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“Sicilian novels and memoirs that speak of food are more important to me than cookbooks,” says Mary Taylor Simeti, a grande dame of the vibrant Sicilian kitchen and culture. “Sicily’s culture, including its food, is a magnificent melting pot, an accumulation …

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a must-see tourist sight and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers market in the nation. Its roots go back to 1907 when a handful of farmers, many of whom were Italian, trucked their …

On Saturday June 2nd, San Francisco honored Tony Bennett and his love for the city with a special celebration: during a block party along the Fairmont Hotel, the Tony Bennett Way sign was unveiled within the 900 block of Mason …

Once upon a time, about 600 years ago, the deep southern reaches of Calabria cradled the heart of Europe’s silk industry. Nestled in the Catanzaro hills, mulberry trees flourished in the mild Mediterranean climate, their leafy branches offering food for …

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz recently credited Italy with inspiring two of the most pivotal moments in his professional life. The first was in 1983. Schultz, at the time director of retail operations and marketing at the original Starbucks roastery, …


“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 …

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city by the bay had the distinct pleasure of welcoming internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza. …

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 …

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 …

The new generation of Italians coming to the US is a welcomed repeat performance, one that has been ongoing for over 100 years. Italian immigrants have historically brought generous amounts of flair, dedication and creative talent from the old country. …


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