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Bologna, capital of rediscovered flavors and “Made in Italy” culinary culture

For the longest time, Bologna has been happily known as “The Learned,” “The Fat,” or “The Red.” Until a few months ago, however, the city seemed to...

Le Buchette del Vino, Florence's Little Wine Tabernacles

Let’s say you find yourself in Florence on a fiery-hot summer afternoon, walking around the city’s narrow streets in a carefree manner. Let’s also...

Surviving the heat with Italy’s summer treats

Ah, the good ol’ summer time! Breezy lazy days of child-like freedom fill the weeks as attire lightens along with our moods; backyard bar-b-ques,...

Basil, Green Goddess of Summer!

It’s that time of year. From the moment you bring the first zucchini into the house, up until October, it’s non-stop freezing, blanching, drying,...
Capri Island

Top 7 beaches in Italy

7. Pelosa beach, Sardinia. La Pelosa beach is located at the north-west of the island. Close to the small fishing village, is a stunning beach of...

MIT Professor Carlo Ratti: Looking Towards the Future of “Sensible” Cities

The magazine Esquire listed him among the “Best & Brightest,” Forbes among the “Names You Need To Know” and Wired in the list of the “50 people...
It was around 1600 that the first flavored wines were prepared in Germany, infusing a few herbs and roots predominantly in artemisia (absinthe), called Wermuthwein (in German Wermuth, which means absinthe)

The trend of Vermouth: when the cocktail becomes vintage

The Torino flavored wine returns to the spotlight of cocktails on the bar top with the vintage atmosphere from the beginning of the century, not only...

The pleasure of writing, Italian style: the history of Aurora fountain pens

In a world where the younger generations are less and less acquainted with pen and paper, and more and more in love with keyboards, talking about the...

Innovativo Creativo Italiano: a photo shoot capturing Italians’ creative souls

Judy Starkman, who worked as a London-based feature documentary filmmaker for networks, such as ABC , CBS , CNN , and SKY-TV , alongside several...
Francesca Zanetti - Representative IACCW, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles Antonio Verde, IIC Director Valeria Rumori, Italian Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles Florindo Blandolino,  Marco de Ceglie - CEO Salov NA, Lorri Wressell - C-CAP Career Advisor and Event Planner, Giovanni Pellerito - CEO GP Communications NA

Spotlight on olive oil at the IIC for the first edition of LA Food Bowl Festival

For the first edition of the LA Food Bowl festival, organized by the Los Angeles Times, the Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles intends to...

The Recipe Hunters: Preserving the World’s Culinary Heritage, One Country and One Recipe at a Time

From Italy and Spain to Egypt, Cyprus, and Korea, The Recipe Hunters have been scouring the earth in search of traditional family recipes. Harvesting...
Piero Selvaggio's ability to reinvent Italian cuisine and offer new flavors and wine labels is probably the reason why Valentino, his restaurant, is still on the scene at the same address after 45 years. Photo by Judy Starkman/www.italianila.com

Piero Selvaggio: The Evolution of Italian Dining in LA

Piero Selvaggio, in English, would translate Peter Wild, and absolutely wild must have seemed to the local scene the changes he brought about not...

Fernet Branca, the Italian liquor that duped Prohibition

In Italy, Fernet Branca has always been an institution, especially among the older generation: both my grandmothers had a penchant for it and for...

Childhood Memories: Sauces of Sicily

My maternal grandparents were born on the shores of Sicily in the little village of Santo Stefano di Camastra, a sleepy place with stunning views...

A Little “Eataly” in Los Angeles

I t goes without saying that good eating is the one thing most Italians would never be willing to compromise on. Countless Hollywood reenactments of...

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