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By Niccoló Graffio   Since I began writing for this blog, my articles have dealt mainly with famous indigenous inhabitants of Southern Italy/Sicily. It behooves me to mention, though, since the destruction of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1861, the majority of the members of our ethnos were born outside the borders of the modern state...

By Dan Myers   The Italian restaurant in America has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classic...

In the last six months, as host of the Italian American podcast, I have spent a lot of time researching Italian-American culture, but I've also had the opportunity to talk to and interview many Italian Americans.   There seems to be a major trait that most of these Italian Americans share: They have an intense work ethic, or what I refer to...

It takes many people to create a film – Lou Romano is one of them.Lou Romano works in animation as a production designer and art director. Essentially, he helps create the visual world of some of our favorite animated films. Lou has worked on the Pixar classics Up, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles. He has contributed work to The Iron Giant and,...

Over the past several years, many cities and towns across the country have abolished Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, citing the discrimination, land grab and colonialism that followed the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus.   Rather than celebrate Columbus on the second Monday in October as we do in Connecticut, gro...

By Paula Reynolds Almost lost to the annals of time, there's a particular story of Italian immigration that most of us haven't heard about in a history class, nor read in book, nor listened to as we squirmed at nonna's knee.   It's a story of struggle and strife, of discrimination and toil, of hardships and sorrows played out in the fertile...

March 24, 2014: Mionetto USA has officially launched its revamped Luxury Collection of sparkling wines, news of which SND first reported March 4. Mionetto's new Luxury Collection—now available nationwide—includes Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Cuvée Sergio 1887 and Cuvée Sergio 1887 Rosé, all retailing around $19 a bottle.   A fourth...

Women played a major role in the lives of immigrants, especially immigrants into early 20th Century America. Unfortunately their role has largely been ignored, and forgotten. Hopefully this book will help rectify that issue. It brings the remembrances of Italian American women who emigrated from Italy and settled in Connecticut.   Each chapt...

L'Italia, secondo i più recenti dati del Consiglio Oleicolo internazionale, ha la leadership del mercato USA, per quanto riguarda l'olio di oliva, con una quota del 44%, con la Spagna che segue al 40%, senza tuttavia riuscire ad intaccare il primato italiano in un mercato strategico, come quello statunitense, per il futuro oleario.   Ormai i...

by David Wiegand   There is a kind of template for the immigrant experience, dating back to the 19th century: People come to the United States seeking better lives, often band together with their own kind for a while and eventually assimilate into the storied melting pot of American culture. Older generations are generally slower to adapt, o...

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Italians arriving in New Orleans often wen...

By Tony DiZinno The No. 22 STR Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 hasn't figured in too much to this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, but has been on pace this weekend with arrival of young 22-year-old Edoardo Liberati alongside Fernando Barbachano this weekend.   Liberati, who replaces Max Biancardi, is the latest...