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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...

L'azienda Bellini Modern Living, nata nel 2002 con base a Toronto e volta al mercato canadese, sta continuando la sua espansione negli Stati Uniti, già iniziata nel 2007. Così, dopo due anni di lavori, con l'obiettivo di rispondere ad una domanda sempre più elevata di arredamento stile contemporaneo, è stato dato il via alla nuova divisione Bellin...

by Anthony Fasano Sunday dinner was an important part of my upbringing, which I'm sure is true for most Italian Americans. I wrote an entire post on Sunday dinners here. Of all of the great Sunday dinner memories, many of my fondest memories revolve around the kids' table. The kids' table was obviously the table (sometimes at the end of the l...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many "Little Italys" outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality.   Who doesn't love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonder...

In this episode, we interview filmmaker John Maggio, who has spent a decade making documentaries hailed for their social impact and exceptional craft. His work includes several films for "FRONTLINE" and "American Experience."   Maggio's films have been honored with the National Emmy Award, Writers Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award, an...

Attribute to NIAF Chairman of the Board Joseph V. Del Raso. "On behalf of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation congratulates our Board Member Vinnie Viola on this prestigious appointment. He is a patriotic American who served his country as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer after his graduation from West Point,...