Di Roberto Zanni   Ci si può fermare in 'Piazza Di Maggio': ci sono delle panchine e c'è una grande statua in bronzo per ricordare uno dei più grandi giocatori di baseball di tutti i tempi.   Siamo a Chicago, nella 'Little Italy' e 'Piazza Di Maggio' è uno dei luoghi più visitati perchè proprio di fronte c'è la 'National Italian Ameri...

"My entire upbringing is based in Italian-American food," says chef Tony Quartaro. "My grandma is a major inspiration for me, and there are pictures of me when I was 8 years old making gnocchi with my dad." Quartaro is poised to bring that traditional Italian family cooking — with a few twists — to Chicago's dining scene when Formento's opens in Ja...

  Anyone who travels will most likely agree that the best restaurants are those that are known mainly by local residents. These small eateries where the owner is often the chef survive on reputation so the food is prepared with personal passion. The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to discover these best-kept secrets by ho...

Exhibit of design objects by several Italian top designers, manufactured by the Community of San Patrignano using wood crates Boston: May 7 – 8, 2013New York: May 18 – 20, 2013Washington DC: May 29 – 30, 2013Charleston: June 6 – 7, 2013Miami: June 13 – 14, 2013Houston: June 20 – 21, 2013New York: June 30 – July 2, 2013Chicago: July 9 – 10, 2013Atl...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Silvio Marchettiis please to invite you to   "Peter and the Wolf" and Autism.   Photo Exhibition and Lecture by Daniele Sanna and Mauro Sarzi   Wednesday, May 15th, at 6:00 PMat the Italian Cultural Institute500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450Chicago, IL 60611   Non-...

The best part about childhood was snack cakes. The best part about adulthood is being able to eat snack cakes without asking permission first.   Or even better, we have the wherewithal to seek out snack cake-inspired desserts that capture the best of both worlds: childhood nostalgia without any of those pesky preservatives that want to kill...

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...