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Veroni, the legendary Italian producer of cured ham, salumi and other fresh, sliced meats, is expanding its distribution of 100% Italian products in the United States. Most so-called Italian cured meats sold in the United States are produced domestically, often marketed as “Italian recipe” or “Italian style;” Veroni, by contrast, is one of a handfu...

This is the Italian American Podcast and, in this episode, we’re talking to the very talented singer, dancer, percussionist, director and author, Alessandra Belloni. We talk about really interesting topics focused around some of the Southern Italian tradition of tarantism. “The “bite of the tarantula” was a myth applied to a condition familiar to w...

Italian director Paolo Genovese, whose concept movie “Perfect Strangers” involving smartphones and personal secrets is making a global splash, is set to make his English-language debut with “The First Day of My Life,” a New York-set suicide dramedy with echoes of Frank Capra’s classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Based on Genovese’s novel of the same t...

Traditional stuffed and baked Italian-American jumbo shells are an easy sell. Filled with ricotta, topped with red sauce and cheese, and baked until bubbly, they’re easier to make than lasagna and just as satisfying. But for a recent dinner party, I wanted something a bit lighter: still stuffed shells, just more summery. So I came up with a versio...

Those who go against the grain, who push for change, who question the status quo are not the sort who are universally cherished. Making a difference can be a struggle. It can divide, it can offend, it can cast you aside. "It's still lonely," says Hope Solo, arguably the greatest female goalkeeper in history, of life as a plain-speaking fighter for...

The annual Amerivespa Rally is always a great scooter event! But anyone who has ever attended an Amerivespa knows that it isn't about the scooters it's about the people! Amerivespa brings Scooterati together from all over America and the world. Some are old friends that have known each other for years and some are great friends that we just met! We...

Much has been written about the violence perpetrated on the natives of the islands where Columbus landed in 1492 and during his subsequent landings from 1493 to 1504. According to these authors, Columbus is responsible for the torture and genocide of – what some claim – may be millions of natives and is also blamed for initiating slave trade. Autho...

Richard Valeriani, a longtime NBC News correspondent who covered the civil rights movement and the Johnson and Nixon administrations from the network’s Washington D.C., bureau, died today. He was 85. He would spend 31 years as an on-air correspondent for NBC Nightly News and often appeared on Today. Colleagues would say Valeriani was “always the fi...

Dean Tamburri's new book, Un biculturalismo negato: la scrittura "italiana" negli Stati Uniti(Franco Cesati Editore, 2018), is hot off the presses. It tackles the question of identity and the person who writes in Italian but lives outside Italy. Tamburri's argument is that we need to abandon the notion of geography as a determining factor in defini...

Dear friends, the Filitalia International is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for 2018 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia members only, but some specific ones are also for non-members. Please pass the information attached to your fellow members and students with an interest in the Italia...

When someone says “synchronized swimming,” do you picture ladies with flowered caps moving languidly through the water? You better not, says Ruby Remati, the 2017 U.S. national champion in the solo and figures categories. “It’s an extremely demanding sport, and it requires a lot of hours of training,” the 15-year-old says. “There are some people wh...

The Italian Trade Agency launches "Innovation Days 2018", initiative aimed at highlighting Italy's position as a top solution provider to the US while encouraging engagements between some of the country's leading companies and universities to create and further enhance existing partnerships with their US counterparts in commercial and research area...