Volume 17, No. 45

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 45


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The Original Bialetti Moka ExpressThe Original Bialetti Moka Express

The Bialetti Moka celebrates more than 80 years of classic design elegance and technological simplicity. From the early 1950s to the present day, Bialetti has manufactured over 200 million coffee makers. In particular, the Moka Express has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee. The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee.

 


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TarantasioTarantasio Dragon
Legend tells us of a great dragon like creature named Tarantasio that roamed the Po Valley during the 12th and 13th centuries. This creature resided in Lake Gerundo between Milan, Lodi and Cremona. Lake Gerundo no longer exists as it was drained, but there was a time where it was home to this creature that terrorized the land and had an appetite for humans especially children.

Short Fences Kept Italian American Folks Neighborly
Most of the memories I recall from my childhood concern my family circle. They were the people who cast the greatest reflection on my life. However, there were times when a stranger became a close part of our daily living and in the process became a part of our family.

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Riomaggiore"* Photo of the Week
Riomaggiore

Looking down at the beautiful and majestic sea from Riomaggiore.

* Proverb
Dei morti parla bene.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pizzelle.


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Volume 17, No. 44

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 44


Molto Italiano featured item:

Buon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in ItalianBuon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in Italian

Learn the customs and traditions of Christmas in Italy through a bilingual story while enjoying the season’s favorite songs. This beautifully illustrated 32 page hardcover book comes with an audio CD, including the narration in Italian and 15 songs to sing along and enjoy.

 


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Gino BartaliHeart of a Champion
During Italy’s darkest time a glimmer of hope came in the form of cycling champion Gino Bartali. Gino was a hero not just for what he accomplished in the sport of cycling, but also for his courage to help strangers at the risk of losing his own life.

Rescue Dogs of the Water
This is a story that all dog lovers will enjoy and if you don’t love dogs you will truly appreciate why they are considered man’s best friend.

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Giacomo Sedati square Riccia* Photo of the Week
Giacomo Sedati square

Located in the Giacomo Sedati square is a bronze war memorial, by Enzo Pucchetti, that is dedicated to the victims of the First and Second World War.

* Proverb
Il buon senso non è affatto così comune.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for tortellini artichoke salad.


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Volume 17, No. 43

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 43


Molto Italiano featured item:

Scopa Traditional Italian Card GameScopa Traditional Italian Card Game

Italian Scopa is a centuries old card game involving memory and strategic skills along with a little luck. It’s easy to learn, a challenge to master and just plain fun for the whole family. Ideal for any skill level from absolute novice to expert, so anyone can enjoy the game. Rules include two other card games to be played with Scopa cards (Scopa d’Assi and Briscola).


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Italians Celebrate Their Sweet 18
Italians celebrate their eighteenth birthday with verve. Both young men and women throw parties on par with the traditional American sweet 16 when they turn 18 years old, which is the age of adulthood.

Homemade Wine
This two part series takes a look at the process of making homemade wine. It also includes a photo tour taking you through the various steps involved in making your own wine.

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Vettica Maggiore* Photo of the Week
Vettica Maggiore

A view of the Vettica Maggiore, which is a frazione of Praiano.

* Proverb
Meglio sola che male accompagnata.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for involtini di melanzane.


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Volume 17, No. 42

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 42


Molto Italiano featured item:

Italian For Kids Card Game - Learn Italian for Beginners Italian For Kids Card Game – Learn Italian for Beginners

  • Learning a new language doesn’t have to be boring. Italian playing cards immerse you in a new language & improve your retention while you have fun with games like poker, hearts, solitaire, and more.
  • Forget old fashioned language and useless sayings. We collected 52 must-know Italian phrases used most frequently by beginners and travelers – these are essential whether you’re learning at home or traveling.
  • Our brain is incredible at processing image & countless scientific studies confirm the power of visuals in learning. These visuals decrease learning time, increase recall, and boost retention.
  • Save valuable time & make sure you sound out new phrases correctly with easy-to-follow spelling. Learning it right from the start saves you years of frustration from having to unlearn bad pronunciation.

