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Chef Cristian Borchi would put the Energizer Bunny to shame. In addition to being the maestro-chef and instructor for the guests of my “Let’s Go Cook Italian” tours, he is the owner of Ristorante Locanda L’Antica Porta Levante in Vicchio, Tuscany and the Passaguai Cibo 3 Vino wine and snack bar in nearby Borgo San Lorenzo. He is also a caterer,...

Award-winning chef and bestselling author Carol Field died of a stroke at her San Francisco home on Friday, less than three weeks after losing her husband of 56 years. She was 76. Known for introducing regional Italian breads such as ciabatta and focaccia to a wider American audience, Field turned her passion for Italy into a wide-ranging celebrati...

Los Angeles is a city obsessed with Italian food. As much as everyone crows on about the amazing taco scene (and it really is fantastic) the fact that Italian food remains so bankable simply cannot be ignored. After all, some of the biggest openings slated for this spring offer an Italian perspective, albeit in very different ways. Here’s a look at...

Sann Diego State head coach Rocky Long read awhile back that Jim Harbaugh is taking the Michigan football team to Italy during spring football. Long thought, “What a great idea.” So Long is taking the Aztecs to Italy, too. ... Little Italy. The downtown San Diego neighborhood dates back more than a century, its heritage traced to the Italian commun...

It all started in Le Marche region, but the echo produced by The Hive program can now be heard also in California. The Hive Incubator and Accelerator was born in Ancona in 2014 with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, focusing on the territory of Le Marche Region. The organization has put together two visionary entrepreneur...

Enel doesn't do grid edge halfway. The Italian utility-turned-global-renewable-energy-developer rolled out smart meters to 100 percent of its Italian home and business customers in 2001 -- and achieved payback on the investment within four years. Nearly every utility is turning to renewable energy, but Enel's green power division has installed 36 g...

The first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, as well as La Triennale di Milano (“Milan Triennial Exhibition”) – that was simultaneously celebrated in one hundred d...

The San Francisco Bay Area has been fortunate to host several events highlighting the notable work of Italy’s prestigious publishing house, Tallone Fine Print Books. January 31 through February 11, 2017, San Francisco State University’s Frank V. de Bellis Collection, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Consulate General and the Italian...

Italian Bred, the hilarious and heartwarming one woman show announces shows in Los Angeles and Chicago for spring 2017. Written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmothe...

UNTIL RECENTLY, Sacramento was shockingly underserved in the Italian-restaurant department. For that, perhaps, we should blame Biba Caggiano. After all, she set the bar awfully high when she opened Biba on Capitol Avenue 30 years ago. But Italian restaurants are finally starting to appear around town. There’s OBO’, the Sellands’ fast-casual Italian...

Food has been an important part of the Italian American household, and it forever connects those immigrants to Merced County, according to the designers of a new museum exhibit in Merced. The exhibit, “Grazie, America! From Italy to Merced County,” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Merced County Courthouse Museum, on N and 21st streets. A wine toast...

Former director of public relations at Bon Appétit, Colu Henry is celebrating the publication of her first cookbook, Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly. The book was born from the Instagram hashtag #backpocketpasta, which Henry created to describe the quick, delicious pasta meals she was cooking inspired by her Italian heritage...