By Howard Ludwig Pat Roberto expects a busy day on Monday after being featured on WGN-TV's "Chicago's Best." The owner of Calabria Imports in Beverly was part of Sunday evening's episode that pinned a pair of North Side restaurants against two equally deserving spots on South Side. He said the show will now go into regular rotation on WGN's s...

by Nick Reichert Emeril Lagasse is giving the Sarasota culinary community a plate full of love. Having already featured Sarasota institutions Michael's On East and already filming a feature on Darwin's on 4th in a future episode, Caragiulos, one of downtown's oldest Italian restaurants, is getting a Emeril "BAM!" boost on the celebrity chef's Cook...

My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 when Angela Scotto Carannante takes to the stage to officiate the wedding of "Anthony Pinnunziato" and "Andrew Polinski."   Angela Scotto Carannante, better known as "Signora" to most who know her in the Staten Island Community where she has worked a...

  WTI Magazine #20    2014 Mar, 7Author : Francesca Favotto      Translation by:   In the land of style and fashion, it was missing. But not anymore: the most watched fashion talent in the world has landed in Italy, on FoxLife. The first episode was aired last Wednesday. Who will be the designer of tomorrow?    

An Italian-American group has expressed its disapproval of how a Beaver County advertising agency is portraying the stars of its "You Got A Problem With That ... Motors!" commercial spots.The ads star four puppets -- Johnny Car Lot, Backseat Benny, Frankie the Fixer and Tony Two Trunks -- as mafia-like car salesmen.   Andre DiMino, president...

Buddy Valastro will be on a new search for the next rising talent in the baking world and will be mixing it up with 10 aspiring pastry chefs for TLC's hit competition series, Next Great Baker.Premieres on May 5, the series will air every Monday to Friday at 7 PM only on TLC. The eight part series showcases the hidden talents of these pastry chefs...

WTI Magazine #76    2016 February 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 76th issue of our online magazine. It's February 2016, and I'm about to leave for the US, where I'll be presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews". A few days ago I had the privilege of presentin...

What started as an Italian American woman spending Christmas gatherings learning about Italian history may just evolve into helping others learn about various cultures on television through puppets.   Madison resident Kate West, using a puppet called La Befana, hopes to share Italian culture and other traditions with wider audiences through...

Cable Network A&E's latest reality show, "The Godfather of Pittsburgh," has been cancelled after only three episodes. The show was targeted by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, Unico National and many Italian Americans.   "Godfather of Pittsburgh" follows Vince Isoldi, who operates several businesses including a strip club, and s...

by Marakay Rogers   You've been watching those culinary competition shows again. We can tell. You're having nervous breakdowns over fresh pasta. Should you buy it in the grocery store, go to the specialty shop, or make it yourself? Can you possibly get it thin enough running it through the pasta machine?   What did you do with your pa...