Health
Herbarium Taste | Valentina Raffaelli

Herbarium Taste | Valentina Raffaelli

Food design for nutrition Food design might be a hot topic nowadays, but Valentina Raffaelli has given it a technical spin that is new, fresh, and focused on health.     Influenced by her background as an architect and designer, she investigates the matter behind the form, and the taste, of everyday foods. The result...
Guido Germano | Artificial Intelligence With an Italian Brain

Guido Germano | Artificial Intelligence With an Italian Brain

We recently met a real ganzo-scientist! Yes,  this time, we talk about how to save lives with Guido Germano, director of Artificial Intelligence Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine.     So, you travelled a lot in Europe before  you moved to the US, right? I was...
Anna Utopia Giordano | POP Bottles Project

Anna Utopia Giordano | POP Bottles Project

  Anna “Utopia” Giordano, works with  everything connected to images and communications. She is really a polyhedral artist: poet, actress, performer, model and all-around creative person.   POP bottles “Pop bottles” takes the packaging of famous alcohol brands and transforms them into baby bottles while substituting the original brand name with that of iconic children’s...
Lizanne Falsetto of thinkThin Shares a Secret Ingredient

Lizanne Falsetto of thinkThin Shares a Secret Ingredient

 Ganzo decides to thinkThin with Lizanne Falsetto “A 25 person 4 hour event.”  Surprisingly Lizanne Falsetto, CEO and founder of thinkThin natural protein bars , is not telling me about the tough decision-making process that goes on in a corporate boardroom, but a typical Falsetto family dinner. Hearing about this “Italian extravaganza” I begin to...
Date Like an Italian | Acting Possessively Doesn’t Drop Any Panties - Anywhere

Date Like an Italian | Acting Possessively Doesn’t Drop Any Panties – Anywhere

Your Dating Espresso… Without the Sugar. I’m not sure who taught you that peeing on your date would result in the shag of your life and ultimately, your rise to the throne… but who ever did, lied to you. Dating is a game of push and pull and if all you do is pull, you’re...
Date Like an Italian | The New Rules of Dating

Date Like an Italian | The New Rules of Dating

Ciao, I am Chiara, the relationship advisor you’ve been craving for. There is something Americans find exquisitely irresistible about Italians. When you hear of passionate love affairs, they’re almost always with men named Paolo. And when men gather over beers to speak of past encounters, there’s almost always one they can’t forget. Italians, like many Europeans,...
Face 2 Face | Shifu Shi Yan Fan - Don't call him Master

Face 2 Face | Shifu Shi Yan Fan – Don’t call him Master

At first came the announcement, then our interest, followed by a brief exchange of emails between Ganzo and Cindy Truong, Executive Secretary of the Shaolin Temple in Los Angeles. “You can find him here at the Shaolin Temple LA, on Ventura Blvd., over the Hollywood Hills.” And that’s what we did.   “Nobody is a...
Gran Fondo, Los Angeles

Gran Fondo, Los Angeles

The first L.A. Gran Fondo, an Italian cycling tradition, rides into Beverly Hills, with Ernesto Colnago at the helm. There are very few names in the world of cycling that are as important and famous as much as Ernesto. He has been in the bike industry for 62 years, started when he was 13 years...
Impossible to Stop: Maria Lauda Tomasi

Impossible to Stop: Maria Lauda Tomasi

Rows of spotless test tubes. Sterile columns of petri dishes.  One white lab coat after another, after another ….  For the non-scientist the excitement and passion of scientific research can sometimes be hard to see. At the University of Southern California, Dr. Maria Lauda Tomasi works in a white lab coat.   She works in a...