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First stand-alone Princi cafe finds a warm welcome in Seattle

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz recently credited Italy with inspiring two of the most pivotal moments in his professional life. The...

Seattle and the Northwest pizza wars

Pizza is one of those ubiquitous food items that can be prepared in so many different and delicious ways: crusty or chewy, thin or thick, square or...

Sharing recipes among friends: a simple joy transcends the ages

Maria Lucia Luongo is a woman who takes joy in the simple pleasures of life: cooking, fashion, yoga, friendships. For the past 70 years, life’s...

A career well-lived: New book explores a newspaperman’s life

From 1978-1993, Virgil Fassio was the publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of the city’s two daily newspapers until it closed in 2009...

Historic Italian farmstead gets new life as urban park

There’s a new public park in south King County that owes its existence to Italian immigrants and a truck-farming enterprise once called Duwamish...

How one urban artist creates a colorful universe all his own

Fresh, intuitive and original, Leonardo Lanzolla’s artwork mixes semi-abstract objects, geometric shapes, bold colors and organic forms to create a...

Transforming a hotel dining room to nourish the soul

From Theodore Roosevelt to Elvis Presley, from William Howard Taft to Babe Ruth, guests who stayed in the New Washington Hotel in downtown Seattle...

Celebrating the bounty of food, cooking and community

Food and hospitality are two of the lodestones of Italian culture, part of its DNA. Lisa Caruccio and her husband Rino took these elements to the...

From Milan with love: Starbucks launches partnership with Italian baker Rocco Princi

Walk into the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle these days and the first thing that grabs your attention is the aroma. No, not of coffee roasting...

Nicoletta Machiavelli: from Italian movie star to Seattle language teacher

The camera loved Nicoletta Machiavelli, a sultry, dark-haired Italian beauty best known for her roles in the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. She co-...

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