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The creators of Italcheck, an app to verify genuine Italian products for shoppers and aid manufacturers fight food fraud, will help fight against the €60 billion fake Italian products black market. Marco Masselli, founder of Italcheck, said he designed the app to detect ...

METALLICA is featured in the new advertising campaign for the Italian luxury menswear house Brioni. According to Business Of Fashion, the campaign — which was shot in black-and-white — features two portraits of METALLICA members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo as ...

Vini bianchi (Italian white wine) has had a journey of several centuries in the U.S. since the mid-1900s.

Once, Italy's most important exports to the States were Chianti and Enrico Caruso. Then came the "War to End All Wars," then World War II. By 1945, the spigot of Italian wine imports had ...

Just for a change of pace I thought I'd write about something apolitical and address one of my favorite subjects—religion. There's a wee controversy brewing in Worcester and in the Italian community about the closing of the venerable Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mulberry Street in ...

On my computer desktop is a photo of my maternal grandmother and me on my wedding day, July 8, 1989. I am in a white gown with a face framed by obedient hair leaning my head into hers. She is 88, wearing a blue floral chiffon dress. Her eyes are sunken and her chestnut hair is grey, but we share ...

If you are looking for a place for casual, family dining that still has hearty and delicious food, there's no better fit than Mama D's. Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, this creative and family-friendly restaurant has been a local favorite for years.

 

Recently, Mama D's ...

Soon, the world's largest telescope will be built in Chile and named "E-ELT", European – Extremely Large Telescope. It will have a mirror of 39 meters in diameter; the diameter of its rotating dome will be 85 meters and it will rise almost 80 meters above the ground. Its total weight that will be ...

If you have been wondering how to pronounce the name of the new restaurant on West Jefferson Boulevard – the one with the red, white and green paint job – I have a tip. Think about how a 4-year-old might pronounce "spaghetti" and you will get "Pasquetti's." Pasquetti's Italian Steakhouse ...

LA CASA dei "matusalemme" italiani è un paesino del Beneventano di poco più di 3.500 anime a qualche passo dalla più nota Pietrelcina. Si chiama San Marco dei Cavoti e da tempo si riscontra nella popolazione un alto numero di centenari. E' proprio sui suoi abitanti che un team di ricercatori ...

When Ashley Shelton found out this past May that she'd been selected as an Eater Young Guns semifinalist, her dog was the only one around to share in her excitement. Today, when the news broke that she won the prestigious award, she got to share her enthusiasm with her fellow recipients in Los ...

It's love, Italian style, as the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents two rarely performed one-act gems from the 19th century, Donizetti's Il Campanello and Mascagni's L'amico Fritz for its eleventh season. Three performances will presented, on July 20, 22 and 24, in a new location for the BMO, ...

So this place is deep into Queens, and I mean really deep. It's so far that the subway doesn't go out there. In order to get into the neighbourhood of Bayside you have to either (a) drive, (b) take the Long Island Rail Road, or (c) take a bus. All of which would deter most New Yorkers from visiting ...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded its 2016 scholarships. The organization was able to award $10,000 in scholarships; $1,000 each to one student from the 10 schools it received applications from.

 

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We've heard about the rush of Italians to buy Agretti when it comes to market in spring, but it's easy to grow here, and edible in late spring and early summer as well. It seeds itself and is even growing as volunteers on a berm of compost near my garden.

 

Agretti is a non-leafy green, also ...

Laura Meyer landed her first job 10 years ago, at 17, the way most teenagers do — by wanting to work where her friends did. It was a serendipitous start to what has turned out to be a wildly successful career choice: Meyer has since won both the World Pizza Championship in pan pizza in 2013 in ...

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Made in Italy app will fight €60 billion industry of 'fake' Italian food, say cr…

Made in Italy app will fight €60 billion industry of 'fake' Italian food, say creators

The creators of Italcheck, an app to verify genuine Italian products for shoppers and aid manufacturers fight food fraud, will help fight against the €60 billion fake Italian products black market. Marco Masselli, founder of Italcheck, said he designed the app to detect fake Italian­sounding names that undermine genuine manufacturers. "I have the strong belief that authentic 'Made in Italy' products are an incredible resource...

