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By Sierra Tishgart You may not yet know the name Jared Sippel, but he previously built a sterling reputation with his cooking at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, and his first New York restaurant celebrates the food of Northern Italy and Southern France (the restaurant's name is French for "Italian").*   He's poised to become one of New Yor...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

A new men's clothing store called Lord Midas opened in downtown Des Moines recently. "Everything is made in Italy, exclusively made in Italy," Max Stanco said. Stanco was born in New York and raised in Italy. He opened his first clothing store in Des Moines at Sixth and Locust streets. Men's suits are priced from $1,000 to $3,000, bu...

by Ivan Shumkov   The North American renewables arm of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has begun construction work on the 150-MW Lindahl wind project in the US state of North Dakota, its first one there.   Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) expects to complete the USD-220-million (EUR 194m) project by 2017, according...

An orange-haired ball of fire, celebrity chef Mario Batali moved quickly through his "Sicilian Summer Supper" recipes Friday during a Food & Wine Classic demonstration in the basement of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.   He made cauliflower griddle cakes (with smoked ricotta), couscous with clams and fennel, and tuna "dice" with mint and gre...

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has selected a modern, upscale Italian concept for its rooftop restaurant.The hotel, at 901 W. 48th Place, plans to open the 4,000-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 6, next to its rooftop pool.   Rosso, (pronounced ROHS-soh) or red in Italian, will be open Sunday through Thursday. Breakfast hours will be 6:30 to...

The KU French & Italian Department is seeking an Advanced Italian Lecturer to join their team. An M.A. plus additional graduate study in Italian (or foreign equivalent), with Ph.D. preferred; demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by evaluations and/or letters of recommendation; and near-native or native command of Italian are require...

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pmMinneapolis Institute of Arts2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 How does the Codex Leicester fit into a lifetime of creative and intellectual pursuits? Hear Leonardo da Vinci scholar Claire Farago discuss the Codex Leicester in the context of the artist's profuse and varied drawing practices—from prep...

by Jen Chen   Italian food isn't just pasta in red sauce or hearty slabs of lasagna. From fish that's served very simply to bucatini alla gricia (pasta with pork jowl), Kansas City's Italian restaurants range from the old-school to places that veer towards lighter fare.   On KCUR's Central Standard, the Food Critics discussed the...

With more than 600 locations open, mostly along the East Coast, Rita's Italian Ice is no small chain. But the opening of the first C. Springs location at 7866 N. Academy Blvd. around month's end will mark only the third Colorado location.   Aside from Italian ice, the store sells sundaes, custard, milkshakes and more. They offer sugar-free a...

There's no business like show business. That's what Bart Collida thought. He was a senior at St. Louis University High at the time. It was 1949 and he became fascinated with television, a medium still in a black-and-white infancy. Collida caught a bit of the "Ed Wynn Show" on the shadow box one day and reached an important career decision. &n...

by Patt Johnson Max Stanco wants to bring a bit of Italy to Des Moines. The New York businessman is opening an upscale Italian boutique in downtown Des Moines that will feature clothing, shoes and accessories, mostly for men. He has rented street-level space in the Des Moines Building, 513 Locust St., and will open a modern boutique that...