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April 2, 2018

Calabrian Easter Bread, Key Ingredients, and Sensorial Transnational Connections

Joan L Saverino
Joan Saverino
Muccellati made by author Easter 2018

Muccellatu, in regional language, is the word for the Easter bread made in San Giovanni in Fiore, Calabria, made distinct by, ananzu, wild anise seed. The author discusses the...

February 25, 2018

Berlin Film Festival 68: some consideration

Simone Spoladori
Copyright Berlinale 2018
Director Adina Pintillie withthe Golden Bear for "Touch Mee Not"

Sometimes it happens that the best films are not awarded at a festival. This year a more rare thing happened in Berlin: one of the worst films has been awarded.

January 29, 2018

Maestra Melina at 100: A Lace Maker in Calabria, Italy

Joan L Saverino
Photograph by author
Maestra Melina (right), her niece Maria Rosaria (center), and Sara (Maria Rosaria's mother)

This is the story of a Calabrian 100 year old lace maker of local renown, her social legacy as a teacher in a small village near Gioia Tauro, and her niece’s own lace making...

January 14, 2018

Finding the Right Words?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Somewhat of a mixed grilled rogues gallery on my foreign and domestic language dictionaries book shelf.

A few days ago, while watching Al Jazeera, or was it the dreaded Russian Television Network during lunch, I was not at all surprised to hear that the most-articulate-ever...

December 18, 2017

Pitta ‘Mpigliata: A Calabrian Christmas Pastry in Diaspora

Joan L Saverino
Author's photo
Pitta 'Mpigliata made by the author, 2012

Pitta ‘mpigliata is an example of an iconic Calabrian Christmas pastry’s evolution and its persistence into a global diasporic network.

November 27, 2017

Wake Up And Have a Ball With Saint Paul

Darrell Fusaro
Fusaro 2017

As far as I’m concerned seriousness is merely fear pretending to be a grown-up.

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Lincoln and The Law of Attraction

Darrell Fusaro
Fusaro 2017

“Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life." –The Secret

November 18, 2017

Internet, la nuova prigione dell'umanità

Alessandro Milone

In Italia, il giornalista Livio Varriale, lancia un allarme. Internet è un carcere digitale? Quali pericoli ci attenderanno nei prossimi anni ? E' a rischio la nostra libertà?

November 3, 2017

Conoscere l'Italia attraverso il diritto: ecco il "The Italian Law Journal"

Alessandro Milone

Un'eccellenza napoletana ed italiana nel settore dell'editoria, la ESI - Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, realizza la prima rivista giuridica in lingua inglese accessibile a tutti...

October 31, 2017

Special Pizza for Hurricane Relief

Charles Scicolone
Charles Scicolone
The Pizza Makers

Great Pizza for a good cause

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