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Nanni & Tata Brings Taste of Naples to Lawrence

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Ah, bella Napoli — one of Europe’s oldest and most flavorful metropolises, the very heart of empires past. With its bustling center built upon rich volcanic soil alongside a bountiful sea, and home to archaeological treasures, Naples boasts a flavor unlike any other in Italy. Behind Naples’ aging façades is a city very much alive. In crevices of the urban sprawl, down alleyways rife with scooting Vespas, one can discover a profound humanity, rich culture, and unexpected culinary elegance. Gaetano and Annamaria Migliaccio, recent newcomers to the United States, and proud owners of Nanni and Tata in Lawrence, Massachusetts, are ...

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Eat supplì like the Romans do

Photo by ©Francesca Bruzzese

In my almost four years living in Italy, I have traveled the country quite a bit – Florence, Verona, Milan, Torino, Venice, Matera, Lake Como, Sardinia, Calabria, Pisa, Rieti, Tivoli, Urbino, Siena, Gaeta, and Orvieto are just a few of the cities I’ve been lucky enough to visit. Besides confirming my belief that Italy really is the most beautiful country in the world, my travels have also taught me a good deal about Italian cuisine. While I already knew that Italian food is across the board superb, I also realized that it is very regional — the dishes you find ...

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Discovering Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all'Amatriciana (photo ©Francesca Bruzzese)

One of the best things about moving from Bologna to Rome was discovering a completely new cuisine. After all, Italian cuisine tends to be very loyal to regional tradition: for example, you’ll find lasagna in the North but are hard pressed to find it in the South. Each province’s culinary repertoire is dictated by the climate, seasonal produce, and history of the region among other things. Rome’s cuisine tends to be rustic, hearty, and simple in its ingredients. The use of offal or undesirable cuts of meat is due to Rome’s former abattoir, once the biggest in all of Europe, ...

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The Magic Culinary Touch of Chef Marisa Iocco

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“Cooking is an act of love — an ancient primal gesture,” Executive Chef Marissa Iocco opines. “Like all acts of love, it is deeply gratifying and like all ancient primal gestures, it’s good for the soul.” Executive Chef Marisa Iocco is a cook at heart as well as by vocation, but she doesn’t look the part. Slender, tall, sporty and tanned to perfection, as she sits in the sun on a glorious morning at one of the wooden tables in Old North Square, she could pass for a cyclist on a break. She is, in fact, taking a break — ...

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Chef Lorena Autori Brings Flavor of Italy to Massachusetts

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Come savor authentic Italian Cuisine alongside renowned Chef Lorena Autori of Umbria, Italy on her US tour as she hosts cooking classes and a delectable dinner complete with delicacies travelling with her from Italy. Born in Salerno, in Italy’s Campania region and raised in Umbria Chef Lorena has a passion for quality Italian gastronomy Trained in the Gualtiero Marchesi’s renowned international school for Italian cuisine in Parma, ALMA Regularly collaborates with major Italian radio station RadioUno as their culinary correspondent Has had the privilege to cook for Michelin Starred Chefs such as Lidio Delfini and Tiziano Rossetti, Italian nobility, and ...

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