WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Kolymbetra Garden (greek word for a type of pool used in Roman times for aquatic sports) is an archaeological site of great historical, scenic, agricultural and natural importance, located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In 1999, the r...

by Maria Lina Bommarito Although Pasta alla Norma is internationally well-known and appreciated, not everyone knows the story of its name. This simple but delicious Mediterranean dish finds its origins in Catania, the Sicilian province where the lively Etna volcano lies.   A true emblem of Sicilian culinary tradition, Pasta alla Norma is a...

by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards   It would no doubt be interesting if one could put an entire region or country on the couch, in psychiatric terms, in order to examine its neuroses and foibles, to highlight where it might be going right or wrong. In the perpetually dysfunctional world in which we all seem to live, the results would be enligh...

Il Centro di lingua e cultura italiana Babilonia è lieto di annunciare la sesta edizione dell'Annual Teacher Study Grant, una Borsa di Studio creata per dar un riconoscimento tangibile a un docente di italiano e italianistica negli USA per il l'impegno e l'eccellenza nell'insegnamento di lingua e cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti. Quest'anno asse...

  WTI Magazine #59    2015 May, 1Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   I had received some samples from Prestige Wine Imports on the wines of Stemmari, amd I recently sampled one, 2012 Stemmari Dalila. It's a wine made of 80% grillo and 20 % viognier that is aged in French oak for 8 months. The wine...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 82nd issue of our online magazine. It is August, but we don't stop! At the end of July, We the Italians has organized part of the Italian mission of the Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Commerce Secretary Antonio J. Soave, a...

By Giovanni di Napoli   For the third year in a row, New York City's Sicilian Food, Wine and Travel Group celebrated the Epiphany at Cacio e Vino, one of Manhattan's top Sicilian restaurants.   Those of us who braved the snow and bitter cold temperatures were greatly rewarded with a four-course meal replete with Sicilian specialties....

The submarine sandwich – popularized by small sandwich shops from coast to coast usually bearing the name of a national chain – has to be the most frequently store-bought sandwich in the country.   Though it might be difficult to make the connection from lesser mass-marketed versions, its roots are Italian-American. The sub in its various si...

Italy's coast guard said it coordinated the rescue of more than 4,200 migrants off Libya's coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Friday. In some of the most intense Mediterranean migrant traffic of the year, a total of 4,243 people were saved from fishing boats and motorized rubber dighies.   The 22 operations took pla...

Just a few days ago in the south west Sicilian fishing town of Sciacca, Google held their uber-secretive event (Obtusely named "The Camp") for the second year in a row. While details of attendees and the like were kept to a minimum, one can only imagine the lavishness of such an event, held at the stunning Verdura Resort.   With 2km's o...