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The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is back for it’s 5th edition and showcases Italy and the Italian taste in the world. The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian …

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We all use it, but where does it come from, really? And how should we translate it into English? These are the two, most pressing questions associated with our expression of the day, alla faccia (ahl-la fah-tcha). According to our …

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Many believe that scaramanzia is a thing of the  South, but nothing is further from the  truth. I am from the North-West and I, too, grew up knowing that opening an  umbrella inside the  house porta sfortuna and that a …

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Ah, l’Italia! Paese di Santi, navigatori e poeti! Have you ever asked yourself why, historically, the people of Italy are seen as such? It seems to be particularly apt this time of the year, the fact that — according to …

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If there is one thing Italy has been missing since lockdown orders were enforced again , it’s aperitivo. Whether it was a quick one after the  office, a weekly way to catch up with friends, or just a weekend occurrence …

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On the occasion of the fifth edition of the World Week of Italian Cuisine, that will take place from November 15th to November 22nd, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles presents a copious menu of initiatives to celebrate the importance of post …

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If you don’t know how to use it, you don’t know how to translate it. There is a lot of truth in these words, especially for terms like figurati (fee-goo-rah-tee), whose actual meaning has nothing to do with its etymology and …

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Ti voglio bene (tee voh-llioh bai-nai) is the sweetest of Italian expressions. Unlike its more theatrical sister, ti amo, “ti voglio bene” tends to be more subtle but also more authentic.  When you say “ ti voglio bene,” you’re usually …

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L’Aquila, capoluogo dell’Abruzzo, è da sempre la città dove l’acqua è di casa. Forse non tutti sanno che il nome stesso, ‘Aquila’, a dispetto di una diffusa opinione che vuole che provenga dal maestoso rapace simbolo imperiale del presunto fondatore, …

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Have you ever wondered why, when Italians answer the phone, they always say “Pronto?”  First of all: what does that pronto word mean? It means, quite simply, “I am ready.” And what does it have to do with answering the …

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