The backstory: Daniel Bonanno and his brother Enrico Bonanno grew up working and spending time in Tenuta's, the Italian deli their father has worked at for 56 years and now helps run in Kenosha. So when a space opened up near the restaurant Daniel co-owns and is the head chef at in Madison, Enrico moved up from Chicago and the two of them were insp...

Sarah Grueneberg visited Madison College to show students her creative process behind her Italian cuisine. Interviewed by Lindsay Christians, who writes for “The Capital Times,” Christians shares her own love of food and dining with Sarah Grueneberg and Madison College throughout the interview. Continuing the Chef Series on April 10, Grueneberg was...

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm. Marquee Cinema, Union South - 1308 W Dayton St room 245, Madison, WI 53715. The 2019 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will take place in Madison from Monday, April 22 through Wednesday, April 24, with local premieres of exciting new films by leading Italian directors. Screened free of charge at the Marque...

A contest at the Italian Workmen’s Club in Madison got a little saucy on Sunday. Members took part in a marinara sauce tasting contest. Members of the Italian Workmen’s Club and Italian-American Women’s Club were eligible to enter in the contest. The winner takes home the coveted bragging rights of best tasting sauce in the club. “Yeah it’s bringin...

This exhibition explores the world-famous cookbook Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene) published by Pellegrino Artusi in 1891. More than a cookbook, this book was a political project – the contribution Artusi wanted to give his country, laboriously unified a few years earlier. “I am exci...

If you’ve never heard of it, Reggio Emilia might sound like a brand of Italian wine. And as you might suspect, it does refer to a place in Italy. But it also refers to a philosophy of working with young children that was developed after World War II in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy. One of its foundational concepts is “the hundred langua...

Casetta Kitchen and Counter is an Italian-American deli in the Network222 building on West Washington Avenue just off the Square. The word Casetta, according to the restaurant’s website, means “little house” in Italian — and with the grill right behind the counter, you did get the feeling of being in a friend’s kitchen, even with the hip, urban atm...

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse announced the Aug. 27 opening of its newest restaurant located at 1220 South Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie – marking the second Madison-area Johnny’s location. Nestled in the growing development of Prairie Lakes, Johnny’s offers guests a high-end dining experience with decadent dishes, timeless tunes and a stylish 1940s ambi...

Giovanna Miceli Jeffries è nata a Ribera (AG), in Sicilia, dove è cresciuta e ha terminato la scuola superiore prima di emigrare negli USA. È professore emerito dell’Università del Wisconsin-Madison e negli ultimi 25 anni è stata la direttrice del programma italiano presso l’Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison. Giovanna ha scritto e presentato varie...

It’s no easy thing to find paper-thin prosciutto sliced to order in this town. Alimentari, a new deli set to open later this summer on the east side, wants to change that. “Everything’s going to be cut fresh to order, so if you get prosciutto, mortadella, capacolla, it’ll be sliced to order for you in whatever size you want,” said Dan Bonanno, the...