At the wonky corner of Broadway Boulevard and West Pennway Street sits a new experience for Kansas City: Pezzettino's Italian Deli and Market.   Tall windows create an open feel, bringing in ample amount of daylight making light bulbs irrelevant. Beveled marbled top tables, dot the hexagonal tile floor. An open kitchen lures your eyes to the...

Today we honor two Italian-American heroes that lost their lives in a fire last night. Larry Leggio and John Mesh were both veteran firefighters with the KCFD. First responders put their lives on the line every day to save lives. They do it selflessly no matter the circumstance. To the families of Larry & John please know that you are in our th...

Our culinary adventure began in early summer when my friend, Ellen Henry, and I decided to create a multi-course Italian dinner that would help raise funds for my October trip to the country.   I had two reasons for visiting Italy: First, I would serve as one of 240 Slow Food USA delegates during Slow Food International's biannual confe...

There will be a historical dedication ceremony at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, honoring the Italian immigrants who built the church from the Colonial Dames XVII Century, Kansas City Chapter   May 24, 2015Dedication - 10:45 am outsideMass - 11:00Reception following MassThis is also the Feast of Our Lady of the Audience   Source: K...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

Nick Leto, manager of the Kansas City Royals' Arizona Operations, is worth his weight in gold for not only signing 17-year-old Italian MLB prospect Marten Gasparini but also for his outstanding work as a minor league affiliate leader. The recent recipient of the organization's Matt Minker Award after eight years of dedicated service, Leto is critic...

Dr. Dominic M. Nigro was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1893. As a child, Nigro's family moved to the United States and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Notre Dame, earned a medical degree at Creighton University, and went into practice as a doctor, treating Harry Truman before he was President. In the 1930s, he served as...

by Jeff Toohey Johnson   Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey calls his version of this classic dish "Kansas City-fied." He merges Italian culture with Kansas City style by adding a barbecue spice rub and...

by Kimberly Winter Stern   It started innocently enough on Dec. 9 when hometown boy and actor Paul Rudd confessed to people.com his soft spot for Jasper's Restaurant. Rudd was riding the frenzied promotional bandwagon for the "Anchorman" movie sequel about to be released, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."   In the much-anticip...

Today we honor Jasper Mirabile, Sr. of Jasper's Restaurant & Marco Polo's Italian Market. Please read the following hisory of Jasper's taken from www.JaspersKC.com. In 1954, a small neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar was opened in Kansas City by Leonardo Mirabile and his son, Jasper. The restaurant, named Jasper's, quickly became a popula...