METALLICA Teams Up With Italian Luxury Menswear House BRIONI

METALLICA Teams Up With Italian Luxury Menswear House BRIONI

METALLICA is featured in the new advertising campaign for the Italian luxury menswear house Brioni. According to Business Of Fashion, the campaign — which was shot in black-and-white — features two portraits of METALLICA members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo as a group — one in black tuxedoes, one in white tuxedoes — overlaid with the word...

Italian white wine's journey to prominence in the U.S.

Italian white wine's journey to prominence in the U.S.

Vini bianchi (Italian white wine) has had a journey of several centuries in the U.S. since the mid-1900s. Once, Italy's most important exports to the States were Chianti and Enrico Caruso. Then came the "War to End All Wars," then World War II. By 1945, the spigot of Italian wine imports had slowed to a trickle.   In 1946, a canny Italian producer figured...

Thoughts on Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Thoughts on Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Just for a change of pace I thought I'd write about something apolitical and address one of my favorite subjects—religion. There's a wee controversy brewing in Worcester and in the Italian community about the closing of the venerable Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mulberry Street in Worcester's Shrewsbury Street neighborhood. I left the Catholic Church many, many moons ago,...

My American life is courtesy of an immigrant

My American life is courtesy of an immigrant

On my computer desktop is a photo of my maternal grandmother and me on my wedding day, July 8, 1989. I am in a white gown with a face framed by obedient hair leaning my head into hers. She is 88, wearing a blue floral chiffon dress. Her eyes are sunken and her chestnut hair is grey, but we share...

Mama D’s Italian cooking a Yelp, local favorite

Mama D’s Italian cooking a Yelp, local favorite

If you are looking for a place for casual, family dining that still has hearty and delicious food, there's no better fit than Mama D's. Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, this creative and family-friendly restaurant has been a local favorite for years.   Recently, Mama D's original location in Newport Beach was ranked #8 on Yelp's list of the...

The Italian contribution to the world’s largest telescope

The Italian contribution to the world’s largest telescope

Soon, the world's largest telescope will be built in Chile and named "E-ELT", European – Extremely Large Telescope. It will have a mirror of 39 meters in diameter; the diameter of its rotating dome will be 85 meters and it will rise almost 80 meters above the ground. Its total weight that will be 5,000 tons. Such a massive project...

Pasquetti's opens with Italian favorites

Pasquetti's opens with Italian favorites

If you have been wondering how to pronounce the name of the new restaurant on West Jefferson Boulevard – the one with the red, white and green paint job – I have a tip. Think about how a 4-year-old might pronounce "spaghetti" and you will get "Pasquetti's." Pasquetti's Italian Steakhouse opened this week in the building that was once a Wendy's...

San Marco Cavoti, il paese dei centenari sotto la lente degli scienziati

San Marco Cavoti, il paese dei centenari sotto la lente degli scienziati

LA CASA dei "matusalemme" italiani è un paesino del Beneventano di poco più di 3.500 anime a qualche passo dalla più nota Pietrelcina. Si chiama San Marco dei Cavoti e da tempo si riscontra nella popolazione un alto numero di centenari. E' proprio sui suoi abitanti che un team di ricercatori italiani ha puntato lo sguardo, a caccia dei segreti...

Pastaria's Ashley Shelton Receives Eater's Prestigious Young Guns Award

Pastaria's Ashley Shelton Receives Eater's Prestigious Young Guns Award

When Ashley Shelton found out this past May that she'd been selected as an Eater Young Guns semifinalist, her dog was the only one around to share in her excitement. Today, when the news broke that she won the prestigious award, she got to share her enthusiasm with her fellow recipients in Los Angeles.   "I got the email and it rocked...

