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By Hua Hsu At some point I realized that I had accidentally watched every episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The series, which airs, with an oddly comforting relentlessness, on the Food Network, bills itself as a road trip highlighting America's unheralded small-town haunts.   Its primary appeal, though, is its host, the chef and res...

By Tony DiZinno As an Italian American, I'm allowed to make the joke that Italians are occasionally disorganized and sometimes do things that make no sense.   Such a scenario occurs this weekend where two Italian luxury car manufacturers, Lamborghini and Ferrari, are holding their individual World Finals on the same exact weekend.  ...

The Italian Publishing Research Project, commissioned by the Italian Trade Agency – Chicago Office, was presented at Rome's Piu' libri piu' liberi book fair on December 4, 2014.   Click here to read the study by Chad W. Post: http://italianpublishingresearchproject.weebly.com/uploads/2/8/1/5/28155227/italian_publishing_research_project.pdf...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Elect...

di Cinzia Ferilli   Dal Giappone all'America. Prosegue il successo della band salentina dei Kalàscima anche all'estero. Dopo l'esperienza nella terra d'Oriente, il gruppo sbarca a New York e Miami con due concerti esclusivi.   Si inizia nella Grande Mela il 14 ottobre quando i Kalàscima terranno uno show case nel noto live pub di Manh...

by Richard DiGiacomo Between 1880 and 1920 Italian immigrants flooded the shores of the New World. The United States was home to many of these new arrivals. Most of the Italian wave was from Sicily and the south of Italy. They came to start a new life in America and wanted to assimilate into their new homeland.   While they held onto their...

Aperol®, the globally renowned bright orange Italian liqueur, headlines a U.S. Spritz Tour as the official spirit partner of "Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes" by the editor-in-chief of Punch Talia Baiocchi and former deputy editor of Punch Leslie Pariseau.     The tour, which runs April through September, s...

The Italian restaurant in America has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white-checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken Parmigiana t...

by Doug Fernandes   Dick Vitale will be busy later this year giving thanks and accepting waves of applause. The Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN college basketball analyst will receive three awards, the biggest being the fifth annual Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.   It's given...

by Lou Del Bianco   Get the National Park Service to formally recognize Luigi Del Bianco as the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore. Luigi Del Bianco lived the American Dream by coming to America and becoming the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore. Luigi's job was in carving the "refinement of expression" in the faces. When you look at those 4 presi...

Register online today for NIAF's 39th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C., October 24-25! This year's Gala calendar is already filling up fast with exciting celebrities and events, including a special preview screening of the highly anticipated documentary "The Italian Americans" scheduled for nationwide PBS release in early 2015.   Plus, r...

"From Italy with Love" show starring Francesco Zonin, Vice President of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A is set to air on Cooking Channel on Wednesday, November 5 (9:30 p.m., ET). Additional episodes are available for viewing on "From Italy with Love's" YouTube channel beginning Monday, October 20 and another on October 27.   The new show will be a...