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Sicilian Seafood Market – Ancient and Very Interesting

Sicilian Seafood Market Ancient and Very Interesting * The best way to understand the importance of seafood on the Sicilian table is to visit the fish market in Catania, which is as old as the ancient city itself.   I watched The Sicilian Fish Market come to life one morning as workers unloaded their catches […]

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Extraordinary Italian Ceramics – Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose

Extraordinary Italian Ceramics Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose Bassano Ceramics *   Making this high quality Ceramic is something that italians have refined to the greatest degree over the Centuries. The amount of varied Ceramics and Pottery that the Italians have perfected is unequaled around the world.    Nove Ware for example is a type of maiolica, […]

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116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life

116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life * The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from […]

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FASCINATING – Italian / South American Migration

 Italian – South American Migration FASCINATING * Many of us have Italian relatives in Argentina. Argentina was the preferred destination in the 1870s and 1880s, then equally favored with Brazil until the close of the century, when the U.S. became the favored destination until after World War I, when Argentina resumed the crown.   As […]

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Wierd Things Italians Do

Wierd Things Italians Do * There really isn’t much to say about the weird things Italians do. (Weird to Americans not weird to Italians.) You just have to watch the video and see. It’s pretty interesting actually.        Not to get into it too far but I have to say the thing about […]

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Annette Funicello – Disney Family Album

Annette Funicello Disney Family Album *   Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to […]

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Italian Hand Gestures

Italian Hand Gestures toss something behind back Multi anni fa… “A long time ago”, “Way back when…” index finger spins forward in circle Dopo, Ci vediamo dopo “Later”, “See you later” drill finger into cheek Buono, Bello, Delizioso “Good!”, “Beautiful!”, “Delicious!” kiss fingertips and toss away Al Bacio, Benissimo, Bellissimo “Wonderful!” pinch fingers, draw straight […]

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20 Rules Italians Never Break – Do you agree?

Twenty Rules Italians Never Break * Joanne and I just returned from 3 months in sourthern Italy. I have been to Italy before but this time after spending three months there I learned alot about the way Italians go about their daily life. Now my family is 100% Italian. We are from a combination of […]

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Annette Funicello & Shirly Temple – 1961 Oscars – PRICELESS & REFRESHING

Annette Funicello & Shirley Temple 1961 Oscars  PRICELESS & REFRESHING * Shirley Temple and Annette Funicello are remembered as two of the most adorable child stars ever. This is a short clip of the two of them together at the 1961 Oscars. Annette accepting an award for Haley Mills. Extremely refreshing to see such a […]

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Annette Funicello – Original Mouseketeer – Biography

Annette Funicello  Biography * Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Annette Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful […]

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