What can a long-dead writer tell you about travelling in Italy? A lot you'd never otherwise see. History enthusiast Stewart Skelt shares some of his favourite travel writing about Italy throughout the centuries. All armchair travellers and lovers of Italy surely enjoy travel writing on Italy – such books extend the pleasure of the actual journey fo...

What is it about Italian food that makes it so delicious? The ingredients? The preparation? Perhaps the wine? All of these things help, but cookbook author Elizabeth Minchilli said more than anything, the social aspect of eating is what sets Italian cuisine apart from the rest. “Because that’s what it’s all about … It’s really about sitting down an...

It's not every day that you meet someone who has actually changed the world. Maybe, as I recall, for me it's the first time, even if our chat took place on the phone, connecting Italy and California thanks to some devices all equipped with (at least) one microchip. And Federico Faggin, the creator of the first microchip in history, is the protagoni...

The Fort Trumbull neighborhood in New London secured its place in history through its destruction. It will endure as a symbol of eminent domain and its excesses. But the vanished community had another story, one so tightly held that, for years, few seemed aware of it. Those who were had little to say. A Connecticut author’s deep dive into Fort Trum...

Chissà quante volte mi è capitato, mentre ero Sindaco, di vedere arrivare all’improvviso in Municipio degli italo-americani da New York o dal New Jersey alla ricerca delle loro radici. Nonostante la loro cittadinanza americana il richiamo della terra, dei nonni o dei bisnonni è stato così forte da leggere nei loro occhi una commozione particolare n...

Our cookbook of the week is Food of the Italian South by Rome-based culinary writer Katie Parla. To try a recipe from the book, check out: Manell’(fried polenta fritters), orecchiette con burrata, pomodorini e pesto (orecchiette with burrata, tomatoes and almond pesto) and cozze ripiene (stuffed mussels). Stuck in a sheep traffic jam as wild horses...

Wednesday June 12 2019 at 6:30 PM EDT. Angelo's Nido Italia, 12020 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland 44106, OH. Tickets at www.italianamericanbrotherhoodclub.com. Members and guests are welcome, cost is $35.00 per person. Call Ray Guarino at 216-403-8570 Join us for the IAB monthly dinner featuring special guest speaker Mark Sommer. “Mark Sommer has written a...

Looking for the next book to dive into as you sip on your morning cappuccino or wait for your sauce to finish simmering? Here are 19 famous novels by Italian authors to complete your summer reading list for 2019. Many of the novels on this list were originally penned in the Italian language and translated into English years later, and some were eve...

Author Karen Foresti Hempson will discuss her new creative non-fiction book “Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits,” at 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. in Utica. The book has eight true-life portrayals that focus on the struggles and triumphs of Italian-Americans who begin their American lives as summer b...

Correva l’anno 1872 e la Mahoning Valley era l’epicentro di una fiorente industria del ferro, con Youngstown il suo cuore pulsante e le fonderie più efficienti della nazione. Al centro della prosperità della città c’era il carbone, il cui flusso era controllato da una manciata di potenti uomini. I mercati instabili negli Stati Uniti e una drammatic...