Category Archives: English

Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone

Many weeks ago, I wrote this post, in which I described Ennio Morricone as “a living legend.”  On July 6, 2020, he died in Rome where he was born and lived.  He will remain a legend, and his music will … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Cake

Like every one of the Italy’s 20 regions, Piemonte has its unique agricultural products, recipes and traditions.  The current fame of Piemonte’s cuisine is in large part tied to the excellence of its wines, in particular the Barolo, and to … Continue reading

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History in a Telephone Book

The year was 1946, a turning point in the history of Italy.  It was the year of the referendum in which citizens voted to replace the monarchy with a republic.  The current President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, explains the … Continue reading

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