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Easter Eggs!

Let’s be honest , it’s not only kids who love chocolate eggs : we all do! Indeed , the egg has a very ancient symbolism : it always represented life...

L’uovo di Pasqua – More than Just an Egg

Just about the time when the long cold days of winter come to an end, and heavy wool coats are hung up and being put away, one can start seeing...

Celebrating an unusual Italian Easter

Chocolate eggs are stacked high in supermercati, Colomba dove cakes decorate pasticcerie windows and lambs are being made ready for the dining table...
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Cinema Italia will honor Ugo Tognazzi at its 2019 Spring Program Edition

The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the...
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The ancient craft of Italian traditional bakery will conquer the city of Angels

Pasta, pane, pizza, focaccia… the crown of the realm of carbs is certainly held by Italian bakers, who made miracles, for centuries, with just some...

Passover in Italy: a beautiful blending of cultures

Jewish populations have called Italy home since Judas Maccabee sent a contingent to Rome in 161 B.C. Although their history is wrought with strife,...

Her Majesty the Cassata: An Italian Easter Tradition

A vigorous thrust with a fork resolutely imposes on the icing to reach the body of soft ricotta cream in perfect symbiosis with the sponge cake. The...

Torta di Pasqua

Easter is a special day for most Italian Americans invoking deep memories of family, childhood and religious obserservance. When celebrating Easter...

Word of the Day: Mozzafiato

Well, if there is a word Italy feels definitely comfortable with, it must be mozzafiato . Compound of the verb mozzare (to cut) and fiato (breath),...

Celebrating Italy: Italian design day brings the beauty of Italian cities around the world

This year, the 20th of March was not only the last day of Winter: it also celebrated the innovative beauty of Italian design around the world. The...

Cabaret approach adds pizazz to The Pink Door

Diners looking for The Pink Door restaurant, a Seattle institution for nearly 40 years, need to know there is virtually no signage. Just head down...
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Celebrating success, recognizing excellence, and raising money for Women’s History Month

Between San Francisco and Palo Alto, the Italian Community celebrated female success and excellence with a week full of events during Women’s History...

When tradition becomes trendy: the story of Sicily’s tumminia bread

Close your eyes and image Sicily in all its glory, some two thousand years ago. A precious stone set in the crystal blue Mediterranean, she was the...

When Italy becomes Middle Earth: the strange mystery of Ravenna and how a map tells us it inspired Tolkien

I’m not a great fan of the fantasy genre — exception made for a recently discovered love for the Harry Potter saga: yes, I know. I come about 20...

Recipes for an early spring day: pomegranate panna cotta

The beginning of Spring leaves me craving bright, beautiful sun-filled color in every corner of my world. And my kitchen is no exception. I return...

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