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by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

by Margaret Morgan   On October 27, Lidia Bastianich's latest cookbook "Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine" subtitled Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook, will be released by Random House. What Julia Child brought to the kitchen with her"Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Lidia Bastianich has done with her late...

Deputata eletta in Nord America, Fucsia Nissoli (PI) è intervenuta oggi nell'Aula di Montecitorio per dichiarazioni di voto, tutte favorevoli, su alcune importanti ratifiche di Accordi internazionali a nome del suo Gruppo parlamentare. In particolare, sull'Accordo di cooperazione con gli Usa sulla esplorazione spaziale, Nissoli ha sottolineato com...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will screen the Oscar-winning film "Mister Roberts" at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 7. The screening will benefit Hines Veterans Hospital. Admission is alcohol free toiletries and other items, such as aftershave, mouthwash, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and disposable razors, combs, and...

by Marissa Conrad   Pasta and prosciutto butter toast await in the West Loop. "I'm getting my second espresso right now," says Sarah Grueneberg with a laugh as she bustles around the kitchen of Monteverde, her new Italian restaurant in the West Loop.   It's a busy morning: Besides the typical dough prep — most pastas on the menu...

Italian Christmas Concert by Umberto Palmeri, who was born in Naples, Italy. Umberto will sing old and contemporary Italian songs and Italian Christmas Carols, accompanied by guitar. He has a wonderful voice and genre bias and has been well received. This is a fundraiser.   The event will be held in our Italian Culture Center on Sunday, Dece...

by Chad Lawhorn Gelato. Sorbet. Cannoli. Am I showing off my bilingual skills here? Of course. Am I pointing to stains on my tie? Well, yes, but neither of those are really the point. I'm mainly working up to tell you that a new dessert shop — with a specialty in Italian dishes — is coming to downtown Lawrence.   Lawrence businessman Dan Bl...

By Cookie Curci   The Statue of Liberty stands 151 feet, 1 inch high and weighs 225 tons. The length of her right arm is 42 feet long, her hand 16 feet 5 inches long. Her facial features include a prominent nose that measures 4 feet, 6 inches set between eyes 2 feet 6 inches in width.   Standing on her concrete pedestal base, she rise...

L'azienda Bellini Modern Living, nata nel 2002 con base a Toronto e volta al mercato canadese, sta continuando la sua espansione negli Stati Uniti, già iniziata nel 2007. Così, dopo due anni di lavori, con l'obiettivo di rispondere ad una domanda sempre più elevata di arredamento stile contemporaneo, è stato dato il via alla nuova divisione Bellin...

Two soldiers lay dying. The Italian soldier beseeches Jesus Christ to take his soul to Heaven while the war rages on behind him. To his left, an American soldier prays the same prayer to the Blessed Mother. Brothers in arms, now brothers in marble. Every day for more than 85 years, the sun rises and sets on the faces of these two men, etc...

By Nina Porzucki Recently, an Italian cheesemaker, Quattro Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia, announced that it has raised more than $6 million in bonds guaranteed by wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano. Yep, Parmesan cheese. Parmesan has the name recognition.   In fact cheesemakers in the European Union outside of a certain region of Ital...