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  • Pane e Vino buffalo ricotta meatball with rustic garlic toast
    Pane e Vino in Little Italy: Much more than bread and wine
    As I am reviewing my snapshots and photos shared by fellow bloggers, Kathy and Neal Patterson of MinxEats.com at a media gathering at Little Italy’s latest addition Pane e Vino --- I am salivating with sense memories of the appetizer sized...
  • Bottega Americano
    A Dining Experience at Bottega Americano
    Every seat in the house is the place to be. There’s not one spot that doesn’t make you feel a part of the fun. It’s familial, it’s Italian and it’s welcoming. It’s also modern, chic and in a bustling...
  • Chewy almond square recipe
    Chewy almond square recipe
    This recipe for chewy almond squares is an internet sensation! They've been featured on TV, blogs have recreated them and it's a favorite on the popular "foodie website" - Chow. The original article (below) was published back in...
  • Louie's Pizza
    Louie's Pizza - Best Pizza in Naperville
    Louie's Pizza, which opened this past December, claims to have the best pizza in town. Located off the busy Route 59 on the southwest corner of Diehl Road, owner Louie Jankulla remodeled the former Two Mothers Food to seat 20 customers. He...
  • Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán stars in the new mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished) commissioned by Lyric Unlimited. Featuring music by José “Pepe” Martínez and a libretto by director Leonard Foglia,...
  • Bella Coast
    Bella Coast Italian Kitchen and Market makes its mark in the Brandywine Valley
    The Brandywine Valley does not lack for quality Italian restaurants. In fact, some of the Italian restaurants in the area have become destinations within themselves. Bella Coast Italian Kitchen and Market in North Wilmington, Delaware aims to keep...
  • An Italian Inspired Weekend in Tucson: Alfa Romeo, Antipasto and Ambiance
    An Italian Inspired Weekend in Tucson: Alfa Romeo, Antipasto and Ambiance
    The forecast is predicting a chilly and rainy weekend in Phoenix. For those who refuse to waste their time indoors and don't mind a short drive, Tucson just might be the answer. A straight shot 100 miles down the freeway, our neighbors to the...
  • Spaghetti sauce that's fast and easy
    Spaghetti sauce made in short order
    As we continue to deal with this cold winter weather, it seems that Italian food has a special place with our appetites! There's a certain comfort that Italian food provides, both physically and psychological. For some reason, Italian food...
  • Labriola Cafe
    Labriola Opens in Chicago
    Rich Labriola, Chicago’s most trusted name in baking, sets his sights on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with a new full-service restaurant, bar, and bakeryWHAT:Labriola Ristorante & Café, the popular restaurant and bakery in Oak Brook,...
  • Pasta fagioli
    Healthy living: Pasta fagioli recipe
    This vegetarian soup is made healthier by the addition of whole wheat penne, rather then regular.I served the soup with a artisanal loaf of multigrain bread from a local bakery.olive oil1 carrot, sliced thinly2 stalks celery, chopped1/2 onion,...
  • Poster for the Italian Film & Culture Festival 2015
    Delightful Doc on Marionettes is part of the Opening Gala of Italian Film Fest
    The 8th New Mexico Italian Film and Culture Festival returns, running from February 8-15 in Albuquerque and February 5-7 in Santa Fe. This wonderful event celebrates Italian film, food, dance, art and music. The best of food and wine is available...
  • Francesca's Restaurant Group Offers "Take Me To Tuscany" Getaway
    Francesca's Restaurant Group Offers "Take Me To Tuscany" Getaway
    Restaurateur and Founder Scott Harris thanks guests with a chance to win a week in Tuscany’s wine countryFrancesca’s Restaurant Group has announced the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the inspiration behind the family of...
  • easy simple tiramisu recipe
    A tiramisu recipe that makes you realize how easy it is to make tiramisu
    The top two Italian desserts are without a doubt cannoli and tiramisu, and I just perfected a recipe to make the latter in a quick and easy way. It turns out that this elegant, luscious dessert is quite simple to throw together, although the...
  • Garlic bread fresh from the oven
    Garlic bread, fresh and homemade
    With all the cold weather much of the nation has been endured in recent weeks, many people have been enjoying foods that are hot and satisfying. One of the most popular foods for cold weather is Italian food, such as spaghetti and lasagna. And...
  • Light lasagna
    Healthy living: Healthy lasagna recipe
    This recipe was sooo easy to make! The uncooked noodles are layered in and then the pan is covered and baked for an hour.We loved the DeLallo brand pasta sauce used here! No additional seasonings were needed, and most importantly, the sauce has no...
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