Bestselling author Sandra Montanino chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about her novel “The Weight of Salt.” Montanino, a member of the League of Utah Writers, has won numerous awards for her short stories. Her first novel, “The Weight of Salt” won The Outstanding Fiction Award at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. Recently p...

Writers have been busy in recent months, especially the literati yearning for Florence or all those shuttered in medieval palazzos during the darkest days of these pandemic times. This autumn, indulge in one of these many Florence-inspired reads on your flight back to Peretola or ensconced in your armchair. It’s time to welcome back the bookish sea...

Professor Massimo Montanari author of A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce discussed his book with the Italian Cultural Society of Chicago in a virtual event. The book examines the history of pasta and tomato sauce. Professor Montarai explained, “pasta is a very very old object”. In ancient societies, pasta was identified as a variant of...

Zerocalcare is the pen name of MicheleRech, one of Italy’s best-selling graphic novel artists, famous for his ability to write comedy with depth. His comics blog – Zerocalcare.it – is one of Italy’s most read comics destinations and widely shared on social media. Forget My Name, the first Zerocalcare book to be published by ABLAZE, is a poignant st...

“It is a useful publication for understanding the event of migration across the Italian ocean in the second half of the nineteenth century which, by its mass character, contributed to defining a particular form of settlement in the reality of the United States. It is very interesting to note that, at that historical point, there are still documents...

What would your life have looked like if you had been born five years earlier? Ten? What would have changed, not just in your familial context but in the world around you? What were the top songs and movies five and ten years before your birth? Culture moves fast, and the context into which we are born shapes us. This is why revising an artist’s bi...

Having grown up in Italy, my great-grandfather expected the family over for dinner every Sunday. Homemade pasta, or macaroni as we called it, was just one of the items on the menu, usually served sometime after an appetizer and before a meat or fish dish. My grandmother would hand-cut the pasta dough, dry it on her wooden rack and serve the pasta w...

With the growing popularity of baking soaring, the book, The Italian Bakery, is perfect for both beginner bakers and experts looking to expand their repertoire. Available in English at our Books For Chefs online store, it offers 140 classic and contemporary recipes for cakes, pastries, pies, cookies, chocolates, and frozen puddings. The introductio...

Join us on November 30 at 6pm for an enlightening evening with Gaetano Cipolla, an authority on Sicilian culture and language. RSVP Here. He is Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University and President and Editor of Arba Sicula, an international organization that promotes Sicilian culture. Dr. Cipolla launched two series of books on Sicilian cultur...

It is with great sadness that we mark the death of Professor Gerald Meyer of Hostos Community College, the City University of New York. Professor Meyer’s varied research has resulted in almost one hundred articles and books elucidating various aspects of Italian America and working-class history as well as the intersections of radicalism and immigr...