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More to explore from Emilia-Romagna region than Lambrusco

By On May 8, 2017

It is perhaps Italy’s oldest family of grapes, but Reunite tarnished its image By Frank Cipparone In a nation that has pride in its cuisine, no region is more noted for its… Read More

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Italian Ferrari team gunning for Formula One glory

By On May 8, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini With the 2017 Formula One racing season underway, the Scuderia Ferrari team based in Maranello, Italy, is prepared for their best season in nearly 10 years in the international… Read More

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Neumann president Dr. Rosalie Mirenda’s work ethic comes from South Philly roots

By On May 8, 2017

By Pete Kennedy “I’m not an early, early riser,” Dr. Rosalie Mirenda says. “I like to be in my bed until 6 o’clock or so, and then I get up to exercise.”… Read More

International Workers’ Day
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May 1 is a day to honor the Italian worker

By On May 3, 2017

First May Day celebration in Italy was in 1890 By Joe Cannavo As cited in previous articles, Italy along with a majority of its sister European countries celebrates a public or national… Read More

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How Franciacorta became the Italian answer to champagne

By On April 17, 2017

Sparkling wines are product of French grapes cultivated in Lombardia By Frank Cipparone Just as all that glitters is not gold, all that sparkles is certainly not champagne. The limestone cellars that… Read More

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Sicily to secede from Italy on Liberation Day?

By On April 17, 2017

Tomfoolery on April 1 is a longstanding Italian custom, and includes newspapers By Robert J. Cannavo The end of fascist rule in Italy under Benito Mussolini is celebrated on April 25 each… Read More

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Italian Jews observe unique Passover traditions

By On April 17, 2017

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Some years ago, while walking through Rome’s famous Jewish Ghetto, an American couple who were eating at one of the kosher restaurants heard my husband and me speaking English.… Read More

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On Easter Monday, even the Pope takes a day off

By On April 13, 2017

La Pasquetta is a day of leisure, renewal and picnics By Joe Cannavo As one would imagine in a predominantly Roman Catholic country like Italy, Easter Sunday is perhaps the most revered… Read More

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No better time for Slow Wine

By On February 20, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Slow down, you’re moving too fast.” That lyric from an old pop tune could serve as the theme for Slow Food. Founded in Piedmont by Carlo Petrini in the… Read More

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On the threshold of a culinary dream in vertical city of Positano

By On February 20, 2017

By Murray Schulman Last month, I began to introduce you to my perspectives on Positano. As promised, I will continue this series with more imagery of the sights, sounds and flavors of… Read More