«There is nothing here. This is a sentence I heard thousands of times, as if I had contacted a voicemail instead of actual people.» It is perhaps in this passage from the writer Franco Armino’s “Vocabolario Appenninico” (Apennine Vocabulary) that the ultimate meaning of Simone Donati’s new work is concealed. Donati is a Tuscan photographer known ab...

Nell’era in cui le immagini, più che le parole, vengono utilizzate come veicoli di messaggi ed idee, l’arte di strada, nata come forma di protesta negli anni ‘60, rappresenta più di altre un vettore istantaneo in grado di esprimere contenuti complessi in maniera immediata, divenendo un laboratorio di alfabetizzazione dei cittadini non solo alla cul...

When Paige Lipari opened her bookstore Archestratus in Greenpoint in 2016, she did so with $40,000 of her own savings and loans from friends and family. (All of which have since been paid back.) At the time, she didn’t expect to run a shop that specializes in books and food, but Lipari’s laid-back approach to Italian-accented baking and cooking res...

In the very week that the entire country was shutting down as COVID-19 spread across U.S. soil, Jeff Mauro was holed up in an Airbnb with his wife, photographer, and food stylist to capture photos for his upcoming cookbook, Come On Over. As the title might suggest, its original intention was all about gathering together, having friends and family...

Italian book sales have risen by 44% this year, according to a survey published Tuesday. From January 4 to June 20, the Aie-NielsenIQ survey said, some 15 million copies more than the same period last year were sold through Italian trade channels. Proceeds from sales were up by more than 207 million euros, a rise of 42%. The overall value of the bo...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

From the royal influence of the Roman Empire to the bylanes of Sicily, Italy to being the world’s one of the most loved delicacies, pastas have evolved and adapted to the palates and taste preference through their journey of evolution. What we indulge in as a cheesy, meaty and saucy one-pot delight has seen the world changing and evolved in the pro...

From the first paragraph describing the deep descent of a winding driveway in present-day Joppolo on the east coast of Calabria, across the toe to the western slope of the Aspromonte, and the hillside village of Canolo at the turn of the 20th century, this historical fiction provides a realistic look into a family of Italian heritage and their jour...

“How to Stuff in Italian”: a delicious collection of family recipes. “How to Stuff in Italian” is the creation of published author S. Gary Polozola, a native of Baton Rouge who currently resides in Arlington, TX with wife, Kathy. Polozola earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas A&M School of Law and an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University....

Moto Guzzi 100 Years, the editorial work by Rizzoli Illustrati that celebrates the myth of the eagle brand, one of the most innovative, loved and famous motorcycle manufacturers in the world in the year of its hundredth anniversary, was presented in Milan. A volume of great aesthetic elegance that spans a century of history with the contributions o...