arts Center, October 25 & 26, 2014 In response to popular demand, the first annual, Hilton Head aria weekend, features eight renowned opera singers performing recognizable s...

The King Street Marketing Group and the Italy America Chamber of Commerce introduce the Charleston Italian Festival. The event will be a celebration of Italian culture, arts, food, wine and automobiles. It will be held on Daniel Island from noon to 7:00 p.m., September 19, the Feast of San Gennaro.   The Charleston Italian Festival will...