Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian - Chicken alla Cacciatore means chicken cooked the hunters way, with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and wine. Now: I'd like for you all to envision me as Elmer Fudd, as I tip-toe to the refrigerator to "hunt" my chicken......be vewwy, vewwy quiet!! Just for the record, I DO have an Elmer Fudd winter hat.
Depending on the region of Italy, lends different variations on ingredients; red vs white wine, regional cured meats, etc. I took 4 years of Italian in high school, the only things I remember are informal pleasantries (Ciao! Va bene! Non che male!), mild curses (A Fa@&*), and the regional foods of Italy.