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  • Festa Italiana
    Festa Italiana fairgoers weather the storm in celebration of everything Italy
    Wisconsin has been seeing some intense weather the past few days, and Saturday, July 18, was no exception. One might think that the dangerous thunderstorm warnings and tornado watch may have put a damper on Festa Italiana festivities, but the...
  • Slow cooking for a cool kitchen
    Slow cooking for a cool kitchen
    During the summer months, we all try to keep the kitchen as cool as possible. Some people go as far as to not cook at all during these months! While we still need to eat and eat healthy, there are ways to prepare good food without heating the...
  • Save room for dessert
    Finelli Italian Villa, brings back memories
    Ever had a song that makes you want to break out singing? While dining at an authentic Italian restaurant in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the atmosphere and music playing in the background brought me back to my childhood in New Jersey. I used to joke...
  • Espresso Manifesto
    Salone Di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City)
    This was the fifth edition of Italian-Canadian singer-songwriter Daniela Nardi’s Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City) – a series of events designed to raise the profile of contemporary Italian-Canadian culture in the 21st...
  • Colletta Avalon
    Avalon's latest restaurant addition, Colletta
    Last week my husband and I dined at Colletta, the newest addition to Indigo Road’s collection of fine restaurants. Colletta, which means “collection” in Italian, stands true to translation offering a vast array of Northern...
  • Espresso Manifesto
    Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto presents fifth edition of 'Salone di Cultura'
    While nobody can accuse Toronto of being lax on celebrating the Italian component of its multiculturalism, it's events like Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto that create a lasting Italian legacy in the city. One such part is "Salone...
  • Fernet Branca, an Italian digestif
    Fernet Branca, embracing the bitter to develop a bolder cocktail
    As the craft cocktail movement continues to grow, bolder flavors are becoming more main stream. Fernet Branca can cause trepidation in even the most ardent cocktail lover. The botanical, herbal Italian liqueur doesn’t have a mainstream...
  • Cirque Italia
    Cirque Italia makes a splash, thrilling children and adults alike
    Sunday night, June 7, the traveling aquatic circus, Cirque Italia, finished its Milwaukee run in The Italian Community Center's lot before making its way to Joliet, Illinois. Performers bring a range of talents to the stage, sometimes for four...
  • Cirque Italia
    Cirque Italia Owner Manuel Rebecchi on unique, multinational aquatic experience
    When most people think of an incredible circus show featuring incredible scenes, music, and costumes, most would think they'd have to go to Las Vegas for a Cirque Du Soleil show. Fortunately, there is Cirque Italia, the first traveling water...
  • Pane e Vino buffalo ricotta meatball with rustic garlic toast
    Pane e Vino in Little Italy: Much more than bread and wine
    As I am reviewing my snapshots and photos shared by fellow bloggers, Kathy and Neal Patterson of MinxEats.com at a media gathering at Little Italy’s latest addition Pane e Vino --- I am salivating with sense memories of the appetizer sized...
  • Bottega Americano
    A Dining Experience at Bottega Americano
    Every seat in the house is the place to be. There’s not one spot that doesn’t make you feel a part of the fun. It’s familial, it’s Italian and it’s welcoming. It’s also modern, chic and in a bustling...
  • Chewy almond square recipe
    Chewy almond square recipe
    This recipe for chewy almond squares is an internet sensation! They've been featured on TV, blogs have recreated them and it's a favorite on the popular "foodie website" - Chow. The original article (below) was published back in...
  • Louie's Pizza
    Louie's Pizza - Best Pizza in Naperville
    Louie's Pizza, which opened this past December, claims to have the best pizza in town. Located off the busy Route 59 on the southwest corner of Diehl Road, owner Louie Jankulla remodeled the former Two Mothers Food to seat 20 customers. He...
  • Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Latin influences heat up classical performances--and Chicagoland
    Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán stars in the new mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished) commissioned by Lyric Unlimited. Featuring music by José “Pepe” Martínez and a libretto by director Leonard Foglia,...
  • Bella Coast
    Bella Coast Italian Kitchen and Market makes its mark in the Brandywine Valley
    The Brandywine Valley does not lack for quality Italian restaurants. In fact, some of the Italian restaurants in the area have become destinations within themselves. Bella Coast Italian Kitchen and Market in North Wilmington, Delaware aims to keep...
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