With his recent hit culinary quest show, “Searching for Italy,” and food-focused cult films such as 1996’s “Big Night” and 2009’s “Julie & Julia,” Stanley Tucci has established himself as not just an actor but also a serious epicurean. But, in his new memoir, “Taste: My Life Through Food” (Gallery Books), the 60-year-old reveals that he almost lost...

When: Sunday, Cctober 24, 2021 at 5:00PM - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Building C, Fort Mason, SF Join us for a discussion of a new play about Edgardo Mortara, whose story has been reimagined by Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Emerita, of the American Conservatory Theater and Graduate of Stanford University in Comparative Literature, inspired b...

Zoom Webinar. October 5 2021 at 11 am PDT. In English. REGISTER HERE. Architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri presents the upcoming volume "Green Obsession: Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forest) in an online conversation with Carlo Caccavale, Director of AIA Los Angeles, promoter of an annual conference on climate change. "Green Obsession"...

Over the past 50 years, contemporary Italian authors familiar to American readers were largely limited to Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and a handful of others. But thanks in part to the popularity of author Elena Ferrante—the so-called “Ferrante Effect”—the work of a new generation of Italian writers, especially women writers, is arrivin...

Mike Cutillo remembers exactly when he caught the journalism bug: Mr. McKee’s seventh-grade English class at Durgee Junior High School. “We could write anything we wanted to, but it had to be in the style of a Greek myth,” Cutillo recalled. Cutillo penned a fantasy football tale of the Minnesota Vikings facing off against the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Mc...

When: 10/05 Tuesday 7 pm - Where: Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation What: A Reading/Performance by Joanna Clapps Herman and Michela Musolino, facilitated by Maria Giura In her book When I Am Italian, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the question: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of...

Laurel Evans has made a career of teaching Italians about American cuisine. The cookbook author was born and raised in Boerne, but moved to Milan when she fell in love with and eventually married an Italian, photographer Emilio Scoti. Through her blog Un’Americana in Cucina and her cookbooks Buon Appetito America!, American Bakery, and La Cucina Te...

Per molto tempo abbiamo dovuto subire l’onta che a dare origine alla letteratura italoamericana fosse una novella scritta in francese! Peppino di Luigi Donato Ventura, insegnante di lingue romanze e scrittore freelance, apparve nel 1885, per W.R Jenkins di New York, editore specializzato in materiali educativi, ed era quindi un testo scolastico. L’...

Over the past 50 years, contemporary Italian authors familiar to American readers were largely limited to Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and a handful of others. But thanks in part to the popularity of author Elena Ferrante—the so-called “Ferrante Effect”—the work of a new generation of Italian writers, especially women writers, is arrivin...

“Most people are capable of feeding themselves without recipes, so if they are buying a book, they want to go deeper than that,” says Matt Sartwell, managing partner of the New York City bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters. Since 1983, this beloved food and drink specialist has been satiating the appetites of the culinary curious from Julia Child to a...