Monthly Archives: January 2015

“The Italian Americans” Screening at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

The National Italian American Foundation was in Chicago, on January 29, at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, for a preview of the upcoming two-part documentary series, “The Italian Americans.” Guests at the screening were able to enjoy … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Il coperto”   Many restaurants in Italy, charge a small fee called “il coperto” to cover the cost of a table set-up such as the tablecloth, napkins, silver ware, bread etc.  However, the origin of this practice … Continue reading

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Marra Forni Pizza Ovens

Marra Forni is not messing around when it comes to the authenticity of your pizza. The Maryland-based Italian oven maker has been bringing the traditional style of Italian Neapolitan Pizza to local markets all over the United States, with its hand-crafted … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con …

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “CAFONE” A possible origin of the expression “CAFONE “ comes from the Southern part of Lazio and Campania. In the 15th century, peasants coming from mountain villages, would go to live-stock   fairs to buy cattle to … Continue reading

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Italian A Day : Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi was always convinced that California’s wines could compete with the European heavy weights and he set out to prove it. In 1966, Robert Mondavi and his eldest son, R. Michael Mondavi, founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con …

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com “Okay, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg” In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted, and largely by the hands of Italian artists. Some paintings of … Continue reading

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Harry Warren and the Music of Film

Composer and lyricist Harry Warren was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. Born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, in Brooklyn, in 1893, Warrens’ Italian immigrant parents changed the family’s name to Warren when Harry was young. From an … Continue reading

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Vantage Point Capri

By Laura Thayer, travel writer and blogger at ciaoamalfi.com The image of Capri summons up sparkling blue sea, bougainvillea-covered villas and a sense of luxury and style that has captivated travelers, writers and artists from around the world for centuries. … Continue reading

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Remembering Pino Daniele

Beloved Italian singer-songwriter Pino Daniele, whose guitar skills and vocal abilities influenced such a wide range of musical genres, passed away over the weekend at the age of 59. Born in Naples, Daniele taught himself how to play the guitar … Continue reading

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The NIAF Family is Deeply Saddened

I was nine years old the night that Governor Mario Cuomo decided not to get on that plane for New Hampshire, and not to seek the Presidency of the United States of America. I can remember my father sitting me … Continue reading

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