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Chef Marcellino Verzino was born on his family’s farm in the Campania region of Italy. He was raised in the small town of Reino, Benevento; where lush rolling hills are dotted with olive groves and vineyards and everyone knows each others families for generations. Marcellino’s roots are steeped in all facets of food and wine with a profound understanding of their origins. Coupled with his vast knowledge of Italy’s regional and centuries-old cuisine brands the solid base of his rare culinary talent. He began cooking at the young age of twelve for family. The rest is truly an anomaly. At age 21, he moved to Rome, where he was promptly employed as personal Chef to world renowned scientist and socialite Adriano Bussati Traverso. Self assurance, ambition and and his boundless gifts are still today his guiding light. He went on to open restaurants in Calabria and Abruzzo; cooked on the island of Poros, Greece and owned trendy bistros in Rome. Moving to New York City in 1996, granted Chef Marcellino the highly coveted “Award of Excellence” from the New York Times and “Honorary Recognition” for his outstanding contribution to the James Beard Foundation. He is acknowledged for creating unsurpassed, award winning dining experiences around the world. Today, Chef Marcellino and wife Sima proudly present their magestic Scottsdale Ristorante to an internationally established fan base.
‘A Ziarella at the Italian Festival, Scottsdale AZ
A compilation of footage from the folk group ‘A Ziarella performing throughout the weekend at the Italian Festival in Scottsdale Arizona.
The #ItalianFest15, hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona created an “Italian Piazza” on the Southbrudge in Old Town, and featured authentic foods, crafts and the talented Italian group, lead by Maestro Giovanni.
Gruppo Folk ‘A Ziarella:
The folk group, ‘A Ziarella was born in 1983. The name comes from the multi-coloured belt of the traditional costume worn by the women of Reino (a small town rear Benevento): it ties the hips of the girls sumptuously. The belt is called “Ziarella.” The costume, rich in ornamental elements, is an evidence of the cultural and economic magnificence of Reino in the past. The town is crossed by the “Tratturo Pescasseroli-Candela,” which is a grazing track running between Pescasseroli in Abruzzo and Candela in Puglia. It is the third longest grazing track in southern Italy and it was used for seasonal herd migration. The spirit of that time, living evidence of the cultures of the Samnites (an Italic people living in Samnium in South Central Italy) and the Greeks, is still alive today in the song and music tradition, in the customs and traditions of Reino. The Folk Group, ‘A Ziarella aims to represent those traditions.