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“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” This quote by Walt Whitman embodies the mission of Taste of Italy, a company that offers culinary tours of Tuscany. Astrid Ensign, founder and owner, states, “Taste of Italy is more than a culinary …

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I grew up in what I think is a typical Italian-American family, with big feasts on Sundays and holidays. My uncle owned and operated Gabrielle Macaroni, a company that made a variety of pastas with machinery he imported from Italy. …

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We are lucky. As Italians, we’ve surely had our chance to be spoiled when it comes to food. Lucky and cursed at the same time, since our standards are so high! This is particularly true as the holidays approach. We …

What is a genome? Few of us would be able to answer that question.  In short, a genome is all of a living thing’s genetic material. It is the entire set of hereditary instructions for building, running, and maintaining an …

Opening the door into DeNicola’s Italian Restaurant is like opening the door into your grandmother’s kitchen. You are welcomed with a smile, invited to sit down, surrounded by loud conversation and laughter, and there are all those wonderful Italian aromas …


(The Portland Italian community is grateful to publish a guest post from Italy’s Consul General in San Francisco, Mauro Battocchi, drawn from his blog www.sanfranciscoitaly.com. You can follow the Consul General on Twitter @MauroBattocchi) On a recent spring evening, leaders …

Bill and Carol Sansone started LivingItalian in 2012, intent on sharing their years of experience living, working, and traveling independently throughout Italy. Almost 40 years ago, they decided to explore the regional cultures, traditions, food and history of southern Italy …

At the corner of NW 14th and Quimby stands Friendly House, the home of “La Scuola Italiana di Portland’s preschool”. Parents and preschoolers open the door and are instantly inside an Italian classroom; Italian children’s music is playing softly in …

Alessandro Cassuto an executive chef and trainer for the Lorenzo De Medici Academy in Florence, Italy will be making his way to Portland at the end of February to offer his time and talents to the local community.     …

Traveling to a foreign country is easy to plan. You make your flight and hotel reservations and you visit all the famous places with all the other foreign travel- ers. You see everything you possibly can before heading back home …


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