On Tuesday, February 18, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Los Angeles chapter presents Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna, Gastronomic Utopias and Food Justice.   This illustrated lecture by Luisa Del Giudice examines the mythic Paese di Cuccagna, known variously as Coc...

Dear Colleagues,The deadline for submitting your paper proposal is approaching!   Please consider and feel free to disseminate the following Call for Papers for the upcoming PAMLA Conference (Riverside, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014). The deadline is May 15. Please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas for instructions on how to submit you...

A beautiful loft in the heart of Downtown, a panoramic rooftop with a pool and a scenic view over the skyline, a professional equipment suitable for big production companies.   Definitely not a bad way of introducing themselves to prospective clients! But what lies behind such a stylish look? Hard work, the courage to follow dreams, family a...

by Vicky Carabini   Ciao a tutti! Our Italian entry in the Swallow's Day Parade this past weekend was a huge hit along the parade route! We will now call our entry 'The Italian AWARD WINNING entry' as we were awarded FIRST Place Civic Horse Drawn Float!!!!   Our Italian spirit was present from the moment we headed out onto the parade...

Naturalmente! That means Naturally! for those of you visiting english folk. There are dozens of things to do and see throughout the day. Here are a couple of things to do with the kids this weekend at Carnevale Fantastico!   Adorn Thy Hair: Not just for children, this activity is for everyone. Have long tresses? Bind them up! Is your bo...

by Serena Perfetto   A unique documentary exhibition, "Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas", is currently on display at the Museo Italo-Americano, until March 6, 2016. The exhibition is surely an opportunity to better understand the contributions made by Italian-Americans to the national cinema and culture. Film scholar Josep...

by Mauro Battocchi   As part of Italy's "Extraordinary Italian Taste" campaign, aimed to promote authentic Italian food in the US, Italy is the first-ever partner country at the Winter Fancy Food show which is under way at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. I had the the honor to open the show today together with Maurizio Forte (center in...

By Marco Marinucci Siamo alla quinta edizione dello showcase degli innovatori italiani in Silicon Valley, l'Italian Innovation Day. Da 5 anni facciamo del nostro meglio per cercare di migliorare la percezione del made-in-italy tecnologico in USA concentrandoci sulla selezione, la preparazione e soprattutto il "packaging" dei progetti che mettiamo...

 Reduce dall’acclamato successo al Metropolitan di New York, l’appassionato e vibrante Hoffman, vola a Los Angeles per esibirsi in uno straordinario recital di liriche da camera e arie d’opera.   Abilmente accompagnato dal pianista italo–americano Vincenzo Scalera, maestro collaboratore al Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Vittorio Grigolo...

Candice Guardino is adding to her list of successful theatrical productions with the debut of Gilda and Margarette, a sketch comedy show.  Candice Guardino is most well-known for her funny and heartwarming solo-hit show Italian Bred, which premiered to sold out houses in New York City in 2013.   This past February 2015, Italian Bred enc...