Producers are hoping a reality show featuring the descendent's of gangster Al Capone will be a hit. Ten episodes of "The Capones" will air on ReelzChannel in fall 2013, according to a news release. The show follows the "drama-filled, lasagna-loving dysfunctional family" as they run the family business -- Capone's Restaurant and Pizzeria in the...

Join Viola Buitoni as she shares the colorful story that is her iconic culinary heritage. Weaving threads of family, love, pasta and chocolate, she'll describe how her industrious relatives turned Perugina from an exclusive confectionery shop in the heart of the Umbrian capital to the worldwide brand it is today.   Viola is a sixth generatio...

From the 9th to the 11th of June, Vinitaly International will be taking part for the first time in FMI Connect as the co-protagonist of a project supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) and organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) with the aim of developing the Italian agro-industrial sector through the involvement of th...

Ferzan Ozpetek e Paolo Virzì hanno 'guidato' la pattuglia italiana presente in forze al Chicago International Film Festival, importante appuntamento arrivato alla cinquantesima edizione. Insieme ad "Allacciate le cinture" del regista nato in Turchia ma naturalizzato italiano, e "Il capitale umano" di Virzì, sono stati proiettati anche "Tir" di Albe...

by Elena Pinceti   Sandra Lotti, chef-owner of Toscana Saporita, embodies the essence of the Italian spirit in her warmth, her zest for life, and her passion for great food. These qualities, combined with her outstanding skill as an enthusiastic teacher, make Toscana Saporita the perfect place to learn the art of Tuscan cooking.   Cel...

Italian-American performer Max DeTogne will play the title role in a unique rendition of “Jesus Christ Superstar” being staged by Theo Ubique in Chicago. Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will unplug the legendary rock opera, presenting an acoustic performance in the cabaret setting of the No Exit Cafe.   “We feel our intimate space in the No...

by Lou Carlozo   Where other Chicago commuters see filthy expressway viaducts or bleak train station walls — that is, if they see them at all — muralist Tony Passero envisions possibilities: outsized felines with piano-key teeth; cubist creatures of red and orange in surrealistic tango; kaleidoscopic owls orbited by Technicolor eggs. Passer...

By Deborah Pankey To answer the question that has been asked of me most often recently ... Yes, I, finally, have been to Eataly. And it was awesome. On a frigid Friday afternoon, a curt breeze blew me and a few friends into chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian culinary arts at 43 W. Ohio St. just steps off Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Ca...

"Donne italiane negli Stati Uniti" è il tema dell'incontro che si terrà giovedì 6 marzo, alle ore 17.30, nella Sala Auditorium del Galata Museo del Mare di Genova per iniziativa del Cisei. Nell'occasione verrà presentato il libro "Italian Women in Chicago" di Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrambone e Gloria Nardini, dedicato all'emigrazione femmin...

ICE-Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane organizza, in collaborazione con l'Associazione di categoria UCIMA, una collettiva italiana alla fiera Pack Expo International, che avrà luogo a Chicago dal 2 al 5 novembre 2014. La collettiva si svilupperà su due aree distinte (South Hall e East Hall/Lakesi...