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La Famiglia

Stanley Ely | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

What I've found curious about families is that the need does not vanish when an actual family does.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Say Hello To Italy's First Female Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science

No Italian woman had ever flown in space until last Sunday, when ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, a 37-year-old captain in the Italian Air Force,...

Why My Grandparents Are My Best Friends

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Jenna Amatulli

My grandparents are not my best friends because they're my consistent champions. They're my best friends because they understand me in the way that I don't really understand me yet.

A Talk With Fabio Viviani

Tara Solomon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Miami
Tara Solomon

The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.

The 21 Best Italian Restaurants In America

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

There are certain places that make the rest quake in their Italy-shaped boots, and we're here to recognize them.

Make Olive Garden's Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Nancy Fox | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Fox

It's great as a first course or make the serving size 1.5 to 2 cups and it becomes a very filling main-course soup. You'll want to add this satisfying dish to your soup repertoire. It's a keeper for sure!

The Most Ellis Island-y Celebrity Ever: Tom Colicchio

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Colicchio's family includes a total of 12 immigrants -- eight of whom came through Ellis Island, three more who entered via New York earlier (one just four months prior to its opening), and a solitary ancestor who opted for Philadelphia.

Why I Fell in Love With Florence

Jinna Yang | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

That's exactly what happened when I decided on a whim to take the train from Pisa into Florence for four days. What happened next was my heart was laid out on a silver platter for what came to be my favorite city in Italy.

These Books Will Make Make You Hungry

Rozanne Gold | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

They will enable you to cook your heart out and feel enlightened all at once.

How To Add Mozzarella To Everything

Ali Rosen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Are you using it in as many places as possible?

Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce to Amp Up Spaghetti Night

Food Fanatic | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

I had a difficult time reconciling the images of people digging into heaping bowls of pasta and sauce with audible groans and the pasta that I was served for dinner. I remember thinking, It's only spaghetti. What could be so amazing that you need to moan about it?

The New Chipotle Is Here, In Pasta Form

Spoon University | Posted 08.24.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Meet the brains behind Pasta Flyer, the new gluten-free pasta restaurant.

The Best Slow Cooker Meatballs for Supper

Food Fanatic | Posted 08.16.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Having crossed the third trimester threshold, I have my panicked moments where I question my ability to handle one more baby or one more meal. Can I really do this? Then I plant my feet firmly in the kitchen and whip up a batch of meatballs. Yes, I can do this, one meatball at a time.

My Dad Is Always Right, Despite What My Mother Says

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

When I was a baby, my mom had a well-deserved night out with friends. Upon my mother's return, she found me fast asleep in a diaper held together by electrical tape. Hence my dad's parenting credo: You may not do everything perfectly as a parent, but as long as the job got done and no one got hurt, it's all good. And really, more than anything, I'm just grateful he used electrical tape and not a staple gun.

Milan's EXPO 2015 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' Also Feeds the Mind

Claudio Bisogniero | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Claudio Bisogniero

Some events leave lasting impressions. I daresay that anyone who has visited Italy has returned with fond memories of their trip. Well, next year ther...

How To Get On Italy's Sh*t List

Off Track Planet | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The proud people of the Boot are passionate about life, and can get passionately pissed off if you break any of the unwritten rules that define their world-celebrated, and oft-imitated, culture.

How to Learn a Language Without Burnout

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Sonia Gil

Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other langua...

Meet the Anti-Mediterranean Diet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

There's much to be said for the so-called Mediterranean diet -- diets low in red meat and high in fish, nuts, vegetables, beans and heart-healthy fats like olive oil. But if that's the diet you want to eat, you certainly aren't going to find it at "Italian" chain restaurants in America.

How To Properly Salt Your Pasta Water

Food52 | Posted 07.06.2014 | Taste
Food52

While you can certainly throw in a a few sizeable pinches of salt and leave it at that, let's dig a little deeper.

How to 'Shush' People in Different Languages

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

international infographic

Child K: A Hidden Horror of the Nazis

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

I spoke to co-director Roberto DeFeo about the wrenching tale.

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Broccoli Polenta

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.31.2014 | Taste
Claire Thomas

Polenta is one of those hearty comforts -- warm, soft, and so buttery -- that even us non-Italians love.

Dear Family Whisperer: Help for the Culturally Challenged

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Families need to be with other families. A night out lets you enjoy adult interaction and allows your son to mix it up with kids his own age in a context outside of school.

The Only Meatball Recipe You'll Ever Need

Spoon University | Posted 05.18.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Flavorful and filling, these guys will give your local Italian joint a run for their money.