Tonya Russo Hamilton

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40 things everyone should do in Italy in their lifetime

While the food in Italy is reason enough to visit, the country is filled with famous works of art, exceptionally beautiful cities, and gorgeous lakes and mountains.<p>We compiled a list of 40 sites in Italy you should see at least once in your lifetime.<p>We included important classics like Rome's …

Don't Touch the Fruit! (& Other Tips for Navigating an Italian Market)

Last week I talked about what it's like shopping at the market in Italy and why I love it so: interacting with the other shoppers, learning kitchen secrets, and knowing with one gaze the season and the favorite local produce.<p>Today, I want to get into the how-to side of things because, like most …

The Italian Pantry

Every cuisine has a collection of dry, canned, preserved and fresh staple ingredients that form the backbone of its repertoire. These staples show up …

Breaded Artichoke Hearts - Christina's Cucina

<i>Breaded artichoke hearts made in the typical Italian style are perfect as appetizers or even a side dish. They are best served hot, but no one will</i> …

Tino the Pomodori

Tino & the Pomodori<p>Written by Tonya Russo Hamilton<p>Illustrated by Britta Nicholson<p><b>Tino and the Pomodori</b> explores, through the eyes of a child, the …

Happenings

Festa Italiana is a nonprofit organization and is staffed by an all-volunteer force, from the board and host committee which meets all year, to the …

Wrestling with the Devil

​<b>Reviews:</b><p>"Wrestling with the Devil is an entrancing tale of perseverance, hard work and the pursuit of the American Dream. My reverie was broken only …

About

<b>From the Editor​</b><p><b>​</b><p>Being raised in an Italian American family in Portland, Oregon I have an inherent love of the culture, way of life, and of course, …

Italian Cultural Center

Portland, Oregon has a rich Italian history. The Church of St. Michael the Archangel, an Italian National Catholic Church was built in 1902 by …

italyMONDO!

<b>Peter's client signing his application for dual Italian citizenship.</b><p><i>Newfound Italian cousins looking at family photos during an</i><p><i>italyMONDO! Heritage</i> …

A Food Obsession

<b>IP:</b> <b>What is your day job and how does cooking fit into the picture? How do you find the time for shopping and preparation?</b><p><b>PB:</b> <i>I am a Sales Trader at a</i> …

Burrasca

<b>Italian Portland</b><p><i>What inspired you to become a chef? Were there experiences in your childhood that led to your career choice?</i><p><b>Paolo</b><p>I always had a love …

Taste Unique

Stefania Toscano McCormick, owner of the traditional Italian kitchen, Taste Unique on SE Division Street in Portland, Oregon professes, "My family is …

Mbrascatu - Tempo

Italian Portland<p><b>Please enjoy the following YouTube videos ~ A performance of Un Gioco and a previous video interview with Andrea Algieri for Italian</b> …

Alessio Baking Co.

You could say that Master Baker, Dean Chiotti, (of Alessio Baking Co. in southeast Portland) knows baking. While this is a true statement, it is also …

Something About Figs

What is it about figs? Most of us who grew up in Italian or Italian American families can attest to the fig having a large presence in our lives. …

Living Italian

Italian Portland<p><b>Bill Hand-Slicing Prosciutto,</b><p><b>Soriano nel Cimino 2010</b><p><b>Artisan Gelato Festival, Torino 2013</b><p><b>Pranzo (Lunch) with Carol, Frascati, 2011</b><p><b>Our</b> …

Pizzelle in Portland

Every Christmas, Tiffany Lillebo’s nonna, Angelina made pizzelle using the family’s pizzelle iron that had been passed down for generations.<p>“They …

Hills of Naples to Hall of Fame

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci<p>This quote …

Taste of Italy

A Palette of Unique Adventures to Enchant the Senses<p>Tonya Russo Hamilton<p>Also published by the same author via L'Italo-Americano<p><b>More from Taste of</b> …

Gourmet Comedy

Stefano Iaboni is fairly new to the Portland area, having only been living here for about a year and a half, but his unique talents allow him to fit …

Bellino Trattoria Siciliana

Have you ever dreamed of dining in Sicily without ever leaving the Rose City? You can do exactly that at Bellino Trattoria Siciliana right here on NW …

Food Language

“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my …

Italian Countess in Portland

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” This quote by Italian poet, Cesare Pavese embodies the passion of Alessandra Gardino Melchiori …

The Restorers of Pompeii Have More Money Than Time

In the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, workers in hard hats bustle along the Via dell’Abbondanza, setting up fences marked “Work in Progress.” In a …