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Marcello De Feo grew up in a South Philly Italian household. His mother, Santa Bianca, came to America from Abruzzo when she was a teenager. “I’m first-generation Italian,” De Feo says. “My Nonna lived with us from when I was born.” Looking back, she looms large in his food memories. Each day, Nonna Paola would pack his school lunches. “I didn’t re...

Dear Friends, thanks for your continued interest in our programs and for the messages of support that you have submitted during these days. The Italian Cultural Institute is implementing a number of actions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.As a result of such concer...

In 1920, The Pork Roll Store started in Chambersburg, New Jersey. An entire century later, the business is still making the state’s most iconic breakfast meat. Robbie Battisti-Goldstein has fond memories, saying, "My father and grandfather Gabriel Battisti, along with his brother-in-law, opened their own Italian import business." So, how does the s...

Senior U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo, who presided over courtrooms in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for years, passed away Wednesday morning. He was 81. Caputo’s death was announced by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner in a memorandum on Wednesday. “Judge Caputo was a ‘judge’s judge’ — a strong, direct, imp...

When Maria Barron, of Washington, was 12 years old, her mother broke her wrist, leaving much of the Italian household cooking up to Maria. “She took my hand in her hand and said, ‘Oh, you have the same size now,’” Maria said. “There was no measuring, so you counted scoops of flour with your hand. Whatever she did, I would mimic.” Now, Maria has her...

The weather has been unseasonably mild this year, yet families and individuals continue to be cold and hungry. Many organizations benefit from generous donations during the holidays, but many people then return to their daily routines and forget those in need. For members of UNICO, March provides an opportunity to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, debuts its latest edition of “The ONE VOICE Minute” video series highlighting interesting facts about the Italian American experience. This latest edition is on St. Patrick’s Day, not normally associated with Italian Americans....

Sunday, March 15, 2020 -11:30am – 5:30pm. Serb Hall | 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Buy Tickets Now! Pasta Fest is a family friendly event featuring a great pasta meal, with sauce from Milwaukee favorite Barbiere’s Italian Inn. Homemade Italian-style all-beef meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages round out the meal. There ar...

On March 3, 2020, Kenilworth lost another connection to the Greatest Generation. Raymond Colandrea was a one-hundred year old World War II Battle of the Bulge veteran. Raymond was born on December 6, 1919, in Springfield, NJ. He was one of fifteen children born to Italian immigrants. He dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen in 1937 to he...

Tim Salouron, co-owner of the new Annamaria's Deli in East Rutherford, proudly says that in his traditional Italian salumeria there's "no mayo, no mustard, no turkey and no American cheese." Instead, there are strictly "Italian products" — including salami, imported provolone, Italian fontina, Italian dry-salami soppressata and creamy Bel Paese che...

The Italian Department at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents a conference by Prof. Tiziana de Rogatis, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Elena Ferrante’s Key Words: Examining the Neapolitan Quartet. The conference is conceived as an Ariadne's thread of key words, which,...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are delighted to welcome the 10th annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival, opening on March 17th at the Embassy of Italy with a special performance featuring Italian artists Silvia Bolognesi (double bass) and Chiara Lazzerini (trombone), for the first time on stage with American artists Amy K...