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The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2021. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

Two veterans from popular Bay Area restaurants AL’s Place and Rooster and Rice are bringing a modern Italian restaurant to the Mission this spring. Itria is taking over the former Obispo space at 3266 24th Street, Thad Vogler’s colorful and short-lived rum bar, which sadly permanently closed during the pandemic, leaving the prime Mission location e...

Williams Sonoma, a specialty retailer for high quality kitchen and home products, and Nutella, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, announced five virtual events that will feature a celebrity chef, baker or food personality from across the country. Participants at each event will learn recipes and techniques for cooking breakfast dishes featuring Nutella...

When three best friends from New Jersey started missing their favorite Italian deli's, they decided to open their own. "We could not have imagined the amount of New Jersey transplants living in L.A. that are calling us up like, 'This is my childhood, you brought my home here,'" said co-founder Jack Biebel. Jack Biebel, Noah Holton-Raphael, and Max...

It’s April in San Diego, spring is in the air, and a sense of hope and renewal can be felt through our city streets. This month also signals that baseball season is upon us—another crucial milestone being met, perhaps, in our collective grasp for a return to normality. While we root for a great season for our beloved Padres, however, another import...

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021 At 11:00 am - Organized by : San Diego State University Italian Studies Program,the Department of European Studies In collaboration with : SDSU Center for European Studies, College of Arts and Letters, and IIC Los Angeles  Stephanie Jed, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California,...

Have you savored your first taste of sweet spring peas? Maybe the tangy first bite of the season's first batch of goat cheese. Celebrate a fresh start to the season with our selection of peak seasonal produce in LA, from asparagus and artichokes to fresh goat cheeses, fish, and more. We know – the amount of fresh produce, seasonal fish, and first p...

This Spring, wherever you are, there’s a program full of events launched by the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco that can be followed on your laptop or streamed through your TV, safe at home. From food to arts, to literature, there are many opportunities to stay connected and active virtually while we follow guidelines to avoid the sprea...

Two of San Diego’s best-known Italian restaurateur trios have unveiled new culinary projects this week. The three Romans behind 2-year-old Cesarina Ristorante in Point Loma announced plans for Angelo, a multifaceted project that’s a pizzeria, mozzarella factory, cake bakery and catering business that will open early next year. And the Milanese trio...

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese The greatest boxing film to have ever been made is, actually, not even about boxing at all. Raging Bull is often cited as Martin Scorsese’s comeback film, the manifestation of his artistic genius after the poor reception of New York, New York in 1977 and nearly dying of a...

Caffe Trieste, San Francisco's iconic high temple of coffee in North Beach, is marking its 65th anniversary on Thursday, a milestone that seems even more noteworthy after surviving through the pandemic and temporary closure.   San Francisco's Board of Supervisors declared Thursday "Caffe Trieste Day" in San Francisco, and the cafe planned to hold s...

Alessandro Marianantoni, Director of Mediars and M Accelerator, will illustrate Dante's influence in cinema and television through some intriguing collages of images, videos and music, in conversation with Massimo Ciavolella, Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies and former direc...