Boston Midsummer Opera to Present Donizetti's IL CAMPANELLO & Mascagni's L'A…

Boston Midsummer Opera to Present Donizetti's IL CAMPANELLO & Mascagni's L'AMICO FRITZ

It's love, Italian style, as the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents two rarely performed one-act gems from the 19th century, Donizetti's Il Campanello and Mascagni's L'amico Fritz for its eleventh season. Three performances will presented, on July 20, 22 and 24, in a new location for the BMO, the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Mosesian Theater, in Watertown.   Il Campanello is...

Trattoria 35 – Casual classy Italian

Trattoria 35 – Casual classy Italian

So this place is deep into Queens, and I mean really deep. It's so far that the subway doesn't go out there. In order to get into the neighbourhood of Bayside you have to either (a) drive, (b) take the Long Island Rail Road, or (c) take a bus. All of which would deter most New Yorkers from visiting this...

Education Roundup - CIAO awards scholarships

Education Roundup - CIAO awards scholarships

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded its 2016 scholarships. The organization was able to award $10,000 in scholarships; $1,000 each to one student from the 10 schools it received applications from.   Italian heritage is not a requirement for CIAO's scholarships or its charitable giving. To qualify, students must be a graduating senior from a school in or a resident of...

It’s considered a delicacy and you can grow it in the Treasure Valley

It’s considered a delicacy and you can grow it in the Treasure Valley

We've heard about the rush of Italians to buy Agretti when it comes to market in spring, but it's easy to grow here, and edible in late spring and early summer as well. It seeds itself and is even growing as volunteers on a berm of compost near my garden.   Agretti is a non-leafy green, also called Saltwort or Roscano, a...

Laura Meyer: The Pizzaiola Changing the Face of Pizza

Laura Meyer: The Pizzaiola Changing the Face of Pizza

Laura Meyer landed her first job 10 years ago, at 17, the way most teenagers do — by wanting to work where her friends did. It was a serendipitous start to what has turned out to be a wildly successful career choice: Meyer has since won both the World Pizza Championship in pan pizza in 2013 in Parma, Italy and...

GlassUp, gli occhiali smart (made in Italy) che faranno concorrenza a Google

GlassUp, gli occhiali smart (made in Italy) che faranno concorrenza a Google

Estetica contro funzione: una lotta antica, che infiamma anche la definizione dell'hardware del futuro. Ne è la dimostrazione il proliferare di modelli di smart glass lanciati dai big player del mondo tech, primo fra tutti Google che proprio qualche giorno fa ha annunciato i progressi del modello Enterprise Edition, dedicato ai professionisti.   Inoltre nella Silicon Valley sembra si sia riacceso l'hype...

The Legacy of Pietro Montana By Giovanni di Napoli

The Legacy of Pietro Montana By Giovanni di Napoli

"My wish has been to send light into the darkness of men's hearts, and to be the servant of a noble purpose . . . art is not a vague production, transitory and isolated, but a power, which must be directed toward the refinement and improvement of the human soul." — Pietro Montana, in an address before the Hudson Valley...

Antonin Scalia’s spirit lives on in stage revival of ‘The Originalist’

Antonin Scalia’s spirit lives on in stage revival of ‘The Originalist’

It was an occasion both somber and celebratory. A packed Washington theater audience witnessed the first revival performance of "The Originalist" four months after the death of its legendary and large-hearted "star," Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia. Every seat was filled in the Kogod Cradle on Saturday at Arena Stage for L.A. Theatre Works' invitation-only recording of the play, which featured the...

“The Extraordinary Italian Taste” joins “The Best of Italy Gala Night”

“The Extraordinary Italian Taste” joins “The Best of Italy Gala Night”

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" promotional campaign will be part of the Gala event that will take place at the Alfred DuPont Building and on Flagler Street in Miami Downtown on October 22, 2016. "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" brand was launched by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Agriculture...

