Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...

Dozens of southeast Kansans celebrate Italian culture with food this afternoon. "Too often what we see is our parents and our grandparents had certain traditions that maybe our younger people don't carry on. And so, by hosting these kinds of events we're able to make sure that that heritage lives on," says Linda Grilz, co-host of the Italian Exhib...

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Italian club AS Roma will try to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United when it takes on the best players in Major League Soccer this summer. Man U dominated MLS players in two of the league's annual all-star games, winning by a combined score of 9-2. But the top domestic league in the U.S. has never lost to another i...

by Denise Neil   Ever since it opened inside the Ambassador Hotel in 2012, I've wished that Siena Tuscan Steakhouse had more "Tuscan" on its menu. Now, thanks to new chef Jeremy Wade, it does. Wade, the longtime Wichita chef, who took over the kitchen of the fine dining restaurant this spring, has recently updated both the lunch an...

by Edward M. Eveld   Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Antonio J. Soave, an Overland Park businessman, as Kansas commerce secretary. Soave, 51, is chairman and CEO of Capistrano Global Advisory Services, which identifies and negotiates international business joint ventures and acquisitions.   "Antonio's...

The KU French & Italian Department is seeking an Advanced Italian Lecturer to join their team. An M.A. plus additional graduate study in Italian (or foreign equivalent), with Ph.D. preferred; demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by evaluations and/or letters of recommendation; and near-native or native command of Italian are require...

A top Italian chef, Giuseppe Migliaccio, who has cooked all over Europe, is coming to the United States, including to the Kansas City area in early August and will be presenting a seminar at K-State Research and Extension, Miami County office, 104 S. Brayman St. in Paola at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. He will speak on the importance of eating locally produce...