Starting today, RAI TV will offer celebratory graphics for an entire year to celebrate the first 70 years of television and 100 years of radio. January 3 is an important birthday at RAI. It was 2:30 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon when Fulvia Colombo, from the studios on Corso Sempione in Milan, made the first announcement, "Rai, Italian Radio Televisio...

Raffa depicts the life and career of Raffaella Carrà, an Italian popstar and TV personality, as told via the words of those who knew her and archival footage. The film reconstructs the public and private life of an uncompromising, ambitious, determined self-made woman who never wanted to reveal too much about herself. It does this by using archive...

Chef Massimo Bottura will be the protagonist of two episodes - those of January 5 and 12 - of the American television series Dream of Italy. The program-which boasts more than sixty million viewers-is to dedicate the two episodes in question to the city of Modena and more generally to the Food Valley of Emilia Romagna: Massimo Bottura, in this cont...

Italian food in Los Angeles is having a moment. A city that once offered only Americanized versions of gooey chicken parm and supersize meatballs now boasts an array of both high-end and casual dining options that honor Italy’s diverse regions — with dishes from authentic Roman pasta to Neapolitan pizza. Last year alone brought an abundance of top-...

“There's degrees of messiness,” The Bear’s prop master Laura Roeper tells me over the phone from Chicago. “Chris [Storer, the series creator] is like, ‘no, [it has to be] chaotic craziness’... So we’re in the kitchen, and we got to throw spaghetti sauce over everything, because the mess wasn’t big enough for Chris. He goes, ‘no, way more’,” Roeper...

Big bang, bye! “Big Bang Theory” star Kate Micucci is officially cancer-free. The actress shared the health update in a new TikTok. “Hey everyone! I just wanted to thank you all so much for the good wishes and all the love that I have received this past week,” she said Saturday. “It meant so much to me and really came at a time that I really needed...

"I am eternally grateful to the fans for loving Erica Kane, even when she wasn't so lovable. Thanks to them, I got to continue to play her again and again," the legendary actress said in her acceptance speech. Susan Lucci received the recognition she deserved for her decades-long career when the actress was presented with the Lifetime Achievement A...

National Geograph has announced that it has greenlighted a brand new 10-part documentary series that is going by the working title of “Tucci – The Heart Of Italy”, which follows the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor, Stanley Tucci across the country as he unlocks the distinct flavours that define each region and discovers the rich versatility of...

Here in America, the availability of regional Italian food is booming. Restaurants have shifted away from serving a broad catalog of Italian cuisine in favor of focusing on the culinary delicacies of a specific area. Liguria, Sicily, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna—each of these regions provide a wealth of dishes to populate a menu. It makes sense, too, th...

Why on earth would a celebrity TV star from Italy wind up living in Northwest Philadelphia? One can't help but ask that question of Simonetta Lein, who was born and raised in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Northern Italy. In Italy, Lein was a very well-known TV personality, TV host, model and businesswoman. But her fame stretched beyond Italy:...