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by Sherry Wight   Chef Fabio Viviani made his national TV debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he impressed viewers enough to be voted the cycle's fan favorite, but the straight-talking Italian chef isn't just a television star: he's also a restaurateur and a best-selling cookbook author who holds the ultima...

by Tom Corwin   He fondly recalls his childhood in Italy but ask Dante Antonacci the lessons of his life as he approaches his 100th birthday and he has a simple answer: "I lucked in, becoming an American," he said. The World War II veteran who now lives at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will celebrate his birthday Friday with a party...

Interviews were conducted and filmed in Sicily for an upcoming movie documentary. Now a (preferably native-born and raised in Sicily) person is needed to translate into English– direct from the video.   Applicants also need to be able to record time code as they go, so that the filmmaker is able to match to frame. The translator will watch v...

by Georgette Jupe   The Made In Italy concept has come to the internet's biggest reseller, Amazon, in a very special artisan marketplace that has launched earlier this week in Amazon.it, with the UK And US sites soon to follow.   Soon hundreds of millions of people all over the world will have access to these artisan-made goods, that...

Long before Valerie Bertinelli was known the world over for her modeling and acting career — to say nothing of being the former spouse of guitar god Eddie Van Halen — she learned how to cook under the tutelage of her Italian "Noni," or grandmother.   "I would watch her roll out cappelletti and gnocchi. She [and my aunt] would make fresh brea...

Eduitalia, Associazione che riunisce 74 Scuole/Università qualificate che offrono in Italia corsi per studenti stranieri, è lieta sostenere le iniziative dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington tese alla promozione della Lingua e Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti.   Le borse di studio consentiranno ai beneficiari di vivere l'Italia come meta...

In March 1949, Joe DiMaggio posed in Yankee Stadium, smiling, with another famous Italian-American of his era — each in his professional uniform — but their friendship would not endure.   On the evening of Nov. 5, 1954, the Yankee Clipper and Frank Sinatra hastily got up from dinner with friends at the Villa Capri in Hollywood and drove to a...

One day, Nina Hansen Machotka and her husband chanced upon a ruined stone farmhouse in Umbria, in an isolated valley where time seemed to stand still. The crumbling walls and battered staircases whispered to them, and they answered the call.   The stories in "Umbria Outside My Window" recount their adventures of restoring the farmhouse and w...

Dal numero di dicembre del "Messaggero di sant'Antonio", edizione per l'estero Un grande talento per la musica e un grande amore per la promozione dell'Italia negli Stati Uniti. Oltre all'affetto per la sua terra e per le tradizioni. Sono questi i confini che delimitano il percorso umano e professionale di Daniela Puglielli, vera «istituzione» nel...

Seattle author and photographer, Lee Casazza, has been perfecting Italian-American recipes for over 47 years. Her knowledge of Italian cooking and kitchen experience offers a refreshing new look at North America's favorite food.   Big Mamma's Italian-American Cookbook is a collection of 116 recipes and 238 pages created by fou...

by Doron Levin   Next month, the new Fiat 500X crossover goes on sale in the U.S. Will this vehicle, bigger than its mini sibling the 500, finally bring Americans into Fiat showrooms?    With small crossovers one of the fastest-growing and most popular vehicle segments, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s timing for bringing the new...

by Jeannine Guilyard "Black Souls" (Anime nere) is the latest Italian film to make its way to American shores, and it's being warmly embraced by our critics and audiences. The title is appropriate for the tone of the film. It is very dark indeed. Its characters are trapped in a world dominated by organized crime. But "Black Souls" is not your typi...