First a road trip, then a dream come true

Massimiliano Chiodo recalls his first time in the United States on a road trip with friends — lots of McDonald's and not at all like the movies.
Aug 21, 2019

An Algerian chef starts an Italian restaurant with a French name

Chef Abe Hadjal of Zouave restaurant in Ravenna talks about his journey, his food, and why the U.S. is still the best.
Dec 16, 2016

A former expat’s ode to Rome

Being an ex-expat raises questions: If you move home, will it feel right? If you revisit the foreign city where you once lived, will you find it the same?
Feb 8, 2016

Amanda Knox cleared of slandering Italian police

Knox had said officers had slapped and threatened her during the interview that led to her arrest. A judge said those statements did not constitute slander.
Jan 14, 2016

How Italy taught me to stop worrying and love pork

Anna Goren was skeptical of the appeal of pork, until she tasted the fare raised and processed at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy.
Nov 6, 2015
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015
Lennu Luzzi and his band serenade John Croce (left) with familiar Italian songs during his 90th birthday celebration in the store. (Photo by Anna Goren)

The SoDo grocery store where shopping is a passion, not a chore

Big John's Pacific Food Importer's deals in olives, cheese and love. They also know how to throw a good party.
Feb 11, 2014

Notes from a Bitter Baker: How to make focaccia bread

Yvonne Rogell, aka the Bitter Baker, gave an Italian focaccia bread demo during the Seattle Globalist Live Variety Show on May 15th. Relive the tasty magic and follow the recipe at home.
May 22, 2013