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The Feast of Maria SS Lauretana has travelled a long and winding road from the narrow streets of a small Sicilian town to the open arms of a north suburban shopping center. The journey has been centuries in the making, and the path has been strewn with challenges but paved with faith. "Our feast has been celebrated for hundreds of years in Sicily...

WHEN: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 @ 5:45 PM WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleeker WHO: Nancy Caronia is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at University of Rhode Island, where she teaches contemporary literature, composition, and creative writing. Caronia's creative writing has most recently appeared in Animal, New Delta Review,...

di Claudia Cecconato   Forse non tutti conoscono la storia dei Buffalo Soldiers. Una divisione dell'esercito USA, formata da soldati neri americani con a capo un comandante bianco, razzista. Come gli altri Alleati i Buffalo combatterono al fianco dei partigiani per liberare l'Italia dal nazifascismo.   In particolare quella parte del...

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   A taste for fried mozzarella sticks has left me vulnerable to years of appetizer abuse. I saw too many pale, chewy sticks whose journey from factory to plate was interrupted only by a burst of microwave radiation. I had started to wonder what I ever saw in them in the first place.   At Orazio's, my faith was r...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The museum complex of Villa Durazzo Centurione is a seat consisting of two historic houses of nobility, by a park/Italian garden and an art museum "Vittorio G. Rossi" in Santa Margherita Ligure, in the Tigullio, in the province of Genoa. The site, own...

Join us as we continue to showcase Italy's regional richness and diversity in our popular series "Taste the Regions". For the first appointment of our Fall term, we will discover Roma, the capitol of Italy and a perennial favorite of tourists the world over.   Thursday, October 15th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, ICC instructor and Rome native Mirella He...

By Vicky Taylor   It's countdown time for a special reunion for the descendants of Italian POW's who lived and worked at what was in the mid-1940s called Letterkenny Ordinance Depot Franklin County.   About 20 such descendants have packed their bags and are ready to board an airplane for the United States, where they will be welcomed...

By Jennie Geisler Hutchison   I live in Conneaut, Ohio, and treasure every time I've made the 10-minute drive to Biscotti's Restaurant. Those all-too-rare trips promise exquisite food bordering on (OK, full-on) indulgence. The Italian bread is hot and soft. The salads, with a powerful balsamic dressing, delight.   This time,...

by Ryan Duvall   It's not rocket science. When I visited Danny's Italian Grill, the newest Italian eatery in town, in the Washington Square shopping center on North Clinton Street, it only made sense that the Italian offerings were what shined brightest.   Danny's has an extensive menu with a definite Italian flair, but there als...

L'on. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (PI), in seguito alle considerazioni espresse al Convegno sulla previdenza che ha organizzato, nel mese di ottobre, a New York, ha inviato, oggi, una lettera al Sottosegretario Mario Giro per rappresentargli le esigenze della Comunità italiana che vive negli Usa per quanto concerne la previdenza sociale. In particol...

by Andra Zeppelin   Paul and Aileen Reilly, siblings and partners extraordinaire at Beast + Bottle, are finally ready to unveil details of their upcoming restaurant, Coperta. Until a recent chat, the two have kept the particulars of the new Uptown restaurant under wraps.   The chef chatted with Eater to share everything from design to...

by Jennifer Brannock Cox Moving slowly through throngs of adoring patrons and friends, Vinny Bellia navigates hugs, handshakes and tearful goodbyes with purpose and a smile. And though his staff has the evening well in hand, his eyes routinely drift from the conversation to the food, making sure everything is as it should be for his guests....