Organized by the Italian Studies Program at Chapman University, the Food and Culture event will be the Þfth in the annual Italian Perspective Series. Scheduled for April 4, 2020, 10 am -2 pm, the event will take place at the state-of-the-art theater hall The Musco Center of the Arts. The event will include a series of TED Talk-style presentations...

Join members of ICC and SDIFF for a night revolving around the world of Elena Ferrante. SDIFF Executive Director Diana Agostini and SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will hold a workshop on Elena Ferrante's first two novels: L'amore molesto and I giorni dell'abbandono. The workshop will be taught in English, with references to the original t...

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - Where:  Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), 302 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 In this presentation Dr. Clò will discuss The Invisible Glass, a novel written by San Diego native Lawrence Madalena under the pseudonym of Loren Wahl that is set in Italy, at the end of WWII. As...

You are invited to an exclusive reception with director Maurizio Gigola following the screening of Gualtiero Marchesi: The Great Italian, a documentary about the great, revolutionary artist whose cooking has changed the history of Italian regional cuisine: with him, basic components become the absolute protagonist of his dishes in an immersive and...

Special cooking demo with Chef Barbara Pollastrini, of Heroic Wine Bar & Heroic Deli in Santa Monica, and Ambassador of Italian Taste in the World. Special spotlight on prosecco DOCG wine from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene that have just officially become Italy’s 55th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Organized in collaboration with Lingua Vi...

Napa composer Louise Canepa absorbed her love of music by listening to family and friends sing along with her father, a gifted singer and guitar player. Growing up in a large, loving Italian family in Monterey, her childhood home was always filled with friendly people coming and going. Healthy Italian food, music after dinner, exposure to opera and...

L.A. has its fair share of regional Italian restaurants that craft artful plates of pasta and delicacies year-round. But when it comes to Italian-American restaurants—the kind of place where the meatball’s the size of your fist and that oregano-heavy tomato sauce has been simmering all day—these days, we’re in shorter supply. Thankfully, red sauce...

Si sono conclusi oggi, 28 ottobre, i festeggiamenti in onore della prima donna regista Lina Wertmuller con la posa in opera della stella sulla "walk of fame " di Hollywood accanto a quella di Ennio Morricone, che per l'occasione ha inviato in diretta un messaggio augurale.  Alla cerimonia hanno partecipato  autorità locali, la Console Generale Silv...

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller hardly remembers making history as the first Oscar-nominated female director for her work on the 1970s film “Seven Beauties.” But she does proudly recall trolling the ceremony by swapping seats with the wife of a famous Italian movie critic when her name was announced — much to the confusion of the reaction-camera...

With Italian restaurants, you learn as you eat, starting with the name, which could be a family name, a place, a restaurant item or a menu description. Let’s review some family names such as: Maestoso or Cesarina, places like Firenze or Positano and a menu or equipment item like Dolce Pano Vino or Il Fornaio. Then there is the menu selection which...