New Hampshire-based author and TV anchor Mary Ann Esposito has devoted her 30-year career to championing Italian regional cuisines. In this interview, the host of America’s longest-running television cooking program, Ciao Italia, recalls the beginnings of her love for Italian food, explains the charitable work carried out by her foundation and hum...

Here’s a “Jeopardy!” Clue: “Despite their significant and numerous contributions to the history of the United States, it is still socially acceptable to slur members of this ethnic group.” The Response: “Who are the Italian-Americans?” On April 8, 2021, I competed on the highly respected and loved quiz show, Jeopardy! and I emerged as the champion...

Now it’s confirmed: following a successful first season, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will be back for seconds. Having already covered the ‘Big Six’ on a food safari through Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany), where should host - and late-blooming sex-symbol - Stanley Tucci head next? Below ar...

There was a point last summer that I swore off cop shows. My wife and I were in the middle of Brooklyn Nine-Nine because we just wanted to watch something that we didn’t have to put too much thought into — until, all of a sudden, we were thinking about it too much. Given everything I was seeing in real life, I didn’t want to watch police shows. Exc...

I’m pleased to announce that Fresh Up Your Life, the web series based on my original format Eatalians and co-produced with I Love Italian Food, won the prestigious Taste Award at the 12th Annual Taste Awards for Best Green or Organic series, program or film. This is the fourth time I’ve been recognized by The Taste Awards commission as creator, hos...

US actor Joseph Siravo, who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in the TV drama The Sopranos, has died aged 64. Siravo also featured in the Tony Award-winning stage musical Jersey Boys, as well as The People v OJ Simpson - part of the American Crime Story TV series. His daughter Allegra Okarmus confirmed the news of his death online. "I was by his...

Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California. Her mother, Angela Bocchetto is of Italian descent, with roots from Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.  Walsh graduated from Catalina Magnet High School and studied acting at the University of Arizona before dropping out. Walsh moved to New York City and joined a comedy troupe, Burn M...

Born in 1914 at the dawn of cinema, Italy’s censorship law felled some giants of the silver screen – including Last Tango in Paris – but now faces its own curtain call. “Film censorship has been abolished,” announced culture minister Dario Franceschini in a statement late on Monday.  “The system of controls and interventions that still allow the st...

Each of the ten, half-hour episodes of Le Petit Tour takes viewers on a delicious culinary journey in the Aosta Valley. Not only will the spectacular cheeses, wines, cured meats, breads, pastries and other regional products showcased in the series whet your appetite, you’ll also get to meet the producers of artisanal products who are preserving cen...

Christopher Meloni's return to the Law & Order family in the Law & Order: SVU crossover-event that launched his new show, Law & Order: Organized crime, scored big ratings for NBC Thursday night.  The long-anticipated reunion of Meloni's Elliot Stabler and his former partner, Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson attracted an average live -- meanin...