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‘What’s America without pasta?’ Lou Barletta forms coalition to keep Italian food products out of trade war

‘What’s America without pasta?’ Lou Barletta forms coalition to keep Italian food products out of trade war

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The former Pennsylvania congressman’s lobbying group shows even Mr. Trump’s staunch supporters are growing wary of trade wars with allies. “Mr. Barletta on Wednesday announced the launch of the American Italian Food Coalition, a group of Italian food companies, manufacturers and trade associations that will try to head off tariffs on Italian pasta, coffee, biscuits […]

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Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 visitors enjoy the unique cultural experience It took a village to make the Bella Italia Market a huge success — nearly 50 members of the community volunteered hundreds of hours of their time toward organizing and assisting at the event, held to benefit future heritage, educational and cultural programs sponsored by the […]

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Can an Italian Chef’s Success in D.C. Translate Into Spanish?

Can an Italian Chef’s Success in D.C. Translate Into Spanish?

| May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chef Fabio Trabocchi doesn’t have to work hard to get name recognition in Washington. Now he turns his attention to Spain at his new seafood-focused restaurant, Del Mar. As at Mr. Trabocchi’s Italian spots, the ambience is packed and lively, and yet feels something like a mini-vacation: a bi-level nautical-themed space with an open […]

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Maccaroni | Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Maccaroni | Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

| May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The best maccaroni in Italy is made with a particular sort of flour called Semola, in Naples: but in almost every shop a different sort of flour is commonly used; for, provided the flour be of a good quality, and not ground extremely fine, it will always do very well. A paste is made with […]

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Washington Winemakers to host annual wine tasting event

Washington Winemakers to host annual wine tasting event

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Washington Winemakers of Washington DC host their annual tasting event at Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center on Sunday, March 25 from  1:15pm to 4:15pm.  In addition to tasting a variety of home-made wines,  home-made wine,   each winemaker will have delicious snack food at their table. Cost:    $10 adults and $5 for seniors (you will receive […]

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The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

The first gelato ambassador is focused on the consumer

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Your name, Gianluigi Dellaccio, sounds to me like a delicious gelato flavor. What flavor would you be? If I had to name myself as a flavor … my favorite flavor is nocciola, which is hazelnut. But it doesn’t sound like Dellaccio. Let me think a little bit. Hazelnut stracciatella [which is like chocolate chip]. How […]

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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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