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Many ingredients in our kitchen have passed through the apothecary's jars before reaching the table, and sugar is one example. The official name of sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum or 'pharmacy’s sugar' – betrays its purpose. Sugar is also an excellent preservative, and its properties were exploited to create new compounds based on fruit pulp or p...

For 75 years the Italian jewelry house Bulgari has created and recreated the image of a snake in its jewelry and watches — and more recently, in its accessories, with the reptile’s distinctive ovoid head appearing on everything from handbags to eyeglasses. The serpent has rewarded that devotion by becoming the house’s muse and best seller. “Serpent...

More than 1,900 University of Illinois Chicago undergraduate students and 1,300 graduate students will be celebrated during fall 2022 commencement ceremonies Dec. 10. About 800 graduate students are expected to attend the graduate ceremonies, which will be held at 9 a.m. at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave. About 1,400 of the eligible underg...

With its breathtaking scenery and picture-perfect resorts, skiing in the Dolomites can feel like an out of this world experience. The distinctive peaks of Italy’s northeastern corner may not be the Alps’ tallest, but they have a uniquely high-rise effect, shooting from valley to summit in a sheer curtain of rock, strikingly beautiful when dusted in...

Even before I opened the door to Severina Restaurant and Bar I could smell the heavenly scent of roasted garlic. I live about a mile away from the West View joint and, on a breezy day, I’m sure I could catch a whiff of Italian food from my balcony. The familiar aroma is like an old friend inviting me to dinner.  And now I don’t want to leave. I’m n...

Despite having been around since 2016, Måneskin are only on their first worldwide tour. After discovering fame through the “X Factor” and “Eurovision”, the Italian rock quartet have grown a fanbase that warrants just that. Their first ever show in Boston took place on Friday, November 11th at the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Fans lined the sidewa...

Sometimes, a guy can’t seem to catch a break. In July of 2019, Scott Nathanson was ready to call it quits. His 20-year-old Italian restaurant Scotti’s was hemorrhaging money thanks to year-long road work that closed the I-90 exit at East 185th Street. After going public with his announcement on Facebook, the restaurant was inundated with enough sup...

Once housing the Bank of Italy in downtown Los Angeles, the 1922-built Giannini Building is now home to Hotel Per La, which opened in September. Its Italian name translates to “for the,” a nod to bank founder Amadeo Pietro Giannini’s inclusive spirit, and the hotel’s, too (tag line: it’s for people like you). The 12-storey building was redesigned t...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in excellent health, the local heritage protection agency said Wednesday. "Considering it is an 850-year-old patient with a tilt of around five metres and a subsidence of over three metres, the state of health of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is excellent," said Opera Primaziale Pisana. It was issuing the results of the lat...

Mutti, the Italian leading company in the canned tomato sector, has launched a new line of pasta sauces in the U.S. On the shelves of many national and local retail trade chains consumers will find the new Marinara, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, and Basil pasta sauces. In addition, the new Arrabbiata flavor sauce is coming on the shelves on March 2023....

When: December 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco @INNOVIT, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco Federico Faggin shares his fascinating journey through the ages, from being born in war-time Italy to living the American dream as he became the renown physicist, serial entrepreneur, designer of the first microprocessors...

When Christmas comes to the Italian countryside, the smell of a wood fire lingers in the cold night air. In the evening, we can hear the owls call to each other, a sing-song marking their territory. Starting on December 8th, we can see the “biggest Christmas tree in the world” illuminating the flank of the Gubbio hillside in the distance. Christmas...