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We've come a long way since the days when Americans thought Italian cuisine meant spaghetti or ziti in rivers of "marinara" set on red-checkered

As the new year emerges, the world welcomes a fresh start, usually with hopes of a new beginning with some luck thrown into the

Hangover cures -- they're never there when you need 'em. Not that you (or I) ever need them -- perish the thought. Nevertheless, in the spirit

After moving to the United States, I was fascinated and eventually hooked by the way Americans welcome the new year. There were New Year's

Perugia is the more important of the two provinces of Umbria and in culinary terms is most famous for its chocolates. Perugina, the chocolate

Holidays often mean cookies. Here are three unusual Italian cookies that you can make ahead for the holidays, each with a special featured ingredient.