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L'Italian Business & Invetsment Initiative (IB&II) ha creato dal 2011 un presidio qualificato a New York che svolge due funzioni:   1) Rete di relazioni qualificate con gli operatori finanziari Usa, sia private equity che venture capital, per facilitare l'espansione in quel mercato delle piccole e medie e delle start up italiane in p...

This is not the season without panettone. The mile-high domed Italian Christmas bread, studded with raisins and candied orange, light and airy in texture yet richly flavored with eggs and butter, tastes like the holiday.   Our mom had it at Christmas always, a reminder of her Italian homeland, though she had to travel far from our little Ohi...

I have used a number of GPS devices over the years to find my way while driving. I won't mention the brand names but there were three different manufacturers, plus two different apps on my phone. They all claim to find the fastest route from point A to point B, but they all tell me to go a different way.   Sometimes, they don't get me where...

A group of small Italian companies active in the food sector was able to become the first exporter of Made in Italy products to the US. Surprisingly, they started by producing excellences in a too small scale to create an adequate export market, but their development was impressive. As explained by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the in...

by Paul Moses   When the nation's foreign-born population peaked in 1890 at nearly 15%, New York's Irish were angry that so many Italian immigrants were crowding into the city. The reason for their anger was that Italian newcomers were willing to work for less money and longer hours than the already-established Irish. As the economy sou...

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a special workshop featuring the first private tasting of TrentoDoc sparkling wines.Hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce to introduce "Trentodoc Sparkling Wines from the Dolomite Mountains". The tasting will take place in the International School of Comics in west town. Bloggers, sommeliers, chefs, and...

By L.V. Anderson Bad news for the Kitchen Consigliere, Capo's Speakeasy (described on its website as "mafia-chic"), and Herman Cain's erstwhile chain Godfather's Pizza: Italy is not happy with your mob-themed edibles.   The Telegraph reports that an Italian agricultural trade group called Coldiretti is calling on other countries to cut it o...

by Arthur Bovino   "A bottle of red, a bottle of white. It all depends upon your appetite," someone famous once crooned sometime, somewhere on the radio during more than seven minutes of piano-filled airtime. "I'll meet you any time you want in our Italian restaurant."   Brenda and Eddie may have parted the closest of friends, but Ame...

The waiter in the Florence restaurant had a look of disgust when asked by the American patron, the grandson of Sicilian emigrants, about a certain dish familiar to him via his grandparents. "That's the South," the waiter said, disdain dripping from his lips.   And that seems to be the theme of Joseph Luzzi's decipher of a country with two d...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Avete idea di cosa si prova a partire per un paese straniero e sconosciuto, con pochi soldi, senza conoscere la lingua e la cultura, dicendo addio alla famiglia, agli amici, e lasciando dietro di se la propria casa e l'Italia? E' difficile sapere che cosa si prova se non si affrontano simili esperienze. Eppure, milion...

Scholarships are now available to college students through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Since NIAF's inception 40 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarships of $250 each to dozens of annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $12,000, each in the Italian lang...

2016 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, National Organization of Italian American Women.  Open to: Female undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need, currently enrolled at an accredited US institution; must be U.S. citizens with Italian ancestry; minimum GPA 3.5Deadline: February 15, 2016Awards announced: Late March 2016Onlin...