Profiles

A chat in the kitchen with Chef Gino Angelini

“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...

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...

A new generation of Italians

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...

Mary Taylor Simeti, grande dame of Sicilian culinary culture

“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...

Tony Bennett Way, San Francisco renames a street to honor the Italian-American artist

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...

The Russo Brothers: Italian American Pride Conquers Hollywood

The Italian-American directors Joe and Anthony Russo are among the artists and innovators behind some of the world’s most successful and iconic...

LA Opera Director James Conlon named Commendatore of the Italian Republic

“I have conducted regularly in Italy for over thirty years, and love the country for its beauty, its culture and its language.” James Conlon,...

Giada De Laurentiis: Food Network Chef goes back to her Italian roots

“Cooking with my grandfather Dino is one of my earliest memories.” In going down memory lane, Giada De Laurentiis gets emotional. With such an...

Sicily through the lenses of a maestro

Sicilian photographer Giuseppe Leone has earned the distinguished title of maestro after six decades of documenting the culture, traditions and...

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...

Sign Gene: Emilio Insolera’s own take on superheroes

Being deaf is like having a super power. Emilio Insolera, deaf from his birth, was so sure about this concept that he turned it into a feature film,...

Hidden pop examples of Italian design: the work in the US of Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and...

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca: an Italian citizen of the world

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca’ s CV strikes for its eclecticism: from law to journalism, from entrepreneurship to fashion design, all the way to...

A chat with Valeria Rumori: a new year full of events for the Italian Cultural Institute in L.A.

Not only Hollywood, but culture, fashion, entrepreneurship and good food as well. Los Angeles is no longer just the world capital of cinema. And the...

Farewell to Gualtiero Marchesi Maestro of Italian Cuisine

2017 ended on a mournful note for the world of Italian cuisine, which lost one of its most beloved fathers, Gualtiero Marchesi, on Saint Stephen’s...

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