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  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Iwona Adamczyk(May 28, 2013)
    Meet Rosario and Pasquale, two friends who not only share a passion for soccer, but also demonstrate a particular fervor for their native Naples.
  • Although known to be a hospital for rich people, Mount Sinai treats every day little patients whose family cannot even afford to give them a meal. Doctor Angela Cioffi and restaurateur Michele Luzzo organized a pizza class in the Oncology Department to teach them something new, make them eat a healthy Italian specialty and give them the chance to smile.
  • I have dinner with Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato, the two eternal boys behind the successful restaurant chain in New York. Over a truffle pizza, burrata, and good wine they tell me their American story. Their friend and sommelier Alessandra Rotondi also joins us. Their new restaurant Serafina Meatpacking is about to open: “We came up with a menu just for adults. You must be at least 21 years old to order. It’s based on tequila.”
  • John Mariani's book narrates the rise of Italian-American food culture and the emigrants who made it possible. It was a journey fueled by endurance, passion and triumph that will inspire a whole new appreciation for the foods we are so enamored by today.
  • “Pizza has morphed into many different varieties in the States. In Naples, it has never changed." Fred Mortari, a co-owner of A Mano in Ridgewood talks about the true Neapolitan pizza he makes. “The revolution in the U.S. now is ‘Let’s go back to authenticity.’” Plus: a few tips for home cooks who don’t want to invest in their own brick oven and aren’t as skilled as a certified pizzaiolo ...
  • Most Italian-Italians, the ones from Italy, that is, always seem to be curious as to how we Italian-Americans are perceived by others in America. With all the news they’ve heard of Italian stereotypes in America, like the ones put forward in “The Godfather,” “The Sopranos,” “Mafia Wars,” and “The Jersey Shore,” I understand what they expect.

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