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The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is back for it’s 5th edition and showcases Italy and the Italian taste in the world. The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture.

On November 18th, a Zoom webinar with Joseph Puglisi (Stanford University), interviewed by Chiara Cecchini (Future Lab Food) will dive into the future innovation in food. “GOING BEYOND MEAT: CURRENT AND FUTURE INNOVATION IN FOOD AND THE BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET” event will see opening remarks by Lorenzo Ortona, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and Stefano Pisani, Mayor of Pollica.

On November 19th, the Italian Consulate General and the IIC in SF, with the Accademia della Cucina Bay Area Chapter, will present this year a special award to Larry Mindel, Founder of Il Fornaio, for his commitment to bring the best of Italian food to the San Francisco Bay Area.

On Saturday November 21st, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco will present two iconic movies that are in connection with the Italian cuisine. The screenings will take place at the Fort Mason Flix Drive-In, featuring Sergio Leone’s masterpiece A Fistful of Dollar (Per un pugno di dollari), the film that launched the Spaghetti Western genre and made Clint Eastwood popular. The movie will be followed by An American in Rome (Un americano a Roma), where Italian actor Alberto Sordi plays the unforgettable scene “Maccheroni, m’hai provocato….” as an homage to Sordi’s 100th anniversary. 

Sonamó band will open the evening with music by maestro Ennio Morricone, who recently passed away.

To best enjoy the movie, Montesacro Pinseria Romana has created a special Spaghetti Western Drive-In Dinner. You can order by noon on the day of the event, and present at check-in the receipt you’ll receive by email to ensure your meal gets dropped off to your vehicle.

More information on the Istituto Italiano di cultura website and Facebook page.

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