“Giuseppe Franco Salon Opening Summer 2017” reads a sign in a window on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Well, not exactly what you are thinking. This soon opening salon is the 5th Giuseppe Franco, born in Calabria and raised in New Jersey, is opening next to the other four he has been operating for 35 years in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Among his c...

The Italian American Museum Presents: "Conversations About The Black Madonna". Thursday, April 27th, 7:00 PM - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10013 Singer, percussionist, healer and director Alessandra Belloni, joined by master bansuri flautist Steve Gorn will take the audience on an enchanting journey of di...

Ten Italian universities have been recognized among the top 200 'young' universities world wide - with one attaining ninth place overall. According to the rankings from Times Higher Education, which judged universities under 50 years old across 48 countries, the Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa is the ninth best university in the world. "I'm very happy wit...

Caterina Ceraudo, 29 years old, was recently awarded the Michelin Chef Woman Prize 2017 thanks to her amazing job at her restaurant Dattilo. Caterina’s story is a very interesting one. She is the youngest of three children of Roberto Ceraudo, a forward-thinking entrepreneur who decided to set up a green company, 100 percent sustainable. Roberto Cer...

Chef, sono la cuoca dell’anno per la Guida Michelin!”.Queste le parole con cui Caterina Ceraudo, 29 anni, chef del ristorante Dattilo, in Calabria, ha informato il suo maestro, lo chef Niko Romito, del riconoscimento appena ricevuto dalla prestigiosa guida “Rossa”, il primo del genere, ovvero “migliore chef donna” per il 2017, come riferisce il Cor...

Chefs love the distinctive flavor of Calabrian peppers, small hot Italian cherry peppers that usually come to us in the States packed jars of olive oil and preserved with a little salt. Tuscany at Your Table in Virginia-Highland offers prepared Italian foods like Tuscan Soup, panini and Orecchiette with Broccolini. But their shelves are also stocke...

This summer, the University of Calabria, in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, will host the "Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar." As part of the program in Arcavacata di Rende, Cleveland-born moviemaker Michael DiLauro will screen his recent feature length production on June 21.  In La Mia Strada/My Road, the...

NIAF member Karen Haid will be hosting two presentations of her book, “Calabria: The Other Italy,” at Italian cultural centers. The first will take place on Friday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, N.Y. This book presentation will also include a culinary demonstration and tasting of traditional Calab...

The history behind the Swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano is historical and religious. The beauty of it all has developed over the years to include many diverse groups that come together on this day to celebrate these small feathered wonders and the feast day of Saint Joseph.    In the 1930’s, it began as a school carnival t...

by Chiara Giovoni   There can no longer be any doubt regarding its unique charm, as rosé mania has been in full flow for some time now. Despite this, quality rosé wine is often not well known, and people tend to think that all rosés are similar, simple wines, and they are sometimes almost scornfully described as being "for women."   W...