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Italian immigrants may have brought pizza to the United States, but the country’s most beloved topping, pepperoni, is an entirely American concept. Peperoni (with a single “p”) means a large pepper in Italian. Pepperoni (double “p”) means... absolutely nothing. What Americans call pepperoni might be called salame piccante, a generic term meaning “s...

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have come and gone, and many friends and family members posted photos honoring their parents, as did I. As a genealogist, I can tell from the photos people posted just how well they have preserved their photo collections. Some people have 20 clear sharp images of themselves with their father or mother over a range of y...

The late Enzo Ferrari, the formidable and brilliant race car driver turned automotive legend, was also a shrewd businessman when he launched his sports car company 71 years ago. His philosophy was to always build one less car than the company could sell. Ferrari, who died in 1988 at age 90, once said, “The Ferrari is a dream – people dream of ownin...

Sergio Marchionne, the former chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler and architect of the automaker’s dramatic turnaround, has died. He was 66. His death was confirmed Wednesday by Exor NV, the holding company of Fiat’s founding Agnelli family, just days after Marchionne was replaced as CEO. His health had declined suddenly following complication...

Prosegue l’organizzazione della Conferenza Mondiale dei Giovani Italiani nel Mondo, che il CGIE intende organizzare a Palermo per il mese di aprile 2019. Il Ministero degli Affari Esteri ha infatti segnalato alle rappresentanze diplomatico-consolari la "possibilità di concedere, nei limiti delle disponibilità del Capitolo 3103/2018, per il corrente...

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died unexpectedly at the age of 56, the team announced Sunday afternoon. "I am at a loss for words with Tony's sudden passing," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. "Tony loved the game of football and his players. More importantly, he was a strong man of faith who treasu...

If you think you’ve seen more Aperol spritzes this year, you’re not wrong. And if you’ve been drinking more of those sparkling red-orange drinks in pretty stemmed glasses, you’re doing exactly what the makers of Aperol at Campari hoped for. “We saw there was a growing interest in Aperol in the U.S., especially at summer events and destinations,” sa...

Fortina founder Christian Petroni is in the final four — and we're not talking college basketball. The Westchester chef, who owns restaurants in Armonk, Rye Brook, Yonkers, Stamford and Brooklyn, has been competing on "Food Network Star," which has been airing since June. There are just four contestants left, including Petroni. The show has turned...

Autore del libro “La mano nera. La vera storia di Joe Petrosino”, da cui è tratto il film che sarà interpretato da Leonardo Di Caprio nei panni del celebre poliziotto, lo scrittore e giornalista americano Stephan Talty ha ritirato ieri a Palermo il premio “Joe Petrosino Sicilia”. A promuovere l’evento l’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana, l’Associazione...

Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced Saturday that CEO Sergio Marchionne's health had suddenly deteriorated following surgery and that its board of directors had chosen Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace him. Marchionne, a 66-year-old Italian-Canadian, joined Fiat in 2004 and led the Turin-based company's merger with bankrupt U.S. carmaker Chrysle...

There are worse ways to start one's on-screen career than starring in a movie with Robert De Niro. That's how it began for actor Louis Vanaria, appearing in the icon's 1993 directorial debut "A Bronx Tale" as Crazy Mario. Since then, he's made a nice career of small character roles and bit parts, working on set next to the likes of Martin Scorsese...

Every major car-making country seems to have its own bare-bones, iconic off-roader. America has the Willys Jeep. Great Britain has the Defender. Germany has the G-Wagen. Japan has the Land Cruiser. It turns out, Italy has its own little off-roader — the Fiat Campagnola — and you probably didn’t even know about it. The Campagnola first arrived in 19...