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As the lunchtime rush at the Factory Kitchen is petering out, executive chef Angelo Auriana orders to our table his traditional focaccina calda di Recco al formaggio.
A few days before Christmas last year, Fabrizio Pozzobon, a plumber from the Venice area, left Italy. Telling his family and friends that he was going on a short vacation, he boarded a plane to Istanbul and vanished.
The white truffle season has started in Italy, but the crop is seriously depleted.
What is the World Cup without Italy? For football fans it is unfathomable. So, when Italy failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 1958, the news did not go down very well.
A few days after announcing its massive electric vehicle charging infrastructure expansion, European electric utility E.ON elaborated on its actual plan to rollout charging stations across Europe – including an ‘electric highway’ of ‘ultra-fast charging stations’ that will connect Norway to Italy.
ITALY’S centre-right are seeing a resurgence in the polls ahead of next year’s general election, plunging the country’s continued membership of the European Union into doubt.
Four-time champions Italy face missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958, a potential national humiliation likened to the "apocalypse" by the team's fanatical supporters.
Young leave in increasing numbers frustrated by dysfunctional labour market
A lot of around 850 grammes of white truffles was sold for €75,000 ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday.
“Hot Bench” Judge Michael Corriero shares his memories of growing up in Little Italy — and of his favorite restaurant, Forlini’s — on Sunday’s episode of “Celebrity Taste Makers” (6 p.m. on Ch. 11).
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The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows exhibition goers to view one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced and artfully displayed in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artists masterpieces. Through an in-depth exhibit of 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative interpretation allows visitors to experience breathtaking pieces likeThe Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement as only few others have; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in the Vatican City and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
A series of special events organized to promote and share the culinary excellence and food-and-wine knowledge of Italy as a distinctive trait of our identy and culture.
The main themes of the second edition of the Week are quality, sustainability, culture, food security, the right to food, education, identity, territory and biodiversity. The second edition aims at combining “high-quality cuisine and wine”; protecting and leveraging the controlled and protected designation of origin of products and promoting actions to disseminate Italian brand-protection methods, in order to launch initiatives to fight the so called Italian sounding; promoting regional and food-and-wine tourist itineraries; focusing attention on training in the hotel sector, to developing long-term cooperation between Italian and international chefs; supporting the candidacy of the art of the Neapolitan pizza chefs and of the “le Colline del Prosecco a Valdobbiadene” site to be included in the UNESCO world heritage list; supporting the traditional products of the Regions struck by the earthquake.
Organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the Istituto Italian di Cultura (IIC), the National Tourism Board of Italy (ENIT) and in collaboration with the Los Angeles delegation of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina.
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
The upcoming exhibit features works by two generations of San Francisco photographers: Alessandro Baccari Sr. (1888 – 1966) and his son Alessandro Baccari Jr. (1928 – ). The exhibit has been designed to explore the development of the creative process and how drama and excitement comes into focus through planned use of light. Each of the photographic images is dramatically unique and reflects the photographers’ insights into composition and design. For Baccari Sr. and his son, creativity is a survival skill and the cutting edge is within one’s mind. As photographers they made up their own laws of composition and in so doing brought originality to their work.
Brunch is that magical time of week where breakfast meets lunch and the weekend takes root. And although brunch is not a particularly Italian concept, long, leisurely and utterly enjoyable meals are, and no one does that better than Via Umbria.
Find out why Bitches Who Brunch called Via Umbria "one of [our] favorite places to brunch." Join fellow pleasure seekers around our communal chef's table as our chef prepares a memorable selection of fresh pastries, delicious sides and a main course of your choosing right in front of your eyes. Follow your meal with a delectible dessert, while the bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and our signature Aperol Spritz keep the conversation lively and the atmosphere convivial.
When breakfast meets lunch and friends meet friends and make new ones, magic is sure to happen. Experience that magic each Sunday at Via Umbria.