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Review: Villa Bellini brings upscale Italian to Tio Pepe space

It's got pilasters and curved archways and marble statuary and carved fireplace mantles and complicated deco wrought-iron work. In short, the new Villa Bellini in the 1928 building that housed Tio Pepe for decades is a knockout.



Move over, sushi. It's time for salami of the sea

It's not nose-to-tail dining, it's tail-fin-to-gill: A Toronto chef brings his genius with marrow and off-cuts to coastal Italian cuisine If you have ever wondered what the Italian chef who popularized deep-fried prosciutto-wrapped lambs' brains at Toronto's Buca eats while journeying through coastal Italy, I can tell you it's pretty much as you feared. And maybe worse.



Massimo Bottura: A Skinny Italian Chef You Can Trust

The title of his recently released book is "Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef" a journey through his life personal and public with an insight into his creative process and passions for music and art. Bottura has a state of the art music system in his kitchen and he likes to cook to the sound of music.



Upscale Gallo: Pasta, Pizza And Piedmontese Filets

Gallo means rooster in Italian, and the rooster is a subtle theme in this contemporary Italian restaurant in Ridgefield. Gallo is also the name of the chef.



Slurp That Spaghetti! Where to Celebrate National Pasta Day in the Twin Cities

Sure, it's easy to boil some water, toss in some spaghetti, and open up a bottle of sauce at home... but there's something divine about the perfect plate of pasta while you're out on the town. The snap of al dente tendrils of bucatini, the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of ravioli, meaty and rich Bechamel-drenched lasagna -- we love it all.



Frank Ruta returns to the kitchen at Bread Furst

Bread Feast, a series of weekly dinners prepared by Palena's former culinary team of Frank Ruta and Aggie Chin, will debut on Thursday at Bread Furst , more than a month later than originally planned . Tickets for the first four-course meal are now on sale online for $85 per person , with more dinner dates expected to be added soon.



Taste of Italy fundraiser provides student scholarships

People looking to help local high school seniors and enjoy an Italian meal had a chance to do just that at a luncheon hosted by the Gogebic and Iron County Paisano Club on Saturday. Around 30 people visited the Hurley Senior Center for a lunch of Italian sausage, polenta, Italian sauerkraut a beverage and desert.



12 Pantry Staples You Can Turn Into Thousands of Meals

Like it or not, food is a major money drain on the average American. Month in and month out, people spend hundreds of dollars to keep their bellies full.



Iavarone Brothers

Iavarone Brothers, a family tradition now turned into a fourth generation brand, is well known to provide authentic Italian delicacies for the gourmet palate in New York. Its detailed attention to customer service and quality goods has earned them high ratings from demanding food critics, including Zagat's, which has rated it as one of Long Island's best markets for the last three years.



Ciao Italia

Mary Ann Esposito, host of the longest-running cooking show on public television, travels around the United States and Rome, Italy in search of recipes that can be prepared in thirty-minutes or less for a busy audience that has time to enjoy great Italian food but doesn' t always have time to prepare it "the old way." Frozen in the freezer or fresh from the garden, Mary Ann elevates artichokes to a new art form, when she goes nella cucina, to the kitchen, to create a quick and elegant, puff-pastry Artichoke Tart.


Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to its present Capitol Hill location in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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