NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Around the first half of the 19th century, during the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Lent days were called giorni di scammaro and people had to eat quite frugally, avoiding meat and rich foods. It is in this period that a peculiar frittata, the frittata scammaro was created, mixing together pasta with olives, sultanas, pine nuts and anchovies.  The t...

CALL FOR PAPERS - Global Intersections and Artistic Interconnections: Italian Cinema and Media across Times and Spaces. Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies - Second International Conference. The American University of Rome. 14-15 June 2019. Keynote Speaker: Professor Milly Buonanno, La Sapienza University. Intersections of local and global:...

Just this week, the Franciacorta New York Festival was held in the historic Redbury Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the 200-member consortium of Franciacorta producers, the event aimed to spread the word about this lesser known sparkling Italian wine through educational seminars and tastings. Open to consumers and the trade, about 35 wineries...

More than 17 million Americans can claim Italian descent. The majority of them have origins in southern Italy, and they settled mostly in the Northeast, California, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Illinois. It would be hard to find a corner of America, though, where you wouldn’t encounter locals with Italian names — or, more to the point, be able to...

E' stata la chef Lidia Bastianich la madrina d’eccezione del I° Meeting internazionale sulla Dieta Mediterranea promosso dalla presidenza della Regione, in collaborazione con il Comune di Nicotera, l’Accademia Internazionale della Dieta Mediterranea Italiana di riferimento, l’Unione regionale Cuochi, giornalisti e testate del settore gastronomico,...

A Multicentre Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer (MITO) study showing the effects of a specific molecule on ovarian cancer has been named one of the best research studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The study showed how the addition of a specific molecule to chemotherapy in patients suffering from an advanced stage...

The cimaruta is a very old Italian portafortuna (good luck charm) rooted in the lore of the ancient Pagan religions of Italy. It can be worn around the neck or hung above an infant's bed to ward off any evil. Like many of the lasting ancient symbols and beliefs, the cimaruta design eventually took on certain symbols of Catholicism. One example of a...

In Italy you can order espresso in dozens of ways— corto or lungo, a short shot or with more water, with a splash of milk or foam, and dozens of riffs on corretto, espresso with a splash of spirits. In addition to the long list of standards, each of Italy’s twenty regions has several specialty coffee drinks little known in the States.   While worki...

Ieri, a San Mauro La Bruca, alle ore 19,00, presso la sala conferenze del Municipio nei locali sottostanti la piazza Chies, in un clima di grande festa e gioiosità, con apposita delibera del Consiglio Comunale è stata conferita la cittadinanza onoraria ai fratelli Molly e Steve Blasko, nativi e residenti ad Hazletonn in Pennsylvania, i cui progenit...

Riprendere l’iter per aggiornare l’accordo di sicurezza sociale tra Italia e Usa: questa, in estrema sintesi, la priorità indicata da Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta in Nord e Centro America, in una interrogazione ai ministri del lavoro e degli esteri, Di Maio e Moavero Milanesi. “Durante la scorsa legislatura, - ricorda Nissoli ne...

Each June, Florence Cathedral hosts a unique demonstration of nature's precision matched by human engineering: the passage of the midday sun through a gnomon set into the mighty dome. Unnoticed by visitors for most of the year, the Duomo's gnomon – a device that tells the time of day or year by the way the sun strikes it – comes into its own betwee...

Among the Italian filmmakers who achieved international prominence in the decades after World War II, Luchino Visconti possessed perhaps the sharpest historical insight and the keenest literary appetite. The 14 features he directed between 1942 and his death, in 1976, included adaptations of books by Dostoyevsky, Camus and Mann, a biopic about King...