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When he was asked to launch a traditional Italian flour on the American market, dominated by local products, Lorenzo Guidi was a little skeptical at first but, deep in his heart, he knew he was the right man to embark …

More than a century ago, Italian immigrants who had settled in the lush green valleys outside Walla Walla in eastern Washington perfected a sweet onion.  Once considered just a humble local variety, the Walla Walla onion today is prized for …

Lorenzo Ortona came to California to serve as Consul General of Italy in San Francisco five years ago, bringing his wife, journalist Sheila Pierce, and his two children, Sofia and Luca along. The time for a goodbye just arrived and …

Whether creating elaborate window displays, winning awards at flower shows, or helping launch the Italian Commercial Club a century ago, the Rosaia Brothers – Palmiro, Felix and George – brought energy, determination and, above all, a sense of beauty to …

When he cooks for Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, he prepares the dish she likes best, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil, while to Vin Diesel he serves classic bruschetta, of which the Fast & Furious actor is particularly fond. Chef …

Stepping into the life of ancient Pompeii without taking a flight to Italy. Impossible, you may think… unless you’re in the Bay Area. After a delay due to the pandemic, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco opened its …

The future as we imagined it by watching science fiction movies could be closer than we believe. In particular, a project created in 2012 from a vision of entrepreneur Elon Musk, who hypothesized a super speed ground-level transportation system, in …

Seattle’s Italian Cultural Center opens after months of planning After months of planning and hard work, fueled by the efforts of many volunteers, Casa Italiana—Italian Cultural Center officially opened on May 29, 2021.  When fully realized, the new Italian cultural …

Black truffles and hazelnuts, Rainier cherries and rosebuds, rhubarb root and Willamette Valley hops. Although this may sound like a grocery list for your local farmer’s market, you might be surprised to know these organic ingredients form the basis of …

Not only animator and story artist, but also director and author. Cinzia Angelini is one of the most successful Italian professionals in the field of animation and, after having worked for Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Sony and Illumination Entertainment, she is …