I New Italians nella Tech City sono sempre più numerosi e di alta qualità

I New Italians nella Tech City sono sempre più numerosi e di alta qualità

"La mia impressione e' che la qualità dei progetti e delle persone che vengono a New York per fondare o sviluppare una startup sia in grande costante crescita. Bene per il nostro Paese", mi ha scritto Claudio Vaccarella a commento dell'evento "Meet the New Italians of New York" nell'innovazione tecnologica, che si è svolto martedì 29 giugno sera al Consolato...

Exploring the Italian Cuisine at Fiorentino’s Little Luigi’s of Cos Cob

Exploring the Italian Cuisine at Fiorentino’s Little Luigi’s of Cos Cob

Next time you find yourself in Cos Cob hungry for a slice of pizza, be sure to stop into Fiorentino's Little Luigis. Ralph Fiorentino, new owner and manager, has revamped the menu to include delicious pizzas and homestyle Italian dishes. The most popular pizzas are white, chicken parmesan, Sicilian style, and, of course, classic cheese.   Fiorentino's Little Luigi's is the kind of...

This Custom LaFerrari Is Like a 950 HP Italian Flag in America

This Custom LaFerrari Is Like a 950 HP Italian Flag in America

What? You didn't expect to see a Ferrari halo car dressed in the Italian flag colors front its splitter to its wing, did you? That would be downright vulgar, so the Prancing Horse would never allow such a contraption to roll out the factory gates in Maranello. Sure, Ferrari does offer its tailor-made services to LaF customers, but if you're looking...

1889 Pizza Napoletana brings authentic tastes of Italy to revamped Northwood Sho…

1889 Pizza Napoletana brings authentic tastes of Italy to revamped Northwood Shopping Center

Jason and Kelli Kolich's love affair with authentic Italian pizza started at the source. The two studied abroad in Italy during their time at the University of Kansas, and often talked about owning their own restaurant as they embarked on careers in other fields — he in business, she in public relations.   Now, their dream is a reality at last. After a...

Italian Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Visits NJ

Italian Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Visits NJ

On Friday June 24th, New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission participated in a dinner meeting with the Hon Vicenzo Amendola Undersecretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Undersecretary was in New York for official meetings at the United Nations, but made time to visit New Jersey to meet with the Italian American Community. The evening was organized by...

Al Fancy Food i mille gusti dell’Italia

Al Fancy Food i mille gusti dell’Italia

di Laura Gamberini  L'Italia è stata la più grande protagonista dell'edizione estiva del Fancy Food 2016, la più importante fiera del Nord America dedicata allo specialty food, che dal 26 al 28 di giugno ha animato il Javitz Center. Hanno infatti partecipato ben 330 imprese italiane, quasi un terzo dei 1.100 espositori. D'altronde l'Italia è un indiscusso punto di riferimento mondiale...

An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recogn

An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recogn

Set in stone is supposed to mean immutable, but Luigi Del Bianco's determined descendants just now appear to be winning the official affirmation that the Italian-American from Westchester County deserved long ago for shaping one of the nation's most famous monuments.   "If being the chief carver at Mount Rushmore is not the American dream for an immigrant to these lands, what...

A deal well done: Del Frisco’s Grille lands at Brookfield Place

A deal well done: Del Frisco’s Grille lands at Brookfield Place

Del Frisco's Grille, a division of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is coming to Brookfield Place, the latest in a series of trendy eateries to make a home at the Lower Manhattan complex. The bar and grill will take just over 7,500 square feet across two floors at 230 Vesey Street, the New York Post reported, with neighbors including Andalusian hotspot and...

The Genius of Bernini: How one Man Created Many of the Top attractions in Rome

The Genius of Bernini: How one Man Created Many of the Top attractions in Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was one of Italy's most beloved and prolific artists. His career spans some 70 years and includes everything from fountains and vases to grand palazzi and office buildings. He designed churches, painted portraits, and sculpted major biblical scenes and famous busts for six different popes. Though his mother was Neapolitan and his father Florentine, Bernini was...

