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When it comes to pizza, I’m typically a fan of the less-is-more approach. I’m a stickler for solid ingredients that can speak for themselves. When it comes to food trucks, I want more, and I always want them within walking distance. The last food truck boom happened when people lost their jobs and rents for brick and mortar locations became unfeasi...

Anni cinquanta. Il sole estivo batte sul tetto delle auto in fila, da lontano si sente lo schiamazzo dei bambini, l’ottimismo senza complicazioni delle loro voci. Don DeLillo ha vent’anni ed è seduto all’ingresso del parcheggio del luna park del Bronx. Il suo compito è quello di controllare le macchine in fila facendo un fischio in caso di problemi...

ITALY HAS HUNDREDS OF ANCIENT churches, but only a few feature the kind of wonder that makes Santuario della Beata Vergine delle Grazie stand out.  Inside the sanctuary of this church located in the Province of Mantua, visitors will find a large, taxidermied crocodile hanging from the ceiling, just beyond the main entrance. There are several other...

Italian Cuisine – from 1929 the most authoritative and long-standing cooking monthly in Italy and in the rest of the world – with the July issue launches a new and ambitious communication project aimed at supporting the universal value of gastronomic culture Italian: a great choral initiative to nominate “ Italian cuisine” as an intangible heritage...

The Italian comedy series "Under the Riccione Sun" became available today on Netflix. Directed by Antonio Usbergo and Niccolo Celaia, the series follows the adventures of a group of teenagers vacationing on the northern Italian seaside. Click here for more information. Coming on July 15, "Gli infedeli" (The Players) boasts an all-star cast that inc...

Since March 2020 when quarantine measures forced us to move our lessons online at the Università di Torino, lessons have been learnt in more ways than one. Firstly, the experience forced me as a teacher at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures & Modern Cultures to deeply reflect on the purpose of higher education including the reasons wh...

As Arthur Avenue settles into Phase 2 of reopening, the Bronx’s historic Little Italy has become something brand new: A piazza, complete with 100 tables set up on the sidewalks and into the street. Peter Madonia, chair of the Belmont Business Improvement District and the owner of Madonia Bakery, said it’s a plan he’s excited about for its own sake,...

Add the Feast of the Assumption, a summertime favorite on the Cleveland festival circuit that draws thousands to Little Italy, to the list of events that won't happen this year because of the pandemic. In a joint statement with Fr. Joseph Previte of the Holy Rosary Parish, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson said: “For 121 years, Holy Rosary Parish has c...

La Fontanella’s owners are retiring and closing the restaurant’s doors for good after decades of serving authentic Italian cuisine on Oakley Street. For 34 years, husband-and-wife team Gianfranco “Franco” and Maria Gamberale served fresh, traditional Italian dishes like chicken Vesuvio, eggplant Parmigiana and lasagna Bolognese.  From the broths to...

Italy and Spain have been singled out by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) as good examples of how to successfully contain the coronavirus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, made his remarks on 1 July during a virtual conference on the covid-19 crisis. "In March, Italy and Spain were the epicentre of the pandemic" - Te...

Peter Klosse is somewhat of a mad genius. And what he’s attempting to do, may seem impossible, but through scientific rigor and a lot of eating, he’s on the verge of cracking the code on taste. Klosse is a taste scientist and he and a team of researchers are endeavoring to quantify taste through objective methods. Klosse has broken taste down into...

With the recent removal of statues of Christopher Columbus and Confederate leaders such as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, a related request to the Enfield Town Council to change a street name in town has been made by a longstanding active member of the community. Nick Lefakis, who served for many years on the Planning & Zoning Commission and...