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  • Little Italian Potato Sticks with Rosemary and Thyme [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    3 weeks ago

    These are kind of like french fries except one, they aren’t fried, and two, I am choosing not to give the French credit for them. There is no political or historical reasoning behind that decision.

    This is not because only a generation and a half ago, basically after two...

  • Melissa Gorga of RHONJ – a Book Review

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Like most Housewives of Everywhere, Melissa Gorga is milking her 15 minutes to make as much money as she can before pop culture kicks her to the curb and forgets about her.  From her “singing” career, to her new book, this woman is doing her thing. She is doing it badly, but still,...

  • La Dolce Villa: Finding Life Purpose in a Tuscan Kitchen

    By Elana Horwich

    September 11, 2013 | 9:00 am

    After my second year of college I decided to take time off studies and moved to Italy. In short, I had an epiphany while on a mushroom-induced psychedelic trip.

    It was a perfect sunny spring weekend and while most of the other students were wasted on cheap beer, I was blissfully...

  • Maria’s Vin Santo Chicken Liver Crostini [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 9, 2013 | 9:00 am

    As a kid, I absolutely loved chopped liver until I understood that chopped liver was actually chopped liver. I would no longer touch it. It broke my grandmother’s heart.

    Now, it’s a different story. Mmmm (hear the foodgasm rolling through my lips), I love chicken liver. Why?...

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  • Sfratti: An Italian-Jewish Rosh Hashanah Dessert from “Little Jerusalem” in Tuscany [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Welcome to Pitigliano. An enclave of a Tuscan town, it was built up on a hill, like the rest of them, as protection not only from medieval warlords, but also from medieval malaria. Mosquitoes don’t like altitude as much as they like moisture, and hence the peasants who tended to...

  • Cooking Mistake Number One

    By Elana Horwich

    April 24, 2013 | 9:00 am

    I will never forget my summer of grad school at Middlebury College in Vermont.  I was in the Italian School which meant that we had to speak in Italian, dine in Italian, play soccer in Italian and have secret rendezvous with the half-black/half-white Puerto Rican in the adjacent...

  • Choosing tomatoes [VIDEO]

    By Elana Horwich

    February 27, 2013 | 10:50 am

     
    To see the health benefits, what I call Vigor Triggers, of tomatoes, click here.

    To see more Meal and a Spiel how-to videos or to take cooking classes with Elana, please visit www.mealandaspiel.com

  • Italian Holocaust victims remembered

    By Ryan Torok

    January 31, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    The names of 8,000 Italian Jewish victims of the Holocaust were read aloud on Jan. 25 as part of four area events in honor of Italy’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    The names were split among four venues in L.A. County: the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) in Pan Pacific...

  • Roman Jewry mourns Italian Muslim leader

    June 26, 2012 | 1:51 pm

    The Rome Jewish community mourned the death of an Italian Muslim leader who was a key figure in promoting interfaith Jewish-Muslim relations.

    Mario Scialoja, a retired Italian diplomat and the first president of the Italian office of the World Muslim League, died Monday in Rome. His...

  • Gino Bartali, Italian cycling legend, saved Jews during WWII [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    June 18, 2012 | 11:07 am

    World renowned cyclist Gino Bartali, the subject of new book “Road To Valor,” saved Jews during World War II, according to HuffingtonPost.com.

    Gino Bartali is best known as a cycling legend who holds the record for the longest time span between victories at the Tour de France –...

  • Italian convert to Islam arrested on terror charges

    April 24, 2012 | 10:13 am

    An Italian convert to Islam arrested for suspected links to terrorism was connected to a suspect who planned to bomb Milan’s main synagogue.

    Andrea Campione, 28, who worked in a picture frame factory, was arrested in the Adriatic seacoast town of Pesaro on Monday during an...

  • Delizioso: Chanukah with an Italian flair

    By Judy Zeidler

    November 18, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    While enjoying my favorite foods on a recent trip to Italy, I began to think about Chanukah, even though it was only October. This was a natural association, because the Italians love to prepare foods with olive oil, and the traditional dishes served during Chanukah are fried in oil...

  • Jersey Shore vs. Chaz Bono – Who is Classy? Who is Trashy?

    By Ilana Angel

    September 18, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Anyone who thinks Chaz Bono appearing on Dancing With the Stars is bad for America, should watch last week’s Jersey Shore, and then shut the hell up.  I love the kids from the shore as much as the next person, but they should be under attack, not Chaz.  Chaz Bono is a lovely man...

  • Punishment of Italian boys includes reading Anne Frank’s diary

    August 31, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Two middle schoolers who scrawled a swastika and “Adolf” on a wall near the Venice Jewish cemetery must read “The Diary of Anne Frank” as part of their punishment.

    The father of one of the boys contacted a local newspaper to reveal that his son had been one of the culprits in last...

