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Articles by: Natasha Lardera

  • Available on October 9th on Quarter Moon via SonyMusic Independent Network (SIN), Chiara Civello's latest studio album, Canzoni, is a true, contemporary Italian songbook and a celebration of love songs drawing on repertoire from some of Italy's greatest such as Paolo Conte, Ennio Morricone and Vasco Rossi. The album release coincides with a tour of the Northeast, which sees Civello performing in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington D.C
  • The Italian Academy at Columbia University has presented a round table discussion, co-sponsored, with the European Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and the Center for American Studies in Rome, by the name Food Security, Globalization and Sustainability focusing on the legacy of Expo Milano 2015. Among the participants, Maurizio Martina, Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies.
  • From October 8 to 25, Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of "Wives," newly written by Mario Fratti, in a double-bill with his breakthrough play, "The Academy." Taken together, the two plays illustrate the changing nature of the battle of the sexes between the postwar period and now.
  • Those who want to experience more than a bottle of bubbly and want to know more about their favorite wine cannot find a better destination than the “Strada del Prosecco.” This is a landscape like no other: steep hills alternate with gentle slopes, covered in a never ending patchwork of vineyards. In this magical area, the air is scented by a whiff of wine and of food delicacies, while the land is impregnated by centuries-old winemaking and culinary culture.
  • BAM presents The Ingrid Bergman Tribute, an evening with daughter Isabella Rossellini and special guest Jeremy Irons on September 12. The evening features commemorative readings, letters, memories, and never-before- seen footage from Bergman’s personal archives. In conjunction, BAMcinématek is screening rare gems and iconic films in Bergman, A film retrospective (Sep 13—29).
  • Mondelli studied acting and also graduated in Ancient History at the University of Bologna. She has been acting professionally since 2002 and moved to New York in 2002 where she now writes and acts. New York is a place that matches her energy and her love for challenges. She is now working on her upcoming play: Toscana.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(August 08, 2015)
    The summer months in Italy welcome many food festivals. Among them, two celebrate Italy's two DOP garlics: Aglio di Voghiera DOP, hailing from the province of Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna, and Aglio Bianco Polesano DOP, from Polesine, in Veneto. Garlic is an important ingredient in Italian cuisine but it is not used in everything, many still believe it is, as its distinctive taste can sometimes detract from that of other more shy ingredients.
  • Four Are the Italian Films in Competition at Venezia. Rumors were confirmed that 'Sangue del mio sangue' by Marco Bellocchio, 'A bigger splash' by Luca Guadagnino, 'L'attesa' by newcomer Piero Messina and 'Per amor vostro' by Giuseppe Gaudino have been selected
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(July 28, 2015)
    Between her participation as celebrity chef at the Milwaukee Festa Italiana and at the Chicago Taylor Street Festa Italiana, Rossella Rago, the host of the online cooking show and food webisode series, Cooking with Nonna and the recent winner of the Food Network – 24 Hour Restaurant Battle - Battle Italiano, took the time to talk Apulian food with i-italy.
  • Presented by the fascinating Manuela Rana, a Molfettese transplanted from time in the Big Apple, the Casillo Award for the Mediterranean Diet is seeking to establish a strong identity of the Group with the values of the Mediterranean Diet, where flour is of course the most important component.

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