If you've been watching television for the past decade, chances are, you have stumbled upon Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, a fourth-generation Italian-American baker from Hoboken who has built his financial empire almost literally from cake and icing. During his visit to the Philippines for the TLC Festival 2017, Buddy shared some tidbits about his...

Farmer’s Table, a thriving East County restaurant, will open a second location in Little Italy later this summer. Its owners, cousins Alberto Morreale and Vincenzo Loverso, are both veteran local restauranteurs — Morreale operates the Fig Tree Café locations around town as well as Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills and Loverso owns several Gaslamp r...

San Francisco Italian American groups launched a referendum campaign Thursday to reclaim the former Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” following a Board of Supervisors decision last month to rename it as Indigenous Peoples Day. The board voted 10-1 in January in favor of the name change. The national holiday was named in honor of Itali...

Eataly USA, with stores in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, will feature products from Calabria, a region in Italy. The stores will showcase the products with spotlights in the restaurants, market shelves and cooking classes. The products were launched with an opening event last month attended by Lidia Bastianich, world ambassador of...

Before the group of 25 Italian farmers arrived at Stanislaus State on Feb. 5, they were tourists, making overnight stays in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and the hats and new t-shirts the Italians wore spoke to how much fun they were having. But the moment the farmers reached the University’s sustainable garden, where they were greeted by about 20 S...

The J. Paul Getty Museum Thursday announced the gift of six rare Italian manuscript illustrations that will go on display in December. The gift, from collectors James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell, were originally pages from a choir book made around 1400 for the Carthusian monastery of Santo Spirito in Farneta, Italy. The book was commissioned by Nic...

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University has received a $55,000 gift from the De Santis family. The gift establishes the “Frank and Eileen De Santis Family Endowed Scholarship in Italian Studies.” This gift supports students pursuing a minor in Italian Studies at Chapman University. An initial $2,500 is being awarded in academic year 2017-...

Looking at a black-and-white photo from their wedding, Anna and Anthony Bellisario couldn’t help smiling.  “We felt old. We thought we were really old (when we got married),” Anthony said with a laugh. The photo was taken Feb. 11, 1956. Come Sunday, the Bellisarios will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary. But just listening to the couple spea...

Los Angeles dedicates an entire day to one of the most famous Italian film icons in the world: Monica Bellucci. The Filming On Italy Festival, organized by Agnus Dei and the Italian Institute of Culture, opened on January 31st with the screening of Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore, a movie that, back in 2000, consecrated Monica Bellucci as an internati...

Little Italy, which has become the undisputed go-to destination for dining, will be getting its first food hall as part of a soon to debut piazza in the heart of the downtown San Diego neighborhood. Little Italy Food Hall, as it's being called, is conceived as a mini version of the foodie-friendly public markets that have mushroomed in popularity a...