Monthly Archives: July 2014

Correction

It seems that my link for signing up for Ferragosto isn’t quite right.  It is better to go to the main page for the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation/Santa Barbara:  http://italianheritagesb.org.  Then you will see that the first item is about … Continue reading

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Ferragosto…in Italy and Santa Barbara

On Sunday, August 17, three Italian-American organizations in Santa Barbara—the Italian American Boot Club Santa Barbara, the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation/Santa Barbara, and Unico Santa Barbara– will host the 2014 Ferragosto celebration.  This is both an ancient and Christian holiday … Continue reading

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Meet Jacopo

In the summer of 2013, Bill and I had the honor of being “compeers” to an Italian pianist studying at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.  The students at the Academy are called Fellows, and a compeer … Continue reading

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Meet Marie Benedetti Panzera

I met Marie through my sister, Mary.  Along with their husbands, Mary and Marie lived as neighbors and friends for many years in Mendham, New Jersey.  They shared good times and a love of cooking.  An excellent cook herself, my … Continue reading

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L’olio d’oliva

Olive oil, of course, is becoming more and more popular in the United States.  While Spain produces the most in the world, there seems to be some cachet in having “Imported from Italy” on the label…so much so that there … Continue reading

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“Dinner Rush”

A previous post on the movie “Big Night” discussed some of the differences between Italian and Italian-American food.  The following post is on another favorite film, “Dinner Rush,” an updated New York mob flick in which food is the main … Continue reading

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