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Mistral made of Gragnano, a town of just under 30.000 not far from beautiful Naples, the historical heart of dry pasta-making in Italy. But we’re not talking about the dry wind born in the South of France that graces the …

We recently published an article how Sicily,  in an attempt to attract more tourists to its shores, was to implement travel bonuses and  offer free nights on hotel bookings. What comes out  today is  that, in fact, beautiful Trinacria is …

Issue 7, Dott. Francesco Chiappelli, Prof. emeritus UCLA Center for the Health Sciences Dott. Francesco Chiappelli, Prof. Emer. UCLA Center for the Health Sciences. For comments, questions or the Italian version of these few thoughts, please contact: Chiappelli.research@gmail.com CoViD-19 pandemic …

Being quarantined leaves you a lot of time to ponder upon stuff — even if you actually work from home so you need to pump through your 8 hours a day writing and editing anyway. Some reflect on the meaning …

During those first, dramatic days of lockdown balconies became, for a large number of Italians, the sole place to experience human contact. Stepping outside on that small, reassuring outdoor corner of our home was the closest thing  to our former …

Admit it – it’s been on your mind since that first viewing of “Under the Tuscan Sun” … owning your own magical villa in the lush Italian countryside surrounded by singing birds and plentiful wine. After all, who amongst us …

Finally, Italy is up and working again. Our borders are open to all other EU countries, stores and restaurants finally welcome customers and patrons,  and our museums, too, are able to display their treasures to the world again. We are …

Time machines — how many of us have imagined strapping into one, flipping a few switches to then find ourselves whisked into a whirling vortex — finally plopped into some ancient land of long ago? Only in our dreams or …

Ah! Beauty!  The gift of the gods to their subjects, inspiration to literature, poetry and art of all forms and colors. Its canons may change from decade to decade,   but its essence remains the same, lifeblood of human creativity …

One of my favorite pastimes in the kitchen is finding ways to make under-appreciated and undervalued ingredients shine. I love an underdog. Take celery for example. It shows up in any number of recipes, but almost always in a minor …