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Businessman Frank Maselli was named Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans April 22 by decree of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. Maselli assumes the position from Arnaldo Partesotti, who served as Honorary Consul of Italy in New Orleans since 1997.   As Honorary Consul, Maselli will represent Italy at official international function...

by Mike Riccetti Ristorante Cavour, the restaurant in the Hotel Granduca in Uptown Park and one of handful of fine dining Italian restaurants in the city, quietly added a new executive chef in November, Enrico Glaudo, who comes from the Los Angeles area where he cooked for over two decades. This included at his own restaurant, Frascati, which was...

Administration of the University of Arkansas Rome Center will be relocated to the Graduate School and International Education, effective July 1. The Rome Center was founded in and is currently part of the academic programs of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.   The center's academic course offerings have centered on architectu...

By Melania Spagnoli The ICCC is seeking candidates to fill five upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors for 2016! Each term lasts three years. The Election will be held at the annual meeting of members on December 2015.   If you want to apply, you can download and fill this form and send it to Nominating Committee, ICCC 1101 Milfo...

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Tuesday, July 19, 2016 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - Doors open at 6:30pm and film begins at 7:15pm Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006 The Contemporary Italian Film Series is a monthly series of Italian movies, projected in Itali...

In the light of the Extraordinary Italian Taste (EIT) campaign, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce has selected 8 restaurants in Houston and 4 in Austin for the Italian Restaurant Week program. EIT is a campaign dedicated to promoting authentic Italian products in North America.   The Italian Restaurant Week will be held during the w...

Rosemarie Granata Granieri was happy to raise her family, serve her church and volunteer for the Christopher Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. What she didn't want to do was travel.   "Mom didn't like to go far. She went to Dallas a few times, and to Houston and Corpus." said her daughter Janice Hobbs. "She was perfectly happy staying home."  ...

by Elizabeth Moore   Crawfish and culture forged a beautiful friendship at the American Society of Italian Heritage crawfish boil on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Joe Macaluso polished his prized pocket trumpet and played a medley of patriotic songs from each of the military branches -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard -- as...

Take authentic Italian tradition, mix it with 25 years of hands­on experience in the New York restaurant industry and you get the unique flavor of M'Tucci's. M'Tucci's Italian Restaurant plans to expand into Rio Rancho with M'tucci's Moderno early in the new year, according to owners Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner.   Gardner s...

Feuding at home brought many Italians to Louisiana in the middle 1850s. A good number of them used ties to the old country to establish themselves in food distribution businesses, first in New Orleans, then across south Louisiana.   Most of the Italians who came here during that era were from Sicily, many of them fleeing after the failure of...

La Nona Conferenza dei Ricercatori Italiani nel Mondo del 14 dicembre ha avuto un momento particolarmente significativo con la cerimonia di premiazione del concorso letterario sponsorizzato dal Comites in collaborazione con il Consolato Generale d'Italia, con il duplice obiettivo di promuovere la lingua e cultura italiana presso i giovani, e al tem...

Italian chain restaurants have become shorthand for describing those who don't like "real" food or aren't "shopping local."   Now here's an unpopular position: They're not that bad. Not really. I mean, if you're craving the most authentic Italian food in Oklahoma City, you're already facing a bit of an uphill battle. But the way some people...