An exceptional introduction to Italian literature for English readers, the 40 authors compiled in this anthology gift us with vivid stories that when placed into one binding challenge trite perceptions and unveil a raw, more realistic portrait of Italy, from its birthing pangs as a modern nation to the end of the 20th century. The award-winning aut...

Anna Carabetta of Meriden, Connecticut, founder of Carabetta Cares and Star Studio, is excited to announce the release of her first cookbook, Cucina di Anna, late Spring 2021. Anna is - a health and wellness instructor, public relations manager, caregiver and more. But at the heart, she is a wife to her husband, Joe, and mother to her five children...

The Calabrian city of Vibo Valentia has been named the first ever Italian Book Capital, for 2021, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced on Friday. Vibo beat Ariano Arpino, Caltanisetta, Campobasso, Cesena and Pontremoli. The Calabrian city won because "it has distinguished itself for the quality of the initiatives presented, set out clearly...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Gail Reitano on her new book Italian Love Cake. A journey of feminist and political awakening during 1930s America, the book follows Marie Genovese who mourns the recent loss of her mother and struggles to manage the family’s failing Five & Ten, as well as her brother flirting with Fascism. Isolated and uncertain, she...

Novelist John Domini hails from a famiglia of brave Neapolitans, men who defied Nazi occupiers and the Allied Command and the Camorra. It is a different species of courage, yet coraggio nonetheless, that Domini displays in tackling the genre of memoir in which a benighted adult son probes his father’s European haunts to mine buried war exploits. Th...

“America is technically home but my heart and soul is in Calabria,” says Rosetta Costantino, author of My Calabria, Southern Italian Desserts and culinary instructor of traditional southern Italian recipes and tour guide in Calabria, Sicily, and Puglia. Costantino was born and raised in Verbicaro, Calabria a small wine-producing hill town at the ti...

In spite of the intensive research undertaken by scholars, collectors and violin makers over the past 30 years, the history of Italian violin making is still far from fully documented. Owing to the huge diversity of historical, political and social situations in the highly fragmented Italian peninsula, there are still many important areas whose lut...

Prima dei 17 miliardi di dollari del Piano Marshall, nell’Europa devastata dalla guerra arrivarono le tavolette di cioccolato, le sigarette e le cigomme (i chewing gum), le calze di nylon e le sottane recuperate dai paracadute dei Liberators. Poi insieme ai dollari arrivarono il gel, il rock ‘n roll, i jeans e la guerra fredda. La storia dei rappor...

There are said to be over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history and a story to tell.  These shapes have evolved alongside the flavours of local ingredients, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary dish into something sublime. The Geometry of Pasta pairs over 100 authentic recipes from critically acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy – co-...

Vincent Graziano has done it again. Having published his first work of fiction, Die Laughing, in 2009, and more recently The Family Jewels in 2018, the stand up comedian turned funeral parlor owner again borrows from memories of his youth in Little Italy and imagined scenarios only a funeral director could devise. While Die Laughing and The Family...