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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

Justin Perillo
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‘Feisty’ Italian spirit fuels Newark native’s career in NFL

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini When we think of Italians, certain things come to mind: food, wine, romance, coffee, conversation, etc. Seldom do we think of professional athletes as part of everyday Italian culture,… Read More

Pete Giorgi cooks with sister Josephine, nephew Joe Giorgi (current president of Giorgi Kitchens) and Joe’s wife, Dawn.
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Co-founder credits community service with Giorgi Kitchens’ success

By On February 20, 2017

By Pete Kennedy Early in his career, Pete Giorgi Sr. worked as an engineering technical illustrator at DuPont, in the atomic energy department that was responsible for designing the Savannah River nuclear… Read More

Paolo Gentiloni
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Italy votes for more coalition, less ‘demolition’

By On February 20, 2017

Prime Minister Gentiloni a sharp change from Renzi ANSA ROME — Italy’s new Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, could scarcely be less like his frenetic forerunner, Matteo Renzi. In place of a provincial… Read More

Until recently, the wines of the Campania region were considered unremarkable peasant fare.
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Campania whites from southern Italy reach full fruition

By On February 20, 2017

By Frank Cipparone Standing on a hillside in Irpinia, the rugged coastline in the distance, you can visualize the first Greek settlers who arrived almost 3,000 years ago. They introduced eastern Mediterranean… Read More

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Positano: There’s no lemons like those lemons

By On February 20, 2017

By Murray Schulman This past September into early October my wife and I fulfilled our dream of visiting Italy. We spent nearly a year planning this trip as we were determined to… Read More

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Nel blu dipinto di

By On February 20, 2017

Da Susanna Squellerio Avevo solo quattro anni ma fu tale lo stupore, il sentimento di gioia di vivere e spensieratezza che la canzone “Nel Blu dipinto di Blu” mi trasmise che, ancor… Read More

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Stone megalith found in Gela identified as a prehistoric sundial

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini On the southern coast of Sicily a small group of Italian archaeologists including Giuseppe La Spina, Michele Curto, and Mario Bracciaventi stumbled across a prehistoric “calendar rock” resembling the… Read More