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CVII • N. 21-22 • THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015 • GIOVEDÌ 28 MAGGIO 2015 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Maestro Lino Tagliapietra is considered by many as the world's greatest living glass blower italoamericano.org $ 2.25 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Lino Tagliapietra: the art and innovation of glass blowing Lino Tagliapietra answered the phone from his apartment, in Venice at 8PM, local time and immediately begins the con- versation by describing the col- o r s o f t h e s u n s e t o v e r t h e Laguna from his apartment win- dow. "There is another place in the world that has a sunset just a s b e a u t i f u l " h e c o n t i n u e s , "That place is Seattle". Maestro Lino Tagliapietra, considered by many to be the w o r l d ' s g r e a t e s t l i v i n g g l a s s blower, sets the tone of our dia- logue: an exquisite chat with a world renowned artist, crafts- man and innovator who never lost the sense of simplicity and kindness. Tagliapietra, a prodi- g y f r o m t h e a g e o f t w e l v e , under the guidance of Master Archimede Seguso, achieved the title of Maestro Vetraio at the a g e o f t w e n t y - o n e . L i n o Tagliapietra developed his tal- ents in a variety of factories in Murano such as Galliano Ferro, Venini, Effetre International, a n d L a M u r r i n a , w h i c h h e founded. For over forty years, he h a s p l a y e d a k e y r o l e i n t h e international exchange of glass- blowing techniques and process- es all over the world. I t i s h i s c o n n e c t i o n w i t h United States, and in particular with Seattle that he instantly remembers during our phone call. His experience with the Northwest goes back to 1979, w h e n L i n o w a s i n v i t e d b y B e n j a m i n M o o r e t o t e a c h a t P i l c h u c k G l a s s S c h o o l , t h e international center for glass art e d u c a t i o n i n S t a n w o o d , Washington. T a g l i a p i e t r a d e s c r i b e s Pilchuck as "magico". A magi- cal place where glass art was c r e a t e d a n d p e o p l e c r e a t e d spontaneous connections in a beautiful and natural context, u n d e r t h e l e a d e r s h i p o f a n incredible faculty. He elaborat- MICHELA TARTAGLIA The ultimate artisan of luxury travel to Italy Continued on page 3 Continua a pagina 24 BARBARA MINAFRA Il guacamole è diventato irri- nunciabile? Tacos e burritos sono entrati a pieno regime nel vostro menù? I marshmallow da arroventare nei falò sulla spiag- gia sono una tradizione? La colazione la fate con uova stra- Siamo quello che mangiamo da italiani e da americani L'Italo Americano Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation English section pages 2-20 Italian section pages 21-48 The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 www.italoamericano.org PO Box 1287 Monrovia, CA 91017 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . TM NEWS & FEATURES Genius in your backpack Page 5 SAN FRANCISCO Serena Zanello and Dopamine Design Page 10 LOS ANGELES Savoring Italy one gelato at the time Page 18 LA BUONA TAVOLA Pistachio Pesto: A Sauce Fit for a Prince Page 19

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