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In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

August 29, 2014 - Friday 10:00 AMRice University - 6100 Main - Houston, Texas 77005Conference Room Alice Pratt Brown Hall   Nineteenth century Italian cellist, Guglielmo Quarenghi (1826-1882), was a virtuoso performer, pedagogue, and composer active in Milan, Italy. Despite his successful career, Quarenghi's accomplishments as...

Every week, it seems that another fine wine luminary sets her or his sights on the Houston market.Yesterday, ex-Goldman Sachs banker and one of the most powerful players in the Italian wine trade today, Matteo Lunelli (above), descended on Houston for a luncheon and tasting with Houston wine buyers and bloggers at Tony's on Richmond.   "I se...

I lack practice. It's the go-to phrase we all use to explain why la bella lingua we've worked so hard to master doesn't just roll off the tongue at will. Even a native speaker recently lamented to me that "mi manca la pratica." "When you're constantly immersed in the English language, you have trouble making the transition back to Italian and you o...

di Vincenzo Arcobelli   Caro Presidente e Cari Colleghi, dopo aver fatto una riflessione, direi che la mia missione, sin dalla selezione dei singoli candidati con la presentazione della lista per le elezioni e la successiva composizione dell'esecutivo con il mio passaggio di consegne, sia da considerare al termine. Ringrazio tutti...

In its continued commitment to providing customers with a diverse and high-quality assortment of products, H-E-B's partnership with the Italian Trade Agency continues to bring more than 3,000 authentic Italian imports to more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas. Products will be showcased during the companywide Ciao Italia event happening in stores...

Si dice che in Texas "tutto è più grande." They say that everything is bigger in Texas.   It's probably not always true. But when it comes to wine sales in the U.S., Texas has Spec's, the behemoth wine retailer, importer, and distributor of fine wines and gourmet foods throughout the state. With nearly 200 stores, Spec's is by far...

Chef Stefano Secchi—a Southern Methodist University and Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park graduate, youngest chef ever invited to cook at The James Beard House, and current consulting chef for America Airlines—has talent that thrives beyond the kitchen.   Two plus years ago, he traveled to the Sardinia homeland of his father to make a...

"Cari Connazionali, desidero ringraziarvi per il sostegno che mi avete dato nella fase iniziale della mia missione quale Console Generale". Inizia così il messaggio che Elena Sgarbi indirizza ai connazionali dalle pagine del Bollettino del Comites di Houston, presieduto da Vincenzo Arcobelli.   "In questi primissimi mesi – ricorda Sgarbi – h...

Enel Green Power S.p.A. ("Enel Green Power"), attraverso la sua controllata Enel Green Power North America Inc. ("EGP-NA"), ha completato e allacciato alla rete il nuovo parco eolico di Osage, nell'omonima contea, in Oklahoma.   Il nuovo parco, detenuto da Osage Wind, LLC, al 50 per cento di proprietà di EGP-NA, con una capacità installata t...

By Littice Bacon-Blood   The potential for severe weather has canceled the Friday night (April 1) opening of the 16th annual Festa Italiana in Kenner. Instead, the Italian Heritage Festival will begin Saturday at noon in Rivertown, Kenner city officials announced Friday (April 1).    "Safety is priority No. 1, so the decision has...

Tiziana Ciacciofera Triolo è una palermitana doc trasferitasi oltreoceano tre anni fa portandosi dietro un ricco bagaglio di esperienza nel settore del management e delle pubbliche relazioni, anche se una delle sue più grandi passioni, è l'amore per la cultura e le tradizioni Italiane.   Oggi Tiziana vive a Houston, nel Texas dove dirige la...