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“The colonization of California began under the Spanish crown with Charles III, who found himself King of both California and Naples at the same time, a precious historical curiosity to remember the bond between Italy and California, between Naples and …

“Cooking with my grandfather Dino is one of my earliest memories.” In going down memory lane, Giada De Laurentiis gets emotional. With such an important last name she was expected to work in the film industry, as the grandfather she …

“Call me! Federico Fellini wants to see you.” When actress Dina Morrone received this message from her agent, she didn’t think much of it and believing it was just a joke, she didn’t call her back. But the famous Italian …

“I have conducted regularly in Italy for over thirty years, and love the country for its beauty, its culture and its language.” James Conlon, director of the LA Opera, cannot hide his love for Italy while commenting his recent nomination …

Being behind the counter and in front of the cooker feels familiar to Carlo Cracco; here he shows us step by step, ingredient after ingredient, how to cook his spaghetti with cocoa beans, purple cabbage and salmon roe.  It is …

In the 1800s,Los Angeles used to have a vibrant Little Italy located in the historic center of the city, a place today known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. In this very area two streets were named after two Italian …

“At one point, at 47, I realized that I wanted to open my own restaurant. Everyone thought I’d last two or three months, but after 18 years I’m still open.” Gino Angelini, a chef from Rimini, but transplanted in Los …

For every conflict, every porous border crossed by refugees, every suffering or rioting people, every threatening and aggressive regime, for every new technology, there is a red line that shouldn’t be crossed. Someone traced it, but others try constantly to …

A slice of cod placed on julienne-sliced vegetables, served in a squid ink broth and topped with a sprinkling of powdered seaweed and sea urchins. The dish that the Modenese chef Massimo Bottura created to pay homage to jazzman Thelonious …

The Italian-American directors Joe and Anthony Russo are among the artists and innovators behind some of the world’s most successful and iconic blockbuster films and television shows. Recently the Russo Brothers, as they are nicknamed in the film industry, directed …