Born in Italy, Crafted in Canada - the debate rages over Italian-sounding food and wine
2015/03/25 - Written by Rita Simonetta
Born in Italy, Crafted in Canada - the debate rages over Italian-sounding food and wine
Born in Italy, Crafted in Canada - the debate rages over Italian-sounding food and wine
Canada has Italian politicians steaming mad. So mad, in fact, that Italy’s vice-minister of agriculture, food and foresty, Andrea Olivero, is leading a trade delegation this week to Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. It’s all in a consolidated effort to tell Canadians, eh, that our love (and consumerism) of Italian-sounding food and wine is infringing on the rights of Italian food and wine producers. Oh, and they also want to educate us from right and wrong. [ more ]

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Parmesan makers cheesed off over US copies
2015/03/09
Parmesan makers cheesed off over US copies
Parmesan makers cheesed off over US copies
Parmesan makers cried foul Thursday over the huge scale on which the famous Italian cheese is copied in the United States. [ more ]

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US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum
2015/03/09
US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum
US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum
Two California women break away from tour group to scratch their initials into ancient amphitheatre, where defacing walls is strictly forbidden [ more ]

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Revisiting Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (1972)
2015/03/06
Revisiting Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (1972)
Revisiting Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (1972)
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 concert documentary film featuring the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy, directed by Adrian Maben. Although the band are playing a typical live set from this point in their career, the film is notable for having no audience. [ more ]

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Casa Malaparte - An icon of Italian modern architecture
2015/03/05
Casa Malaparte - An icon of Italian  modern architecture
Casa Malaparte - An icon of Italian modern architecture
An icon of Italian modern architecture, Casa Malaparte (also known as Villa Malaparte) is a house on Punta Massullo, on the eastern side of the Isle of Capri, Italy.  [ more ]

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Neapolitan “dialect” - Italy’s second national language according to UNESCO

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2015/02/27
Neapolitan “dialect” - Italy’s second national language according to UNESCO
Street life Naples - credits Bruno Panieri
UNESCO recently declared that the Neapolitan dialect should be considered a language on its own. Spoken across Italy, Neapolitan is most dominant in basso Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise, Puglia and Calabria. Its origins go as far back as the time of Pompei. It then thrived under Federico II up until the reign of the Aragonesi. Under the Spanish domination, it used to be the State’s official administrative language. Neapolitan experienced many changes and influences throughout its evolution, but it always remained close to its original roots. That’s up until the Savoia’s reign. [ more ]

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PBS SERIES “THE ITALIAN AMERICANS,” TO AIR FEBRUARY 17 & 24, 2015
2015/02/23
PBS SERIES “THE ITALIAN AMERICANS,” TO AIR FEBRUARY 17 & 24, 2015
PBS SERIES “THE ITALIAN AMERICANS,” TO AIR FEBRUARY 17 & 24, 2015
THE ITALIAN AMERICANS, a new two-part, four-hour documentary series about the Italian experience in America, will premiere on PBS on Tuesdays, February 17 and 24, 2015, 9–11 p.m. ET (check local listings), WETA announced today. The series, written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci, explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late nineteenth century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with suspicion and mistrust to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics and the arts today. [ more ]

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Classic Italian Horror Movies
2015/02/13
Classic Italian Horror Movies
Classic Italian Horror Movies
Happy Friday the 13! If you want to have a real chill tonight, forget William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1973) and explore the genre of Italian horror movies. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Italian cinema became internationally synonymous with violent horror films. Italian filmmakers such as Mario Bava and Dario Argento developed giallo horror films that became classics and significant references of the genre in other countries. [ more ]

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Paul Moran From B.C.’s CMH-K2 Lodge Wins S. Pellegrino Young Chef Canadian Regional Competition

Moran To Represent Canada at S. Pellegrino Talent Awards in Milan

2015/02/10
Moran To Represent Canada at S. Pellegrino Talent Awards in Milan
Moran To Represent Canada at S. Pellegrino Talent Awards in Milan
Chef Paul Moran from the CMH-K2 Lodge in Nakusp, B.C. triumphed over nine other talented semi-finalists to take top honours last night at the S. Pellegrino Young Chef Canadian Regional Competition. Moran will travel to Expo Milan from June 25 to 27 for a shot at being crowned the S. Pellegrino Young Chef for 2015. He will compete against 19 young chefs from around the world at the S. Pellegrino Talent Awards.  [ more ]

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Slow Wine Montréal – Déguster tranquillement

Slow Food Montréal accueille le salon Slow Wine 2015

2015/02/09 - Written by Gabriel Riel-Salvatore
Slow Wine Montréal 2015- Photos Gabriel Riel-Salvatore
Slow Wine Montréal 2015- Photos Gabriel Riel-Salvatore
Le marché Bonsecours accueillait mercredi dernier la première dégustation d’envergure de l’année avec le salon Slow Wine 2015 qui faisait halte pour la première fois à Montréal dans le cadre de sa tournée en sol américain. Après Los Angeles, San Francisco et New York, les ouailles de la branche vin des éditions Slow Food sont débarqués dans la métropole avec près d’une quarantaine de producteurs italiens inclus dans ce guide nouveau genre qui tente de personnaliser plutôt que de juger les quelque 2000 vins inclus dans ses pages. [ more ]

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