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When Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Santa Fe Opera in July, women touched by the tragic-romantic performance can bury their memories in a new, authentic Italian “Lucia Clutch” handbag. The handmade leather clutch comes from artisan workshops in Italy through a limited-edition offering by Santa Fe startup “ital...

Just after 9 a.m., Oralia Olguin presses her palms into a football-shaped wad of dough. She leans into it, pressing one half into itself, over and over again. Gladys Bermudez runs the then-flattened dough through the sheeter, dusting it with flour as she goes. The dough thins and thins, passing through the sheeter multiple times until it's delicate...

Juliet Ristorante, the midcentury modern Italian eatery on Barton Springs Road, will close Monday, June 5 — but only temporarily. The restaurant, which opened to much fanfare almost two years ago, has announced that it will close for a redesign of the space and the concept.  The restaurant will reopen as Juliet Italian Kitchen, switching its focus...

It's early afternoon in Rome, but it's not too soon for Lidia Bastianich to ponder what she'll be eating for dinner. "Tonight I'm going out with a friend. She's taking me to a wonderful trattoria," she says by phone. "So maybe some pasta. Cacio e pepe? Amatriciana? Or maybe carbonara." In her distinctive voice, you can practically smell the cracked...

“Sono lieto potervi comunicare che con la risoluzione HR 2282 della 85ma legislatura, è passata la proposta che il mese di Ottobre sarà dedicato alla Storia Italiana”. Ad annunciarlo è Vincenzo Arcobelli, consigliere del Cgie e coordinatore del Ctim in Nord America. "Un altro importante riconoscimento da parte del congresso Texano, dedicato all'Ita...

Representative Tan Parker announced the successful passage of House Concurrent Resolution 144 which designates June 2nd as Italian Heritage Day in Texas. The resolution was sponsored  by Senator John Carona in the Texas Senate and was unanimously passed by both legislative bodies. The 2nd of June of each year is the anniversary of the Festa of the...

THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...

Life on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a haven for lost and stranded migrants from Africa, is the subject of director Gianfranco Rosi’s 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) which shows the uneasy relationship between the native islanders and the migrant families who struggle to establish new lives for themselves. If you mis...

Two major Houston Italian eateries — sweet and savory — have teamed up for a very special, very edible collab: a limited edition gelato flavor. Dolce Neve, the newish Heights gelato shop(and Austin import) on N. Main, and Chef Ryan Pera of Coltivare, the wood-fired pizzeria on White Oak Drive, have created a gelato flavor that is fruity and sweet —...

Join us for the Summer Italian Film Festival. Enjoy four weeks of Italian masterpieces. Films in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford Street, Houston, TX 77006. All four films will start at 7:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation at the door per film: $5 for members, $10 for non-members....

Harrison’s soccer team has an international flair to the squad this year. Michi Gentile has joined the team in her year of living in Harrison. There is a big difference between Arkansas high school sports and those in Italy. “Schools in Italy are really different,” she said. “They think that sports are a distraction, so we do not have any kind of s...

Nel feb­bra­io del 1917, esat­ta­men­te un se­co­lo fa, ve­ni­va re­gi­stra­to dal si­ci­lia­no Nick La Roc­ca quel­lo che è con­si­de­ra­to il pri­mo di­sco jazz del­la sto­ria. Cen­to anni dopo ca­pia­mo quan­to an­co­ra ci sia mol­to da sco­pri­re in­tor­no alle ori­gi­ni di que­sto ge­ne­re, che ap­pas­sio­na vec­chie e nuo­ve ge­ne­ra­zio­ni,...