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Representing Italy through Food is an intriguing collection of interdisciplinary essays that explores the significance of Italian food as a symbol of Italy. The book was recently published and was edited by Peter Naccarato (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College), Zachary Nowak (Associate Director of Umbra’s Food & Susta...

  Joan D’Agostino keeps Old World traditions alive for a new generation when she bakes in her Leawood kitchen. A mother of four, D’Agostino is passing along her Italian heritage to her four grandchildren, including 20-month-old twins Angelina and Luca Casanova of Leawood.A native Kansas Citian, D’Agostino grew up with the tradition of helping prepa...

The Italian Club welcomed guests from the DeGregorio, DiMartino and Ferrara families whose ancestors hailed from Palazzo Adriano, the town of Antonino Bufalo, the subject of our February meeting.  Antonino Bufalo (b. 1854, d. 1929), was a farmer by birth, a provincial road inspector by profession and a self taught poet by avocation. Like other clas...

The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation and piano performance to be held on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the School of Music of the University of Minnesota. Maria Mannone, will present “Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective". What is the connection between art and science? These apparently opposite fields...

The seeds of a changing St. Louis were sprouting last May in the cafeteria of a Catholic grade school in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. At St. Ambrose on the Hill, more than 100 neighbors were gathered to listen to a proposal by developer Doug Sansone and his Chicago partners to tear down a long vacant warehouse and manufacturing bu...

Green and gold T-shirts bearing, “Kiss me, I’m Irish,” fill store windows around town, waiting to be snatched up by revelers who prepare for St. Patrick’s Day, a festival now celebrated around the world. But in a country not far from Ireland, there’s a lesser-known saint with his own set of followers. Every March 19, St. Joseph’s statue is paraded...

The Soave Automotive Group is proud to announce the acquisition of the Alfa Romeo franchise from the Overland Park Alfa Romeo, Overland Park, Kansas. In acquiring Alfa Romeo, Aristocrat Motors will pair it with Maserati, another Fiat Chrysler of America brand which they currently represent. The franchise will be part of the Aristocrat Motors dealer...

Teresa Waldorf, who's well known in the local theater community for her comedy work, has stepped in to guest-direct plays at the Missoula Community Theatre before. When she read the script for Joe DiPietro's play, "Over the River and Through the Woods," she called and asked if she could direct before they could hire anyone else. In the script,...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago ha fissato al 30 e 31 marzo prossimi la missione del Funzionario itinerante a Denver, in Colorado. Il funzionario sarà disponibile nella sede del Vice Consolato Onorario (360 Acoma St.) per acquisire i dati biometrici dei connazionali che hanno bisogno del Passaporto. Gli orari saranno comunicati nei prossim...

Sansone Group and Draper & Kramer have received approval from the city for their planned development on The Hill and has closed on the former warehouse/industrial complex. The site spans almost 11 Acres on the east side of the neighborhood, on which the developers will build a high-end, residential development. Ground breaking is scheduled to begin...

On Des Moines’ south side, peppers grow as freely as turf grass. Italian-Americans here eat them like candy. They can and freeze them. They put them in sauce, on pizza or in eggs, fry them up with olive oil and potatoes, or even spread them on bread as an alternative to peanut butter. Among all the pepper love, a really good one stands out. An immi...

Opening cool Italian restaurants is the new black in Denver in 2017. Sushi — we have added some amazing places like Sushi Ronin and Matsuhisa to our sushi scene — is very 2016. Lasagna, fettuccine, chicken Parmigiana are what is in for the foreseeable months. The trend built up slowly toward in the second half of last year. Chef Paul Reilly unveile...