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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 …

More than a century ago, Our Lady of Mount Virgin, located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, was once the heart of Seattle’s Italian community. In 1915, when the church was built, about 215 Italian families called the neighborhood home. As …

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, …

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 spring, as Seattle and the world comes to a halt in the battle against the coronavirus, every act of kindness, every moment of beauty, becomes more important than ever.  Art museums may be shuttered, concerts may be postponed and …

“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 …

Amadeo Peter Giannini, known as “America’s banker,” has now his own day of celebration. On his 150th birthday anniversary, the city of San Francisco announced May 6th as Giannini’s day. The resolution, presented by Supervisors Catherine Stefani and Aaron Peskin, …

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 …

Gigi Berardi is one of those lucky individuals, someone who has successfully mixed professional interests with personal passions. For more than 30 years, Berardi has studied agriculture and food, obtaining a BA in biology from the University of California at …

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 …