NEWS FROM : CALIFORNIA  

The production of buffalo mozzarella hasn’t had much luck in the United States. Due to a lack of tradition, most farmers don’t have enough experience with water buffalos—wild, moody animals that tend to only produce rich, creamy milk once relaxed and at ease. Audrey Ramini, the first woman to run a buffalo mozzarella farm in California, is a pionee...

She was known as an icon in Sacramento, a culinary influence and someone with a big heart. Soon, Sacramento will dedicate a day to Biba Caggiano, the late restaurateur who died last summer. This dedication will happen after a concert March 21 by the Sacramento Choral Society. "She was more than just a cook. She was a real figure in this town," said...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT). Lucia’s Restaurant, 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter is very excited to announce the March 18 BAC Talks event program. Join us, meet friends, and enjoy an authentic Italian pizza. This 10-minute presentation format spotlights Italian scholars and scientists work...

PBS star and Italian singer Pasquale Esposito will bring his romantic music March 21 to El Campanil Theatre. The Anthony “Nino” Lane Band will also perform in the Licata-Cardinale production. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. Esposito is from Naples, Italy, and immigrated to the United States to pursue his passion for music in 1...

Where: Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles - When: From Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Monday, February 24, 2020 In celebration of International Women's Day and of Women's History Month, the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles Silvia Chiave will host a conversation with women engaged in activities oriented to help women’s empowerment. Confirme...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central has officially postponed its food and wine festivals and trade fairs previously scheduled for March in Houston (March 29-30) and New Orleans (March 31). The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West (Los Angeles) has also postponed the festivals’ sister event in Los Angeles previously scheduled for A...

Three veterans of the food and wine industry are joining forces in Oakland to rediscover the passionate heat, immediacy, and immersive history of food and wine so often lost in the restaurant setting. Chef Alessandro Campitelli of Chiaroscuro and Contrasto restaurants, sommelier Paul Robinson of New York’s Del Posto and Chiaroscuro, and former chef...

It’s hard to believe that a member of Italy’s royal family has become an icon of the LA street food scene. In January, Vice released a mini documentary on Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (47) and his pasta food truck, appropriately named after his own aristocratic title, “The Prince of Venice.” “You can be a policeman, a prince, a banker or whatever, b...

The Human Relations Commission of Chula Vista voted unanimously Thursday evening to recommend the removal of the decades-old Christopher Columbus statue in Discovery Park. The statue has become a flash point over the last few months with vandals dousing the statue with red paint twice, costing the city thousands of dollars in cleanup work. In Chula...

In anticipation of International Women's Day (March 8) and of Italian Research Day (April 15) , the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles hosts the photographic exhibition Life as a Scientist - The Faces of “100 Female Experts” Project organized with the Bracco Foundation, in coordination with the Embassy of Italy in US and under the auspices o...

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute. In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March. Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva'...

When the dream of creating a Little Italy district around Henry’s Hi-Life in San Jose was born more than a decade ago, the western end of downtown was hardly a hotbed of activity. So the cultural district grew slowly, with restaurants and eateries like Paesano’s, Bel Bacio and Enoteca La Storia adding to the atmosphere over the years. But now, with...