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Growing up on opposite sides of Italy, Valentina Iseppi and Carmela Pappalardo had similar experiences trying rowing for the first time at age 10: They hated it. “I was so scared,” Iseppi said. “I took maybe one stroke, turned around and went back in. I said, ‘I’m never going to row ever again. It is so bad.'” Said Pappalardo: “I was really scared,...

Come join the fun – and enter to win a Vespa – at Casa Italiana’s ‘Vespa Festa’ on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This event will include music, food, a market, beer & wine garden, prizes and a raffle to win a Vespa (just $10 per ticket). Food booths will feature: - Italian favorites-Lasagna, Manicotti- Meatball Sandwiches- Gelato-...

It’s hard to find someone with more enthusiasm and excitement than Joey Maggiore when it comes to being a chef and restauranteur. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since Joey is the son of Valley chef icon, Tomaso Maggiore. Like Father, Like SonFor years, Joey grew up in the kitchen learning from his Sicilian-born father, who was a fixture of...

ITALIAN FOOD HAS DEEP ROOTS in Seattle, from the immigrants who built a community in Rainier Valley a century ago to its influence on our modern Northwest culinary ethos—simple, seasonal, and grown close by. From red sauce to rustic pasta, Tuscan to tasting menus, here are our favorite Italian spots in the city. (If you’re looking for pizza, we mad...

JOE PETOSA JR. isn’t a particularly talkative guy — until you ask him about accordions. Then you might as well pull up a chair and sit a spell. As the third-generation owner of one of the last accordion companies in the country, Petosa can reel off the instrument’s virtues as enthusiastically as zydeco king Clifton Chenier laid down grooves on the...

It’s Mother’s Day, so naturally I’m walking out of Butcher & Bird with some dry-aged steaks for Mom when I spot a brand new gelato shop downstairs. 7 Gradi’s posts on Instagram have already piqued my interest, but what I glimpse through the glass looks like a collection of space-age machines. And do I see croffles? I have so many questions and I’m...

The Preschool Fall 2022-23 program of Scuola Italiana Portland is open for registration! See details here for available days, cost, and registration links. Please join us for our Preschool Open House (1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland OR) on May 21, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am, to learn more about the school. Although it isn't required to pop by, please RSVP b...

Mama is taking Las Vegas. That would be Mama DePandi and her bucatini pomodoro. The dish has been a mainstay of RPM Italian since the first RPM restaurant opened in Chicago a decade ago. Monday, celebri .......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories.

Chef Jamie Wilcox grew up with Italian grandparents, but she’s quick to clarify that she is not Italian. “I was born in the Pacific Northwest, and a lot of inspiration stems from that,” she says. “I do a lot of fishing and foraging and gardening, I’ve worked on a ton of farms. So I take the idea of Italian food a little loosely.” That cultural mash...

Chianti “red” denomination is the biggest one in Tuscany and Italy, and one of the territories, but also the Italian words, best known in the world. Thanks to the beauty of its landscapes, the success of its wines, but also to the many cinematographic quotations. Very famous is the one in which Professor Hannibal Lecter, in “The Silence of the Lamb...

With five locations, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizza has its formula down to a T. It serves pizza in the Neapolitan style with an official V.P.N. certification from Naples, Italy. The V.P.N. requires certified restaurants to adhere to specified regulations. To comply, Flatbread uses San Marzano Tomatoes, a finely milled flour and fresh mozzarella, basil...

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is serving up a solution for those looking to shed any lingering “Quarantine 15" pounds. Picazzo’s, located at 7325 Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, is an Arizona-based family-owned healthcentric restaurant, offering a menu of salads, entrees, pasta and pizza. The eatery fuses modern-Ita...