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It is said that every recipe has a story behind it. This statement rings especially true among Italian Americans, for whom the significance of food extends far beyond sustenance, and cooking is among the most visible expressions of identity and pride. Eating rituals figured prominently in the Italo American immigration experience. Distinct food and...

2018 marks 20 years in Kansas City for Lidia Bastianich’s restaurant in the Crossroads, Lidia’s Kansas City . This time on Chew Diligence, she tells co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva about how she decided on the location, her Italian roots and passion for genuinely good food. Lidia said her journey to Kansas City began when her son saw a need...

Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers is an Italian experience the likes of which Denver has never seen. Owner Alessandro (Alex) Liberati was born and raised in Rome where he opened his first restaurant, Brasserie 420 (older and wiser, he now has some regrets about the name) when he was only 22. Since then, Liberati kept his pedal to the metal in the Roman...

Joshua Pollack, the owner of Rosenberg’s Bagels and Famous Original J’s Pizza, has started serving subs from a new deli space in the Cole neighborhood. Lou’s Italian Specialties will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, December 18. While there’s no space inside the little corner shop to sit and eat chicken parm or Italian beef sandwiches, customers...

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his influence has endured. His extraordinary legacy comes to life in the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius," opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on March 1, 2019. The exhibition is presented in D...

I love Legit Gelato Colorado's name. It’s cool, but also accurate. Owner/confectioner Bob Wolfson, a former physician who also organized Artspace locally, makes seriously legit northern Italian-style gelato. He makes one little liter at a time with organic ingredients. His creative flavors ring true to source ingredients, like a seriously lavish wh...

Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta just opened its doors at 1180 Main St. in Windsor and is now serving its New York-style pizza, freshly made salads, premium pastas and authentic Italian sandwiches to the Fort Collins area! “We have been the go-to quick-serve pizzeria along the Front Range for over 30 years and we couldn’t be more excited to expand into the...

It’s that time of the year for holiday goodies. Mauro Farms Bakery in Pueblo is getting in the spirit as they’re busy baking Italian favorites. The treats include Italian wedding cookies, honey ribbon cookies, holiday candies and of course potica bread. Some families in the area have come to the bakery for 50 years looking for just the right treat...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization held its very first Italian Christmas Concert this past Saturday, December 1st starring mezzo-soprano Benedetta Orsi, a native of Bologna, as well as famed soprano Stella Markou and pianist Alla Voskoboynikova. The concert, entitled “CHRISTMAS IN LOVE” was held at Grace United Methodist Church in th...

Cossetta Alimentari is much more than a St. Paul landmark and destination for all things from the Italian kitchen. Within its West Seventh headquarters is the equivalent of a block of shops in any Little Italy [mine was on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx]. A fine restaurant; a relaxed dining area, cafeteria style; pizzeria; Pasticceria with pastries and...

Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will return to Denver for the first time in five years. The tenor will perform June 21 with the Colorado Symphony at Pepsi Center. Tickets are $82 to $368 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Call 866-461-6556 or go online to altitudetickets.com.  Citi card members can purchase pre-sale tickets from 10 a.m. Mo...

Thursday, december 20 2018. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The Italian Cultural Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403. PRICE: Member - $20 & Non-member - $25. Join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most traditional Christmas game in Italy, everybody plays it with t...