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Thankful for the producers, pioneers, innovators, eccentrics

By On November 22, 2019

By Frank Cipparone Some traditions don’t travel well. Their significance tends to get lost in translation. Aside from Christmas and Easter, other observances and holidays that Americans celebrate have little or no… Read More

Food & Wine

Limoncello business all about friends and family in South Philly

By On November 22, 2019

By Barbara Ann Zippi-Och If you arrive at the modernized row home on Rosewood Street in South Philly on a Wednesday night, you’ll notice a bright citrusy perfume in the air before… Read More

Food & Wine

Add something new to the usual Thanksgiving spread this year

By On November 22, 2019

By Murray Schulman For many years, Thanksgiving has been the subjects of my November food column. You have shared with me the emotions, the flavors, the stress, the hard work and the… Read More

Food & Wine

Dining at my beloved ‘El Roacho’ was a hard sell to the ladies

By On November 22, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti I really enjoyed the weekly breakfast sessions with my young son back in the early ’90s. For several years, nearly every Saturday after our hour of adoration at St.… Read More

Food & Wine

La Pizzeria Metro opens with fanfare in North Wilmington

By On November 13, 2019

Italian-American Herald Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki joined Miller Road Station owners Ralph and Rose Pepe, La Pizzeria Metro owners Mike and Mindy Tumolo, and co-general managers/chefs Dan Tumolo and Alex Petrak as… Read More

Food & Wine

Drinking wine ‘when in Rome’ no longer just for tourists

By On November 13, 2019

By Frank CipparoneBy Frank CipparoneNot that many years ago, doing what the Romans do when you’re in Rome wouldn’t get you very far where wine was concerned. There was plenty to be… Read More

Food & Wine

It’s the season to blend new-world and old-world traditions

By On November 13, 2019

By Murray SchulmanBy Murray SchulmanOctober has rolled around again. We are all back into our routines of work, school, football, Columbus Day and of course Halloween. I have always been fascinated by… Read More

Book Review

A compelling chronicle of Philadelphia Italians during WWI

By On November 13, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti Richard N. Juliani’s “Little Italy in the Great War: Philadelphia’s Italians on the Battlefield and Home Front,” is an exhaustive account of how the city’s Italian immigrants were affected… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

The Amalfi Coast has it all, from natural beauty to art and music

By On November 13, 2019

By Antonella Sacco When traveling to Italy, a mere mention of the Amalfi Coast invokes a dreamlike vision of lemon trees and crystal turquoise waters. Positano is no doubt one of the… Read More

Food & Wine

Mrs. Nellie from the soda shop had friends in unexpected places

By On November 13, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti When I was growing up in Southwest Philly, back in the early ’60s, Mrs. Nellie Fagan was probably about 70 years old. She was a key figure in the… Read More