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by Kurt Kragthrope   Tony Lazzeri rounded the bases and ran into an overwhelming welcome. Lazzeri's Salt Lake Bees teammates greeted him after a game-winning home run, and then the celebration rose to another level.   Many fans among the sellout crowd of 10,000 at Bonneville Park on a Sunday afternoon in 1925 watched the first ga...

By Carla Pellegrino   It is that time of year again. Our friend is out and about enjoying his annual "escape the heat" trips to Italy and La Jolla, and we, friends and admirers, are having a ball guest writing for his column and expressing to the world how dear Robin Leach is to us. Thanks, handsome! I hope that you're having a blast and enj...

One of the few times Chris Bianco, arguably the nation's most revered pizzaiolo, has been at a loss for words was about 15 years ago, when a friend asked him to visit a priest known as Father Joe in hospice care.   "I just kind of froze," said Bianco, a normally garrulous chef who ultimately mustered the strength to speak to the dying priest...

An Arizona woman is hoping a discovery at the bottom of Italy's largest lake may lead to the recovery of the remains of her uncle from western Indiana who was among 24 soldiers who died in the last days of World War II.   Although the volunteer group trying to recover the wreckage of an amphibious vehicle that sank in 1945 hasn't positively...

La moda italiana grande protagonista a Las Vegas. L'ICE-Agenzia sarà infatti impegnata, nei prossimi giorni, in due missioni nella città americana, che vedrà impegnata una folta delegazione di aziende tricolori attive, da una parte, nel settore abbigliamento, e, dall'altra, in quello delle calzature.   Si inizia il 17 febbraio con il MRket T...

by Michael Russell   Nick's Italian Cafe in McMinnville has been named one of the James Beard Foundation's America's Classics restaurants, the foundation announced Thursday. Nick's, which was originally in 1977 by Nick Peirano, grew into a Willamette Valley wine country favorite for juice-stained vintners and day-tripping wine sippers alike...

‘A Ziarella va in America. Non è un titolo da film, ma una piacevole realtà.   Il gruppo folk di Reino (Benevento), infatti, dal 14 al 24 marzo prossimi, il gruppo – lo comunica il direttore artistico e responsabile, Giovanni De Nunzio - sarà protagonista di una tournée nello stato dell'Arizona (USA), rispondendo così all’invito dell’ ‘’It...

Ever heard the names Deena Caruso, Joe Albi, Father Joseph Cataldo, Pat Cozza, Victor Felice, Peter Jacoby, Victor Forni and Mike Lamanna? They are among a long list of Italian Americans who have lived in and loved the Spokane area.   The names may ring a bell because they all helped create the city of Spokane we know today. And all wer...

Ever since returning from New York, which is arguably the food capitol of the world, I've been on the hunt for food that can measure up. Because Tucson is such a cultural melting pot, it's never been difficult to find good food here, and I'm generally pleased with wherever I go. I never had any complaints until I left this city and saw the blends...

Horizon Milling today launched its Primo Mulino™ Italian-style flour at the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE®) to help food service providers make great tasting crisp-yet-tender pizza crust, flatbreads, Italian-style breads and crackers. Available from a consistent domestic supply at an affordable price point, the new Italian-sty...

The Miami-based Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is considering opening an Atlanta chapter, but first needs to determine how much local support the organization would receive.   Nevio Boccanera, the chamber's executive director, told Global Atlanta that it is critical to have "bottom-up" support for such an initiative. "We first m...

A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...