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  • Editor in Chief Letizia Airos and Mezzo Soprano Marianna Pizzolato in the dressing room of Metropolitan Opera
    Facts & Stories
    Letizia Airos(December 21, 2016)
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  • Rana & Family. Donating to Those in Need in NYC
    Giovanni Rana is renewing its collaboration with the Food Bank for New York City. The company created by Italy’s “patriarch of pasta” will donate 100,000 meals to people in need throughout the city. In addition, until December 31, 2015, $1 will be donated for every dish prepared and sold by guest chefs of the “United Tastes of Pasta” initiative and at Rana’s restaurant in Chelsea.
  • "United Tastes of Pasta". A festival that celebrates the fresh pasta from the gastronomic point of view, cultural and social. Four events where chefs are located around the "table of united tastes" to tell the versatile world of pasta through their creations. A project in which the dough as muse, meeting and expression of different culinary cultures. Giovanni Rana renews its collaboration with the US Food Bank, donating 100,000 meals to those in need of NYC. In addition, from 29 October to 31 December, the dishes prepared by guest chefs of the festival will remain in the menu of the restaurant: every dish ordered by customers will be donated, by Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina $ 1 to the Food Bank NYC.
  • 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.
  • When was the last time someone wrote a poem for you? "Pasta Poetry Duel:" a challenge to the last ravioli amongst compositions of poetry and generous samples that Giovanni Rana is offering at Backbar in Manhattan, just behind the well-known Giovanni Rana Pasta & Kitchen at Chelsea Market
  • "Mani in Pasta" and the restaurant, recently opened by Rana in Chelsea on the West Side, is becoming a laboratory and location to learn the Italian language and a little cooking. Antonella and Giovanni Rana are teaching thirty-five students of Italian from the Catholic school Corpus Christi of Morningside Heights in Harlem how to make ravioli