by Chad Lawhorn   For some of us, our experience with Italian food doesn't go much beyond spaghetti, all-you-can-eat breadsticks and a carb-induced nap that usually ends with the waiter waking you up to tell you more breadsticks have arrived. But that's not the only type of Italian food that is popular. Lawrence is going to get a taste of an...

Soccer is growing in the US, where generally sport has a critical role in the education of the young Americans.   As we think that this is one of the things Italy should import from the US, we're happy to talk to Stefano Radio, CEO and Co-founder of College Life Italia: a wonderful project made by Italians who now live in the US, that brings Ital...

There won't be a secret door or password, but Jason-Paul Febres is opening a tapas bar disguised as a speakeasy of sorts across from his Taste & See in Old Town.   "We're going to be modern in a throwback way, so I think it's going to be a beautiful fusion," he says. Gianni Bacci's will open at 301 N. Washington, at the northwest corner...

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

Jack Fasciano has settled on a spot for his Angelo's Wichita Bake @ Home Italian Foods – the former Toni D's space in Carriage Parkway, 650 N. Carriage Parkway. He expects to sign the lease sometime this week, he said, but isn't sure yet when he'll be able to open.   In March, Fasciano raised more than $40,000 through a Kickstarter ca...

By Ann Marie BushA scene from a 1970's movie — and some extra money won at an area casino — led Topekan Gary R. Constantino back to doing what he loves — cooking Italian food. Constantino's bright green, red and white Italian eatery on wheels can be found parked in downtown Topeka during lunch Monday through Friday.   Fabiano's, which serve...

Crossing the ocean can be an important step in the journey to creating American teachers who engage in culturally responsive teaching. University of Kansas educators have published writing detailing a program that takes future educators to Italy to participate in a full-immersion study abroad program that results in a better understanding of the ch...

by Alex Perry With some exceptions, Italian is the language of opera, and not just in the verbal sense. In order for an opera singer to truly understand the material, they need to understand the culture from which it came. It would make sense, then, for Wichita State's budding opera stars to visit the boot-shaped country to bolster their...

by Joshua Vail The annual 4-H International Tasting Tea will feature a taste of Italy this year at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. The featured country is inspired by Beatrice Di Cristina, an exchange student from Italy staying with the Kim Umbarger family.   Di Cristina is from Perugia, a city about two hours north of Rome. She s...

Kansas Citians and out-of-town visitors will soon experience an oasis for the refined at heart, as the newest jewel of the city opens its doors. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza makes its Kansas City debut, opening to the public Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tucked amid the ornate fountains and elegant courtyards of Kansas City's premier shopping district, H...