Rita’s Italian Ice Expands with Area Developer Agreements in Chicago

Rita’s Italian Ice Expands with Area Developer Agreements in Chicago

Rita's Italian Ice is expanding with new locations to open throughout the Windy City in Illinois. Chicago Ice Empire, LLC has been named as the area developer for DuPage, Will and Cook counties for Rita's Franchise Company, which currently has no footprint in Illinois, although having over 600 locations worldwide. Chicago's area developers are working closely with Rita's corporate to grow...

Presto a East Harlem la "Vito Marcantonio Street"

Presto a East Harlem la "Vito Marcantonio Street"

A East Harlem, dove nei primi del novecento nacque la più grande Little Italy degli Stati Uniti, sarà intitolata una strada a Vito Marcantonio, il politico di origine lucana (il nonno emigrò in America da Picerno) rimasto nel cuore della gente per le sue battaglie per i diritti civili e l'integrazione dei migranti e delle minoranze etniche. L'impegno è stato ribadito...

Bertucci's expected to reopen in Palos Hills

Bertucci's expected to reopen in Palos Hills

Bertucci's restaurant, which closed in Palos Hills without warning in early March, appears ready to make a comeback, Palos Hills officials said. The Italian eatery at 10331 S. Roberts Rd. gave no indication or warning when it closed, but signs have been posted on the property indicating it will reopen this month.   A spokesman at Palos Hills City Hall, which is next...

Innovative toys are Made in Italy

Innovative toys are Made in Italy

Almost all Italians have played with the Chiodini ("little nails") at least once during their childhood. Chiodini consist in small plastic pieces to be nailed on a white grid to create images: a simple concept, which has entertained generations of toddlers enabling them to express freely their creativity.   Such toys are the main product of Quercetti, a factory initiated by the...

Agroalimentare: +22% export italiano 2015 in Usa, bene primi mesi 2016

Agroalimentare: +22% export italiano 2015 in Usa, bene primi mesi 2016

E, per proporre i gustosi piatti italian style, i manager dell'Ice si sono affidati alla vastese Rosanna Di Michele, da anni in prima linea nel promuovere le bontà culiniarie dell'Italia a New York (e non solo).   In una nota diffusa in occasione del salone Summer Fancy Food di New York, Ice spiega che nel 2015 l'export del cibo e del vino...

Spotlight: "Mila", il film d'animazione scritto e diretto da Cinzia An…

Spotlight: "Mila", il film d'animazione scritto e diretto da Cinzia Angelini

Duecentocinquanta artisti da venticinque differenti paesi stanno lavorando da circa sei anni come volontari per realizzare Mila, un cortometraggio animato in 3D, scritto e diretto da Cinzia Angelini, artista nata e cresciuta a Milano.   La Angelini dal '97 vive e lavora a Los Angeles dove la sua carriera si è affermata nel mondo dell'animazione attraverso la collaborazione ad importanti lavori tra...

The Gritty Italian Market Wants That Center City Sparkle

The Gritty Italian Market Wants That Center City Sparkle

Business owners in the Italian Market have been talking about cleaning up the place for years, and now they seem to have landed on a solution. Earlier this month, City Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a resolution authorizing a hearing on a Business Improvement District for the area surrounding the storied 9th Street market.   BIDs, such as the well-known Center City District, levy...

NIMA Fundraiser

NIMA Fundraiser

A night of celebrating Italian culture and influence in America. As well as a chance to learn about our mission and become a founding member of the Museum! WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT). WHERE: Pyramid Club - 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States   The National Italian Museum in America celebrates the beauty, value, and contributions of...

Friends of Vito Marcantonio Forum Invite You to Celebrate the VMF's Fifth Annive…

Friends of Vito Marcantonio Forum Invite You to Celebrate the VMF's Fifth Anniversary at Gaetana’s Cucina Italiana Sunday, July 17, 2016

What: The Friends of the Vito Marcantonio Forum will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF), whose public events have included nearly thirty lectures and panels accompanied by skits, dramatizations, presentations, and readings for diverse audiences ranging from 20 to more than 100 people. In addition, the VMF supports a website and has uploaded over thirty videos...

