by Sandra Tornberg   More than 35 years ago a tradition was started by the late Giulio and Connie Badia. They opened their home to about ten paesani for the purpose of making sausage, salami, and prosciutto in the Abruzzese tradition.   Back in those days they started out with one hundred pounds of pork meat, and eventually worked the...

Award-winning Italian actress Iaia Forte is once again working with Paolo Sorrentino after the extraordinary international success of "The Great Beauty". In the play "Everybody's Right" adapted from Sorrentino's novel, Iaia Forte plays Tony Pagoda, a Neapolitan singer at the height of his career in 1950′s-era New York, as he awaits the most importa...

La Farnesina sta considerando la chiusura di una ventina di sedi consolari nel mondo. Fra queste, secondo indiscrezioni raccolte dal Sole 24 Ore, vi sono i consolati di Detroit e Filadelfia.   Si tratterebbe di una decisione storica, soprattutto per Filadelfia dove sono state proclamate la dichiarazione di Indipendenza e la Costituzione, che...

The Upper Midwest As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Detroit The growth of...

Allen Park, Michigan is just a few months away from authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan Pizza, with a create your own option, fired to perfection in just 2 minutes. 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is coming to Allen Park, Michigan. Located at Independence Marketplace, adjacent to Lowe's, 1000 Degrees is looking to open this coming July 2015.   "...

by Nick Manes   An Italian auto supplier plans to invest in new capacity by adding a West Michigan, MiBiz has learned. INglass Group SpA, a San Polo di Piave, Italy-based supplier of molds for translucent plastic products such as tail light covers, has acquired undeveloped land on 74th Street in Byron Center to build a 105,000-square-fo...

Friday, January 23, 2015 (6 PM). Location: Villa Penna Banquet and Restaurant, 43985 Hayes, Sterling Hgts, MI 48313 The 3rd Annual Bocce with the Brothers fundraising event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, live entertainment, plus unlimited bocce ball. Tickets are $50 and only available in advance by calling: Kristen a...

Are you looking for a fun place to take the family, meet up with friends or just stop by and watch a game... or multiple games at the same time? Someplace that offers authentic Italian cuisine as well as a number of other excellent entrees?   Meet Me At Monelli's is not just our tag line, it's what we're here for. In 2007, we opened Monelli'...

By Scott Brandenburg   Fourth-year Oakridge volleyball coach Kim Hanson was looking forward to the 2015 season knowing it could be one of the best teams at Oakridge in quite some time. Then Hanson saw Stefania Garofolo warming up on the first day of tryouts, and she grew even more excited.   Garofolo wasn't a player Hanson was or...

Il dato è impressionante ma la molteplicità degli eventi offre un panorama assai variegato della cultura italiana nel mondo sotto i più diversi aspetti in occasione dell'"Anno" negli Stati Uniti. E naturalmente non poteva mancare anche nel Michigan un omaggio al sommo Dante ed alla sua Divina Commedia. Un'opera vista attraverso un prisma che la res...