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Ducati Scrambler and Italia Independent present their new creations in Miami. During the week of the prestigious contemporary art exhibition "Art Basel" at the Setai Hotel, the two brands launched a new limited edition Ducati Scrambler and a collection of dedicated sunglasses inspired by the "Land of Joy," the theme that characterizes the iconic mo...

If you are like me, you may have wondered how your family got its surname or cognome in Italian. I find the sound of Italian family names very melodious, particularly here in America, where they are often butchered in both pronunciation and spelling!   I always wondered just how some of these names came into existence. In my research, I have...

Do you know a Nonna who can dominate any kitchen? Food Network contacted NOIAW in search of Italian American grandmothers to join the cast of their upcoming cooking show, the Clash of the Grandmas. If you have any questions or know someone who'd like to participate, get in touch with Christopher Lutz, Casting Producer, Levity Entertainment Group a...

di Mauro Suttora   Il Kit Kat Club era uno dei locali più in voga a Manhattan alla fine degli anni 90. E lì Paolo Zampolli, l'italiano proprietario dell'agenzia ID models, organizzò la festa annuale durante la settimana della moda newyorkese 1998: «Una delle mie modelle più carine era Melania, una slovena che avevo scoperto a Milano pochi an...

by Giovanna Mancini The coming six months will be challenging for Scavolini, the furnishing group especially well-known for its kitchens but that some years ago also started bathroom and living room furnishing collections. After the inauguration of a large flagship store in the heart of Boston and of two sales points in Milan (all within the last...

On December 3rd, 1976, two simple words boomed from the silver screen that changed movie history forever. They have stayed with us for 40 years, all from a movie which wasn't even considered to be that significant when first being produced.   Yet forty years later, we still watch it and cheer for the main character through our imitation of h...

Più valore dall'export di vino italiano negli Stati Uniti. Nel 2013 le quantità sono calate di uno striminzito 0,5% ma il valore è cresciuta del 6,6%: l'aumento dei listini ha inciso sugli acquisti ma alla fine i consumatori americani hanno pagato di più per avere la stessa quantità. Nel complesso, le esportazioni italiane sono ammontate a 2,47 mi...

In "Italian-American Fusion: Italy's Influence on the Evolution of America" (published by Lulu Press), author J. C. Liburdi takes readers through a full spectrum of Italian and Italian-American contributions toward the establishment and evolution of these United States.   Written from the perspective of one who was a member of an Italian-Ame...

by Cookie Curci   The Italian culture and tradition has many old world beliefs that are followed today among Italian American families. One of the most interesting of Our Grandparents'culture showed itseld in their prolific gardens, gardens that always told a story of the area they left behind, wheater they came from the costal areas or deep...

by W. Blake Gray   We don't think of spirits as having terroir. Amari are a big exception.  "Amaro" means "bitter" in Italian. These traditional spirits, flavored by roots and herbs, are drunk at the end of a meal in Italy to aid the digestion.   For a long time in the U.S., an Italian restaurant might keep a single dusty bottle in the far reac...

by Bonnie North   After spending 17 years living in Italy, lardo (Italian for lard) was the only thing, food or otherwise, that Wendy Olsen did not fall in love with. She recently published her first book, titled Loving Lardo, chronicling her experience in the country she loves.   Born in Orleans, France, and raised in Wisconsin, Olse...

by Margaret Morgan   On October 27, Lidia Bastianich's latest cookbook "Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine" subtitled Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook, will be released by Random House. What Julia Child brought to the kitchen with her"Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Lidia Bastianich has done with her late...