NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

By Natalie Brunell As a Sacramento restaurant owner celebrates her one-year anniversary, her customers celebrate her deliciously cool gelato as the heat continues to rise. Stefania Zerbinati opened Eatuscany in midtown Sacramento where she showcases her masterful gelato.   "It's not simple," Zerbinati said. "I made my school in gelato in Ra...

Pasadena Mayor, Bill Bogaard takls about Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia:"We are very pleased to welcome the Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia back to Pasadena. Last year's inaugural event was a huge success, and we expect the 2013 ride to attract even more participants. Cycling is a vital component of Pasadena's transportation plan. Named the most bike-friendly c...

On Tuesday, February 18, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Los Angeles chapter presents Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna, Gastronomic Utopias and Food Justice.   This illustrated lecture by Luisa Del Giudice examines the mythic Paese di Cuccagna, known variously as Coc...

Dear Colleagues,The deadline for submitting your paper proposal is approaching!   Please consider and feel free to disseminate the following Call for Papers for the upcoming PAMLA Conference (Riverside, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014). The deadline is May 15. Please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas for instructions on how to submit you...

A beautiful loft in the heart of Downtown, a panoramic rooftop with a pool and a scenic view over the skyline, a professional equipment suitable for big production companies.   Definitely not a bad way of introducing themselves to prospective clients! But what lies behind such a stylish look? Hard work, the courage to follow dreams, family a...

by Vicky Carabini   Ciao a tutti! Our Italian entry in the Swallow's Day Parade this past weekend was a huge hit along the parade route! We will now call our entry 'The Italian AWARD WINNING entry' as we were awarded FIRST Place Civic Horse Drawn Float!!!!   Our Italian spirit was present from the moment we headed out onto the parade...

Naturalmente! That means Naturally! for those of you visiting english folk. There are dozens of things to do and see throughout the day. Here are a couple of things to do with the kids this weekend at Carnevale Fantastico!   Adorn Thy Hair: Not just for children, this activity is for everyone. Have long tresses? Bind them up! Is your bo...

by Serena Perfetto   A unique documentary exhibition, "Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas", is currently on display at the Museo Italo-Americano, until March 6, 2016. The exhibition is surely an opportunity to better understand the contributions made by Italian-Americans to the national cinema and culture. Film scholar Josep...

by Mauro Battocchi   As part of Italy's "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, aimed to promote authentic Italian food in the US, Italy is the first-ever partner country at the Winter Fancy Food show which is under way at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I had the the honor to open the show today together with Maurizio Forte (center in...

By Merrill Shindler The meals at East Side Mario's are large — abbondanza by definition. This is the land of the Papa's Parmigiana Trio Combo (fettuccine Alfredo, lasagna al forno and chicken Parmigiana, served with a garlic "homeloaf" and unlimited amounts of minestrone, Italian wedding soup, garden salad or Caesar salad), and the linguine c...

By Valerio Viale   Ann Potenza, President of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, has a clear and lucid vision of what the older generations of Italian-Americans are currently lacking. That is, an up-to-date picture of today's Italy.   Just to give you an example pertaining my home town, Rome is no longer the city where e...

Atelier Manferdini, founded by italian engineer-turned architect elena manferdini, is an architectural design firm based in venice, los angeles, california. spreading across multiple disciplines, the practice has completed art installations, architecture and industrial design projects in the US, europe and asia.   Notable work includes the g...