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by Connie Reed   One of the first noticeable signs that Sergio's Cucina Italiana in Itasca, Illinois, is authentically Italian is the lack of the strong garlic pungency that smacks you in the face when you walk into so many Italian restaurants. Sergio Abate, owner and self-proclaimed "top problem solver" confirmed that in his restaurant garl...

The Italian Trade Commission is counting down to the celebration of LAMBRUSCO, a stellar Italian wine, this June 27th featuring some of Italy's and the US's most celebrated Chefs!   THE SCOOP: Chef Cesare Casella, Dean of Italian Studies at the International Cuinary Center and leader of Itchefs-GVCI in the USA will once more be a part of th...

By Laura Shunk L'Arte del Gelato occupied a slot of the West Village for seven years, serving up cups of soft, pliable gelato festooned with tiny trowels to sizable crowds that packed the tiny address each warm night. But in April, the pair of proprietors of the business parted ways, and in June, Salvatore Potestio, the partner who maintained owne...

by Chris McHugh The Eastchester Italian American Citizens Club showed off its new look.   Les & Connie Vaccaro and Peter & Christine Telesco pitched in to help give the club an Amalfi Coast/Tuscan Vineyard feel with its new murals on the walls.   Read more   Source: http://bronxville.patch.com  

If spending time in mountain regions brings you the incomparable feeling of exhilaration, awe and serenity, then the Italian Alps could be the next place to visit. If you enjoy something extraordinary, dramatic, yet lovely beyond words, you may wish to head specifically to the Dolomites.   The Dolomites is a range of mountains in the northea...

The Brooklyn Columbus Parade sponsored by the Federation of Italian American Organizations and the support community groups and business invites you to participate in and celebrate the 32th Annual Parade. This year the parade will take place on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 1PM. The parade will be preceded by a celebratory Mass at St. Athanasius...

In Italian popular tradition, an old lady riding on a broomstick visits all the children on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they are good or a lump of coal or dark candy if they are bad. Befana carries a bag, wears a black shawl and is covered in soot because she enters the children's houses throu...

by Casey Weldon   A new eatery is trying to attract new customers by giving out free food. Every day. For a year. Piada Italian Street Food, the creation of restaurateur Chris Doody, is opening a new dining spot in Hyde Park Plaza on Friday. In order to celebrate the opening, the owners of the restaurant are promising free food for a ye...

Opera in the Heights presenta dal 15 al 24 novembre il "Don Pasquale" di Gaetano Doninzetti al Lambert Hall nel quartiere storico di Houston Heights. Preparatevi a rimanere incantati dal canto, e a ridere al vedere come Don Pasquale si rende ridicolo per amore !   Don Pasquale, al vedere suo nipote Ernesto rifiutare la sposa che questi aveva...

A yellow bell tower that warned of pirates in past centuries stands sentinel in Italy's seaside village of Manarola. A bit farther down the hill in a town is a house with a water-wheel, which gives the town its name in the local dialect. The sunny walk across the hillside above town is spread with olive groves and vineyards of glistening green...

Some new and forthcoming titles that may be of interest to our readers. All are available at Amazon.com   • Sanctity and Pilgrimage in Medieval Southern Italy, 1000-1200 by Paul Oldfield Publisher: Cambridge UniversityPublication Date: March 31, 2014Hardcover: $89.10Language: EnglishPages: 320   Read more    Fonte: Magna...

Italian Premier Enrico Letta reiterated his support Wednesday for a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and promoted a new law to help build football stadiums. "The Olympics in Italy is an objective within reach and a game we have to play," Letta said. "We must have lofty ambitions."   While Rome has not yet been officially selected,...