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Italian American Hockey Players
Italian Americans have played a big part in the sport of hockey. I have compiled a list of players of Italian heritage that have played pro hockey. I am sure this list is not complete, but you will get a good sense of just how many players of Italian heritage have taken part in one of the fastest sports in the world.

I Became the First Woman in Italy to Graduate From Medical School
She was the first woman in Italy to become a doctor and she was ahead of her time and helped revolutionize the way we teach children. Can you figure out who this important Italian woman is?

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Spiaggia Grande Positano* Photo of the Week
Spiaggia Grande

This photo was taken on the Spiaggia Grande (Big Beach) in Positano. On the left is the Buca di Bacco Hotel and Restaurant. To the right is the Spiaggia Grande and straight ahead are the houses and buildings that line the hills of Positano.

* Proverb
Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pollo alla valdostana.


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Volume 17, No. 41

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 41


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Those Who Leave and Those Who StayThose Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.


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Christopher ColumbusColumbus: Quite a Character!
A crisp fall breeze is upon us and the kids are back in school, which means I, an Italian American reporter, have Columbus Day on the brain. It’s like Christmas or the Super Bowl for Italian America. There are star-studded parades, events, and an entire month devoted to Italian American heritage all because of the mythic explorer Christopher Columbus, better known to Italians as Cristofero Colombo.

Cristoforo Colombo
Learn more about the life of Christopher Columbus by reading this 12 chapter e-text version written by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli. This is an Italian translation of his book, which was initially written in Spanish.

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Temple of Apollo Pompei* Photo of the Week
Temple of Apollo

On the right is the bronze statue of the Roman god Apollo. It is situated near the portico of the Temple of Apollo. On the left is the remains of the sanctuary and the altar.

* Proverb
Nel vino la verità.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Neapolitan style Italian sausage and potatoes.


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Volume 17, No. 40

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 40


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The Story of a New NameThe Story of a New Name

Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges.


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Vineyards IschiaWine Making Unlocks Ischia’s Culture
When the sun sets on summer, the people of Ischia, a small island off the coast of Naples, begin preparing for the vendemmia or grape harvest. Many families and friends invite each other to their vineyards and host a lunch, often served at long harvest tables or as a picnic. But before breaking bread, the guests and hosts work side by side to cut the grapes off the vines for wine making.

5 Reasons to Like Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market
A step inside the door of the one-of-a-kind Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market in Carlsbad Village offers you 5 ways to enjoy Italian style dining.

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Polish National Cemetery at Monte Cassino* Photo of the Week
Polish National Cemetery at Monte Cassino

The final resting place for General Broni Wladyslaw Anders of the Polish Military. The Polish National Cemetery is located on Mount Cairo.

* Proverb
L’acqua fa male e il vino fa cantare.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed calamari.


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Volume 17, No. 39

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 39


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My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant Friend

Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists.


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Frank SinatraThat Timeless Blue-Eyed Mystique
The news flashed across my TV screen at 12:30 a.m. “We interrupt this program for a special bulletin,” the voice announced. I braced myself for news of some devastating world event. A moment later, a picture of Frank Sinatra with the dates 1915-1998 told the story. I didn’t hear what else the announcer said; I was remembering the day I met the icon. I recall that fate filled day when I met Frank Sinatra. It will be a time that will forever be etched in my memory and one that I share with you.

Buyers Beware! Latent / Hidden Defects in an Italian Property
Where exactly do you stand if you discover major defects with your Italian property following completion? You move into your dream Italian home only to find that the condition of the property is significantly worse than anticipated.

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Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa* Photo of the Week
Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa

The Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa includes the Baptistery, Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Camposanto Monumentale and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

* Proverb
Riempi il bicchiere quando è vuoto, vuota il bicchiere quando è pieno, non lo lasciar mai vuoto, non lo lasciar mai pieno.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for sausage with greens soup.


