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By Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. Everyone has a special memory of their childhood. Most of mine revolve around the kitchen and family. While most kids were out playing T-ball, my time was spent in the kitchen being intrigued by my mother and grandmother gathering just a few ingredients and producing a meal for the family. Whether it be waking up to the...

Terry Delmonico's career at the Italian-family grocery store in Northeast began after he returned from an Army tour in Vietnam in the late 1960s. "My dad had an operation and asked if I could help in the store for a few months," recalled Delmonico, 69. "I left after about 45 years."   Terry and his cousin Bob Delmonico, 63, worked along...

I fondly remember frequently dining at the original Arcobasso's Italian Ristorante located in North County years ago. Founded, owned and operated by the Tom Arcobasso. It was THE place to dine with my college musician friends.   It was quite the cultural experience. Not only was the authentic Italian food unbelievable, Mr. Arcobasso himself...

Italian Americans, especially those from the East Coast, have fond memories of big family gatherings during the holidays — and big meals, including a Christmas Eve tradition known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes.   If you find yourself far from the cooks in your family who put out a seafood spread for the holidays, a few Front Range restaur...

As the temperatures drop, we are in the mood for some Italian comfort food. This time of year folks love lasagna, a festive favorite. And we wanted to find the best Minnesota has to offer. Natalie Nyhus asked, and you answered. Join her on the east side of St. Paul for a huge plate at the Little Oven.   The Morelli family has been doing...

by Kelly Moffitt   Sunday, Dec. 11 marks 75 years since the United States declared war on war on Germany and Italy. That was four days following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which killed 2,403 Americans, and three days after the U.S. declared war on the Empire of Japan in retaliation. The United States had officially entered Wor...

The precedents of women in public relations, international news, and multicultural relations are unfortunately not household names—yet. Missouri State University faculty Dr. Etta Madden uncovers three remarkable women and their work to connect the United States with Italy and the globe in general. Madden's book in progress, "Engaging Italy," w...

Charlie Gitto Jr. – He may have one of the most recognizable names and faces in St. Louis...and that's not surprising since Charlie Gitto Jr. is the owner of the most beloved Italian restaurants in St. Louis that has been serving satisfied customers for a respectable 36 + years! He was recently interviewed by St. Louis Magazine and shared a few of...

By Pamela Selbert Though Tom Fanara is a Realtor by vocation and serious bowler by avocation (he's been a member of various leagues since he was a kid and consistently averages in the 220s, he says), he is probably better known around the neighborhood for his culinary skills.   That's because he's also a member of an unofficial committee th...

By Amelia Rayno A long-loved St. Paul staple is making a transition into the future. Ristorante Luci (pictured above, credit Jeff Wheeler), an Italian eatery that exploded in popularity during the 1990s, will shutter its 470 Cleveland Av. S. location on Dec. 31 after nearly 30 years.   The family-run business, however, will live on at...

After two years of this successful event, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its third annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 16th at Favazza's Rose of the Hill. This evening again promises to be a memorable occasion and will include a very special menu that highlights Italian culinary traditions and Christmas specialti...

We will be hosting the Italian Music hour beginning Sunday, January 8th 2017. Our usual time will be from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm for the months of January and February. We will play some popular Italian Music and interview some local personalities.   This broadcast can also be found at 770 on your AM Radio, online at wewradio.com, mimtv.info and...