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Oscar Generale, the Italian producer of Hollywood Stars

“I always dreamed of working, one day, in the entertainment industry and, being an extremely ambitious person, I had high standards: I wanted to go...

Ortisei: The heavenly mountain peaks of Giorgio Moroder

Magical things happen on mountain peaks. Sometimes they can give birth to gods. The sublime, monumental and spectacular landscapes of Italy’s...

The delicious world of Valle d’Aosta

Valle d’Aosta: “heaven for men, purgatory for women, hell for mules,” but certainly delicious for our palates! Among mountains and castles, up there...

Genius Loci, how two Italian artists capture the soul of historic sites through art

A unique project, called GENIUS LOCI, made its way to San Francisco and opened with an exhibition at the Museo Italo-Americano on February 7th. The...

Washington’s wines nurture strong ties to Italy

In the early 1980s, Wine & Spirits magazine named a Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon the best in the nation. It was a surprising announcement...

The thousand secrets of farro

Spelt, known to the ancient Romans as far, used to be their most common and best loved cereal up to the first republican period (509-264 BC). After,...

Chiacchiere e frittelle: Carnevale’s sweet pastries par excellence

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and...

Word of the Day: Allora

Non iniziare mai una frase con “allora”! Or so say all Italian primary school teachers to their pupils. And they are certainly right, at least when...

Maria Manetti Shrem — Prima ‘Sanfranciscan’ nominata Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia

Per Maria Manetti Shrem il 2019 non poteva aprirsi con migliore auspicio e riconoscimento ad una vita e una carriera letteralmente esemplari . Su...

Get healthy with Nonna: traditional Italian remedies for everyday’s ailments

When your grandparents bring you up, getting cured with peculiar medical remedies is as natural as getting double portions on your dinner plate...

Word of the day: Strozzapreti

Also known as strangolapreti, strozzapreti are not as dangerous as their name may hint at. Far from being an anti-clerical instrument of torture (...

Mitja Rabar: the Italian animator who works on Disney’s Oscar-winning movies

“The animator is an artist who could have been an actor but, being very shy, decided to work behind the scenes.” Says Mitja Rabar, the 40 years old...

The best of tradition, innovation, and family business at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

The annual Winter Fancy Food Show by the Specialty Food Association was back in the Bay Area, as the largest marketplace devoted to specialty foods...

Seattle composer uses musical talents to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

Composer and Seattle native Mateo Messina has scored the soundtracks for more than 50 films and 100 television episodes and won a Grammy award for...

Word of the Day: Mezzogiorno

Le campane di mezzogiorno , the bells chiming at midday, in my village have a special sound. Now I know it is because lunch time isn’t rung in by our...

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