Summer Concert

Summer Concert

July 9 (Saturday) 4:00 pm (rain date July 16). Summer Concert. Alex Leonard has been featured in venues from Manhattan to Las Vegas, Europe and Japan. All Music Guide calls Alex "An important mainstay of the Big Apple" and Show Business writes, "Superb piano playing...a class act." A two-time MAC Award nominee,he is currently an artist-in-resident at the Metropolitan Room in New...

Was Arturo Gatti the last great Italian boxer?

Was Arturo Gatti the last great Italian boxer?

By Gerardo Granados I am a big fan of the middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta, his inside the ring fighting style and on times troubled life outside the ring, are impossible for me to not to follow.   Maybe there a couple of young fight fans who don't know him, perhaps the reader is thinking to skip the article, possibly the older fight fans...

It’s Italian Market brings European food, wine to Austin

It’s Italian Market brings European food, wine to Austin

In an otherwise nondescript shop beneath the 7East Apartments in East Austin, Al Fini has created a tribute to his beloved home country of Italy.   Along two walls of his It's Italian Market, wines rest three or four bottles deep on shelves that stretch nearly to the ceiling. A bar serving coffee, wine on tap and other beverages stands nearby, inviting...

New interview with Speranza Scappucci

New interview with Speranza Scappucci

We interviewed conductor Speranza Scappuccci last year shortly after we met her in Washington DC and learned that she will be appearing at the Rossini Opera Festival this summer. Since then she has been busy with performances throughout the world. Her recent performances in US included a much praised "La Sonnambula" which prompted the NYTimes music critic to suggest that...

Festa Italiana Returns to Freedom Hill July 15-17

Festa Italiana Returns to Freedom Hill July 15-17

Want a fun, free, family-friendly way to spend a weekend? Head to Freedom Hill County Park (14900 Metro Parkway in Sterling Heights) July 15-17 for Festa Italiana, presented by the Italian American Cultural Society.   Festa Italiana will give event-goers a taste of Italian music and heritage. Highlights of the event include a Beautiful Baby Contest, Cannoli Eating Contest, and the Frank...

Toni Rigatonis: A new Italian spot with a touch of old Vegas

Toni Rigatonis: A new Italian spot with a touch of old Vegas

THE PLACE: The name Toni Rigatonis, a new Italian-American restaurant in northwest Reno, reflects a very personal mash-up for owner Chris Schiavone. Toni honors his father, Antonio, and rigatoni was his favorite childhood pasta.   The restaurant occupies a storefront space on the south side of the Raley's center at Robb Drive and Mae Anne Avenue. When the restaurant opened a few...

Start up italiane alla prova della Silicon Valley: perché l’idea da sola non bas…

Start up italiane alla prova della Silicon Valley: perché l’idea da sola non basta

Quanto conta un'esperienza di studio e tirocinio nella Silicon Valley prima di lanciare la propria start up? In molti casi è il passo decisivo per passare dall'idea all'impresa, come sottolineano i giovani che hanno preso parte al programma bilaterale Italia-Usa Best (Business Exchange and Student Training).   Best seleziona e premia ragazzi e ragazze italiani sotto i 35 anni dando loro una...

Italian on the Fast Track

Italian on the Fast Track

Growing up in Yonkers, New York, and later Greenwich, Connecticut, Rick Gencarelli enjoyed large homemade meals with his Italian family every Sunday. Back then, Gencarelli's mother, a first-generation American who learned the culinary trade from her Naples, Italy–born mother, prepared classic Italian dishes like Sunday Pork Ragu and Spaghetti Aglio Olio.   Now Gencarelli is leveraging those memories and re-creating those meals...

Hundreds of Italian Cars Parade Through West Hartford for Annual Concorso Ferrar…

Hundreds of Italian Cars Parade Through West Hartford for Annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends

Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 high-powered Italian sports cars as part of a fundraiser for Connecticut Children's Medical Center.   Admission was free, but via the sale of Italian Ice, posters, t-shirts, and a variety of silent auction and raffle items, the Concorso Ferrari &...

