by Claudia Astarita   Italy magazine recently reported the fascinating story of Herb Eckhouse's prosciutto. It is a Made in the USA ham that is not even trying to rival the famous Parma and San Daniele, rather to take inspiration from them on how to create a business out of the huge availability of pigs in Iowa.   Everything started w...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa will present the 4th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival on July 26th and 27th, 2013 in the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines, IA. The Festival will once again be awarding $3,000 in Artistic Scholarships to talented young artists or photographers of Italian descent residing in Iowa who w...

At times while fixing Lincoln Winebar's wood-fired pizza oven Friday, craftsman Stefano Ferrara climbed all the way through the oven's small door, his son supporting his feet so Ferrara could reach the back of the four-foot interior.   The Naples, Italy, craftsman is considered one of the best in the business, said Lincoln Winebar owner Jess...

By Kelly Schiro  The future where people can monitor the structural status of bridges, buildings and roads is coming to life through a collaborative research effort between professors at Iowa State and the University of Perugia in Italy. Using nanotechnology, the students and faculty working on the project are developing materials that s...

The Italian-American Heritage festival is taking place in Western Gateway Park. Attendees can enjoy Italian food, entertainment and live music. This year, a staple restaurant in the metro for 59 years, Mama Lacona's, won the award for best sauce after entering the competition for the first time. "I'm not at liberty to give any ingredients...

by Jean Caspers-Simmet Dennis Bollig, Dragotec USA president, reflected on the history of the business he and his wife, Darlene, grew on their farm. The Bolligs introduced the Drago GT corn head to the news media Nov. 10 at their rural Fenton location at the same time Olimac, the Italian company that manufactures the corn head, introduced it...

The Society of Italian-Americans will award a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolling in a college or university this fall. Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two required essays. Applications a...

Nella descrizione dei rapporti tra Italia e Usa l'emigrazione italiana ha un ruolo fondamentale. La Fondazione Migrantes pubblica dal 2006 il rapporto annuale sugli Italiani nel mondo, insostituibile punto di riferimento per chi si occupa di questo tema. Abbiamo chiesto alla redattrice capo del progetto, Delfina Licata, di parlarcene. Come è nata...

The Lodge and the Auxiliary will award scholarships at the June dinner. The Auxiliary voted to give out 4 scholarships this year (2 girls/2 boys) – this is in addition to what the Men's Lodge will give away.   Any member, son, daughter, and/or grandchild of a Lodge or an Auxiliary member who will be attending a college, community college, or...

by Diane Langton   The Giaur Lancia Moretti, a rare Italian race car, was being built for Italian Formula One driver Felice Bonetto, who planned to race it in 1953 in the Mille Miglia (thousand mile) road race in Italy. But when Bonetto was killed in November 1953, in the Carrera Panamericana race in Silao, Mexico, work on the car stopped....