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Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?

Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?   *   Walt Disney Presents: Annette is a television serial that ran on The Mickey Mouse Club during the show’s third season (1957–1958).  It starred Annette Funicello as Annette McCleod (pronounced mik-clowd), a poor, orphaned country girl who moves into town with her upper-class Uncle Archie and Aunt Lila. The serial also starred Richard Deacon as […]

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Italian Blue Zone – The Secret to Living Longer – TED TALK Fascinating

The Secret to Living Longer Italian Blue Zone Fascinating *     Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests after spending a lot of time in the Sardinian Blue Zone, that the key to living a long life is to nurture […]

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Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy

Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy *   Mozzarella di bufala is traditionally produced solely from the milk of the Italian Mediterranean buffalo. A whey starter is added from the previous batch that contains thermophilic bacteria, and the milk is left to ripen so the bacteria can multiply. Then, rennet is added to coagulate the milk. After coagulation, […]

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Opening a wheel of Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano)

Opening a wheel of Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) * Parmigiano-Reggiano is made from unpasteurized cow‘s milk. The whole milk of the morning milking is mixed with the naturally skimmed milk  of the previous evening’s milking, resulting in a part skim mixture. This mixture is pumped into copper-lined vats. Copper-lined vats for the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano Starter whey  is added, […]

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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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Annette Funicello & the Mouskateers – Disneyland Opening day July 17, 1955

Annette Funicello & the Mouskateers Disneyland Opening day July 17, 1955   *   This video is the original taped on that opening day, July 17, 1955 and Annette Funicello is one of the Mousekateers. See if you can pick her out of the group.       Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of […]

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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 onto […]

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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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