We've heard about the rush of Italians to buy Agretti when it comes to market in spring, but it's easy to grow here, and edible in late spring and early summer as well. It seeds itself and is even growing as volunteers on a berm of compost near my garden.   Agretti is a non-leafy green, also called Saltwort or Roscano, a little salty, and sa...

It was a breathtaking sight for U.S. investigators involved in the hunt for stolen Italian cultural artifacts more than 1,900 years old. Some of the sought-after antiquities lay swaddled in blankets on the floor of a Del Mar, Calif., garage. They were turned over to authorities by the third wife of late multimillionaire Allen E. Paulson, whose...

Almost everything you could want at an Italian dinner will be available at the 11th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Café, said Doug Maughan, college public relations director, in an email to the Times-News. The annual event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality st...

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice brand with more than 600 stores, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location on May 7 in Ammon. Mayor Dana Kirkham and her husband Ryan, as well as David and Shawna Chamberlain, are proudly bringing Rita's to the Ammon area. The group was also awarded an area development agreement for...

One of the best Italian dinners in town will be served by CSI Culinary Arts students at the 12th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Cafe. The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu inclu...

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls opens a new exhibit this Friday, "Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines". The Italian artisan created exhibit showcases the early culture and engineering created by the Roman Empire. Visitors learn how 2,000 year old technologies are still applied to how we live today.   Inventions such as pile...

If you build it, they might not necessarily come. But if you build it in a place virtually devoid of competitors, the odds are a lot better. In November 2012, Luciano's began serving handmade Italian food in a rather secluded spot on the Boise Bench, off Orchard near Fred Meyer — in an area where restaurants are few and far between.   Read...

At this time of year, most Pacific Northwest winemakers are spending vacation time with their families in advance of the crush of harvest.   Greg Koenig didn't have the luxury of much relaxation this summer, yet it's been perhaps the most satisfying time of his winemaking career. The graduate of the University of Notre Dame's famed architect...

By Joey Martin   Culinary Arts students from the College of Southern Idaho tested their Italian cooking skills for the 11th annual Italian Buffet. The annual event tests the skills of CSI Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve Italian cuisine for the general public. The evening's menu featured an array of...

By Mauro Battocchi I am pleased to share with you news that an outstanding scholar has been appointed to The College of ldaho's new Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies. Dr. Federica Francesconi, currently of the University of Oregon's Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, will join the College of Idaho faculty next fall...