  • Italian cheeses inspire a unique holiday menu

    By Judy Zeidler

    May 19, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    It all started with Signora Grazia, an elderly cheese maker in Panzano, Italy. While vacationing in this Tuscan village, just 30 minutes south of Florence, we walked by her farm early one morning and saw the sign that read “Pecorino and Fresh Ricotta for Sale.”

    We hiked up the...

  • Italian priest posthumously named Righteous Among Nations

    May 9, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The local priest in a small town in northwest Italy has been named Righteous among Nations for saving a Jewish family during World War II.

    Father Martino Michelone, who died in 1979, hid four members of the Segre family for nearly two years between 1943 and 1945 in Moransengo, near...

  • Golan Heights Winery takes Italian first prize

    April 8, 2011 | 10:24 am

    For the first time, the grand prize at Italy’s leading international wine competition has been awarded to an Israeli winery.

    The Golan Heights Winery, founded in 1983 in Katzrin, beat out 3,720 wines from from more than 1,000 producers in 30 countries to take home the so-called...

  • Talmud to be translated into Italian

    January 21, 2011 | 10:05 am

    The Talmud will be translated for the first time into Italian thanks to an official collaboration between the Italian government and the Italian Jewish community.

    A protocol launching “Project Talmud” was signed Friday in Rome by cabinet ministers, the president of Italy’s National...

  • Italian leaders decry list of ‘influential’ Italian Jews

    January 12, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Italian leaders expressed anger and solidarity with the Jewish community after a neo-Nazi Internet forum published a list of “influential” Italian Jews on its website.

    The Italian media Wednesday called the list on the American white supremacist website Stormfront “a blacklist of...

  • ‘Tree of Life’ explores history of Italian Jews

    October 16, 2008 | 1:47 am

    After surviving the German occupation of Italy during World War II by hiding with his parents and brother and sister in the home of non-Jews, Vittorio Volterra immigrated to Israel in 1952, at the age of 20, and never looked back. He met his wife in Israel, and his daughter, Hava,...
  • Surprise lesson lurks in show of painters’ works

    By Morris Newman

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Outwardly, the paintings of the Philip Guston and Giorgio de Chirico do not have much in common. De Chirico's world is a silent place of deserted plazas, long afternoon shadows and motionless trains. In his interiors, faceless mannequins sit in airless rooms, surrounded by spears,...
  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • Spectator - ‘Soprano’ Sings on Jewish Couch

    By Ami Eden

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A month into the new and perhaps final season of "The Sopranos," it's high time to consider our favorite TV mobster's predilection for Jews.

    Of course, "The Sopranos" features its share of corrupt Jews as well as several marginally anti-Semitic wiseguys. Yet Tony Soprano has evinced...

  • Spectator - A Sane Italian Jew? Fugedaboutit

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Historians have indicated there were roughly 50,000 Jews in Rome when Caesar reigned and the same number under Mussolini. Beyond the obvious assimilation, it's clear Jews and Italians know how to coexist. No wonder the two peoples lived in adjoining neighborhoods on the Lower East...

  • ‘Little Flower’ Could Help Antonio Bloom

    By Joel Kotkin

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Dear Antonio,

    I imagine you are enjoying the hoopla surrounding your election. As the first Latino chief executive in more than 130 years, it may be tempting to bask in the warmth of a great ethnic triumph.

    But don't enjoy it too much. Los Angeles does not need a symbol or an icon;...

  • Festival Flick Honors Righteous Italian

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Until Nazi Germany occupied its wavering ally Hungary in March 1944, the Jews of Budapest had survived in relative safety, though severely restricted and harassed.

    But with the invasion, the arrival of Adolf Eichmann and the enthusiastic cooperation of the native Arrow-Cross...

  • Community Briefs

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    UCLA Hosts Conference on Italian Jews

    When Guido Fink was growing up in Ferrara in the late 1930s, the northern Italian city had 1,000 Jews and a German synagogue -- where his grandfather served as cantor -- an Italian one, a Spanish one and a fourth owned by a private family....

  • Marriage, Italian Style!

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    First came that little movie about Greek Americans. Now Joey and Maria are getting married -- and the entire Jewish community is invited. Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is throwing "A Big Fat Italian Wedding" on March 1 to raise money for its Presidents Club, a group that...

  • The Other Venice

    By Marilyn Zeitlin

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Venice is the famous city of romance, where boatmen serenade visitors with operatic arias in gondolas that glide through canals under charming bridges. Old buildings reflect in the water like an impressionist canvas of shimmering colors. Pink, red and orange blossoms hang from flower...

  • Quackenbush’s Crusade

    By Tom Tugend

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In two days of hearings (Dec. 1 & 2) on Holocaust-era insurance policies, California's insurance commissioner threatened to penalize a German and an Italian insurer for non-cooperation, while reaching agreements with three Dutch companies.

    The European companies were among eight...

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