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We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

Il mondo tech a raccolta contro il Covid-19: da oggi al 29 marzo la comunità italiana di innovatori si unisce per trovare idee, progetti e soluzioni tecnologiche per affrontare la crisi provocata dalla pandemia. Prendendo spunto da iniziative precedenti in altri Paesi europei e dall’iniziativa lanciata su scala globale dall’Oms, l’edizione italiana...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Italy’s president says the country is living through “a sad page in our history,” with its oldest generation paying a very high price in loss of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. With coffins piling up in the country with the highest number of deaths in the world of persons infected with the coronavirus, President Sergio Mattarella sought to shore...

Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

She’s written nine cookbooks, starred in eight TV shows, and opened three restaurants. It’s no surprise that under kitchen quarantine, Giada De Laurentiis knows what to do next. This week, she launched “Giada’s Pantry Recipe Central,” a new effort to share practical recipe ideas and meal planning tips with those figuring out what to cook at home. A...

Mother Cabrini opened an orphanage in the French Quarter in 1892 As a Yellow Fever Epedemic was leaving many orphans in New Orleans, Mother Cabrini arrived. In 1904, she received $75,000.00 from Captain Salvatore Pizzati to build a new orphange which is became Cabrini High School in 1959. Records show that 7,849 people died in New Orleans in 1853 d...

In hopes of helping local restaurants survive during this pandemic, as a part of a new TAPinto East Orange/Orange series, we will be featuring local restaurants open for takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic. First up is Bella Italia Ristorante in Orange, NJ.   Affectionately called “Bella” by customers, this delicious restaurant is a long time stap...

In the arc of my family’s history, there have been many hardships—grueling emigration, job loss, war, poverty—much of which I can’t fully relate to. But in the growing crisis that has paralyzed Italy, the U.S. and much of the world, I now have a glimpse at just one of many unforgiving realities that our ancestors faced for much of their lives. It g...

When restaurateur Paul Shaked and noted chef Adam Leonti teamed up to open Sofia’s Panificio e Vino in Little Italy, the world looked very different. At the time, the neighborhood was bustling with tourists, sidewalk diners, and to-go boxes from nearby Lombardi’s Pizza. It seemed like the perfect place to open Sofia’s, a revamped version of Sofia’s...

Nico Mannion was not supposed to be home for his birthday. If things had gone according to his plan, on March 14 the freshman guard and fifth-seeded Arizona would have been competing in the Pac-12 title game. At the very least, he would have been in Tucson with his teammates. But instead, Mannion was back at home with his family in North Scottsdale...

Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said on her social media pages Tuesday that “after a lot of deliberation, I've made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon." The al...