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I grew up in a very meat and potatoes family. We ate our share of pasta, too, but, when we did, it usually wasn’t anything more than canned Prego over boxed Barilla spaghetti. If it was a leftover/fend-for-yourself night, it more than likely was ravioli prepared by the illustrious Chef Boyardee. It wasn’t until I was about age 14 and visiting a fri...

Melissa Maggiore remembers her father, well-known Phoenix chef Tomaso Maggiore, as full of life, passionate, always smiling and laughing, and "had this gift of making everyone in his life -- whether they were customers or family -- feel important." When he died earlier this year after a nearly two-year battle with cancer, she said she began to refl...

When: April 28, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. PTSpeaker: Maurizio Igor MetaTopic: “Ellis Island”Location: Online – Zoom (go to https://danteseattle.org/event/italian-language-meeting-april-28-2021/ on April 28th to get the link) There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. “Ellis Island” is the Journey of Life. It is not...

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro stole his 28th career base in Saturday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. With it, Locastro broke the Major League Baseball record for most successful stolen bases to start a career. Since making his MLB debut in 2017 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he's gone 28 for 28 on his stolen base attempts. Hi...

This April, the food world’s eyes will be on Portland, Oregon, when Bravo launches the 18th season of its hit show Top Chef. An exciting roster of guest judges and cheftestants will make appearances, including actors from the cult comedy series, Portlandia. Cathy Whims isn’t among them, though it’s not overstating it to say that Portland’s food sce...

Tuesday, April 6 - 7:00 pm Pacific Time. By Anita Sanseverino. Register here. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. Anita is an award-winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy as well as a lecturer and scholar of Italian history and culture. More than 25 years ago, Sanseverino began by photographing New York City – from th...

When science writer and Puget Sound resident Eric Scigliano was commissioned to write a book about climate change, he was excited to have the opportunity to travel to Alaska. His research would take him to a remote spot on the west coast where the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers flow into the Bering Sea, which is one of the largest deltas in the world,...

Portillo's will open its fourth Valley restaurant in Glendale -- and its second located in the West Valley -- on April 27, the Chicago restaurant chain announced Monday morning. The restaurant was initially expected to open before the end of 2020, but encountered some delays that pushed the opening to the first part of 2021. It is located in front...

Bella Vita, an Obsessive Italian Cuisine, celebrated with a private party, grand opening of its 2nd location in the southwest Las Vegas, located at 4965 Blue Diamond Road. The event included a ribbon cutting celebration with Mayor Debra March and County Commissioner Justin Jones and additional dignitaries and guests. Owner, Sergio Montegrande, also...

Here are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

Seattle is losing another institution as Borracchini’s Bakery announced Saturday it would remain permanently closed due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Months of no gatherings, weddings or parties proved to be too much for the iconic Italian deli, which shut its doors after 100 years in business.  “Needless to say, it was devastatin...

I spend a lot of time in Waikīkī, and I usually know what’s new here before anyone else. Except this time. I walked down a side street—Kealohilani Avenue, to be specific, which connects Kalākaua and Kūhiō avenues—and noticed a food truck parked against the backside of the ʻAlohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach. There was no one around. I assumed it was an...