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Celebrated chef and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich just won her second straight James Beard Award for PBS’s “Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes,” telling uplifting stories of military veterans and food. Like her 2016 public media program “Holiday for Heroes,” which won also won best special, “Homegrown Heroes” featured Bastianich visiting...

NIAF is pleased to announce its 2018 Region of Honor: Puglia! The famous heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia boasts sun-bleached coasts, Medieval towns perched atop mountainsides and a regional pride rooted firmly in its agricultural communities that are still relatively untouched by widespread tourism. NIAF looks forward to visiting Puglia this summer on...

Stefano Cordova è presidente della società di consulenza Cordova Food Design, a disposizione delle imprese alimentari che vogliano applicare il design thinking alle proprie strategie di food service. Attualmente ricopre anche il ruolo di chef innovator di gruppo Bindi per quanto riguarda il mercato degli Stati Uniti. Lo abbiamo intervistato per ave...

John Gennari, Associate Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont, explores the cultural products of the encounters, now destructive and now creative, between African America and Italian America, in conversation with Francesca Bellei, PhD student in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Journeyin...

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 ro...

Will your Mother’s Day budget allow for a gift from Missoni, the colorful Italian fashion house? Perhaps if Mom would appreciate a cookbook it will. “The Missoni Family Cookbook” by Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Angela Missoni, the company’s creative director, has just been published. It’s every bit as vibrant as the style for which the 6...

The monster-size cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” might seem like a daunting task to direct, with big stars, big personalities and big egos. But for Anthony Russo, who codirected the film with his brother Joe, it wasn’t as hard as it looks. “Everybody is very happy to be making this movie,” he explains. “Everyone recognizes what a unique, creative...

I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. Only later on I discovered his interests were not only in publishing but also in writing, translating, teaching and standing up for the Italian American community. In this period of confusion...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, is vehemently opposed to a casting call for perpetuating a negative stereotype of Israelis and Italians.  The casting call, posted on castingnetworks.com, states “Looking for Israelis and Italian Actors that are not ashamed to admit they can be an...

Si comunica che l'INPS, attraverso il proprio fornitore di servizi Citi, ha iniziato una campagna di raccolta delle attestazioni di esistenza in vita dei pensionati residenti in Nord America. Sono esclusi dal fornire la prova di esistenza in vita i pensionati che: A) ricevono un unico pagamento annuale (questi ultimi verificheranno la propria esist...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation congratulates Mike Pompeo on his confirmation today as Secretary of State to President Donald J. Trump. Mr. Pompeo is the first Italian-American to hold this position in United States history. Mr. Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served with the 2nd...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has made a deal with Lionsgate to develop a multi-generational comedy he will cowrote as a starring vehicle. Maniscalco is teaming on the script with Austen Earl (The Great Indoors). It will be inspired by Maniscalco’s stage routines, which touch on his Italian American family. The aim is for an Italian-flavored My Big...