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Slow Food International is an organization that promotes traditional food production, including fair prices to farmers, solid environmental practices, heritage breeds of livestock and heirloom vegetable varieties. It began in Italy, but there is a strong U.S. presence with local chapters in many cities, including Milwaukee and Madison. Every other...

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Chicago has been known for its quality USDA prime beef and the perfection of its ice-cold martinis since it opened its doors on Rush Street in 1989. Gibsons Restaurant Group, which has nine concepts (Lux Bar, Quartino, Hugo's Frog Bar) in 14 different locations, is the only restaurant group in the country to have its own...

Chef Anthony Lombardo, who just weeks ago left his post at the celebrated Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, is opening his own Roman pasta-focused restaurant in Midtown in early 2018. Lombardo tells Eater the eatery will be called SheWolf Pastificio & Bar and will open on the ground level of the new The Selden development at 438 Selden next to Honest...

In a city of about 7,300 restaurants and 2.7 million humans who are mostly creatures of habit, it’s easy to overlook the dining institutions among us. This was the case for me, a 26-year customer of the three-restaurants-in-one Italian Village, who rarely ventured outside of the subterranean chophouse La Cantina, nor beyond my usual cup of minestro...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce invites you to A conversation with Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America. Wednesday October 18th, 2017. 6:00pm panel discussion. Followed by a tasting of Italian recipes. Ciao Chicago - 1656 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Join us, on Wednesday October 18th, for a business talk overviewing the ma...

When Theresa Easterday's father moved his Dyer restaurant from a leased location to his own building, that provided the impetus for her to open her own establishment. On their fifth wedding anniversary Easterday and her husband, Andrew, launched Little Italy in November 2013 in the Crown Plaza spot where her father, Vince Cryns, used to run Pop's I...

Carlo’s Bakery, the New Jersey setting for the TLC series “Cake Boss,” will open its first Midwest location at Bloomington’s Mall of America on Saturday; it will be the 21st location for the traditional Italian bakery. Signature treats include cannoli, lobster tail pastries, cupcakes and more. The bakery on Level 3’s Culinary on North will have a 7...

The owners of Pizzeria Da Nella have jumped from the North Side to the South Side, as on Friday they’ll open Nella Pizza & Pasta on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. Owners Frank and Nella Grassano closed their acclaimed Lincoln Park location after six years as they prepared to open a new Neapolitan pizzeria. The couple’s pies are among...

The pairing of wine and food is one of the world’s oldest traditions, and no country embraces the tradition more than Italy. In fact, it is so ingrained into the culture that most people don’t even think about it. In the old country, people would walk into their village and purchase some cheese, meat and baked goods from a local shop each day. When...

Renato’s Pizza is often called “the best kept secret in Niles,” and after one bite of this restaurant’s Chicago style pizza I immediately understood why. With pizza this perfect, how had I never heard of this place? “We don’t do a lot of advertising,” said Laura Cupillari, who owns Renato’s along with her husband, Mauro Cupillari. “Most people lear...

Madison has lost some noteworthy Italian restaurants in the 11 years that Osteria Papavero has been open: Nostrano, Peppino’s, Bellini, Gino’s. The last three were operated by members of one family of brothers, in a beautifully Italian kind of way. But Francesco Mangano’s Osteria Papavero has been there through it all, quietly seated in a commuter-...