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November 15, 2018

This 1926 Ford Huckster, Model T, reminds me of a part of my life while growing up in Italy. For a moment, images of that past play back like a moviola and I can even hear the sounds... . I hear the shouting of Italian vendors echoed by the indistinct voices of women (...

April 13, 2018

My Irish friend Don is going to Italy for the first time in a couple of weeks. He doesn't have time to learn Italian and asked me for advice. He thought that a crash Italian language course would be too overwhelming in such a short, busy time before the trip. I smiled...

April 10, 2018

Although "la carne d'agnello" (lamb meat) is a traditional Italian Easter dish, it is an ancient, biblical delicacy also part of the Greek and Hebrew's culture and cuisine.  The exquisite, tender meat, which is lean and has low, zero fat, is mostly flavored with rosema...

March 30, 2018

St. Mary's Church on West Avenue, in Norwalk, Connecticut is one of the two churches built by Italian immigrants at the turn of the century where Mass is still celebrated in Latin. (St. Joseph, is the other one.) This is an image of the procession held during the celeb...

March 31, 2017

Matera is a neolithic Southern Italian city situated in the region Basilicata. It is the 3rd oldest city in the world (1. Aleppo in Syria; 2. Jericho in West Bank) and was once home of the writer Carlo Levi, author of the famous book "Christ Stopped at Eboli." It is al...

March 23, 2017

Sicily is one of the most captivating places you should visit at least once in your lifetime.  Rich in history, unique culture and traditions, this triangular-shaped island is also called "The Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea." Autonomous region of Italy, separated from...

January 15, 2017

When tourists think of Veneto, they immediately think of Venice.  Yet, if you haven't visited small, lovely towns like Asolo in this region, I invite you to do so the next time you travel there.  Called "The Pearl of the Province of Treviso" and also "The City of a Hun...

May 26, 2016

Since 1929, the Silvermine Tavern has been a landmark in what is known as the Silvermine Center Historic District recognized on the “National Register of Historic Places” in June 2009, and a well-known destination for special events and dining experience in a picturesq...

July 1, 2015

These are the ingredients for the authentic Chicken Marsala Lombardo recipe, from Sicily.  The video has been directed and produced by Frank Vollero.

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