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Italian Grandma Gina – Fried Zucchini – Wonderful Broken English

Italian Grandma Gina  Fried Zucchini  Wonderful Broken English   * In Italy, Zucchini is served in a variety of ways: fried, baked, boiled, or deep fried, alone or in combination with other ingredients. At home and in some restaurants, it is possible to eat the flowers, as well, deep-fried, known as fiori di zucca .   The Zucchini, […]

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Mozzerella and Burrata Hand Made in Italy

 Mozzerella and Burrata  Hand Made in Italy Italian Food Artisans * Mozzarella and Burrata are both traditionally southern Italian spun paste dairy products that are made with Italian buffalo’s milk by the pasta filata method. Mozzarella received a Traditional Specialities Guaranteed certification from the European Union in 1998. This protection scheme requires that mozzarella sold in the European Union is produced according to a traditional recipe. […]

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NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY – Third Saturday in October

NATIONAL SWEETEST DAY National Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October by people of all ages. Just in time for its 100th Anniversary, National Sweetest Day encourages everyone to be generous even in the smallest ways.  From its inception as Candy Day in 1916, this day reminds us that even small tokens improve the lives […]

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Scopa – Wonderful & Traditional Italian Card Game

Scopa Wonderful & Traditional Italian Card Game   *   Scopa is a tradtional Italian card game, and one of the two major national card games in Italy. It is also popular in Brazil, brought in by Italian immigrants, mostly in the Scopa di Quindici variation. Scopa is also played in former Italian colonies such as Libya and Somalia or some other countries like Tunisia with changed appearance. It is played […]

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Italian Card Game – Sette Mezzo – Seven and a Half

  Italian Card Game Seven & a Half  Sette Mezzo    This is the game we used to play on New Years Eve with all the family as we waited for the ball to drop.  Do you remember or did your family ever play this game? It is actually a version of black jack that […]

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Italy – Crazy Italian Drivers – OMG – Part One

Italy Crazy Italian Drivers Part One OMG * Italian drivers don’t have a monopoly on bad driving but they sure do drive crazy. This video is unbelievable but true.  Recently I drove from Rome to Calabria. Fairly straight drive you might think but it was an adventure.        First of all I stopped […]

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Italy – The Healthiest Country in the World

Italy The Healthiest Country in the World * When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. The high-heeled boot surrounded by five seas is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Indexof 163 countries.     A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be […]

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Sophia Loren – 15 Things You didn’t know about Sophia Copy

Sophia Loren 15 Things you didn’t know about Sophia Loren   Sophia Loren was born Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy. She was the daughter of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call […]

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Italy – The South – Bella Italia – Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Bella Italia Southern Italy The Most Beautiful Place on Earth  Part One * Italy’s north may have the euros, but the south has the soul. Sun-bleached and weathered, this is Italy at its most ancient, complex and contradictory.       At the crossroads of civilizations for millennia, southern Italy is littered with the detritus […]

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Sebastian Maniscalco – The Evil Eye – Il Malocchio

Sebastian Maniscalco Il Malocchio The Evil Eye   Do you remember the Mal’ Occhio…. The Evil Eye ? I do…. When I was a kid in Willow Grove Pennsylvania I recall a story where a guy from Norristown actually believed a man down the street gave him the Mal’ Occhio curse. In retaliation he actually […]

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