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Perfect pairing? Could we just say opinions differ, and leave it at that?

By On May 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone To say that Italians are passionate about many things – cars, opera, soccer, fashion – is an understatement. With food and wine that fierce pride borders on obsession. Pairing… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Eureka! A perfect polenta for springtime appetites

By On May 1, 2021

By Murray SchulmanLately, my curious nature that many of you have come to enjoy is once again peaked. I am preparing dishes that seem to be Italian in style. But I ask… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Warm comfort food for the springtime: Traditional pot pie

By On April 1, 2021

By Murray Schulman Spring has sprung and we are adjusting to warmer weather through what and how we are preparing meals. With that said, I thought that it would be fun to… Read More

Food & Wine

Getting acquainted with Sardinia – Italy’s ‘goofy cousin’

By On April 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone Although it’s been inhabited since the Paleolithic era and was once a mecca for jetsetters and Europe’s glitterati, Sardinia has long been shrugged off as Italy’s second island. A… Read More

Food & Wine

How a ‘little rascal’ of a grape made it to the big time

By On March 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone             Years ago, a winemaker in Piedmont sought the aid of a priest in tracking down a certain “little rascal.” He wanted the good father to ask nearby farmers… Read More

Children’s book “Let’s Eat Snails”
Book Review

Bridging the cultural divide is a job for the snails

By On March 1, 2021

By Al Kemp In the new children’s book “Let’s Eat Snails,” a young girl named Margie broadens her culinary horizons to include a curious garden creature with help from her friend Nina.… Read More

“Under the Light of the Italian Moon” by author Jennifer Anton
Book Review

Women’s plight in the time of Mussolini inspires novel

By On March 1, 2021

Italian-American Herald A historical novel that highlights stories of women under Mussolini’s fascist rule leading into the collapse of Italy and World War II is set for release on March 8, International… Read More

Food & Wine

To know these lesser-known reds is to know Piedmont

By On December 1, 2020

By Frank Cipparone             It’s not without merit that writing about wine in Piedmont tends to center around the region’s “king” and “queen” – Barolo and Barbaresco. They have supplied an identity… Read More

Food & Wine

Got an autumnal appetite? Get thee to an orchard

By On December 1, 2020

Sample a variety of apples at local orchards for a true farm-to-table experience. … Read More

Food & Wine

Wine bars, screw caps and eight more things to consider

By On November 1, 2020

By Frank Cipparone With apologies to David Letterman, a Top 10 List of wine-related things to think about and some helpful hints. 1. Aside from magazines and the internet the most effective… Read More