March 9th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Italian cuisine is one of the most richly diverse fares in the world. Food in Italy not only varies by region, but often by town and even by village, with each one having its own specialties. It is important to understand that the food that visitors find in Italy is much different from the “Italian” food found in the U.S. or other parts of the world.Italians have very discerning palates. This is...
March 2nd, 2011
Written by Rita Cook in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
No matter when you find yourself in Italy, there are always a few festivals going on, and if you are lucky, one might be taking place where you are visiting. The website, touts the importance of festivals in this fun-loving country noting, “Italy is a land of beauty and glory. The Italians celebrate Christmas and the New Year with great pomp and show and there are hundreds of...
February 23rd, 2011
Written by Rita Rizzo in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,Why do Italians appear to be prejudiced against Sicilians?~Puzzled in PoughkeepsieDear Puzzled,It is puzzling, isn’t it? Most Americans consider Sicilians to be Italians, so how can prejudice exist between people who live in different regions of the same country? Although this prejudice is considered by many to be more historical than contemporary, you will find that an ample...
February 16th, 2011
Written by Wendy Innes in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The culture of Italy is one that dates back thousands of years, and whose influence is seen in many parts of western civilization, including art, food, science, and faith. The Italy of today is fairly new however, as the country was only unified under a single government in 1861. But the Italian way of life remains as rich today as it ever was, and Italy boasts some of the most unique culture on...
February 9th, 2011
Written by Randi McCreary in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Italy is synonymous for picturesque landscapes, culinary masterpieces, forward fashion, and a historic regard for tradition. One such tradition that dates back as early as the 1700s is opera.One might regard opera as an experience reserved solely for a particular class or culture. This is only a perception. What I love about music is the freedom of expression, and the realization of like and...


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