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  • Angelo Ferrara
    Long Island man says town fired him because he’s Italian
    A Long Island man booted from his job as a deputy finance commissioner for the Town of North Hempstead is preparing to sue the municipality because, he says, he was fired for being Italian.Angelo Ferrara, 66, has filed a notice of claim and...
  • Fresh clams are on the menu at Mama D's
    Mama D's in Newport Beach serves exceptional Italian food in a family atomsphere
    Going out for Italian food is always an adventure. Part of the adventure is separating the average from the exceptional, with the problem being there are so many average Italian restaurants it seems to always be an “I guess we'll go for...
  • Gnocchi Florentine
    Vegetarian cookbook: Gnocchi florentine recipe
    I created this delicious and quick recipe on the fly. We had purchased the potato gnocchi at a wonderful market in Battle Creek (Horrock's Market) and I knew I wanted an Alfredo type sauce on it. This is what I created.The only change I would...
  • Think biscotti for your holiday baking
    Think biscotti for your holiday baking.
    For a number of years I used to make fudge for the holidays, not cookies. The problem with that was I would eat half the fudge before I got to give it out as gifts. That is not to say that I don’t eat the biscotti that I’ve been baking...
  • Biscotti in a mug
    Holiday cookies: cookie exchange
    For a number of years I used to make fudge for the holidays, not cookies. The problem with that was I would eat half the fudge before I got to give it out as gifts. That is not to say that I don’t eat the biscotti that I’ve been baking...
  • A hot pasta dish for when the temperatures fall
    A hot pasta dish for when the temperatures fall
    If you've been watching the weather reports this week, you may have heard that we're to get a blast of frigid air by the end of this week! In some parts of the country, it's already been snowing! Though here in the Carolinas we've...
  • Natural organic cooking sauces
    New organic, all natural products for your pantry
    After attending the Natural Products Expo East there are culinary items that should make their way to your kitchen cupboards. I have had the opportunity to try numerous samples from the manufacturers. Let me share my picks:Taste of India –...
  • Ristorante Firenze
    Expect a winter opening of Ristorante Firenze in historic Reisterstown
    It has been over a year since Jesse Issa’s Tonino’s restaurant closed after a 25 year run located where Reisterstown Road ( route 140) veers off west to Westminister and Hanover Road begins on historic Reisterstown’s Main Street...
  • Cooking with the Calamari Sisters
    'Cooking with the Calamari Sisters' serves comedy with an acquired taste
    The Marcus Center is currently running a production of "Cooking with the Calamari Sisters" in Vogel Hall. This "all-singing, all-dancing, all-cooking show" is a theatrical presentation of a televised cooking show starring...
  • Cibo Wine Bar
    Cibo Wine Bar, key player in the renaissance of Miracle Mile
    Coral Gables is back on the map, and Miracle Mile is at the heart of it. Not only a place where you go to find an engagement ring or a wedding dress anymore, but a place where you go to "hang out", have fun and enjoy some real good food...
  • Iavarone brothers
    Iavarone Brothers
    UNIQUE ITALIAN DELI OFFERS FINEST OLD-WORLD DELICACIES AT FOUR LOCATIONS!Iavarone Brothers, a family tradition now turned into a fourth generation brand, is well known to provide authentic Italian delicacies for the gourmet palate in New York. Its...
  • Grandma Sandino's burst cherry tomato pasta
    Grandma Sandino’s burst cherry tomato pasta
    Tomato season is quickly coming to an end along the Wasatch Front. But before it goes I’m really enjoying this pasta dish featuring Grandma Sandino’s Sicilian Sauce along with the owners’ own heirloom cherry tomatoes.Turns out,...
  • Blood Type:RAGU Heads to Buffalo for an Upstate Run
    Blood Type: RAGU Heads to Buffalo for an Upstate Run
    Following two consecutive years of honors from the United Solo Festival in New York City, playwright and actor Frank Ingrasciotta is taking his acclaimed one man show, Blood Type: RAGU to Buffalo for a run at the Shea Center.Blood Type: RAGU is a...
  • Celebrate Halloween at Labriola Café
    Halloween at Labriola Café in Oak Brook
    Celebrate Halloween at Labriola Café with Spooky Treats and Kid's Haunted Hauce Decorating PartiesGrab the little monsters and head to Labriola Café & Neapolitan Pizzeria this Halloween season for limited-time-only spooky sweet treats all...
  • Baltimore's food community
    Big Anniversaries in Baltimore’s food community
    The food industry is notoriously tough, restaurants come and go in a blink of an eye so when a restaurant celebrates 25 years in business that is a true accomplishment. What do you say to two local grocers who are celebrating respectively 70 and...