The world-renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, recently joined a panel discussion on food waste, hunger, and the environment, joined by UCLA’s Jennifer Jay, Burbank Recycle Center’s Amy Hammes, and moderator Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM.
Pasta may be Italy’s most famous first course, but rice is equally key to Italian cuisine. During the Renaissance, the swamps near Milano were turned into rice paddies, and rice has played a starring role ever since. One of our favorite Milanese dishes is Saffron Risotto.
Naples native Gianfranco Sorrentino has over 30 years of restaurant management experience around the globe and now owns three flourishing Italian restaurants in Manhattan. His most recent undertaking, Mozzarella & Vino, is located right across the street from the MoMA and serves inexpensive, traditional Southern Italian cuisine without sacrificing quality.
Francine Segan is a noted public speaker and food historian, and hosts the series "Americans in Love with Italy" produced by i-ItalyTV. An expert on culinary traditions, Segan will be speaking about transformations in Italian gastronomy and the history of chocolate.
The new addition to one of the busiest stores in New York City, Macy’s Herald Square is proving to be a true star (or “stella” in Italian). Stella 34, a modern trattoria-style restaurant, is quickly becoming a destination not just for shoppers, including many Italians overwhelmed by the scale of the nine-floor department store, but also for many New York foodies in search of Italian treasures.