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Volume 17, No. 38

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 38


Molto Italiano featured item:

Webster's English to Italian Crossword PuzzlesrWebster’s English to Italian Crossword Puzzles

Even if you do not like crossword puzzles, you may end up loving these. Designed for mother-tongue or completely fluent speakers of Italian wanting to improve their English skills, the puzzles may also be entertaining to English speakers. They are formatted so that each puzzle can be solved in 15 to 30 minutes. The vocabulary gradually becomes harder across puzzles thus increasing the challenge as you progress. Each book has 100 puzzles and each puzzle covers some 30 word pairs (equaling 3000 challenges!).


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Italian Nationality RoomItalian American Football Players
Throughout history many Italian Americans have played a big part in American Football. This list includes the years and the positions they played. It is by no means a complete list of players of Italian heritage to play the game. If you know of a name I am missing please let me know so I can add it.

Spells, Saints, and Streghe: Witchcraft, Folk Magic, and Healing in Italy
This is a fascinating multi-part article by Sabina Magliocco that covers the following topics: Stregheria, or Italian-American Witchcraft, Problems With the Concept of an Organized “Italian” Witchcraft, The Survivalist Bias, The Influence of the Catholic Church, The Context of Traditional Italian Folk Magical Practice, The Folkloric Witch, Il Malocchio or the Evil Eye, and its Relations, Amulets and Protective Devices, Witchcraft as Folk Healing, Magic and Counter-Magic and The Fate of Traditional Folk Beliefs.

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The Girls in Bikini* Photo of the Week
The Girls in Bikini

The Girls in Bikini mosaic is located in the Villa Romana del Casale, which is located in the town of Piazza Armerina in Sicily. The villa contains the richest & largest collection of Roman mosaics and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

* Proverb
Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for alfredo sauce.


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Volume 17, No. 37

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 37


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The Italian TeacherThe Italian Teacher

Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear’s genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father’s attention–first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father’s biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father’s legacy–and make his own mark on the world.


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Italian Nationality RoomItalian Classroom
Located in the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, is a group of rooms uniquely designed and named the Nationality Rooms. Each of the 30 rooms are designed with a specific theme and feel of that culture.

La Sarneghera
These massive thunderstorms that roll through Lake Iseo are a result of a legend that dates back to the Middle Ages.

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The Baptistery Parma* Photo of the Week
The Baptistery

The Baptistery in Parma, which is shaped like an octagon, is made of Verona marble. Construction began in the late 12th century and was finally completed in the early 14th century. It is highly regarded as one of the most important Medieval monuments in Italy.

* Proverb
Dagli amici mi guardi Dio, che dai nemici mi guardo io.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for sausage bread.


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Volume 17, No. 36

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 36


Molto Italiano featured item:

500 Random Facts about Italy500 Random Facts about Italy

Did you know Tower of Pisa has been leaning for more than 800 years? Did you know there are two sovereign mini-states surrounded by Italy – Vatican City and San Marino? Have you heard of the Italian city, which has paved streets since 1339; or another place in Italy with an olive tree which is over 1,700 years old? If you’re a fan of Italian food, culture, history, and architecture, this book is for you. 500 Random Facts about Italy is the seventh book in the series Trivia and Facts about the Countries.


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The Human Chess Game
Every even numbered year in September the people of Marostica recreate this event that happened in 1454.

Folk Dances
There are many traditional folk dances that take place in Italy. This guide includes the following dances: Calabrisella Mia, Mamma Mia Dammi Cento Lire, La Quadriglia and the Tarantella. Folk dances may include photos, a video, slideshow and a story about the dance.

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Palazzo Marino Milan* Photo of the Week
Palazzo Marino

The Palazzo Marino is Milan’s city hall. It is a 16th century palace located in the Piazza della Scala.

* Proverb
Tra moglie e marito non mettere il dito.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for fettucine alfredo.


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