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In a nutshell: Visiting Southern Italy can change a person. There's the unforgettable landscape, the incredibly welcoming people, and the rustic cuisine that features remarkable desserts. The memory of these experiences and sensations linger long after returning home, and can inspire home cooks to try to recreate the flavors of tarts, ice creams an...

Scholarships will be available to college students through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships and cultural grants since its founding in 1976.   Since NIAF's inception 38 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarsh...

di Giovanna Mancini   La cucina italiana, si sa, gode di grande fama e prestigio negli Stati Uniti, che ne apprezzano i sapori, la fantasia, ma anche l'aspetto salutistico di molti suoi ingredienti e combinazioni. E ora, grazie a un'azienda padovana, anche gli animali domestici d'Oltreocaeno potranno apprezzare il cibo «made in Italy» e sano...

di Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   Ormai è lapalissiano ricordare quanto i social media abbiano cambiato il modo in cui interagiamo e comunichiamo. Il linguaggio si è impoverito e gradualmente viene sovvertito da quei graziosi e giocosi simboli chiamati Emoticon. Non c'è più la necessità di svelare le proprie sensazioni direttamente, quando ci si...

by Marco Bruna   There was a time when the Italian film industry was an example of what movies should look like, a time when Cinecittà made the history of world cinema. Last year, the celebrations for Paolo Sorrentino's Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty reminded us of that golden age, and today we proudly praise the selection of Pa...

Annette Funicello was born on October 22, 1942, in Utica, New York to Virginia and Joseph – both Italian Americans. When she was four years old, her family relocated to Southern California. Annette grew up with a love of dancing and entertaining.   When she was just 12 years old she was cast as the lead in a local production of the ballet Sw...

On September 26, 2015 the Country Assembly will hold its proceedings at the Embassy of Italy in Washington and will be called to elect two regional members for the United States on the occasion of the renewal of the Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all'Estero (CGIE).   The CGIE is the body representing Italian communities abroad across all...

by Cookie Curci Christian legend has it that La Befana was approached by the magi (the biblical three kings) a few days before Christ's birth. They asked for directions to where the baby Jesus was, but she did not know. She provided them with shelter for a night, as she was considered the best housekeeper in the village with the most pleasant home...

By Ron Onesti Well, we lost another one. Frank Sinatra Jr. died suddenly of a massive heart attack on March 16, just before he was to go on stage for a performance in Florida. He was 72, 11 years younger than his father, Frank Sr., was when he passed away in 1998.   I was fortunate to have worked with Frank Jr. on many occasions over the ye...

In the time it takes Jenna Prandini to run 100 meters, the average person could... well, they couldn't do much at all. After all, what can a person really get done in fewer than eleven seconds? They couldn't boil an egg. They couldn't fast-forward through a commercial break. What they could do, though, is spend as much time thinking...

A recent interactive feature in the New York Times about low-quality olive oil has damaged the Italian industry's image in the United States, two farm organizations complained Wednesday. The feature in the American newspaper demonstrated how much oil labeled as Made in Italy is actually lower-quality product from countries including Greece, Spain a...

Recently we published a review on the popular book "My Father, My Don," A Son's Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and we are now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony Napoli.   L'Idea: What made you decide to write this book? Tony Napoli: I decided to write this book with the encouragement from my mother and...