Category Archives: Restaurants

Sicilian Food: A Global Diet

What are we talking about, when we discuss “Italian food?”  It’s the age-old question: Italian vs. Italian American. We get so caught up in the details of what the difference is between the food of Italy and the food developed … Continue reading

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Italian A Day: Tony Durpetti

By Michelle Durpetti I would love to nominate my father, Tony Durpetti, owner + proprietor of legendary Chicago steakhouse Gene & Georgetti as an “Italian a Day” feature. Started in 1941 by Gene Michelotti (Durpetti’s father in law) and Alfredo “Georgetti” Federighi, … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Il coperto”   Many restaurants in Italy, charge a small fee called “il coperto” to cover the cost of a table set-up such as the tablecloth, napkins, silver ware, bread etc.  However, the origin of this practice … Continue reading

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Marra Forni Pizza Ovens

Marra Forni is not messing around when it comes to the authenticity of your pizza. The Maryland-based Italian oven maker has been bringing the traditional style of Italian Neapolitan Pizza to local markets all over the United States, with its hand-crafted … Continue reading

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