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by Anthony Fasano Sunday dinner was an important part of my upbringing, which I'm sure is true for most Italian Americans. I wrote an entire post on Sunday dinners here. Of all of the great Sunday dinner memories, many of my fondest memories revolve around the kids' table. The kids' table was obviously the table (sometimes at the end of the l...

di Carla Pacelli   Cos'è l'Italian way of fooding? Uno stile di vita che unisce convivialità e dieta mediterranea, la cultura per il cibo tipica del Belpaese e la qualità delle materie prime. Stile, oggi, sempre più seguito anche all'estero, soprattutto nei paesi anglosassoni, dove riscuote entusiasmi e fa proseliti anche tra le star.  ...

The Harrison County Commission has rejected a funding request from the Italian Heritage Festival board.The board will now have to look elsewhere for an additional $3,000 to help fund the 'Glow In The Park Run' this Saturday. The commission has already granted funding for the festival over Labor Day Weekend.   Commissioner Bernie Fazzini note...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many "Little Italys" outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality.   Who doesn't love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonder...

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma seeks a highly qualified and diverse applicant pool for an open rank specialist in Italian Renaissance and/or Medieval literature and culture. OU, a Carnegie R-1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine Worl...

In this episode, we interview filmmaker John Maggio, who has spent a decade making documentaries hailed for their social impact and exceptional craft. His work includes several films for "FRONTLINE" and "American Experience."   Maggio's films have been honored with the National Emmy Award, Writers Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award, an...

by Giorgio dell'Orefice   An excellent harvest using the standards of last year. That is what is ahead for the 2016 Italian wine label according to forecasts made by the Italian Wine Union and by ISMEA (Institute of Services to the Agricultural and Food Market controlled by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies).   These estimates wil...

Once again, San Francisco celebrated the great success of Cinema Italia with the all-celluloid "Anna Magnani - A Film Series" at the iconic Castro Theatre on Saturday, September 24. The series began with a long line for the legendary first film at 1pm, with Roberto Rossellini's "Roma Città Aperta", with a excited crowd wrapping around the bloc...

It seemed highly appropriate to be test-riding the new Ducati XDiavel along the famous Skyline Boulevard, located in the hills south of San Francisco. For Ducati's North American HQ is located immediately to the east in the valley below, an oasis of real-time hedonism surrounded by several Apple R&D centres attempting to replicate similar...

St. Stephen's Church on Hanover Street will be hosting a free showing of the highly anticipated documentary, Boston's North End: An Italian American Story. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, November 5th, doors open at 6:30pm, reservations are required and can be made by visiting NorthEndBoston.org, or by calling (617) 87...

"What do you miss most about Italy?" I asked my first Italian teacher in San Francisco many years ago. "La piazza," she said so wistfully that I thought for a moment it might be someone's name. After years of passing time in Italian piazze, I now understand her fondness for these very special places.   The piazza is an Italian's se...

By Elisabetta Povoledo The last time the Oscar-winning production designer Dante Ferretti tackled New York City, he created the violent mean streets of a mid-19th-century Manhattan slum, a bleak, ramshackle neighborhood where blood and mud caked the ground, for Martin Scorsese's 2002 opus, "Gangs of New York."   This time around, Mr. Ferret...