When: Nov 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada) - Organized by: Consulate General of Italy in Chicago in collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago - Online Webinar Prof. Massimo Montanari presents his intellectually engaging and deliciously readable essay "A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce", a stereotype-d...

LITaly: New Italian Writing in Translation, a title that is a play on Italy and literature, is a project organised by the  Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco to promote the translation of new Italian authors in the United States.  An anthology of nine writers (Andrea Esposito, Ilaria Gaspari, Francesco Longo, Eleonora Marangoni, Paolo Pece...

There are likely very few, if any, with the resume of Steven Van Zandt. His life’s work is as varied and colorful a mosaic as many of the bandanas and groovy shirts that complete his signature look — the chosen uniform of perhaps rock and television’s most preeminent sideman. The latest entry in his five-decade-spanning career has long been imagine...

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...

Join our team of awesome booksellers. We're hiring! I AM Books is seeking passionate, friendly, reliable, self-motivated Booksellers for the relaunch of its renowned Italian American bookstore and cultural hub in the heart of Boston’s historic North End neighborhood.Part-time and Full-time opportunities available! Click here for more details and to...

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...