Category Archives: English

Pasta: Smooth or Ridged?

Italy is the world leader in both production and consumption of pasta.  No surprise.  In the south, the birthplace of pasta, almost everyone (99%) eats it, on average 4 to 5 times a week.  About a third eat it every … Continue reading

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Where there is Prosecco, there is a smile

The news comes from London directly from the newspaper, The Guardian.  An article cites a dentist who says that the teeth of a growing number of Brits are being ruined by Prosecco…by the acidity and the sugars of the Italian … Continue reading

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Can Animals Predict an Earthquake?

A series of powerful earthquakes struck Italy in the last year (August and October 2016 and January 2017) in the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, and Marche, and more recently in Campania.  They caused deaths and homelessness, and have cost 23 … Continue reading

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Sacco and Vanzetti

It is a black eye on America’s justice system.  The story of Sacco and Vanzetti lives on and has been repeatedly revisited in the 90 years since the Italian immigrants were executed.  Books, movies, and songs have kept the story … Continue reading

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Pesto joins a very short list

We all know the frustration of having liquids of more than 100 ml (3.5 ounces) confiscated at security checkpoints at the airport—everything from toothpaste to cologne, from water to hand lotion.  At the Cristoforo Colombo airport in Genoa, pesto is … Continue reading

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The War of the Statues

In September 2017, the bronze statue of Father Junipero Serra was decapitated and smeared with red paint at the Santa Barbara Mission.  It’s not the first time in California.  Several weeks before, monuments of confederate general were destroyed in southern … Continue reading

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The Italian-American Museum

Founded in 2001, the Italian-American Museum is located in the heart of Little Italy in New York City, at the corner of Mulberry and Grand.  In the past, the building was a bank—La Banca Stabile—which was founded by Francesco Rosario … Continue reading

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