NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Kenosha's own internationally acclaimed chef Tony Mantuano recently put his skills to work in Washington, D.C., at the State Department.   Mantuano, -owner of Mangia Wine Bar and a partner at the four-star Chicago Italian restaurant Spiaggia, and Spiaggia's chef de cuisine Joe Flamm prepared lunch on Oct. 18 for 250 people in the State Depar...

By Donald Liebenson   Here's a tip if you're studying Italian and you want to impress your teacher. Take her to Maria's Bakery in Highwood. It worked for Andrea Spitzer and Judith Molinaro, two students of private instructor Maria Christina Chopra. Chopra's verdict: Authentic. "You can tell the owner is Sicilian, you can tell from the recipe...

Italian influence on American history can be traced back to Christopher Columbus and Americo Vespucci. The Founding Fathers, especially Jefferson and Franklin, were familiar with the Italian language and culture and with Roman history. Jefferson was a supporter of Filippo Mazzei and encouraged him in the early 1770s to bring Italian vintners to Vir...

When great food and award-winning wines are served in a beautiful setting, the experience is bound to be memorable. Guiseppe "Joe" Scalzo has created that experience at Ciao Bella, where authentic Italian dining is true to his family's roots in their native town of Calabria, Italy.   Scalzo discovered the joys of cooking working at a small r...

L'ICE - Agenzia organizza la partecipazione alla collettiva italiana alla PLMA di Chicago dal 17 al 18 novembre 2014, presso il Centro fieristico Donald E. Stephens Convention Center di Rosemont. Nel 2013, la vendita a dettaglio negli USA di prodotti alimentari store brand a marchio privato ha raggiunto 112,2 miliardi di dollari (+3,9% del 2012)....

Carroll University's Wind Symphony will join together with 30 Italian musicians from the City Band of Norcia and the City Band of Bevagna to perform an "Italian Serenade." The concert, which also features international maestro Filippo Salemmi, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Sun Prairie High School. Guest conductor Salemmi will shar...

Coming directly from Rome to Chicago we can experience a Big Night about Cinema and Taste. The Italian Cultural Institute will host a Star night with Italian tastes and smell, enriched by the stories of movie stars who will reveal the secrets of their success, on the set as well as in the kitchen, and accompanied by the pictures of celebrities take...

Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra has a thing for undulating shapes and eye-catching color. For those unfamiliar with his work, even a cursory Google image search makes this abundantly clear.   In a new installation titled "Metamorphosis," however, the 80-year-old artist created a series of open and closed glass forms in soft gray...

San Giuseppe Lavoratore di Cinisi invites the public to their 52nd annual dinner dance beginning at 6 p.m. at the San Marino Club, 1685 Big Beaver in Troy. Hors d'ouvres at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m., dancing and open bar, with Italian American entertainment provided by Venue.   Raffle proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Center in C...

Italian Consul General Adriano Monti presented Josette Mentesana Weber with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana at the consulate's Festa della Repubblica celebration on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago. The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Josette in honor of her...

As a youngster in a first-generation Italian-American family in Roseland, eating out wasn't something we did very often. As a matter of fact, if I try really hard I can only recall an occasional First Communion or Confirmation that led to some fine dining, Roseland style, at Pesavento's.   As a result, finding our way out of the family kitch...

Si e' svolta ieri 8 gennaio 2013 presso il Glass Pavilion del Museo d'Arte di Toledo (Ohio) la cerimonia di restituzione all'Italia di un vaso etrusco risalente al periodo 520-510 A.C.."La collaborazione con le autorita' americane in questo settore e' una nostra priorita', non solo per il valore artistico ed economico delle opere, ma anche perche'...