Trieste. L’appuntamento con il professor Fabio Finotti è al caffè degli Specchi in piazza Unità d’Italia. E’ l’11 gennaio eppure la piazza è ancora delimitata dagli alberi di Natale e, mentre la attraverso, sento la melodia di Jingle Bells. E penso: qui la festa non finisce mai. Ma quale sarebbe stato il destino di Trieste se non fosse stata libera...

Before indoor dining shut down, I actually took a seat — with friends! — indoors at Sant Ambroeus, the most recent addition to Brookfield and to the line of Milanese coffee and pastry shops that first landed on these shores in the early eighties. (Our nearest cousin is on Lafayette and Prince, but there are three others in the city along with South...

“Anno nuovo, vita nuova.” We are all familiar with this Italian expression proclaimed at the beginning of a new year. This year, it takes on a deeper meaning as a major change will take place at Holy Rosary. The good news is that starting in the month of February, two priests will be staffing Holy Rosary parish; the other part of this news is that...

A Madison (CT) native has written a book to inspire small acts of kindness that can make big difference. Kate West has brought her Italian-American holiday traditions and cherished childhood memories with her beloved Nona to the page. Her book “LeBefana and the Christmas Star” follows an enchanting character from ancient Italian folklore that child...

While looking through the website of the Museum of the City of New York last week, my eyes fixated on what I thought must be a painting: a colorful, somber scene in Little Italy in 1920—the men mostly standing against a brick storefront while women and children sifted through a basket of fresh loaves of bread on the curb. Which of New York’s many L...

È Fabio Finotti il nuovo direttore dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura a New York. Titolare della cattedra Mariano DiVito di Italian Studies presso la Pennsylvania University di Philadelphia, dove è direttore del Center for Italian Studies, Finotti è anche docente di Letteratura italiana nelle università di Trieste e di Pola. Classe 1957, è laureato...

In New York the lights on Broadway will not be the only ones to be dimmed because of Covid restrictions. While struggling with many difficulties, even Christian communities will experience the difficulty of not being able to meet in person, and the preventive measures making it impossible to celebrate the Eucharist in the usual way. In addition to...

Seeking kitchen inspiration for the home cooks (just about everyone these days) on your holiday gift list? No worries, we have you covered. For our 2020 cookbook roundup, we asked a group of highly accomplished Italian chefs to share their favorite recipe book or one that’s been an inspiration. Collectively, their impressive credentials include coo...

Vittoria repetto described herself as “a native downtown guinea dyke butch who grew up in the Greenwich Village…;” yet she defied labels; anyone who knew her saw a big personality in every sense. The daughter of immigrant Italian parents; from Liguria on her father’s side and Lombardy on her mother’s side,  Italian American writers, particularly wo...

Today, new vegan deli Galioto’s opened in New York City, serving plant-based versions of Italian deli classics. Created by the team behind popular vegan restaurant Jajaja Plantas Mexicana, the deli will specialize in a variety of sandwiches, including Impossible meat-based The Meatball Parm, mozzarella-stuffed The Eggplant, and The Portobello featu...