NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Rita is the creator of the new culinary discipline VisualFood®, which unities aesthetics and function by transforming food into little works of art without altering the essence, function, or value of the food itself. It has become a huge success in Italy with an evergrowing number of fans. Like in design, the object is not stripped of its...

A taste of cooking from the four Italian grandmothers you never had is headed to River North in early summer. Piccolo Sogno Due (340 N. Clark St., River North), sibling restaurant to Piccolo Sogno, will close at the end of April to reconcept into the more casual Nonnina.   "Nonnina is influenced by our grandmothers—all four of them," says ch...

Arturo Aucaquizphi has spent his last 20 or years as executive chef at Chicago steakhouse stalwart Gene & Georgetti. The Ecuadorian native is now heading out on his own, taking over another Chicago classic, the Mirabell. In about three weeks, he said he's opening Mirabella Italian Cuisine inside the space at 3454 W. Addison St.   He'll f...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute   Silvio Marchetti   is pleased to invite you to   "A Best Seller Ahead of Its Time: The Decamerone by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio"   A Lecture by Carlo Pulsoni

Float group applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Italian Fest Parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Uptown Collinsville. This annual tradition embodies the spirit of Italian Fest and wraps up the festival's activities with a bang.   This year's parade theme is "EAT UP, Italian Style!" What says "Italian dinner" to yo...

Fellini evokes dreams, discoveries, and wonders of his childhood. Made for television, I Clowns is part documentary, part fantasy and allows Fellini to talk about himself by way of the circus.   Clowns received the Nastro d'argento for Costumes by Danilo Donati. Free and open to the public.   Read more   Source: http://www...

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015 Hours: 3:00 p.m. Site: St. Tarcissus Catholic Parish - 6040 W Ardmore - Chicago   The Marion Consort will present rare sacred vocal music from Renaissance Florence. This concert will feature composers who where born in Florence, worked in Florence, or were connected with the Medici Family, such as Josquin Des...

by Daniel Gerzina "Cooking with a traditional heart and a modern hand." That's the phrase that chef Sarah Grueneberg and her team constantly reiterate, a question that they ask of themselves about every dish they present, dishes that Grueneberg says she "cooks from a soulful place."   It's what they hope will be recognizable to everyone who...

Vincenzo "Dontino" Maltempi immigrated from Italy in 1953 at age 32 and set about fulfilling the American Dream, working for a cement company and then for Fairlawn polymer company A. Schulman Inc. It wasn't until 1975 that he turned his love of cooking into his livelihood, buying with his son, Carlo, an old bar and eatery in Akron's North Hill tha...

When it comes to history, there are some things that should never be forgotten. That's the case in the local Italian-American community, which has planned a fundraiser to commemorate a fatal train crash that occurred in Adrian, Michigan, in 1901.   It was the night before Thanksgiving and more than 100 Italian immigrants were traveling...

Italian-born air brush and graphic design artist Simone Millo is chasing a dream. Millo, 26, from Giulianova, Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, finished his second-level degree in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna (equivalent to a master's degree in the U.S.) in May.   Immediately, he started looking for ways to pursue his dream...

It only took seconds before two people at Table #15 said, "How's your son, Giordano, who we met in Oak Park's Ciceroni." Ciceroni is an Italian language support group that used to meet at Mancini's Restaurant on Lake Street. Now it meets at Casa Italia cultural center in Stone Park.   Vincenzo DiVito, a jovial gentleman who hails from the Ba...