Dining on passion and culture in the sleepy ’burbs

Dining on passion and culture in the sleepy ’burbs

Carla Pellegrino, executive chef and owner of Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, was born in Brazil and raised in Italy. She opened Baldoria Restaurant in New York City before moving to Southern Nevada in 2006. Pellegrino competed on season 10 of the popular reality-TV competition "Top Chef," winning one episode with a carrot soup and turkey meatball dish.   Do you have any recent...

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

When: Thursday,  4 August 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Organized from : Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco - Entrance: Free The San Francisco Italian Institute of Culture will host a talk on the extraordinary career of Pino Masnata.   Dr. Roberto Masnata of Stradella, Italy, will speak about his father's unusual pairing of medicine and avant-garde art, his experience as a surgeon for Italian...

As Prosecco pushes past 4-million-case mark

As Prosecco pushes past 4-million-case mark

While sparkling wine is showing impressive growth across the board, Prosecco is the category's star, having posted an expansion that's been nothing short of phenomenal in recent years. In 2015, Prosecco reached new heights, surpassing the 4-million-case threshold on 22.6% growth, according to Impact Databank. In the past two years, Prosecco has advanced by nearly 1.5 million cases—meaning that its...

Primo di Manhattan | The winner is…Massimo Sola

Primo di Manhattan | The winner is…Massimo Sola

La cucina italiana a New York è ben lontana dal folklore: sono sempre più numerosi i bravi cuochi che arrivano qui portando tecnica, tradizione e prodotti. L'idea di Giuseppe Di Martino è stata quella di metterli insieme con l'aiuto dell'Associazione Cuochi presieduta da Massimo Carbone. Delle 70 ricette ne sono state scremate dieci che hanno partecipato ad una finale combattuta e...

Exports driving the recovery of the textile machinery industry

Exports driving the recovery of the textile machinery industry

After slowing down for three years in a row, Italy's textile machinery industry is finally turning, with encouraging signals coming from the domestic market in the first months of 2016. The data presented at the end of June during the annual meeting of the Acimit (Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association) showed a 13% growth in production with revenue reaching €2.6...

NYC installation takes visitors on panoramic tour of Italy

NYC installation takes visitors on panoramic tour of Italy

If visiting Italy isn't on your agenda, a 360-degree video installation in New York City of the country's magnificent landmarks may whet your appetite. Called "Panorama," the wrap-around screen went up in Grand Central Terminal this week. Visitors enter an oval room-like structure in the terminal's Vanderbilt Hall where they're enveloped by scenes of Italy. Drones were used to take images of more...

Franco Ricci: la vita nel segno dell'Italia di un professore italo-americano

Franco Ricci: la vita nel segno dell'Italia di un professore italo-americano

Per Franco Ricci, bambino di Dearborn, sobborgo alle porte di Detroit e patria della Ford, il destino inizia durante l'estate dei suoi 10 anni, quando i genitori, abruzzesi emigrati in America, decidono di far ritorno a casa per la prima volta. Franco, madrelingua americano, in casa sente sempre parlare dialetto e ascolta i racconti di un mondo sconosciuto che può...

9th Annual San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Set for Thursday July 21 to Sun…

9th Annual San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Set for Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 24

The colorful street decorations announcing the 9th Annual Festa di San Vito Peterstown Cultural Festival Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, will soon appear along High Street and Fourth Avenue.   Among the amusements will be food, music, kiddie rides, and games. "We are a small, controlled, cultural festival, geared toward families with baby carriages," said Mazza. "We want to share...

Unico Club plans annual Italian festival

Unico Club plans annual Italian festival

Local Italian heritage will again be celebrated when the Unico Club of Hazleton hosts the ninth annual Bell' Italia Festivale on Sept. 17 and 18 at Hazle Township Community Park.   The festival features Traditional Italian food, games, kiddie rides and entertainment, including fireworks the night of Sept. 17. It will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10...

