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Chef Lidia Bastianich: The Feast of a Lifetime

Lauri Lyons | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Lauri Lyons

Lidia Bastianich is renowned as one of television's most popular chefs, a restaurateur, and cookbook author. Today, she reflects on her journey, passion for food, and the expansion of her empire.

14 Weird Pizza Toppings Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: iStock / Thinkstock Would you pick up a slice topped with smoked reindeer? Pizza is a magical word. Say it to elicit slow nods, meani...

Eataly: Italian Food the Italian Way

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Renee Lo Iacono

When my friend in Milan took me to Eataly I was initially surprised to discover that he wanted to show me a grocery store, however, after a walk thr...

Puglia: Italy's Land of Plenty!

Layne Lieberman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Layne Lieberman

Otranto by the sea Puglia, the heel of Italy, is one of the most splendid regions in southern Italy, and in my opinion, the world. That's because it...

17 Italian Street Foods You Need In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2015 | Taste

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy carbonara t...

Top Italian Comfort Food Spots in Los Angeles

Gina Hall | Posted 11.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

The marriage between Italian eateries and comfort food is a blessed one and will continue to be for better or for worse. When it comes to the following three L.A.-based spots, it is definitely for the better.

The Truth About Pasta

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

On the heels of the low-carb diet emerged the gluten-free fad. Pasta, which is generally made with wheat flour, was widely deemed "bad." Now some are ...

Food Heritage: Why Culture Matters

Mansal Denton | Posted 11.17.2015 | Taste
Mansal Denton

Food is the life blood of maintaining culture and understanding how this came to be in America can help you to find your roots and let it guide you more intelligently.

Skinny Lasagna Soup

Nancy Fox | Posted 10.20.2015 | Taste
Nancy Fox

It's so hearty, delicious and makes a wonderfully satisfying, main course soup. It has all the fabulous flavors of a meat lasagna and loaded with vegetables.

Off the Beaten Track, NYC's Il Principe Has High Style

John Mariani | Posted 10.19.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

I would have thought more attention to the few occupied tables would be paid so that I wouldn't have to ask the waiter to come over or ask if the wine I ordered was going to come before I finished my appetizers.

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 10.07.2015 | Taste

Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza cabal have traveled around the country, sampling all the different beautiful iterations of pizza we have in America and picking the 33 best. Some of them are legendary repeats. Others are bold newcomers. All of them are delicious.

Since 1919, a Stellar Standard for Italian-American Cuisine in NYC

John Mariani | Posted 09.29.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

I would put Mario's pizza up against any in NYC. After all, they've had ninety-six years to perfect it. Its crust is perfection, the corona wonderfully crisp but chewy and charred, the mozzarella bubbles up, the sauce has subtle seasoning, and the scent of just enough basil is dreamy.

LA Pecora Bianca Serves Pastas Wholly New to NYC

John Mariani | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

The risotto, made with Vialone rice, is vibrant green with peppery pesto and bright red with a sweet tomato reduction ($15). This is not a place to find clichés like penne alla vodka.

Massimo Bottura: Veggie Food for Thought | Posted 09.14.2015 | Taste

With a menu that reads like a list of exhibits at an art gallery and dishes that looks like they belong there, it's little wonder then that his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was recently ranked as the second best in the world.

9 Easy Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 08.02.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Everyone loves Italian. From homemade pasta sauces to homemade bread, these recipes are serious family pleasers. It's hard to improve on sweet summer tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, but a drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a pop of tangy-sweet flavor to every bite.

The Surprising Origins Of 8 Italian-American Dishes

Thrillist | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste

Sometimes the greatest food creations come from adapting to necessity.

The 5 Pastas You Should Always Have In Your Pantry

Food52 | Posted 07.07.2015 | Taste

Once you've put your perfectly pristine, unbroken spaghetti into the boiling water, adjust the salt based on the dish you're making.Keep the water salt-free if you're pairing the spaghetti with an already heavily-seasoned sauce like pesto.

You're Pronouncing These Italian Foods Completely Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2015 | Taste

It's time to eat food you actually have to pay for and know how to say.

10 Essential Italian Desserts

Menuism | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

There are a multitude of specialties that seldom make it out of their regions, let alone across the pond to Italian restaurants.

Three Beautiful Recipes That Will Put Your Wok To Work

La Republica | D | Posted 06.17.2015 | Style

Recipes Luigi F. di Biagio ©Photos Enzo Truoccolo, artwork Cristina Dal Ben A quick meal, fried with little oil. Venere Rice With Zucchini, Pe...

Italian Food Can Cure Impotence, Italian Professor Says

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder how Tony Soprano managed to be so ... virile? Over the six seasons of "The Sopranos," he never let the stress of his life as a mob boss ge...

3 Authentic And Totally Unexpected Italian Pesto Recipes

La Republica | D | Posted 06.11.2015 | Taste

Recipes by Luigi F. di Biagio ©Photos by Enzo Truoccolo Artwork by Cristina Dal Ben Pestos of olive, almond or pistachio to enrich the simples...

This Is Where The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are In New York

John Mariani | Posted 06.05.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

This is the way this food should be made.

EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

Jim Slama | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Jim Slama

The World Exposition in Milan recently opened in Italy with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Its admirable goal is "to guarantee healthy, safe, and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium."

Milan: How The City Has Changed

La Repubblica | D | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

"We are 'ultramodern' because we have kept the best of our traditions."