Life and People

Ferragosto – Il riposo dell’imperatore Augusto

In Italia oggi si festeggia Ferragosto. È d’obbligo, si fa per dire, andare al mare o fuori città per una gita fuori porta o scegliere un weekend alla scoperta di una nuova città. Insomma è un giorno d’estate di festa, ma come nasce?


Rimini is ready and waiting

With its 15 kilometres of white-sand beaches and hundreds of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, the coastal city of Rimini is a favourite destination for...

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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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Paolo Rocco Cannizzaro

Nickname: Emilio (Estevez) Occupation: DJ, Producer, Artist Age: 25Generation: Second Nonni on dad’s side from: Gallina, Reggio CalabriaMom from: San Pietro Infine, Caserta Speaks: English, French & ItalianRaised in: St-Leonard

Maria Saracino – Capturing life s moments in clay

Ottawa-born Maria Saracino spends her days staring at small faces. That is, the faces of her unique polymer clay figurines that look so human you almost want to touch them to see if they’ll move. 


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April/May 2014

Sguta How Sweet It Is! Calabria’s traditional Easter bread

Bread, it is a symbol of abundance, fertility and eternal life. As such, it is highly revered in many cultures and is often the gastronomical centerpiece of many a celebration. Bread has long played an important role in religious ceremonies and holidays; it is often baked in symbolic shapes and includes special ingredients.

Going underground in Rome

Beneath the streets of Rome is another world. If you explored beneath the roads of the Aventine Hill, you would find yourself in a vast Roman quarry. Venture underground in other parts of the city and you’ll discover Roman houses, temples, sewers and rivers - some of the city’s best-kept secrets.

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