In Ghosts of the Belle Époque: The History of the Grand Hôtel et des Palmes, Palermo, by Andrew & Suzanne Edwards, the authors have given us a memory story taking place over many times and set in one particular place. The book is jam-packed with events from the turn of the 19th Century through to the present. It is a remarkable achievement to maint...

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 11am CT Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin -Madison, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Part of the European Studies 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Opening remarks will...

Cookbook author, TV host and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich is one of the most famous Italian cooks in the U.S. She’s also a successful restaurateur, with eight restaurants specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine. Yet when she prepares meals for her own family at home, she’s like the rest of us: She likes to keep it simple, with strai...

Don Angie restaurant opened in the West Village neighborhood of New York City in 2017 and has been absolutely mobbed ever since. The smart, stunning bistro landed on Esquire’s annual list of Best New Restaurants in America, garnered a glowing two-star review from Pete Wells of the New York Times and recently snagged a coveted Michelin star. Thanks...

Columbo is fifty years old. A global smash in the 1970s, it is now a cult TV favourite. What is the reason for this enduring popularity? In this fascinating exploration of a television classic, David Martin-Jones argues that Columbo reveals how our current globalized world – of 24/7 capital, invasive surveillance and online labour – emerged in the...

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In the fall of 2019, I began testing the recipes for Italian American, the cookbook from Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito, the chefs at Don Angie, a cozy, twinkly (you guessed it) Italian American restaurant in New York City’s West Village. For six wonderful months, I worked my way through gallons of olive oil, enormous hunks of Pecorino Toscano, and...

A jewel-blue cover sets Sicilia by Ben Tish apart from the rest of the cookbooks on the shelf. It’s a new Italian cookbook, based on a restaurant chefs’ recipes from the island of Sicily. Tish goes so far as to call it his love letter to Sicily, and to Italian food too. And flicking through Sicilia reveals even more saturated photography, all in th...

In a new cookbook, Heart-Shaped Tomatoes, Austin-based photographer Dimitri Staszewski and brand strategist Madelyn Wigle share recipes and personal essays from Staszewski’s 101-year-old Italian grandmother, Elda Cristini. The book is available for preorder. The book contains about 20 home-cooking recipes from Cristini, like lasagne, gnocchi, seafo...

As one might imagine, Italy factors heavily into “Taste: My Life Through Food,” Stanley Tucci’s third book, which was released this month and chronicles his Italian American upbringing and culinary travels. Yet, as The New York Times points out, he finds tastes of Italy throughout the world: in Vancouver, where an Italian restaurant becomes his hom...