As a girl growing up in Tuscany, Lida Allegrini harvested wild berries and dipped her net into a stream to catch minnows to fry for dinner. She washed her clothes in the river near her hometown of Colognora di Compito. She was 7 when she first met her father. He was in Chicago, where he’d immigrated ahead of her and her mother and started a wholesa...

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Join us for a special Sardinian wine tasting and degustation of local products from Sardinia. Oenologist Clara Orban (and Professor at DePaul University) will lead us on this exciting culinary journey. This event is open...

The Chicago Athenaeum has named Italian architect and designer, Flavio Manzoni, as this year's Laureate of the American Prize for Design. Each year, The Prize is awarded to designers who have made a commitment to forward the principles of design excellence within the context of our contemporary society and who elevated design to a more a profound h...

An Italian investment company owned by Consilum SGR S.p.A., Progressio SGR S.p.A. and MMM S.r.l. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Gelit Italian frozen pasta business from Conagra Brands, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Doganella di Ninfa, Italy, Gelit produces Italian frozen food and ready...

Calling all cheese lovers and foodies of the Chi, an exquisite new eatery is emerging later this month. And its specialty? Cheese, of course! Being the first to do so, the eatery will provide a multi-faceted and wholly unique experience for Chicagoans. Part Mozzarella Store, Napoletana Pizzeria, & Caffé, the all-in-one shop is located in the heart...

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. On the occasion of the 2nd edition of FARE CINEMA*, Creative and Digital Art Director and Production Designer Tiziana Amicuzi will give a lecture entitled, " Still Image Frame: Playing the Space, Inventing Worlds. Cinema, Performing...

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of our cooking school, La Scuola? We have a dedicated team of passionate chefs and event managers who help make the magic of our classes and events a reality. Get to know our Eataly Chicago Scuola team below!  Jo Medina (La Scuola Chef). What do you do for La Scuola? It's a team effort, so I wor...