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The tradition of Quinto Quarto cuisine: Trippa alla Romana

The term quinto quarto, “the fifth quarter,” refers to a type of cuisine born from poor, peasant kitchens, and the term itself originates from Rome...

Botteghiamo, Rome and the soul of Italian heritage

Today, I feel like to write about Rome and Italian heritage, but for once - our regular readers may be aware of my penchant for classical history - I...

Le Marche, Ascoli and the magic of Olives all’Ascolana

As big as a Robin’s egg, mildly tart with a hint of sweetness, and just-perfect chewy only begins to describe an Ascolana olive. Biting into one is a...

Film maker Daniele De Michele celebrates food as culture

For nearly two decades, Daniele De Michele has celebrated the spirit of Italian grandmothers, calling attention to their collective knowledge about...

La Marzocco: the coffee machine behind Italy’s best caffé

It takes a lot of things to prepare a good cup of coffee: obviously, a good coffee blend and a good machine, to say the least. There’s a brand that...

The flavors of Autunno: rotolo di tacchino con frittata

As the season cycles back to Fall and the air begins to chill, the Italian table is frequently graced with delicious roasts that highlight the...

Retiring in Italy: it may no longer be only a dream

Regardless of their age, Italians have one huge preoccupation these days: retiring. With income taxes among the highest in Europe and pensions often...

We still miss you: 25 years without Federico Fellini

It was All Souls’ Day, and Rome had woken up under the rain. It makes you wonder, sometimes, the way Nature manages to read into the heart of the...

Consul General Antonio Verde says goodbye to Los Angeles at the end of his mandate

He had two very specific goals for his term in Los Angeles: to answer as best as possible to the needs of the Italian community, and to support...

Third Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

San Francisco welcomes Puglia’s culinary traditions and one of its best representatives, Chef Cicorella, during the Third Annual Week of Italian...

Dina Morrone’s “The Italian in Me” wins the Valley Theatre Award

“Call me! Federico Fellini wants to see you.” When actress Dina Morrone received this message from her agent, she didn’t think much of it and...

The last lighthouse keeper at Punta Carena

The lighthouse, a mysterious and poetic place, cherished by artists and writers: Virginia Woolf set one of her most popular novels, To the Lighthouse...

12 things to do in Cilento, Campania’s untouched gem

The region of Campania holds classic treasures like the Palace of Caserta and archeological sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum. Seductive resorts...

3 Best Places to Visit in Florence

Are you planning a trip to Florence for the next holiday? Hop in as we take you through a handful of ways to have fun in one of the most significant...

Rasiglia: singing waters and legacy of the loom

A tiny hamlet in the peaceful Umbrian hills has become a popular destination thanks to what we would call the social media effect. Its name is...

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