When: April 6, 2022 at 6:00PM - Where: The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 - Details coming soon. A conversation with Riccardo Illy at the Firehouse, Fort Mason, on the occasion of the release of the English translation of his latest book THE ART OF EXCELLENT PRODUCTS: Enchanting Customers w...

Imagine Elizabeth Bettina Nicolosi’s surprise when she discovered that her grandmother’s Italian village had a secret: over a half century ago, in the southern Italian town of Campagna, countless residents defied the occupying Nazis and risked their lives to shelter and save hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. What followed her discovery became an...

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 6:00pm. Organized by Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. Book Presentation on Zoom. In order to participate, RSVP here and you will receive an e-mail with your Zoom link by 12pm on March 23. If you don't receive the e-mail by then, contact us at casa.italiana@nyu.edu  Talking to the Girls. Intimate and Political Essays on the Tria...

In the summer of 2019, author Rebecca Serle and her mother went on a trip to Italy, visiting Rome and the idyllic town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. It was a glorious vacation, made more special for the fact that Serle’s mother had spent an incredible summer there when she was 20. She had fallen in love with a man named Remo in Rome; they had me...

When: May 10 2022 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Where: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute In partnership with Centro, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College - Discussion led by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario, Queens College, and Joseph Salvatore, The New School. The death of Christopher Sorrentino’s mother in 2017 marked the end of a journ...

Michael O'Shea's death in 2013 affected many people in Bergen County: family, friends, fellow law enforcement officers, and numerous others. O'Shea's longest friend, Andrew Cotto, recently published a novel based on their lifelong friendship in Glen Rock, and about the grief that wracked him after O'Shea's death. O'Shea died of leukemia in 2013....

Sandra Scalise Juneau has lived St. Joseph's Altars all her life. At age 5 in 1945, she portrayed the Virgin Mary in the "tupa tupa" ceremony, representing the Holy Family knocking on the door, at her Nonna Accardo’s dining room altar. She learned from her two Sicilian grandmothers how to prepare and bake the special foods, and she has passed that...

Carlotta Perego, a young woman with a grounded voice, is in her kitchen filled with lights and plants. The author, recipe developer and YouTuber has built an empire around Veganism — all under the umbrella of her brand Cucina Botanica. Via her channel she demonstrates new inventive recipes that are completely animal-free. Some of these are adaptati...

Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy. Thursday, April 7, 7 PM. Presented by Benedetta Jasmine Guetta. IIC San Francisco - 710 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Click here to register. Click here to purchase the book  From Roman deep-fried artichokes (carciofi alla giudia) to Venetian sweet-and-sour sardines (sarde i...

The ancient Romans are important for Italy: they are part of its history and heritage, a symbol of unity, and a constant presence in the collective imagination of the country. We like to read about them, discover what they used to do and how they used to spend their time; what they believed in, what they ate and what they wore. We are curious about...