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When you write a book, people ask you what it’s about. When people ask me about Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure, I tell them that it’s the story of a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides he never wants to leave—pretty much what’s written on the back cover. That’s accurate and appropriate from a traditional book mark...

Hofstra’s Italian American Lecture Series presented a film screening and commentary on “Arrangiarsi (Pizza ... and the Art of Living)” with director Matteo Troncone on Tuesday, April 13. ‘Arrangiarsi’ translates to overcoming obstacles, and it is the main theme of the film. The film is a documentary not only about the gastronomy of Italian culture,...

Italian director Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio is not the sunny, cheery cartoon tale of your childhood memories. The Gomorrah auteur's darker, yet thrillingly fantastical adaptation remains true to Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, which began as a weekly series of cautionary children's tales set in the impoverished Tuscan countryside. Cost...

In what might be Quentin Tarantino’s magnum opus — the 2009 film Inglorious Basterds — there is a scene in which Brad Pitt’s character Lieutenant Aldo Raine is tasked with disguising himself as an Italian by the name of Gorlami in order to infiltrate a Nazi movie premiere. It’s a rather iconic scene, with Pitt having to repeat the name with increas...

An Italian-American manufacturer of 3D parts and printers with its U.S. headquarters in Houston is touting what's billed as a first-of-its-kind innovation — an innovation that's helping drive the need for more local workers. Roboze recently introduced Roboze Automate, and it's being promoted as the world's first industrial automation system to brin...

Classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful historic villages, Civita di Bagnoregio will be vying for Unesco World Heritage status.  The proposal came early this year from the Italian Unesco commission and is backed by the Lazio region, where the village is located, and by Italy’s Culture Ministry. A response is expected in 2022.  Surrounded by ste...

Mici Handcrafted Italian, a family-owned, fast casual chain based out of Denver, Colorado, will open their sixth location in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM. The newest addition to the Mici Family is located at the corner of N. Carefree and Powers, at 3707 Bloomington Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80922. To celebrate the...

Benjamin O’Hara was a 2020 NIAF Congressional Fellow and is currently a senior at Georgetown University. This fall semester, I had the opportunity to work remotely for the office of Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). I have felt very privileged to work for Congressman Pascrell not only because of his work on behalf of the Italian American communit...

In the heart of Italy, a little-known medieval castle was passed down through generations — that is, little-known until one Sannazzaro descendant got a TikTok account. TikToker Ludovica Sannazzaro lives in a 10,000-square-foot, 12th-century Italian castle inherited by her father Giuseppe, and the 19-year-old has taken to the app to show what it’s r...

The Lynora’s family of local restaurants is on the verge of yet another expansion. The popular West Palm Beach-based chain built on an Italian mother’s recipes and her son’s hospitality business and branding chops will welcome a Boca Raton location in September, according to owner Angelo Abbenante.  Lynora's fifth restaurant The upscale trattoria w...

The oldest of three sons, Anthony Pucillo was born in Chicago to Ernest and Theresa (FioRito) Pucillo. The family lived in the Jane Adams Projects on Taylor Street until Pucillo was 5 years old. “We moved around quite a bit,” he says. Both parents were born in Chicago, and his grandparents emigrated from Sicily and Calabria. A “very good cook,” Puc...

We Italians love our beautiful markets, how characteristic and traditional they are and we still consider them central part of our weekly routine. Truth is, markets are common across Europe, from north to south, and we aren’t the only nation to have a special bond with them. In medieval times, towns developed around the market square and market day...