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Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

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Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, many of the city’s restaurants—particularly those frequented by Hollywood’s elite—often become as revered as the star clientele, themselves. One such establishment is Via Veneto in Santa Monica, which enjoys its fair share of […]

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U.N. Announces Launch of ‘Ground-Breaking’ School Feeding Analysis

New York, N.Y. The United Nations today announced the release of a major analysis of global school meal practices, which offers guidance on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable national school feeding programmes that can meet globally approved standards. WFP school meals are served up at an educational centre in Kibera, Kenya. Copyright: WFP/Challiss […]

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Come Join Us – Masquerade Ball Benefit for Orphans

Brewster, N.Y. How we identify ourselves from a cultural standpoint is of utmost importance. It is though this identification that we learn to foster a newfound sense of respect and perspective for other cultures. Arguably nothing helps bridge the gap between the worlds numerous cultures better other than the universal language of the Arts and […]

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Greece Today: Safe, Affordable – and More Beautiful Than Ever

Athens, Greece. I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly. The fear-mongering did not work and Greeks voted overwhelmingly last week to say No to Europe’s impossible demands. The island capital of […]

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Age-Old Model of Healthy Living, Mediterranean Diet, Under Threat

New York, N.Y.  The Mediterranean region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” away from its traditional diet, long revered as a model for healthy living and sustainable food systems and known for preserving the environment and empowering local producers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. A healthy diet can help to alleviate […]

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Frank Perdue: All in the Name of Charity

Co-authored by Lorraine Cancro-Silvetz, M.S.W. New York, N.Y.  Many came from far and wide to hear Mrs. Frank Perdue or “Mitzi,” as she is known to so many, present her latest book on her late husband.  The book, Frank Perdue. Tough Man, Tender Chicken: Business & Life Lessons, recently reached #6 on Amazon’s business biographies. The HuffPo review may be seen […]

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Italian Cultural Institute Hosts “Milano for the Young Generation”

New York, N.Y.   Fifty selected guests were invited this week to a “one-day-art-event: Nourishment for the Soul” in New York. Hosted by the Comune di Milano and EXPO2015, this event was held in the Italian Cultural Institute on Park Avenue. Representatives of Milan’s government and arts spoke. Photo: John Lee.The event included food and wine, poetry, music, and food for […]

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Slow Food at Sprig Fights Fast-Food Culture

New York, N.Y.  In a sea of steaks, burritos and grab-and-go food in busy Midtown East, there is a beacon of the Slow Food movement, serving healthful food in an elegant, inviting environment. For nearly two years, Sprig Restaurant has served consistently superb New American cuisine that celebrates artisanal goods, seasonal produce and local distributors. […]

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Lt. Col. Artist Donates Proceeds from Art to Veterans Foundations

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

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