I am posting some links that you might find interesting.
Here is an article from the NYT on cooking pasta. I have a pasta police who lives in my house and so have learned that there is a specific pasta for every type of dish. My favorite here in Bologna is "strozzapreti" that translates into "strangle the priest" -
If you want to visit and learn some typical Bolognese recipes, here is my friend, Maribel's, cooking school:
For travel articles on Bologna, check out:
my friend, Carol Sicbaldi (from Boston) has some touring companies:
Italy: news, politics, travel
I served on the board of the IWF for the first three years I lived in Bologna (as president in the final year - a position nobody wants).
Here are some of my favorite miscellaneous links:
http://www.culturaitaliana.it/ (where I will spend the month of July)
http://www.americastestkitchen.com/corp/about-americastestkitchen.asp (cousin Kenji's employer)
I won't even get to the wine articles. I will continue adding links as they come up...