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  • Italian language and Italian culture make an inseparable pair. Ilaria Costa, executive director of the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), speaks about this and recounts how difficult it is, in the Tristate area, to promote everything Italian through the language. It’s surprising – but not surprising to us at i-Italy – that many Americans, who do not have a familial relationship with our country, are interested in studying our language. The charm of our culture penetrates America, regardless of the blood ties of its inhabitants.
  • The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will hold its Annual Gala Luncheon next Saturday, May 5, at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. This year, the organization will honor Aileen Riotto Sirey, Founder and Chairwoman of NOIAW, for her 32 years of service and for her important contribution to the Italian-American community.
  • John Mariani's book narrates the rise of Italian-American food culture and the emigrants who made it possible. It was a journey fueled by endurance, passion and triumph that will inspire a whole new appreciation for the foods we are so enamored by today.
  • Celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich headlines the sixth edition of the most sophisticated wine and food extravaganza on the East Coast to be held in September. The program was presented at the Italian Trade Commission that will contribute with a special tasting seminar.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Marina Melchionda(August 30, 2010)
    The countdown is over. A 70,000 sqf fully Italian food & wine shopping mall, Eataly is ready to welcome thousands of New Yorkers at 200 Fifth Avenue. Lidia Bastianich, co-founder of the project, shares with us her feeling and emotions. "I want to make of Eataly a forum where people have the opportunity to learn more about Italian tradition, and can get more conscious and aware about the products that they buy ... Think about it: everybody admires and appreciates the Italian habit to sit around the table with our family and enjoy a good meal. It is part of our daily life, it is a must to which we should not renounce. It helps keeping our families together, and I think that Americans should learn a lot from this tradition."
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    M. M.(August 26, 2010)
    After the successes in Piedmont and Japan, on August 31 the Italian “patron of high quality foods” Oscar Farinetti will open a 50,000 sqf wine&food megastore in New York named “Eataly”. “More than offering 100% Italian products, Eataly is more about the spirit of Italy, so it will also offer great local things coming from the surrounding areas”, said Joe Bastianich who, together with his long-time partner and renowned chef Mario Batali, is one of the main sponsors of the initiative
  • On June 10, 2010 the National Organization of Italian American Women celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Guests of honor were Lidia Bastianich and her family, "for being such an outstanding example of an Italian American family and for successfully promoting our heritage". For the occasion five young Italian-American women were awarded $5,000 NOIAW scholarships as a contribution and encouragement to pursue their studies