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This is a one-day symposium on one of the major exports of Italy: the culinary health and nutrition benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. The discovery of the nutrition and health benefits of Italian cuisine demonstrates how Italian global migration and host-country identity-building connect the food and culture of the individual with that of their e...

Sometimes, (virtually) wandering around the United States getting to now Italian American leaders, I end up meeting somebody who really is committed to promote and celebrate the Italian culture, our language, our values. I live in Italy, and for me it is always incredibly inspiring to see how much love there is for my country, outside of it. Today...

When lauded Italian director Luchino Visconti first conceived of his big screen adaptation of Camillo Boito’s novella “Senso,” the “La Terra Trema” filmmaker aimed high: he wanted to cast no less than Ingrid Bergman and Marlon Brando in the film’s lead roles, a conspiring contessa and an Austrian deserter who woo amidst the dying embers of the Riso...

In the valley of the Fiora river, which springs from the southern flanks of Monte Amiata in Tuscany, medieval hermits carved and chiseled the local tuff rock into sacred places of meditation and spirituality. Because of its bucolic and peaceful setting, its unusual architectural details, and the short hike that’s required to reach it, the Poggio Co...

It was entitled “a reception”, the type of event Linda Folcarelli has hosted, chaired and worked on time and again during her unique and seemingly endless extraordinary career of community volunteerism. The event, though, was much different than those Folcarelli, who is a part-time civilian employee with the Johnston Police Department, has ever bee...

Citrus fruits were brought to Italy via Sicily by the Arabs around 850 AD. Its warm climate and mild, sea breezes are perfect conditions for large-scale cultivation of many types of citrus. At first, only bitter and yellow oranges were grown, though over time, sweeter, loose-skinned and even red varieties were developed. The climate and local condi...

There is something at the heart of Lerici that works on my imagination to create magic as interesting things happened in its world of sand and sea, harbor and castles, alleys and pastel-colored houses. All can be read through the lens of literature. Many great English-speaking literati have been inspired by the town at the southernmost end of the I...

Nella sede dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington è stato firmato, nell'ambito dell'evento "Italy-Us Space Cooperation on Suborbital Flights", un importante accordo tra Virgin Orbit, Virgin GALACTIC e Gruppo ANGEL. "Siamo nell'ambasciata italiana di Washington – ha detto il presidente Emiliano - abbiamo appena firmato un accordo importantissimo che...

Rocco Mesiti believes that everything in life comes full circle, and his life exemplifies that. As a 30-year resident of East Longmeadow, Mesiti shared his background with Reminder Publishing: how when he was in college he started a deejay business and studied abroad in Italy, and how years later he found himself at the helm of Springfield Technica...

Chef Marco Wiles’ upscale spot in a Montrose bungalow heralded a new, better-edited day in Houston Italian cookery when it opened in 2001. Over the years, it has eased into the lower-key role of a comfortable classic patronized by the great and the good and the holders of cushy expense accounts. It’s quiet, well-managed, very grown-up. And when the...

Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni is the next lecturer in the Memories of a Lifetime series, presented by the McGuffey Historical Society. He will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Kravitz’s Deli, 3135 Belmont Ave. Admission is $6 ($5 for society members). There will be a raffle to benefit the society, and music by Dolores DePietro. Reservatio...

Il traffico newyorkese si «inchina» alla fede per la Madonna di Pompei che «sfila» per le strade americane. New York, in questi giorni, è in festa per la Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. L’icona in processione per le strade americane è seguita da migliaia di fedeli italo-americani, pellegrini della «Regina» del Rosario del Santuario di New York...