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Gai’s Northwest Bakeries: A Seattle institution and baking powerhouse for more than 50 years

From Seattle’s finest dining establishments to the local McDonald’s, from grocery stores to the Space Needle Restaurant, Gai’s Northwest Bakeries was...

Gelatiamo: Bringing the tantalizing taste of authentic gelato to Puget Sound

Maria Coassin is passionate about gelato. Not just its creamy texture, distinctive flavorings or even the specialty ingredients she imports from...

Director Max Croci explores love, life and Joan Crawford in a recent Seattle visit

A new Italian film, “The Truth About Love Is… (La verità, vi spiego, sull’amore),” was warmly received by audiences during its North America premiere...

Almonds from Sicily: A delicious taste all their own

California may have a lock on the production of almonds—the state produces more than 80 percent of the world’s supply—but if you have never tasted an...

Giuseppe Tassone: Opening the door to the dynamic world of Italian business

Communicating effectively with clients, suppliers or colleagues in Italy is indispensable for anyone interested in relationship building or financial...

Spring is Greek theater month in Sicily

Every spring, thousands of tourists descend on the picturesque city of Siracusa in the southeast corner of Sicily, drawn to an experience unlike any...
Although based in the Northwest, the Soup Ladies also travel out-of-state, including this trip to Oklahoma, where they provided meals to tornado survivors. (JBLearning.com)

Soup Ladies: A recipe to warm the heart and soul

Three years ago, the tiny community of Oso, Wash., nestled along the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, was obliterated when a devastating...

Caffè Umbria: Steeped in the classic coffee-roasting tradition

As a third-generation coffee roaster, Emanuele Bizzarri is immersed in the classic Italian approach to roasting coffee, with an emphasis on blend,...

Archivist Michael Lombardi: Preserving the history of the Boeing Company

Tucked inside a 17,000 square-foot building, with vaults protected by a high security system of checkpoints and keypads, lie the treasures of a...

Writer Eric Scigliano digs into topics from marble quarries to ocean currents

Eric Scigliano has been reporting on science and environmental topics for more than 30 years. Raised in the Midwest, he arrived in Seattle in the...

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