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By Mark Bennett Yards and yards of wide open, flat dirt. A batch of hard plastic spheres the size of softballs, and permission to throw them. My preschool-age sons couldn't have been happier. They got a brief taste of the ancient game of bocce ball when our family trekked to the Little Italy Festival at Clinton in the 1990s. The festival fea...

by Rob Bailey   Want to help jumpstart Staten Island's Italian Cultural Foundation? The weekend of Sept. 26-27, atop picturesque Grymes Hill, the landmark mansion known as Casa Belvedere presents Motori D'Italia — an Italian car show — a major highlight of its annual Festa D'Italia benefit.   Proceeds from "all facets of this sig...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   To follow the "Cheese Road of the Dolomites" means to make a journey through time and space. It can lead you, for example, to the "Desmontegada" in Primiero, Trento, a wonderful opportunity to sample the best dairy production of the area but also a real blast from t...

October 16 - 6 pm - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011. On the occasion of the publication of: Nutella World, 50 Years of Innovation (Rizzoli, 2015), by Gigi Padovani. The author in conversation with journalist Gianni Riotta (RAI, La Stampa) and Eataly NYC Manager Dino Borri. M...

by David Molnar   The Longmeadow Chapter of UNICO National Inc. will host its 15th annual Wine, Beer, and Food Tasting on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Center Court at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. The event features more than a dozen varieties of wine provided by M.S. Walker Distributors of Somervill...

From the streets of South Medford to the professional sports arena, Mike Pagliarulo and Joe Sacco share a common bond. It is one that has carried them through the years in their respective sports, and has only continued to push them further into local legendary lore.   The Medford natives are two of the newest members of the National Itali...

by Micaela Cappellini   Within the next three years, global sales of pharmaceuticals will reach $1.6 billion and, according to a study by Deloitte, Italy is well positioned to take a significant slice of the sector. Figures from industry association Farmindustria bear that out: with €29 billion in revenue in 2014, Italy is the second-la...

By Dan Gigler   Whether the reason was as simple as changing palates, the ubiquity of chains serving lousy lasagna or the paranoia of a growing worldview of carbohydrates as a societal evil on par with the "Whip/Nae Nae" song, good ol' red sauce Italian joints briefly became passé with the dining-out set.   Locally, some of the old gu...

By Giovanni di Napoli The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21). Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Italian ancest...

December 16. 6 pm - 7,30 pm 2015. John D Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY) - 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036. The Story of My People (Bordighera Press, 2015) Mario Mignone. The Story of My People is a moving immigrant autobiography framed in the historical and cultural context of the 1960s and 70s. Reading thi...

A group of small Italian companies active in the food sector was able to become the first exporter of Made in Italy products to the US. Surprisingly, they started by producing excellences in a too small scale to create an adequate export market, but their development was impressive. As explained by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the in...

Terlato Wines has reached a long-term agreement with Italy's Collis-Riondo to become the exclusive U.S. marketer of Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco. The pact gives Terlato one of the most promising brands in the U.S. wine market's hottest category.   Riondo, known for its frizzante style that features apple and pear notes, has quickly become one...