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It all started with Hieronymus Bosch. My Wednesday morning Bible study was learning about Christian art and we had gotten up to the Northern Renaissance when our teacher, Rev. Chris Shorow, mentioned that a painting by the Dutch master, Heironymus Bosch had just been authenticated at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. There are on...

A top Italian chef, Giuseppe Migliaccio, who has cooked all over Europe, is coming to the United States, including to the Kansas City area in early August and will be presenting a seminar at K-State Research and Extension, Miami County office, 104 S. Brayman St. in Paola at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. He will speak on the importance of eating locally produce...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 jazzed up its annual academic endowments with some high-class Las Vegas-style entertainment Saturday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.   In a strikingly decked out dining hall — a perfect complement to the full house of sharp dressed men and women — 19 students of Italian heritage received both...

Alex Malone may be the bravest man in America. By day, the 26-year-old is a scientist in Fargo, N.D. By night, he eats pasta. All of the pasta.   Malone is one of the few to score the coveted $100 Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion from Olive Garden. With the help of an egg-cellent pun — All of Garden — he's begun blogging his 49-da...

by Allie Scheu   Stay cool with this velvety treat. Known for their in-house creations, Sarto's Social Italian Eatery serves a Hazelnut Panna Cotta that you'll go nuts over. This dessert is accompanied by a small handful of candied pistachios and a drizzling of chocolate sauce.   The combination of nuttiness and chocolate provide...

Stressed-out voters will be able to celebrate the outcome of the election – or drown their sorrows – in a pillowy pizza pie. The owners of Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria have chosen Wednesday, Nov. 9 – the day after Election Day – as the official opening day for their new restaurant at 1706 E. Douglas, right next door to Hopping Gnome Brewing Comp...

A top-tier European soccer club may find its next star on a Sioux Falls youth soccer field. Sampdoria, which plays in Italy's top league for professional soccer, is partnering with the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club to host an annual elite player camp and potential training for youth coaches in Sioux Falls.   The team, based in Genoa, Italy, h...

St. Paul restaurant Cossetta is adding a new concept to its growing enterprise: A rosticceria specializing in carry-out meats and sides. The Pioneer Press reports that Cossetta, which went through a big renovation in 2013, will start offering a new menu of take-out items like rotisserie chicken and prime rib sandwiches, as well as sides like i...

Mike Andino is a Glenview native who works as a chef at Gusto Italiano restaurant. After graduating from Glenbrook South High School in 2001, he attended Kendall College culinary school in Evanston. Italian food is in his blood, he said, because his mother is from Italy.   Why did you want to be a chef? "I just love being creative and gettin...

Sunday July 26th - 3 PM - Holy Rosary Church - 911 Missouri Ave, Kansas City 64106. Ciao paesani! We have scheduled our next meeting for Sunday, July 26th. This will be a combination of a meeting and our club's three year anniversary!   We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year, the book project, and we will talk about...

The University of Nebraska at Omaha chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting La Notte Italiana benefit dinner on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Security National Bank Community Room, 101st and Pacific Streets. Authentic Italian cuisine donated by some of Omaha's family-owned Italian restaurants will be featured. The event also...

by Susan Stapleton   Tony Lemmo and his team at Café di Scala are back,now with a different name and a new monthly dining concept. Aposto, loosely translated from Italian, means "everything is right," said Lemmo, who closed his decade-old Café di Scala at the end of 2015.   Now Aposto takes its place with ticketed dinners, brunches an...