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From Milan with love: Starbucks launches partnership with Italian baker Rocco Princi

Walk into the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle these days and the first thing that grabs your attention is the aroma. No, not of coffee roasting...

Nicoletta Machiavelli: from Italian movie star to Seattle language teacher

The camera loved Nicoletta Machiavelli, a sultry, dark-haired Italian beauty best known for her roles in the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. She co-...

Michelle Bufano: all fired up to bring glass art to the world

A semester abroad changed the very course of Michelle Bufano’s life. Bufano, executive director of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, was a science...

Tom Perrotta: “The Steinbeck of Suburbia”

As a writer, Tom Perrotta may not be a household name but chances are you’re familiar with some of the films based on his books. Perrotta’s novel...

Gio Solimene Ross: The first First Lady of Seattle Opera

In 1975, just a dozen years after its founding, Seattle Opera created an international sensation when it staged the complete production of Richard...

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...

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...
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...

Northwest Italian Radio Show blazes a new trail

Everyone wants to be Italian! That pretty much sums up the raison d’etre of one of the Northwest’s most lively and fun radio talk shows. The...
Inspired by his Italian grandparents, Gary Figgins planted his first vineyard in 1974. In this 1979 photo with son Chris, now president of Leonetti Cellar, Figgins shares an early lesson about winemaking. (Leonetti Cellar)

How Italian immigrants helped define the wine industry of Walla Walla

Orselli, Saturno, Tachi, Locati, Arbini. These melodic names belonged to some of the early Italian settlers who found their way to eastern Washington...

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