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Palm Sunday Explained – What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?

Palm Sunday Explained What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?   *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.     In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small […]

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Italian Street Food – OMG

Italian Street Food OMG * The most notable Italian street food is pizza, sold in take-aways and bakeries. Take-away pizza (or pizza al taglio) is quite different from pizzeria pizza. Unlike the round pizza normally found in restaurants, which originated in Naples as a street food itself, it is generally baked on large square trays, and square or rectangular […]

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Carnival in Venice – Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday

Carnival in Venice  Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday *   The word carnival comes from the Latin “carnem levare” (eliminate meat) as it originally indicated the banquet that was held on the last day of Carnival (Mardi Gras), immediately before the period of fasting and abstinence of Lent.  Carnival is a festival that is celebrated in countries […]

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Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) Why is it so Expensive ?

Parmesan Cheese (Parmegiano Reggiano) Why is it so Expensive? * Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese) is an Italian hard, granular cheese. The name “Parmesan” is often used generically for the same cheese made outside the traditional areas of production in Italy, although this is prohibited in trading in the European Economic Area under European law. Parmigiano-Reggiano It is named after the producing areas […]

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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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Italian NUN – On “The Voice” in Italy – PRICELESS REACTIONS

Italian NUN  On “The Voice” in Italy  PRICELESS REACTIONS *   Sister Cristina Scuccia (also known as Suor Cristina, Italian for “Sister Christina”) is an Italian Ursuline nun who won the 2014 season of The Voice of Italy as part of Team J-Ax, resulting in a record deal with Universal. In 2013, she won a Christian music competition as part of the Good News Festival.     In […]

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