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Il gran giorno è arrivato. All'interno del centro commerciale CityLife di Milano un folto gruppo di pasticceri ha preparato il tiramisù più lungo del mondo: ben 273,5 metri. Da record anche la folla di curiosi messi in coda per fotografare i pasticceri all'opera e per avere una delle 15mila fette gratis. Il Tiramisù di Galbani Santa Lucia si è aggi...

House Bill 1185, which eliminates Columbus Day and replaces this with Colorado Day, should be viewed as a slap in the face and offensive to anyone of Italian descent. I am not of Italian descent and I am offended. Those of Italian descent should be proud of their heritage and to the contributions made to this country. This bill divides people of th...

During the fifteen and sixteenth centuries women held little authority as artists in Italy or in the rest of the world. It was often believed that women could not achieve true artistic vision because of their perceived lack of intelligence, character, and strength. They were barred from art academies and dissuaded from taking up painting or sculptu...

Wednesday March 27, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT (Doors opent at 6:45 pm). Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Tickets here. Presented by Professor Mark Goldberg, Director of the UH Jewish Studies Program. The history of food opens windows into understanding many different asp...

If one thinks of Italian regions from the outside, it is easy to get the impression that certain features of the landscape are essential parts of local identity: the mountains of Piemonte, the canals of Venezia, and the rioni of Napoli, those densely populated urban corridors that abound with life, foe example. The UNESCO World Heritage Program, of...

The saying, “What goes around comes around,” is almost apropos in this case … Although it does have much to do with the re-opening of a closed West Bloomfield restaurant that at one time was considered among the better small Italian eating spots in this region … And it seems to have regained the lofty Italian dining note it once enjoyed. After four...

The smell of Italian moka wafts through the Winchester home of Giovanni Abbadessa on a chilly afternoon. With the stovetop moka maker, he concocts the traditional Italian coffee drink during a break from work. Abbadessa’s busy life is intertwined with culture and traditions that he hopes to bring to the Italian-American community in Boston. By day...

When the city began bulldozing the Los Angeles neighborhood he loved—the neighborhood he lived in—Leo Politi protested in the only way he knew how. He made art. Bunker Hill had captivated his imagination from the moment he arrived from Fresno in the mid-1930s and set up his easel on Olvera Street, sketching portraits of tourists to make a living. O...

Wines made from the aglianico grape were virtually unknown to much of the world just 25 years ago. They have made great progress since. Now they are merely unappreciated. That may sound like faint headway for a red wine with structure, lively acidity and the ability to age and evolve. Perhaps it is worth trying to accelerate that trajectory so more...

Seventy-two years ago this St. Patrick's Day, Rocky Marciano — one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time — came to fight in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was a turning point in his life. A friend set Marciano up with the Holyoke fight. It was 1947. He had just gotten out of the Army and was digging ditches for the gas company in Brockton, Mas...

Members of the American Society of Italian Heritage celebrated the Festa di San Giuseppe, or Feast of St. Joseph, during a recent dinner at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. President Frank Simoncioni welcomed the group and led in prayer, and members enjoyed a buffet-style feast including a variety of meatless, Sicilian-style dishes. Many wore r...

Partire dall’Italia per far fortuna in America. É la storia di tanti italiani, ed è sempre più la storia di Eataly, diventato in pochi anni uno dei marchi di punta del made in Italy del vino e del cibo nel mondo, che partito da Torino e diffuso nel mondo vede, oggi, per la prima volta, il Nord America contare più dell’Italia e dell’Europa intera, i...