L’Italian connection di Amazon sopravvive all’addio (pro-tempore) di Diego Piacentini. L’ex- responsabile di tutte le attività internazionali nel retail del colosso di Jeff Bezos è stato ceduto in prestito al governo italiano come responsabile per la trasformazione digitale della pubblica amministrazione. A tener alto il tricolore a Seattle ci pens...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room appears to be as popular as ever. It is vast: Fifteen thousand square feet, with a capacity of 497, and what seems like at least that number of patrons swarming throughout the premises on even Seattle’s dreariest winter day. They drink coffee — espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, more. They take selfi...

When we think about the Italian superior quality in how to educate our children, a world well known excellence is the Reggio Emilia Approach. Launched after the war by Prof. Loris Malaguzzi, it has slowly but constantly carved out an ever-increasing and appreciated space, in a field as important and delicate as that of primary education. The US has...

When Jason Prefontaine was growing up in Canada, he and his brothers would help their father fill orders for the family business, which supplied instant coffee, tea, and soups to offices in Alberta's financial and oil center, Calgary. Later, with a degree in computer programming and a flair for photography, he turned to a very different venture: se...

The Capitol Hill Italian restaurant Spinasse has been named one of the top 100 best restaurants in the U.S. in 2017, according to the restaurant reservation service OpenTable. Spinasse, which serves handmade pasta and Northern Italian dishes, is the only restaurant from Washington on the list.  OpenTable creates its annual 100-best list by analyzin...

The most important Italian emigrant to the US, a marvelous person who spent her whole life helping their fellow Italians and not only them, and then acquired the American citizenship later becoming the first American saint ever: we're talking about Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. After being fun...

When: December 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Where: Christ the King Church and School, 405 N. 117th, Seattle WA 98133, Brannan House (event location), 11544 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle WA The Celebration: La Befana is a beloved character in Italian Christmas folklore, similar to Santa Claus. An old woman all dressed in black, she is always sweep...

After years of trying to win over lunch and dinner crowds, Starbucks is preparing to open its first stand-alone Italian restaurant. The company is teaming up with Princi, a small chain of 24-hour bakeries in Milan and London, to offer customers freshly made items including focaccia sandwiches, margherita pizzas and tiramisu. The first stage of the...

Ciao from Rome, and Happy Italian Heritage Month! Last September We the Italians made the first step to a journey that will bring us in the main Italian Festivals all over the US. In Seattle our friends Bob and Lee Casazza (thanks guys! We love you) represented us and spread the word to the several Italians who attended the Festival. It is the firs...