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  • Lidia in her teenage years. (Courtesy of Lidia Bastianich)
    To commemorate the National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Giorno del ricordo), the Italian celebration for the memory of the victims of the Foibe and the Istrian-Dalmatian exodus. World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story as a refugee that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.
  • World-renowned chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich during i-Italy's interview
    World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.
  • Pur condannando l’orrore – e non potrebbe essere altrimenti – di quanto di inumano e inconcepibile avvenne dal 1943 al ’45 nelle martoriate città agli estremi confini della nostra penisola, vorrei porre l’attenzione ancora una volta su alcune delle figure femminili, vittime tra le vittime. E non per preferenza sommaria verso un genere, ma per portare a conoscenza alcune delle innumerevoli storie in cui, per la sola colpa di essere donne, si muore più volte; e per dare loro un volto, uno fra le migliaia, restituendo una piccola parte di quella dignità rubata, saccheggiata, depredata, così come lo furono i loro corpi: carne da macello, scettro di un delirio di onnipotenza fallace.
  • Events: Reports
    (February 04, 2011)
    February 10 is the Day of Remembrance in order to preserve and renew the memory of all the victims of the foibe, and remember the exodous of Istrians, Fiumans and Dalmatians from their lands after the war. The Italian Consulate General in New York will officially commemorate it