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Childhood Memories: Sauces of Sicily

My maternal grandparents were born on the shores of Sicily in the little village of Santo Stefano di Camastra, a sleepy place with stunning views...

A Little “Eataly” in Los Angeles

I t goes without saying that good eating is the one thing most Italians would never be willing to compromise on. Countless Hollywood reenactments of...
Growing your own garlic Italian gardener

Growing your own garlic – Plant garlic in early spring, dreaming of Sicily

Spring arrives quite early in Southern California, and I am always excited when I feel the new welcome warmth and the smell of the newly turned earth...

Take it with a grain of farro!

This Mediterranean farro dish is going straight to the top of your favourites list once you try it! But first, let’s touch upon the question, ‘what...
Simple, perfect, unchanged almost one hundred years later: the original, aristocratic Negroni remains the most loved

Give me a Negroni! The history of one of Italy's most iconic drinks

I have lived for fifteen years outside of Italy and had to endure the oh-so-harsh reality my beloved adoptive country knew next to nothing about...

Best Markets in Italy: The Ballarò street market in Palermo

What comes to mind when you think of Sicily? Breathtaking Mediterranean beaches? The movie The Godfather , perhaps? If it’s not the overabundance of...

Lorenzo Damiani, “Ambassador of Design” at LA’s Italian Design Day

T he first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry...

Italian Design: a history of excellence

Let’s start with a definition of “industrial design,” by Argentinian-born, Milan-based, painter, designer and philosopher, Tomás Maldonado: “...

Is Milan the real capital of Italy?

Let me put things straight: there’s no place like Rome. Cradle of culture and art, archetype of beauty, favored destination for history buffs and...
President Trump, the actor Checco Zalone and Prince William are some of Angelo Inglese's famous customers. Photo credit: Lorena Caramia

Italian excellence around the world: Angelo Inglese, the tailor of princes and presidents

In Italy, he became TV popular only in very recent months, after news and gossip outlets alike made known he custom made the shirt POTUS Donald Trump...
Da Alidoro, nel centro di Manhattan, è possibile gustare l'autentico panino italiano. Photo courtesy: www.alidoronyc.com

Reliving the Authentic Italian Panino in New York City

It’s noon in Florence, and you find a spot on the steps of the Duomo. After a bitterly cold winter, you feel your skin gladly soak up the sun shining...

‘Made in Italy’ is the true world brand to invest in

If it were a brand, “Made in Italy” would be one of the most well known and renowned of the world. In fact, to be precise, it would be third after...
Sitting elegantly in the glass, Orasella Maraschino Cherries are crafted using local cherries from eastern Washington, free of dyes and artificial ingredients

Orasella redefines the lowly maraschino cherry

Take two roommates who’ve been friends for 20 years. Add the fact that their Seattle homes are five blocks apart. Mix in one person’s expertise in...
The art of Naples' pizza -making could become a patrimony of the world. Photo:  http://www.foodtravelculture.com

The art of making pizza to become part of the UNESCO Intangible Patrimony

Pizza finds a place on every country's table and is topped with countless delicacies, each country creating its own - more or less - orthodox version...
In Italy, which has not commercialized Valentine’s Day as much as in the United States, couples celebrate with una cenetta romantica (or intima) (a romantic or intimate dinner), flowers, or another token of affection. Photo by Maridav

Valentine’s Day—and Saying “I love you” in Italian

The Roman empire began with a tale of love—or, more accurately, lust—almost three millennia ago. The libidinous god Mars, smitten by the beauty of a...

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