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The speakers series will give you the opportunity to learn more about Italy’s food and Fashion culture.
* Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

Sunday - May 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
60 minutes

Italian Jewish Foodways
by Francesco Spagnolo and Viola Buitoni.
Spice container in hartichoke shape
Italy, 18th century
The Magnes Collection, UC Berkeley, 79.47.1
A fascinating exploration of how Jews have lived in Italy across the centuries, shaping and influencing local and regional cuisine, including an in-depth look at how these influences are still present today.

12:30 p.m.
60 minutes

Discover Italian Wines
by Paolo Cagnoni Ribevi and Tiziana Costamagna
Wine tasting. A great selection of Italian wines.

2:30 p.m.
60 minutes


Exploring Food and Fashion in Italy Through Travel
By Christopher Atwood
C Atwood
Savor the tastes and textures of the authentic Italy with Chris Atwood. In an engaging presentation, filled with fashionable photos and tasty tidbits, Chris will take you on a journey through the food and fashion that tourists rarely experience -- from truffle-hunting in the hills of Umbria to visiting the farms where cashmere is made, from tasting balsamic in ancient cellars to learning to shape leather by hand in Florence. Born in Italy, Chris helps travelers to see (and taste) the Italy that Italians love.

4:00 p.m.
60 minutes

Discovering Silicon Valley... to Understand Italy
From the the West to the Web, a  multimedia storytelling with Italiani di Frontiera
By Roberto Bonzio
R Bonzio
Roberto Bonzio author of Italiani di Frontiera (Frontier Italians) tours Italy and abroad with live multimedia conference and leads periodically groups of Italian entrepreneurs and managers to discover the Bay Area with the Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour.
Italians had a crucial role in forging the Bay Area soul, from Gold Rush to Counterculture. Today they are among protagonists of the New Economy.
Surfing through stories, portraits and keywords in an unconventional way among the secrets of Italian talent, also helps to examine the paradox of some cultural obstacles impeding Italian innovators in their own country.

Proudly sponsored by

Partners Business Association Italy America Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West Creactivity SF Italian American Heritage Foundation Italian Cultural Institue SF Italiani di Frontiera Italian Trade Agency Silicon Valley Italia Executive Council Charity Partners Aryana Daybreak Children’s Rare Disease Fund Sponsors Keller Williams Realtor Cristina Ballerio Blackfin Energica Evaro Italian Collective Italico La Pizzeria Lemoncocco Panino Giusto Passione Pizza Ribevi wines See Italy Travel SipperSmart Luisa Spagnoli - Palo Alto STYLEBEE Superga SF Terun

Location and Dates
Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Sunday - May 7, 2017
9:30 am to 8:00pm