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The Heart of Valentine’s Day

Love it or loath it, there is just no getting around it. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day folks, a day to commemorate ones love to another with chocolate covered strawberries, long stemmed red roses, teddy bears that say ‘I love you,’ bottles of bubbly, and various other heartfelt gifts. But, did you ever stop and ask yourself how this all came to be? And, why name this affection-filled day after a Saint?

Say it with a kiss…


Istria & Dalmatia

by Nora Fahmi (IT, FR) To say there’s an Italian influence in Istria and Dalmatia is an understatement. Most often compared to Tuscany, Istria doesn’t just...

The Backbone of Italy

Life and People

Jackie Lina Alexander

Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English

Lester B. Pearson High School

Lester B. Pearson High School

Home away from home It would be difficult for most Italian-Montrealers to walk through the halls of Lester B. Pearson High School and not spot...

Kristine Centis Jorge

Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese

Fish Baked in Salt

Ingredients: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) coarse sea salt 1.3 kg (3 lbs) whole white flesh fish, such as sea bass, red snapper or porgy ½ cup (125...
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Tra Pensieri e Ricordi

Sotto una pioggia lieve e improvvisa, da una taverna con muri e volte medioevali nel centro storico di Gualdo Taldino, registi, giornalisti e scolaresche percorrono in fila indiana i vicoli del vecchio borgo. Direzione: il Museo dell’Emigrazione “Pietro Conti”, fiore all’occhiello della regione e di questo piccolo comune abbarbicato tra le colline umbre, costruito dai romani su un insediamento etrusco e fortificato, abbellito e ingrandito nel corso di tutto il Medioevo.

Caragnoli (Rose wheels Italian Christmas fritters)

Ingredients: Dough: • 3 eggs • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil • 3 tablespoons sugar • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder • Flour as needed (about 2 cups to 2 1/4...