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The famous American ad agency Victors & Spoils has recently been asked to "find a creative way" to sell broccoli. Broccoli is an Italian vegetable belonging to the cabbage family and very similar to cauliflower, despites its green colour. It is a vegetable full of vitamin C and dietary fiber, as well as with high anti-cancer properties.  ...

Emerging Pictures recently announced "Cinema Made In Italy," a major new initiative between Istituto Luce- Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Commission and Emerging Pictures that will pro-vide distribution and marketing support to five major Italian films with the goal of broadening the audience for Italian cinema in the United States.   Emerging...

By Max Ciociola A number of newspaper headlines are claiming that the TTIP negotiations - or at least part of the negotiations - will be suspended. On the contrary, the negotiation process is still moving ahead despite complexities arising from harmonizing regulation of markets.   The next formal round of talks, the fourth, will be held for...

by Mauro Battocchi   Yet another Italian cinematic release is coming in June to the United States, to the same country that recently lavished the Oscar on Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza.   Directed by Marco Bellocchio a native from Emilia-Romagna, this most recent film, Dormant Beauty, was called "the best political film of the era"...

di Liliana Rosano   Viene spesso definita l'erede di Julia Child. E in effetti lei, Lidia Bastianich, la chef più popolare d'oltreoceano, da Julia Child ha imparato a considerare lo chef come uno strumento a servizio del cibo e non come un protagonista del cibo. Mentre la Child ha imparato dalla Bastianich il risotto. Bastianich oggi è un n...

By Angelo Coniglio If you still live in the place where your immigrant ancestors settled, your local public library probably has hard copies of the US Census covering your location. However, if you live elsewhere, you must search on-line censuses.   I find that even for local information, using on-line searches is easier than using hard cop...

Italian American author David Baldacci was born in Richmond, VA, in 1960. He started writing in elementary school when his mother gave him a notebook, though he didn't start writing seriously until high school. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.   He later attended the...

The latest trend hitting the runway at New York Fashion Week is sparkling, crisp and comes in a glass. Two of Italy's creative powerhouses, Italia Independent and famed Italian wine maker, Marco Fantinel, launch their newest project, The Independent Prosecco, in the U.S. this fall.    The Italian fashion group is known for their sophist...

Jeep was one of the grand prizes when Fiat took over Chrysler during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, an Italian-Canadian, knew the Jeep brand well. And in his strategic planning he made Jeep a focal point of expanding the combined Fiat Chrysler's sales globally. That explains why you see the Jeep name on the uni...

by Abigail Abrams   Friday is World Nutella Day, and the world is going crazy. The famous chocolatey hazelnut spread is a favorite to include in breakfast and dessert items alike, and the internet is overflowing with recipes, deals and beautiful photos to celebrate the holiday. Every year on Feb. 5, the world celebrates this delicious f...

The "Chefs' Table Series" is aired weekly on local access TV stations. Airing the week of Dec. 12:Executive chef Victor Paone of Bon Appetit Management demonstrates to a live audience at the Sons of Italy Hall in Roslindale how to make four of the seven fish dishes in part 1 of Feast of the Seven Fishes. Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditio...

Business television presenter Maria Bartiromo is leaving broadcaster CNBC after 20 years to take a job at rival Fox Business Network, according to a source familiar with the matter. CNBC President and Chief Executive Mark Hoffman announced Bartiromo's departure in a memo to employees on Monday and said she will leave the company when her contract...