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January 16, 2011

Pesto alla Genovese. A Recipe Older than Italy

Marina Melchionda

“This year we have a further reason to celebrate the International Day of Italian Cuisine: the 150th anniversary from the unification of the country. After all, Garibaldi's...

November 27, 2010

Te Piace ‘o Presepe?!?

Marina Melchionda
In these pictures: Presepios in San Gregorio Armeno

“The moment has come to talk about a typical Neapolitan tradition, the Presepio. At its center there is a cave, all around which there are ever-green treens and shrubs. In and...

September 20, 2010

Feast of Saint Gennaro. What it Is, and What it Should Be

Marina Melchionda

Have you been in Mulberry Street during these days of celebrations in honor of Saint Gennaro? Do you know why the neighborhood venerates the saint since 1926? Have you ever heard...

April 1, 2010

A Neapolitan Easter

Marina Melchionda
Preparing the Casatiello

In other words, what people (dare to) eat in Naples from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday

February 13, 2010

Valentine’s Day. Instructions for Use (For Men!)

Marina Melchionda

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is an Italian Holiday? And that all women, believe it or not, DO care about it? If not, read this post…learn, and act accordingly!

January 30, 2010

Ogni limite ha una pazienza

Marina Melchionda
Minister Luca Zaia presents the new "McItaly" burger
“Ogni limite ha una pazienza” is a quote by Antonio de Curtis “Totò”, a past Neapolitan comedian. It is a play on words of the Italian proverb “Ogni pazienza ha un limite” (Patience has its limit)

The new McItaly burger is the result of a partnership between the Italian government and McDonald’s. I can’t tolerate it, and this is why

November 29, 2009

An Italian-American Thanksgiving

Marina Melchionda

What happens in an Italian-American household on Thanksgiving Day? Take my family's case...

June 7, 2009

Things I miss about Naples

Marina Melchionda
Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples

New York, 2 am. Thoughts of an Italian-American girl

August 5, 2008

Fatti Maschi, Parole Femine....!!!

Marina Melchionda
Photo by Marina Melchionda

An Italian Motto representing the State of Maryland...and what a motto!

April 28, 2008

Perspectives for immigrants in Italy

Marina Melchionda
Lega Party, Electoral Campaign Poster
"They accepted immigration, and now they live in reserves."

Is Italy becoming a racist country? Immigration is increasingly perceived as a threat to public security. The new government, pressed by the Lega Party, is going to promote a...

April 15, 2008

Opinions on Italian elections

Marina Melchionda
an image by the young activists from the Northern League

Political elections in Italy: some confirmations…but many surprising results

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