Growing up as an Italian-American in New York during the early 1950s was at times a challenging experience. First of all, WHO are we and WHY do we act out our life’s drama as we do? Ponder the fact that there may be unwritten rules and norms, handed down to us from native Italians, which when confronted by the American scene dictate Italian Americ...

Lidia will be in R.I. at Dave’s Marketplace on Saturday. Anybody who loves food and watches TV has no doubt watched and listened to Lidia Bastianich. For years she’s been cooking with her mother or daughter, or alone, creating Italian dishes that can be re-created in the home kitchen. For those who don’t believe that, Bastianich and her daughter Ta...

Che sia alla vecchia maniera o 4.0 l'industria culturale italiana cresce. Un deciso cambio di rotta rispetto a tre anni fa quando si era raggiunto il punto più basso, complice la crisi economica. Ora però il vento è cambiato. I consumi ricreativi o intellettuali si sono stabilizzati e anzi vanno meglio. A scapito di chi diceva che la cultura era "u...

With so much sad news in the world today, it’s easy to lose track of all the love and kindness that’s still out there. It was almost overwhelming how much of it was squeezed into one little bookstore for one glorious day. For three years in a row, I AM Books has had the honor and privilege of hosting Tomie dePaola, whose books have filled the lives...

Chef Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning TV host, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and co-owner of Eataly, visited Windy City Live to discuss her newest creation.Lidia revealed her latest cookbook "Lidia's Celebrate like an Italian" which she wrote with her daughter, Tanya. In the book, she shares recipes for nearly every celebration plu...

In occasione della XVII Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo, il Comitato della Società Dante Alighieri nel Michigan ha promosso l’incontro dal titolo “Ferrante Fever” dedicato all’approfondimento delle opere di una delle scrittrici italiane più apprezzate e discusse degli ultimi anni, Elena Ferrante. L’evento è stato organizzato in collaboraz...

Una storia di eccellenze, innovazione, che copre circa tre secoli. Una storia innanzitutto italiana, quella di Pirelli, che affonda le sue radici nel 1872, anno in cui a Milano venne fondato il primo stabilimento. Nei successivi 300 anni, tanti altri ne sarebbero stati aperti, e non solo in Italia. Perché oggi il marchio Pirelli è noto in tutto il...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast episode, I have two guests. Firstly I speak with Helene Stapinski, author of the wonderful book Murder in Matera, a true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy. In the stories segment, I speak with Danielle Oteri from Feast on History where she hosts Arthur Avenue Food Tours, and...

Valentina Solfrini is an award-winning recipe developer and writer.  She grew up in the Italian countryside before moving to New York City to study design, where she quickly found her health reacting to the new city in a less-than-ideal way. As she says, “When you grow up in the countryside, you get privileges that you do not realize are privileges...

“THE SCATTERED ITALIANS” a distinctive and perceptive book on Italian migration has been recently refreshed, updated and newly released.  The regenerated version while continuing the pursuit of discovering one’s roots and true identity found in the original edition now also includes among other things current opinions and trends on the continuing s...