Aperitivo and Digestivo-Italian drinking traditions

By Marco Giovanetti Italians are stylish about what they drink. They are smart drinkers, favoring low alcoholic drinks and always combining the beverages to the...

Chiacchiere: What’s all the chatter about?

Carnevale, a time of celebration and indulgence, where masquerades and merriment take precedence and when the expression "fare due chiacchiere” takes on a whole new meaning.

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Spread the Love – Happy Nutella Day!

“To rejoice in, or have special festivities to mark a happy day or event.”  This is the definition of celebration and this is exactly what many chocolate lovers globally will be doing on May 18, to honour the birth date of perhaps one of the world’s most beloved spreads: Nutella.

Wines for St-Valentine’s day

By Marco Giovanetti There are  those couples  who love and hate Valentine's Day.  The first group wait in anticipation to celebrate with fanfare this hallmark...

Affordable Italian wines under $25

By Marco Giovanetti Italy produces some of the best wines in the world, but you don't have to be an expert to enjoy Italian wines...

Soave, happy family memories

My earliest recollection with Soave wine was when I was 14 years old. After 26 years, the memory is still very nitid in my...

5 trucchi per la carbonara perfetta

Tra i piatti più amati e conosciuti c’è sicuramente la carbonara. Semplice, facile e veloce, almeno in apparenza. Ma come prepararla? 

Five red wines for your January evenings

By Marco Giovanetti Winter means roaring fires and the smell of freshly-baked biscotti and bread with  plenty of good red wine. Wine was built for relaxation,...

Susumaniello, ancient Pugliese grape

By Marco Giovanetti Puglia is better known for Negroamaro and Primitivo wines but have you ever heard of Susumaniello wines? Not long ago, I discovered this...

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Once a working-class neighbourhood, Testaccio has become gentrified in recent years. Rents have risen, trendy boutiques have opened up, and the ex-abattoir has been converted into an art gallery and cultural centre. But despite these changes, traditional Testaccio still exists. Take the metro to Piramide to explore this lively, authentic Roman neighbourhood, which is still viewed by many as one of the best places to find true Roman cuisine.

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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

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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

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National Cat Day – a Daily Celebration in Rome

Italy dedicates February 17 to domestic felines, but in Rome it’s an everyday celebration.