Category Archives: English

What is the Ideal Breakfast?

Recently I read an article in an Italian newspaper that compared the Italian breakfast with those of the United States and Great Britain.  Most of the information and opinions were explained by professor Giorgio Calabrese, a teacher of food science … Continue reading

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10 questions to challenge your brain

Here is a quick test that appeared in Corriere.it to see if you pay attention and avoid the pitfalls, both old and new. The Quiz The 3 children The Mom of Paul has three children.  The first is named April, the … Continue reading

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The Most Divisive Writer in Italy Today

The mafia, and in this case the Camorra, avoids the spotlight at all costs.  Crime syndicates want no attention on their methods and activities.  And on their names.  But that is exactly what Roberto Saviano did in his first book, … Continue reading

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Guinness Book of Records

First published in 1955, the Guinness Book of Records was intended to settle disputes in pub quizzes. It has since taken on a life of its own with a lot of crazy people competing for often bizarre titles. Italy has its fair … Continue reading

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, acclaimed for her educational approach that mirrors and builds on the way children naturally learn.  Born in 1870 in Chiaravalle, in the province of Ancona in the Marche region of Italy, … Continue reading

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Italian is Cool

In June 2018 I read an article in an Italian newspaper about the growth of studying the Italian language in and around New York City.  In the last five years, the number of children that study Italian, from elementary school … Continue reading

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Pistachio Cream

After Jacopo’s marriage in July 2018 in Verona, he boarded his wife’s family’s yacht to sail around Italy. What a glorious experience it must have been!  When he returned to the States (after a hassle with immigration), he brought back a … Continue reading

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