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Baking Up Personal Experience: A Conversation with Renato Poliafito


Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 | 814 views

Renato Poliafito, a pastry chef based in Brooklyn and the cover of his latest cookbook, Dolci

Pastry chef and Ciao, Gloria owner Renato Poliafito launched his latest cookbook, Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent. We caught up with him to talk about how he curated the recipes in the book, flavors, and baking techniques.

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Q&A With Agata De Santis: New Short Film Looks at E Rossi & Company


Monday, October 30th, 2023 | 2,005 views

E Rossi and company is the oldest souvenir shop in Little Italy

E Rossi Company is a souvenir shop in Little Italy, Manhattan, the oldest in the neighborhood

E. Rossi & Company is the oldest souvenir shop in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Over the last century its had three locations and faces an uncertain future. Filmmaker Agata De Santis has a new film celebrating the shop and the owner, Ernest Rossi. I spoke to her about the project screening this week at the Big Apple Film Festival.

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