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A lot of people in Los Angeles, especially baseball fans, will miss eating at the stadium during a Dodgers’ match:  food has always been part of the experience. Fries, hot dogs, nachos, carne asada, you name it, you could find …

“We served Neapolitan rigatoni al ragù and a vegetarian pasta dish. It’s always nice to see a smile on the faces of people when the words ‘Italian’ and ‘pasta’ are pronounced together.”  International soccer legend Alessandro Del Piero is very …

Five months have gone by since the Shelter-in-Place order became official and, ever since, everyone has been wondering the same: how am I going to use this extra available time while at home? Many got into cooking, which meant trying …

Raised in Spokane as part of an Italian-Greek family, Jackie Cross had grown up embracing both her cultural heritage as well as the lush agricultural traditions of eastern Washington. Her mother was an avid gardener and her grandparents instilled in …

The second stop of our resilience series takes us to the social media world and how technology has been connecting people, as well as allowing them to explore new things and kick off some fun activities. Together with technology, what …

It has been an usual, unexpected Spring for the Italian-American community in the Bay Area. Since the beginning of March, when Covid-19 started spreading across the United States, demanding businesses to close down and people to shelter-in-place, life has changed …

This is the story of a little bean that came from Italy more than 70 years ago. It was called the monachine, or “little nuns” in Italian, because of its distinctive white cap. The taste and texture of this bean …

What could have been a convention at the Italian Istitute of Culture in Westwood just a few months ago, had to become an online meeting. Due to the recent harsh situation the world has been facing against a deadly virus, …

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know …

Italians who arrive in the United States and end up starting restaurants are a dime a dozen. But every once in a while, the journey taken by one Italian family is so memorable that it becomes the stuff of legends. …