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Gloria Foundation

A Taste of Italy with The Gloria Foundation

“1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.”

“Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or abused.”

“35% of all emergency room calls are the result of domestic abuse.”

If you’ve never heard of The Gloria Foundation, a visit to their website reveals these lines beneath two simple and sobering words: “The Facts”

These are facts indeed, and Karen Arakelian founded The Gloria Foundation for the sole purpose of helping “provide resources to local safe houses and domestic violence organizations” in order to make a difference and help victims of domestic violence.

Karen Arakelian, founder of the Gloria Foundation

In an elegant show of support and solidarity, The Gloria Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Taste of Italy event on the 27th at Design Consign in Fairfield, NJ. The event had delicious catering, a live band, drinks, beautiful upscale furniture, and most importantly: all proceeds went directly to Partners for Women and Justice, who provide pro bono legal services for domestic violence victims.


Student volunteers at the event from Montville HS


Some of the beautiful furniture sold at Design Consign for the event


Caviar donated by Calvisius was given out in free samples with all sales going towards Partners for Women and Justice

Many gathered together dressed to nines in support of The Gloria Foundation and Partners for Women and Justice, making donations, mingling, and enjoying all that the evening and venue had to offer. It’s thanks to wonderful organizations like these aand strong women like Ms. Arakelian that we can look to the future in earnest for a society where victims of domestic violence can easily find the safety and support they deserve.

For more information, visit TheGloriaFoundation.org.

Cara’s Cucina: Seared Scallops Over Lemon & Tarragon Risotto

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make seared scallops over lemon & tarragon risotto!

DiFalco uses twelve scallops for the dish, which serves four. Additionally, she combines fresh tarragon, fresh parsley and arborio rice to create this beautiful dish.

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official recipe.

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

PBS Host Shares his Passion for Italian Cuisine

Vic Rallo, Host, Eat! Drink! Italy! sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss why he ditched law school to pursue his passion for Italian cuisine.

Rallo recalls making the decision to transition from going to law school to going to Italy to bring people recipes and wines that they would otherwise never experience.

“I was in the restaurant business, doing some YouTube videos and meeting with wine makers,” Rallo said. Then, a friend of his set up a meeting with a producer. “I’ll meet anybody for a glass of wine,” he said.

The producer set up a pilot shoot and they hit the road trying to get it on air. Then, WNET helped get the show on through the PBS program.

To learn more about Eat! Drink! Italy! click here.