Little Italian Girl asking for a Pepsi – Adorable – Never gets old

Little Italian Girl asking for a Pepsi Adorable Never gets old – Capisci…? * Remember this cute commercial? The little Italian Girl along with her grandfather go to a restaurant and asks for a Pepsi. The guy behind the bar gives her a Coke instead. Next thing you know the voice of Don Corleone comes […]

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Google Grandma’ Maria & The Google Smart Speaker – Hysterical

Google Grandma’ Maria  Talks into the Google Smart Speaker Hysterical   Many of today’s inventions are truly phenomenal, great for those of us that have grown through the natural progression of technology. But for some of us especially those that were born in a completely different time and place talking to the phone or the […]

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Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing – Italian Grandma Gina

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing Italian Grandma Gina   * Its never too early to begin thinking about the holidays, they are upon us so quickly. This piece by Grandma Gina in her lovely broken English is pretty timely I feel. Thanksgiving is around the corner and maybe you may enjoy another Grandmother’s approach to Thanksgiving stuffing. […]

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Julius La Rosa – Domani – 1955

Julius La Rosa Domani – Circa 1955 * Julius La Rosa (January 2, 1930 – May 12, 2016) was an Italian-American traditional popular music singer, who worked in both radio and television beginning in the 1950s. Julius La Rosa was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended P.S. 123K in Bushwick. At age 17, he joined the United […]

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Sourdough Bread – The Secrets Behind the Making of real Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread Secrets of real sourdough bread * Sourdough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a mildly sour tastenot present in most breads made with baker’s yeast, and better inherent keeping qualities than other breads due to the lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli.     The origins of bread-making are so ancient that everything said about them […]

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Arrivederci Roma – Mario Lanza & Luisa di Meo

Arrivederci Roma Mario Lanza & Luisa di Meo   *   Born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mario Lanza was exposed to classical singing at an early age by his Abruzzese-Molisan Italian parents. His mother, Maria Lanza, was from Tocco da Casauria, a town in the province of Pescara in the region of Abruzzo. His father, Antonio Cocozza, was from Filignano, a town in the […]

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Jimmy Durante – (If you’re) Young at Heart

Jimmy Durante (If you’re) Young at Heart   * Jimmy Durante  Wonderful Italian Gentleman The youngest of four children Jimmy Durante was born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. * Jimmy Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City.  Bartolomeo was a barber. Young Jimmy served as an altar […]

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Soppressata Homemade – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Soppressata Homemade Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna   * This video recipe is from our friends at Rossella Cooking with Nonna. Rosella and her Dad Vito as her producer takes the time to tell the whole story. In this case it is about one of the most interesting and ancient methods of curing meats. Something we […]

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Delicious Braciole & Tomato Sauce – Chef Pasquale

Braciole and Tomato Sauce Chef Pasquale   * Braciola may refer to an Italian dish, consisting of slices of meat that are pan-fried or grilled, often in their own juice or in a small amount of light olive oil. They are different from the finer cut fettine (“small/thin slices”), which never have bone and are generally thinner.     In Sicilian […]

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Dean Martin – All I Do is Dream of You

Dean Martin All I Do is Dream of You *   Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to an Italian-American family the young man had a real blue-collar upbringing. Dean Martin worked in steel mills, had a spell as a boxer, flipped the aces in speakeasy establishments and learnt the art of blackjack and […]

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