Carlotta Perego, a young woman with a grounded voice, is in her kitchen filled with lights and plants. The author, recipe developer and YouTuber has built an empire around Veganism — all under the umbrella of her brand Cucina Botanica. Via her channel she demonstrates new inventive recipes that are completely animal-free. Some of these are adaptati...

Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy. Thursday, April 7, 7 PM. Presented by Benedetta Jasmine Guetta. IIC San Francisco - 710 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Click here to register. Click here to purchase the book  From Roman deep-fried artichokes (carciofi alla giudia) to Venetian sweet-and-sour sardines (sarde i...

The ancient Romans are important for Italy: they are part of its history and heritage, a symbol of unity, and a constant presence in the collective imagination of the country. We like to read about them, discover what they used to do and how they used to spend their time; what they believed in, what they ate and what they wore. We are curious about...

Sunday, March 20th at 3:00pm ET- WEBINAR. In collaboration with Georgetown University, Department of Italian & NIAF (National Italian American Foundation). RSVP here. Giorgio Chiarva will present his book in conversation with Anna Lawton, PhD, Writer and Publisher, Sara Gay Forden, journalist at Bloomberg and author of the book House of Gucci, Prof...

Join author Claudia Durastanti at the Museo Italo Americano in her in-person presentation of Strangers I Know, the English translation of her book La straniera in an event organized by the IIC San Francisco in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco and the Museo Italo Americano. Every family has its own mythology, but in...

Robert Lucas once remarked that “once one starts to think about [economic growth] it is difficult to think about anything else” and, indeed, given the importance of growth, one can see his point. Yet, even now there is much that is not known about why growth rates differ. It is now over sixty years since Solow put forward his famous growth model, w...

Creative Engagements with the Venice Ghetto A Zoom panel discussion featuring Marjorie Agosín and Margaux Fitoussi, moderated by Katharine Trostel and Amanda Sharick Sunday, March 6, 11 AM PST Click here to register Click here to purchase a copy of The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space That Travels The Venice Ghetto: A Memory Space that Travels asks im...

“The Old Man” or the Genius of Palermo appears in pictures, statues, and bas-reliefs all around Palermo appears also on the dust jacket cover of Jeremy Dummett’s new book on the Capital City of Sicily. Dummett goes on to tell us that this bearded man, wearing a crown and holding a serpent to his chest, “represents fertility and the creative life fo...

Claudia Durastanti may be a new novelist as far as most Americans are concerned, but Strangers I Know is actually the Italian author’s fourth novel, her first to be published in translation in America. Originally published in 2019 as La straniera in Italy, the book was a finalist for the Premio Strega. Durastanti, 37, was born in Brooklyn and is a...

March 15, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us in conversation with Sandra Scalise Juneau, author of Celebrating with St. Joseph Altars and film-maker Kirsten Keppel. During the event the 18-minute documentary “Ringraziamenti: The Saint Joseph’s Day Table Traditions” will be shown. I AM Books in partnership with NIAF presents “O...