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McDonald’s ce l’ha fatta, Burger King anche, ora ci proverà Starbucks, ma sono poche le grandi catene del food & beverage made in USA che, in Italia, sono riuscite a sfondare. Tra quelle che all’estero volano e nel nostro Paese, invece, stentano un po’ a farsi spazio c’è, ad esempio, KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken, la catena di fast food specializzat...

“The moment of arrival was euphoric, and then silence fell upon them. They were afraid they wouldn’t be let in. The question on everyone’s mind was ‘Will we enter or not? Will they let us pass?’” This is the scene Maurizio Igor Meta told me he repeatedly came across in the many diaries he read, written by European immigrants coming to New York via...

It  was 1917, and Antonio Pasin had what you might call a product line problem. The 19-year-old carpenter had emigrated from Italy three years earlier and set up a small woodworking shop to make phonograph cabinets. But phonograph cabinets were not what Pasin was selling. To help him lug his heavy tools around, the fresh-faced Chicago carpenter had...

The first woman artist of Florence painted the first and only known “Last Supper” by a woman. When Plautilla Nelli painted her large-scale masterpiece depicting the Last Supper in the 1570s in Florence, Italy, she was doing something no woman before or after her had ever done. But this painting requires restoration or risks being lost forever. Arti...

The recipes in her most recent cookbook, "Ciao Italia: Family Classics," are based on the three women Mary Ann Esposito admires most: her grandmothers and her mother. Her mother, Louise Saporito, a dietician, was "just an amazing person," she said. A native of New York, Esposito said she learned to cook Italian food from her mother, and her grandmo...

Geremia Mancini, presidente dell’Associazione Culturale “Ambasciatori della fame” rende nota la storia di Nicola Rocco De Dominicis, un bambino partito da Vastogirardi e divenuto un grande medico negli Stati Uniti. Fu per gli italo-americani il “medico amico”. Questa la sua storia: “Nicola Rocco De Dominicis nacque in Molise a Vastogirardi  l’11 ma...

The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it was made on a $6 million budget, completed ahead of schedule and was the first film in history to take in a million bucks a day. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, won three and changed cinema forever. That seismic cinematic shift would never have happened if...

Gesticulation is a signature way of Italian communication now being “taught” at British universities. Luca Vullo, a filmmaker from Sicily who lives in London, has made a documentary about Italian gestures called La voce del corpo (The Voice of The Body), focusing on the Sicilians’ gestures in particular. According to research by Italian professor I...

Italian family owned confectionery maker Ferrero said on Thursday it had bought Fannie May, a US high-end chocolate producer which also owns the Harry London gourmet brand. This is the privately-held Ferrero's fourth acquisition in little over a year and a half, and is worth about $115 million. It follows its buy of Turkey's Oltan (a leading produc...

«Mi chiamo Favola Cinquemani, chista è la mia storia. Una storia siculish. Dicuno chi parru siculish, halfu miricanu e halfu sicilianu». Questo l'incipit del romanzo Zia Favola. Una storia siculish di Cono Cinquemani, appena dato alle stampe dalla neonata casa editrice Aut Aut Edizioni. Protagonista del libro e voce narrante è Zia Favola, un person...

The Italian company will announce the location of the manufacturing facility soon, DRS chief executive Bill Lynn told FlightGlobal in a 9 March interview. The T-100 will maintain the M-346’s two Honeywell F124 engines, which are manufactured in Arizona, and its CAE simulators will be built in Florida. DRS will represent the American face of Leonard...

Roberta Marcenaro Lyon, classe 1977, originaria di Villanova d’Albenga, in provincia di Savona, è amministratore delegato di una importante società con sede negli USA la iMark Holdings, che si occupa di fornire assistenza alle aziende europee interessate a investire nel Nord America, nonché Professore aggiunto al Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Poli...