C’era anche lei a Pearl Harbor, la tragica mattina del 7 dicembre 1941, sotto all’inferno di fuoco generato dagli aerei giapponesi: Helene Grazioso, infermiera di origine abruzzese. Era inquadrata nel “Corpo delle infermiere dell’esercito degli Stati Uniti” (United States Army Nurse Corps) e da diverso tempo prestava servizio presso le isole Hawaii...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 29 novels, including her latest work, Exposed:A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel. In our Stories Segment, Anthony talks to Zachary DiIonno, events director for the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, about how he...

Le Hawaii sono il paradiso del surf, le spiagge di North Shore a Oahu ospitano le gare più popolari tra professionisti. E c’è chi, mosso dalla passione per la tavola, ne ha fatto un’impresa. Stefano Maffin vive da circa 20 anni nel North Shore di Maui, Haiku. Cosa ti ha spinto a trasferirti?«La passione per mare e vento. Faccio windsurf da quando h...

The highlight of the Italian American Cultural Club’s June 5 meeting was a Hawaiian luau with the meal featuring a roasted pig with all the trimmings and entertainment provided by Tuika’s Polynesian Island Magic. The entertainers celebrated members’ birthdays and taught several members the hula dance. The club’s hula hoop winners were Theresa Copp...

Taverna Maui and Maui Brewing Company recently donated a total of $2,300 to the University of Hawaii Maui College's Culinary Arts Program. Funds generated from ticket sales for Taverna's First Anniversary Bash, held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, will provide financial aid for students in need. Chris Kaiwi, owner of the Kapalua bar and restaurant, ex...

Pennsylvania-based Rita’s Italian Ice will open its first Hawaii location on Tuesday in the Tiki Family Fun Center in Honolulu. According to the company, the brand is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world with 600 stores. The Honolulu location will be owned by Dean Park, who plans to open several more locations in the state. “After hearing r...

A new gallery on Nu‘uanu Street is adding to the art buzz in Honolulu.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery has opened with a distinctly different mission, one that adds another dimension to Hawai‘i‘s cultural cachet. Ravizza Brownfield: International Fine Art is in the middle of the action in Chinatown, and silent partner, Cr...

The certificate stating Pietro’s Pizza Kauai is a member of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association is just that, a piece of paper, said Peppe Miele. Which might be a strange description, since Miele is VPN’s president of Canada and U.S. operations. But he explained. A piece of paper doesn’t make pizza. It doesn’t make friends. “This guy right here...

Every morning Steven Cappelli, the owner of Casanova in Makawao, gets up and reads reviews from Open Table, Yelp and Trip Advisor. “My mornings start with reading these reviews,” says Cappelli. “What a way to start the day, I know. My phone gets the notifications. But I really use it as a training tool. In the beginning of social media sites like t...

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, located at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, has named Jesse Pita as its chef de cuisine. In celebration of the award-winning Italian restaurant’s growth and new culinary direction, it will host “Nuova Foglia” (which means “new leaf” in Italian), a chef’s tasting dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. “Chef Jesse’s Italian...