In New York, Alice Feiring presents Wine Without Walls, Vinitaly’s Natural Wine …

In New York, Alice Feiring presents Wine Without Walls, Vinitaly’s Natural Wine Award

When Vinitaly, the world's largest wine fair, decided to hold its first ever natural wine competition, they naturally went to the expert. Alice Feiring, author, journalist, wine consultant and renowned authority on natural wine, will present a sampling of wines from that competition to trade and press in New York on Tuesday.   While "natural" carries no legal definition or certification in...

A New York i tour operator si incontrano per promuovere il percorso arabo-norman…

A New York i tour operator si incontrano per promuovere il percorso arabo-normanno

Il riconoscimento di 9 monumenti di Palermo, Cefalù e Monreale come Patrimonio dell'Umanità da parte dell'Unesco e l'attrattiva turistica della Sicilia sono stati al centro di una serie di appuntamenti negli Stati Uniti cui hanno preso parte tra gli altri il sindaco Leoluca Orlando, il presidente di Gesap, Fabio Giambrone e l'Assessore regionale Anthony Barbagallo. In particolare si è svolto un incontro con circa 40...

Gianfranco Pannone’s unique take on the pope’s ‘army’

Gianfranco Pannone’s unique take on the pope’s ‘army’

The history of the Vatican's Swiss Guard can be traced back to the 16th century Renaissance when the soldiers were call upon due to their qualities of loyalty and courage. Pope Julius II declared the troops "Defenders of the Church's Freedom" in 1512. Since then, they have been stationed at the Vatican to protect each and every pope. Gianfranco Pannone's documentary...

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure

Aglianico Italy’s undiscovered wine treasure

According to the Wine Economics Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, the wine industry produced around 27 billion litres of wine in 2014. That's enough for almost four litres of wine for every single person on earth. Remarkably, although there are literally thousands of grape varieties suitable formaking wine, two­dozen varieties accounted for roughly 85 per cent of the world's wine production. Italy is a welcome exception to...

Schepis Museum: Italian Renaissance in Columbia

Schepis Museum: Italian Renaissance in Columbia

Think Louisiana is all French? Well think again. The Schepis Museum in Caldwell Parish is a piece of Italian heritage in the quaint town of Columbia. Built in 1916, the Italian Renaissance-style palazzo has been home to a variety of retail businesses over the years but was converted into a museum in 1993.   Now the Schepis Museum currently owns five permanent...

10 of the Best Things to Eat in Italy

10 of the Best Things to Eat in Italy

Fresh, flavorful, and delightfully simple, the sun-kissed Italian cuisine is dolce vita on the plate. But, for finding the best food in a country with such fabulous regional gastronomies, the best advice would be to forget about restaurants that serve "creative, innovative" fare, and just stick to the local, time-honored specialties.   Eating is one of the greatest joys of traveling in...

The Albuquerque Bocce Club announces its 16th annual birthday bash tournament

The Albuquerque Bocce Club announces its 16th annual birthday bash tournament

The Albuquerque Bocce Club celebrates its 16th year on Saturday, July 9 with a cash-prize tournament featuring great food and friendly competition. The place is 3804 Camino Capistrano NE in Albuquerque. Play starts at 10:00 AM, lunch is served at 1:00 PM with finals played around 4:30 PM. It's a 4-person team, single elimination tournament and there are 120 spots...

Register for "State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Ce…

Register for "State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Century" - Symposium at Wellesley College, October 1  - 2016

The Department of Italian Studies at Wellesley College, the Educational Office of the Italian Consulate in Boston, and MITA (Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association) are pleased to invite you to attend the: State of the Discipline: Italian Studies in the Early 21st Century. The first symposium, organized by Wellesley College in 2009, began a tradition of periodically examining the state of Italian Studies...

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We the Italians Magazine # 80

WTI 80

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montessori-an-italian-method-to-teach-in-the-us-and-all-over-the-worldWe will never state that Italy has to teach something to the United States, or vice versa: on the contrary, we think that, by combining their cultures, societies, and economic inheritances, the two can achieve winning goals, together. Nevertheless, this interview shows how an Italian woman has taught...

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