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I FIRST ENCOUNTERED farinata last summer on the porch at San Fermo, the Ballard restaurant housed in two conjoined, historic buildings whose handsomely updated old bones are a fitting setting for chef Sam West’s rustic Italian cooking. Farinata is a simple pancake made of chickpea flour. The late Italian cooking authority Marcella Hazan described i...

If you came to the Seattle Opera prepared for a traditional production of La Traviata, then you were in for a shock. Their recent production was highly modern, and definitely not traditional; everything from the spare staging and strobe lights for party scenes, to the use of modern costumes - even stocking feet, and the location of the protagonists...

The Senate Committee on Government Affairs approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the governor to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous People Day, replacing the traditional Columbus Day. Senate Bill 105, sponsored by State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, follows other state and local governments around the country to shun the Columb...

We are delighted to announce our first series of cooking classes at our location on Greenwood in collaboration with Caffe’ Musica. Classes will be taught by our great chef Leeann Tesorieri. Classes  will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm on March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 19. Join us for a series of hands-on classes featuring traditional pas...

Columbus Day would be known as Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska under legislation being considered in the state House. Columbus Day, which falls on the second Monday in October, is a federal holiday but not a state holiday. For the last two years, Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed that day to be Indigenous Peoples Day. Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake o...

From classical tunes to pop standards, classical crossover ensemble O Sole Trio is bringing its signature show “From Pavarotti to Pop” to Sun City’s Magnolia Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of the lifestyle services department’s Showstoppers 2017 show lineup. Tickets, $22, are on sale now at www.SunCityHiltonHead.org and the lifestyle services desk...

Pierce County, Washington will soon be getting a new adult men’s soccer team.  Plans have been made to bring a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team to the area this season with the first games being played in May. Pierce County will be playing in the NPSL’s Northwest Conference, which includes teams in Seattle, WA (Seattle OSA FC), Bremerton,...

Would you wait in line overnight to score free pizza for a year? Plantone’s Italian Market wants to find out. To celebrate its recent opening, the western valley sandwich and pizza shop will reward the first 100 customers who buy an individual pizza, large salad or large sandwich on Friday with free pizza for a year. The rules are simple. Pizza dev...

The Spirit of Sardinia. Photo exhibit February 3rd-28th. There will be a photo show on the life and folklore of Sardinia on Vashon island @ Snapdragon Bakery and Cafe. Address: 17817 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070 Opening night will be this Friday, February 3rd 6-9pm and they will also be serving traditional Sardinian food. The pictures will be up...

When Kacey Montgomery and his wife, Shannon Lincoln, decided to open Pizzeria Sazio, they entered the project with their eyes wide open — staring at a sea of pepperoni in Boise. “There’s so many places doing pizza,” admits Montgomery, who also owns a Downtown restaurant, Juniper. “There’s a lot of pub pizza,” he says. “And there’s a lot of pile-eve...

Ilaria Cinelli, 31 years old, is the head of an international mission in the Utah desert. This is a perfect environment resembling to the one of the “red planet” Mars, where the experts are getting ready to go. Originally from Florence, Ilaria now lives in Ireland where she is studying for a PhD at the university of Galway. As reported by the Itali...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm Off-campus: 11th & 45th (exact address given to those who RSVP). Join the Italian Club for an evening of food and fun! We will prepare a four-course meal, including antipasti, carne e pasta, and un dolce (dessert). The Club will provide ingredients and all necessary dishes - all you need to bring is energy and an...