Italian traditions

Winter Citrus Chill, Cappelletti Sorbetto, Italian Drink, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

A Winter Citrus Chill

It’s time to enjoy one of the glories of the cold weather table, winter citrus. Huge orbs of Ruby Red grapefruit, bright orange Cara Cara navel...
Sant’Agata Feltria, Christmas cheer, Montefeltro, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Pure Christmas cheer in Sant’Agata Feltria

When December rolls around and we start to think about Christmas the first things and places that come to mind are Nordic traditions, white capped...
Many of the oldest craft shops in Ripe still exist

Ripe, “il Paese dei Mestieri” that keeps the tradition of ancient handcrafts alive

There is no other place in Italy that can be considered, for its traditions and connection to its past, more unique than Ripe. First thing you see...
Pasta Squares, Beef and Mushroom Ragù, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Corn Pasta Squares with Beef and Mushroom Ragù

These little pasta squares, known as tacconi , hail from Italy’s Mezzogiorno , and are particularly well known in Molise and Abruzzo. Toothsome and...
The festival "Festa delle Luminarie" in Scorrano (Apulia)

Scorrano, a little village turns into the Capital of the Luminarie for a few days a year

Tradition, religion, heritage, and passion: from one generation to the other, a small town in the Apulia region, Scorrano, has been able to keep all...
Bocce ball is said to be the world’s oldest sport, possibly going back as far as 23 centuries

Play the Italian Way – Bocce! Part II – Bocce Now

This is the second of a two part article featuring the timeless game of bocce ball. Part one of the article was published in the May 28, 2015 edition...

Olive Oil for Dessert: Pianogrillo Gelato

I make frozen desserts year round - gelati, sorbetti, semifreddi - and my gelato machine occupies pride of place on my kitchen counter. I like to put...
Vignarola, Celebration of Spring Vegetables, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Vignarola stew: A Celebration of Spring Vegetables

Artichokes. Fava beans. Asparagus. Peas. Ramps. Spring’s glorious bounty is finally here after a long winter of turnips, potatoes, rutabagas and...
Geneses of Limoncello, Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Geneses of Limoncello: one of the biggest Italian culinary tradition

Capri, Sorrento, and Amalfi have agreed to disagree on the birthplace of Limoncello. Its unique, inimitable flavor has become one of Italy’s biggest...
Fashion Blogger, Chiara Ferragni, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Great Influence of Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni

When it comes to fashion blogs, Chiara Ferragni’s blog may be one to triumph all others. The 27-year-old fashion blogger has a blog so massive that...

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