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The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, presents the screening of two movies, Twenty Minutes, directed by Daniele Esposito and Piazza, directed by Karen Di Porto, in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3:30 pm at the Maple Theatre located...

Visiting a Jewish quarter means approaching a fascinating world that perhaps many people still know too little about. It's not only a very ancient civilization, from which the three main monotheistic religions are derived, but also a culture with a strong identity that has found expression in literature, art, phylosophy, complex symbolism, and even...

Last fall, I worked remotely and traveled across Europe, visiting friends and exploring some of the big cities I'd heard so much about. I went to a few places in Italy during my childhood, but I'd never been to the capital, so I was excited to see Rome.  I spent two days and three nights sightseeing, eating, and trying to soak in the Eternal City....

“An experience that may not change your life (I’m not sure yet), but which gives you a new perspective, new and interesting horizons, new self-management strategies”. I summarize here in one sentence the impact and my experience at the IAFL, the Conference of Italian-American Future Leaders from 13 to 16 January 2023 in Fort Lauderdale (Florida) wh...

A look at some of the best known carnival foods enjoyed during carnevale season from north to south Italy. Castagnole originated in Emilia-Romagna but are now found across Italy, albeit with variations from town to town and family to family. These little fried balls, named after the chestnut (castagna) because of their shape, are similar in texture...

Chicory belongs to the same family as radicchio. It has a distinctly bitter taste and is particularly rich in beneficial substances that act on several fronts. "Harvested in autumn and winter, it has nutraceutical properties," explains Valentina Schirò, a nutritionist-biologist specializing in food science. "Spontaneous or cultivated, chicory is an...

The Prosseda Family took ownership of a beloved local Italian restaurant in September 2021. After just over a year of operation, the Prossedas are taking steps to better personalize the establishment. The restaurant, formerly known as The Vineyard, will now be known as The Vineyard Di Norma. The new name reflects family roots while still paying hom...

On Friday, February 17, we will be offering a special dinner and An Evening of Love Songs for your Valentine with Vanessa Racci. The cocktail reception begins at 6PM, followed by the performance, dinner, and a decadent dessert. The cost is $135 per person. Beverages served during dinner will be billed on consumption. Book now to reserve your table!...

One of the “next big things” in wine is Sicily. It is one of the trendiest wine regions that will experience a real “boom” in 2023, followed by Paso Robles in California, Douro in Portugal, Piedmont and Mendoza. This is the result of a survey conducted by Colangelo & Partners, one of the leading American integrated communication agencies specializi...

Luca Guida was just 12 years old when he took his first college course. “When I first went to our local community college, some of the professors saw me walking around and thought that somebody had decided to bring their child to campus,” he recalled. Now 15 years old, Luca became one of the youngest students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...

Liguria is best known for the Cinque Terre, the glamorous jet setters in Portofino, and as a popular weekend respite for hot and bothered Milanesi who flock to its crystal clear shores looking to escape the sticky confines of the city during the summer months. But Liguria's charms don't stop at sun-kissed beaches and turquoise waters. Flanked by th...

EPISODE 250. The trio get together for a milestone of a podcast. They talk about the difference from Episode 1 until now, recap the weekend in Florida for the first ever Italian American Future Leaders Conference, and sit down with many special guests from the conference who helped achieve in what hopes to be a historic weekend in Italian-American...