Tag Archives: Italian culture

Scholarship Stories

At the National Italian American Foundation, we believe in supporting future generations of our community, which is why we have provided over $7,860,400 in scholarships and grants since 2009. Every donation to our Foundation helps us to not only protect the … Continue reading

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Meet NIAF

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to Julia Streisfeld, … Continue reading

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Fascination between two countries By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com With the U.K.’s recent “Brexit” shifting European relations and economies, Italy’s long-standing love of all-things British have come to light. Italians seem fascinated with everything English. In fact, in recent years, young Italians … Continue reading

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A Summer of Pesto

By Danielle DeSimone For me, summer means pesto. It’s usually our go-to, last-minute dish. It’s the “There’s-Nothing-In-the-Fridge-But-People-Are-Coming-Over-In-Ten-Minutes” dinner that is thrown together in a flurry of crushed garlic, clanging pots, and the hiss of boiling water. Now that I no … Continue reading

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The Recipe Hunters

Introducing NIAF’s new guest bloggers: The Recipe Hunters My name is Anthony Morano. Each and every aspect of Italy in my life is intrinsic to who I am today. For me, Sundays were holidays growing up. My mother would ceremoniously cook … Continue reading

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Festa della Mamma

Mamma By Gabriella Mileti, NIAF Director of Programs Sophia Loren once said, “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives.  A … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Anniversary to La Vespa   By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com This year is the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Vespa! Before the “Nuova Fiat 500” was launched as a car for the masses in Italy on July 4, 1957, … Continue reading

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Who is in control of Sundays in Italy –  Soccer or Church? By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Modern-day soccer was brought to Italy from England at the end of the 19th Century, where it has become an extremely popular sport and national … Continue reading

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Pesce d’Aprile  ~  April Fool’s day By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com As a young boy in a small town in Italy, April 1st was the day to pull pranks on everybody.  We drew an image of a fish on a piece of … Continue reading

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Italian Silly Taxes By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com It seems that the Italian national debt rises every year and it is almost a given that in order to reduce the debt, all there is to do is levy silly taxes.  These … Continue reading

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