Food

Nonna Carmela's Stuffed Mushrooms

Nonna Carmela's Stuffed Mushrooms

Rossella and Nonna Carmela D'Angelo are making Stuffed Mushrooms, a specialty appetizer that Nonna Carmela makes at all holidays. Nonna Carmela hails...
The Bronx Food Waste Project By Massimo Bottura and Robert De Niro

The Bronx Food Waste Project By Massimo Bottura and Robert De Niro

Italian chef, Massimo Bottura and American actor, Rober De Niro, launched a joint venture that will to fight against food waste to the United States...
Pasta with Pesto Pantesco

Island Inspiration: Simple Summer Recipes from Pantelleria

As summer’s heat bears down on folks from Italy to America, time is best spent under a striped beach umbrella at la spiaggia or under a shaded...
Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart (Part One)

It was poet Giosuè Carducci who gave Umbria the title, “green heart of Italy”. And for good reason… Umbria truly is a lush, verdant region literally...
Today, hand made gelato, known as "gelato artigianale," is a gem of Italian tradition, with specific rules to be followed when making it. Credit: Copyright Julia della Croce/Forktales 2016

The Long History of Gelato

Always a favorite during the Summer, gelato has come a long way since its beginning in the – or so historians think – exotic lands of the Chinese...
 Herb and Garlic Grilled Eggplant (Melanzane alla Graticola)

Celebrating summer vegetables – Emilia-Romagna style!

The farmer’s markets in Los Angeles are finally filling up with summer vegetables. Summer squash of all shapes and colors, Italian and Japanese...
U Fistinu, Gelo di Melone, Cassata, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

"U Fistinu" of Santa Rosalia in Palermo and Gelo di Melone

In 1624 the populace of Palermo fell victim to the Black Death, the Plague. As the Palermitani prayed, built fires, and collected the dead they...
inguine with Blue Crabs Sauce

Linguine with Blue Crabs Sauce

Linguine with Blue Crabs Sauce... a seafood sauce with a very sweet flavor. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 4 cloves garlic,...
Shrimp salad with zucchini, fennel and cherry tomatoes

Zucchini, Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp Salad

It’s summertime—gardens are bursting with tomatoes and zucchini and hot peppers! Over the last few years I have been setting up little garden beds...
Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato is one of Italy’s great gifts to the world, and once you have tasted authentic Italian gelato, you understand why this is true. Italians...
Fernet Branca, Fernet Gelato, Coca Cola Float, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Say hello to Fernet Branca, Italy's most known amaro

Say hello to Fernet Branca, one of Italy’s most famous amari . Made by the Fratelli Branca Distillerie , the alluringly herbaceous liquor with its...
Aragosta al Pavone. | Credit: Alexandra Dib.

Sardinia, A Time And Place For Lobster

If Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, with 2,000 kilometers of spectacular coastline and some of the most...
Sicilian clams with fennel broth

Summer’s Simplicity: Sicilian Clams with Fennel Broth

The heat of mid-summer calls for ease and simplicity in the kitchen. My summer repertoire evolves into one that allows the flavors of the simple...
Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii  (Part 2)

Mastroberardino Vineyards Cultivates the Ancient Vines of Pompeii (Part 2)

Here the second part of Victoria's visit at Mastrobernardino Wine. Mastroberardino is the only winery that has been planting experimental vineyards...
Pomodoro pachino, Sicily, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

“You say Tomato, I say Pachino” - Il pomodoro di Pachino: the Jewel of Sicilia

When one conjures up a mental list of the most highly prized and sought after foods in the world, delicacies such as Russian caviar, white truffle,...