The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville invites you to celebrate Italian culture with a fall harvest festival featuring a magnificent pig roast at Locust Grove from 4:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Activities include Bocce and Buci di Mais (corn hole) competitions plus spirited accordion music.And, since some of the best local cooks...

With Lexington’s current robust dining scene, those in search of a good meal don’t have to travel far. While that is great news for downtown’s dining hot spots, it can pose a problem for establishments located outside the hallowed loop of New Circle Road. One such establishment is Giuseppe’s, a place I enjoy very much — when I think of going there....

Gina Stipo found the perfect hazelnut farm high in the mountains of a small town in Piedmont, a northern region of Italy where the Louisville-based restaurateur recently led a group of about a dozen tourists on a week-long trip. She must have used a drone — or at least a well-trained bird — to find the location, joked guest Mary Knuff, who's travel...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...

Rocco Cadolini did a few stints in five-star hotels in Europe. Later, he became a well-known New York restaurateur. But something was missing. He found it on Bardstown Road, of all places. “My father-in-law is from Louisville. Four or five years ago, we started coming here for Thanksgiving. I fell in love with the city and thought the people really...

Most states have communities named Florence. Not all are cities. There are towns and villages and unincorporated communities in several states that still are important enough to get attention from Wikipedia. It seemed likely that some would have been named for Florence Nightingale but I found none. Several were named after Florence, Italy, the I...

Father’s Day is the day for all dads, and for me it means so much in so many ways. My dad came to America when he was just 15 years old, alone and on a boat from Italy. In 1927, that journey took almost a month. When he arrived to Ellis Island in New York, he was processed along with the thousands of other wide-eyed, scared immigrants. Once he comp...

Fast, fresh Italian is making its way across the Bluegrass State. Fazoli's, America's largest Italian fast casual brand, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Maysville, marking a total of 34 Fazoli's locations in Kentucky to date. Located at 416 Market Square, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with the Ma...

In a tiny converted house on the edge of Clifton sits a portal to old-world Italy. Operated by chef Gina Stipo, an American who spent 13 years living and traveling in Italy, At the Italian Table is presented more as an experience than a meal. Two tables set for eight to 10 people fill the tiny structure, with antique furnishings, decor and accessor...

Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...