Category Archives: Differenze culturali

The Lowest Common Denominator

I recently read an article in The Washington Post about the impact of television on populist politics in Italy.  The story really begins with the opening of Italy’s airwaves by Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI), which is the national public broadcasting company owned … Continue reading

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The Italian Baseball League

As an avid baseball fan, I was not surprised to learn that the Chicago Cubs had recruited this year a Dominican player named Robel Garcia.  After all, many baseball players come from Caribbean islands.  But I was stunned to learn … Continue reading

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The Best and the Worst in Italian and American Health Care

In 2000 the World Health Organization ranked the Italian healthcare system the second-best on the planet, a ranking that was based solely on access to care and health outcomes such as life expectancy.  In 2019, the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, … Continue reading

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Il re dei formaggi

Tra i Dieci Comandamenti della cucina italiana troviamo quanto segue: “Non mettere mai la panna nella carbonara; non mettere mai l’ananas sulla pizza e non mettere mai il formaggio su un piatto di pesce”. Le leggi sono costantemente sfidate dagli … Continue reading

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The King of Cheeses

Among the 10 Commandments of Italian cooking are:  Never put cream in Carbonara sauce; never put pineapple on pizza; and never put cheese on a fish dish.  The laws are constantly challenged by foreigners and are met with a range … Continue reading

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Che sciocchezza (it’s baloney)!

Virginio Merola, il sindaco della città italiana di Bologna, preferisce chiamarla “la notizia falsa”.  È irritato dal fatto che i turisti che vengono nella sua città chiedono gli spaghetti alla bolognese (o “spag bol”) nei ristoranti locali. Afferma che non esistono.  … Continue reading

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It’s Baloney!

The mayor of the Italian city Bologna, Virginio Merola, prefers to call it “fake news.”  He’s incensed that tourists who come to his city ask for spaghetti Bolognese (or “spag bol”) at local restaurants.  He claims that it does not … Continue reading

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