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No one in the room will ever forget that day. It was Thursday, February 27. And the Taste of Italy planning team had met for an emergency session to discuss whether or not Taste of Italy 2020 should be postponed from its March 30-31 dates in Houston and New Orleans and its April 2 date in Los Angeles. At the time, Prowein, the annual wine trade fai...

Battery-powered conversions of classic cars are supposedly the next big thing in the restomod business and Totem Automobili is about to drop jaws with its Alfa Romeo GTelectric. This is an all-electric re-imagination of the Italian classic, one that now offers no less than 518 HP and 693 lb-ft (940 Nm) of torque. Totem claims that the GTelectric is...

In 1978, when the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitatio Nazionale) was formed, the Italian health care system was ranked one the of the best in the world.  Health care in Italy is based on communal, rather than individual, ideas of success and care. With an aim of universal coverage, human dignity and solidarity all applicable service...

Federico Faggin is not an ordinary Silicon Valley entrepreneur, nor an ordinary physicist nor “ordinary inventor”. Everything about Federico is extra-ordinary. He is by far the most awarded inventor we had in our #MindtheChat: scroll his Wikipedia  page to go through his countless material achievements in physics, electronics and, generally speakin...

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, lasagna for sure…and pepperoni pizza…!"  We’ll spare the culinary critique of how…shall we say… deficient” this list can be. Thankfully, Italy and her glorious regional specialties offer so muc...

The drive to Giovanni Di Palma’s Little Italy dining “compound” in Home Park took one-third the time it normally would at 6 p.m. on a Thursday. The Connector was traffic-free and the sidewalks along 14th Street empty, except for the lone college-aged student wearing a facemask – stark signs of the reality that we are all navigating right now. My sp...

Tony Prendusi ran an Italian restaurant on Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square so long ago that the county courthouse still stood nearby. He had no problem with patrons thinking he was Italian. But the many who got to know him well and, quite likely, to adore him learned that he was in fact Albanian. And that he’d fled his beleaguered Balkan homeland af...

Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones are rubbed raw from protective masks. They don’t smile. Tales of grim scenes have emerged from Italian and Spanish hospitals, where the sick have sometimes been left to crowd hallways and doctors and nurses have worked beyond the point of exhaustion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won praise amongst many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially by those who live in the Italian community of Island Park. The Fauci linguini at the town's iconic 80-year old Peter's Clam Bar has been flying out of the kitchen -- but for pick-up only, in compliance with Fauci's social distancing recommendations. Acc...

Una serie di risposte utili, a cura del Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles, per gli italiani che si trovano negli USA durante l’epidemia Covid19. Collegamenti aerei con l’Italia L’ultimo volo diretto alitalia LAX-FCO è partito domenica 15 marzo, ma continuano a essere attivi collegamenti alitalia JFK-FCO. fino a domani con due voli al giorno...

Dear valued members—our partners, friends and neighbors, we hope you are staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented and challenging times. We know you are dealing with uncertainty right now and you are working with your companies and teams to adjust to these ever-evolving circumstances. I am reaching out to you today to assure you that the...

“Un ringraziamento alle nostre autorità diplomatiche e consolari negli USA che hanno garantito un fondamentale supporto per assicurare il rimpatrio dei connazionali che attendono di essere imbarcati sul volo per l’Italia da New York. Loro, per primi, ma noi tutti che ci siamo occupati del problema, abbiamo vissuto un po’ di apprensione ma poi, fort...