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by Mauro Battocchi   As part of Italy's "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, aimed to promote authentic Italian food in the US, Italy is the first-ever partner country at the Winter Fancy Food show which is under way at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I had the the honor to open the show today together with Maurizio Forte (center in...

By Merrill Shindler The meals at East Side Mario's are large — abbondanza by definition. This is the land of the Papa's Parmigiana Trio Combo (fettuccine Alfredo, lasagna al forno and chicken Parmigiana, served with a garlic "homeloaf" and unlimited amounts of minestrone, Italian wedding soup, garden salad or Caesar salad), and the linguine c...

By Valerio Viale   Ann Potenza, President of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, has a clear and lucid vision of what the older generations of Italian-Americans are currently lacking. That is, an up-to-date picture of today's Italy.   Just to give you an example pertaining my home town, Rome is no longer the city where e...

Atelier Manferdini, founded by italian engineer-turned architect elena manferdini, is an architectural design firm based in venice, los angeles, california. spreading across multiple disciplines, the practice has completed art installations, architecture and industrial design projects in the US, europe and asia.   Notable work includes the g...

By Marco Marinucci Siamo alla quinta edizione dello showcase degli innovatori italiani in Silicon Valley, l'Italian Innovation Day. Da 5 anni facciamo del nostro meglio per cercare di migliorare la percezione del made-in-italy tecnologico in USA concentrandoci sulla selezione, la preparazione e soprattutto il "packaging" dei progetti che mettiamo...

 Reduce dall’acclamato successo al Metropolitan di New York, l’appassionato e vibrante Hoffman, vola a Los Angeles per esibirsi in uno straordinario recital di liriche da camera e arie d’opera.   Abilmente accompagnato dal pianista italo–americano Vincenzo Scalera, maestro collaboratore al Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Vittorio Grigolo...

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show.  Candice Guardino is most well-known for her funny and heartwarming solo-hit show Italian Bred, which premiered to sold out houses in New York City in 2013.   This past February 2015, Italian Bred enc...

Eight university students who reside in California have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are: Gian Paul Bergeron of Sausalito; Alexander Bologna of Rancho Palos Verdes; Tristan Curnow of Fallbrook; Max Galassi ofRedondo Beach; Neal Huddon-Cossar of Novato; Michael Law of Glendale;Ashley Robertson of Pi...

by Catherine Accardi   Mauro Battocchi's last day as San Francisco's beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy's Consul General in San Francisco since September, 2012. For the past four years, Battocchi has presided over countless events with a never-ending smile and seemingly boundless grace that will be sorely mis...

The Italian American Opera Foundation presents: Italian Opera Festival - "Viva Verdi!" Ensemble Camerata Barocca "Claudio Monteverdi" Stefano Vignati, conductor - Ramin Bahrami, soloist Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM   ITALIAN AMERICAN OPERA FOUNDATION (IAOF) was created with the aspiration to develop a cultural bridge bet...

Every year, the Nevada County Italian Cultural Foundation holds a luncheon to thank all who work for the foundation during the year. This year's event was held Sunday at the home of Stefano and Sharon Rose Woods in the barn of their Penn Valley home.   Bear River Pasta Co. donated the pasta, and winners of June's Pasta Sauce Cook-off provide...

A partire dal prossimo 18 aprile, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles ospiterà "Omaggio a Giuseppe Verdi", una mostra che racconta la storia delle performance più famose delle opere verdiane andate in scena al Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, e dei grandi attori, cantanti, scenografi, e costumisti che ne hanno tramandato il mito.   Nella...