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By Rosario Mariani As a small boy in the 1950's, I remember passing by a shop in the piazza of my small town in Abruzzo and seeing the Rappresentante ("representative") sign. Obviously, I had no idea what it meant, but somehow I knew that when it was my turn to leave Italy, the gentleman inside would make it all happen.   When I was in the...

by Lauren Helmer   "You'll hear me talk about the house. This is the house, all of us, this place," says Sous Chef Mike Brady, gesturing to his surroundings. He sits in the private dining room of GianMarco's Restaurant in the quaint Edgewood neighborhood, where he's worked since he helped open it with the Respinto family 14 years ago.  ...

by Lianna Nakashima   Most people go to Italian food for their carbohydrate-heavy dishes like pasta, pizza and paninis. However, many do not know the true tastes of authentic Italian cuisine from the Americanized versions they are so often exposed to.   While some restaurants strive to emulate the iconic tastes of the boot-shaped coun...

The woman, a retired teacher, has already outlived two husbands and lives with her third, a retired bank employee, in Scafati. While Italians from the south have a reputation for vitality in their advanced years, the woman claims to have been disappointed with her third husband's lack of peformance in bed.   According to Cronache Scafat...

Sunday, October 25 | 5:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge: Parlare con la Musica e il proprio Corpo - Petra Conti Interview. Stefano Marchese interviews Petra Conti, first ballerina at the Boston Ballet, with screening of video clips. Petra Conti graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 200...

by Monica Sandreczki   Political candidates are often thought of as being guarded about their lives. Here in the Southern Tier, WSKG wanted to get a more personal look at the two candidates running for the state senate: Republican Fred Akshar and Democrat Barbara Fiala.   Who better to provide personal insight on them than people clos...

The Specialty Food Association is pleased to announce that Italy has signed on as the partner country for the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Under the banner "The Extraordinary Italian Taste," food companies from nearly all regions of Italy will present the best in pasta, cheese, olive oil, salumi and more to buyers from top names in...

by Zachary Feldman If you'd described pizza to the average New Yorker in 1904, chances are they'd kiss you on the mouth for dreaming up something so incredible. It wasn't until the following year that Gennaro Lombardi began selling the simple and mouthwatering combination of bread, cheese, and tomatoes that has since become as synonymous with th...

Regione Marche, Confindustria Marche, Fondazione Marche e ISSNAf si sono incontrati con imprenditori e università locali per discutere delle opportunità di ricerca e innovazione per le imprese e la possibilità di aprire ponti con gli Stati Uniti. In rappresentanza del programma I/UCRC di National Science Foundation (Agenzia federale americana) é in...

by Ray Isle Helen Bacigalupi has overseen one of Sonoma's defining vineyards for 50 years. Here, she talks to F&W's Ray Isle about the old days of prune farms and dollar-a-gallon zin, and her family's thrilling new winemaking project. What was the Russian River like back in 1956, when you and your husband first moved here?Everything was prune...

by Lesley Balla   Short-lived but not necessarily unliked, chef Jason Neroni and the Sprout restaurant group have closed Catch & Release, his West Coast take on an East Coast seafood "shack" in Marina del Rey. But they're not done with that space yet.   Doing what he does best—pizzas, handmade pastas and other rustic Italian-Ameri...

by Claudia Astarita   Is pasta good or bad for your health? Is it going to make you fat or it should be always included in sustainable diets? At a time in which we are reading so many things about pasta, the Italian chef Massimo Bottura, the three Michelin starred chef of Osteria Franescana in Modena, steps up in the discussion to clarify wh...