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Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

  When you think about fungi what comes to mind? You might think of mushrooms in a supermarket or spores spreading in a dark space, but where we see the conventional, Italian designer Maurizio Montalti sees a series of possibilities that transcends the boundaries of design, art, science and engineering.     After receiving a...
How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

How to Drink Italian Wine | 5 Tips for Enjoying Wine Like an Italian

  Ask two people to describe a traditional Italian dinner table. While their answers might differ in terms of what kind of food is on the plate and what color the tablecloth is, there will probably be one thing in common: a glass of wine next to the dinner plate.     From the slightly...
Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles' Little Italy

Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles’ Little Italy

  Ask someone walking down the street in New York where Little Italy is and the person will point the way for you, but ask the same question in downtown Los Angeles and all you’re likely to get is a puzzled expression.  Historian, author, educator and advocate Marianna Gatto is determined to change this situation...
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Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

Sound of Iceland | Hver Design and 7factory Design

A multi-sensory Italian impression of Iceland     The Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland might be far away from the sunny beaches of the Italian coast, yet it was here, in a small and windy harbor, that an Italian designer and architect chose to captured the sound of their environment.  Since sound is essentially a mechanical...
How to Plan a Wedding with Italian Style | 5 Tips for the Big Day

How to Plan a Wedding with Italian Style | 5 Tips for the Big Day

The Perfect Italian Wedding Whether it is because of the temperate weather or open schedules, more and more couples are opting to have their weddings in late summer and early fall. With September underway you might find yourself invited to a lot of weddings or perhaps even planning your own. As this magical season starts,...
Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Italian Vermouth | Part 2, Cocktail Recipes

Some like it red and some like it white Whether it’s red or white, Italian vermouth is one of the most versatile cocktail ingredients. Red vermouth makes us think of passion and energy, while white vermouth is perfect for the cool elegance of a refined get-together.  No matter what your personality or taste, we’ve gathered...
Homemade Egg Pasta | Pasta all'uovo fatta in casa

Homemade Egg Pasta | Pasta all’uovo fatta in casa

  The slapping sound made by pasta dough being rolled was the soundtrack of the Sunday mornings of my childhood (in Italy). When I arrived in the kitchen to have breakfast, I would find the pastry board (spianatoia) on the dining table and my mother working on it with her rolling pin (mattarello) to flatten...
Immersion Hand Blender | Frullatore mixer ad immersione

Immersion Hand Blender | Frullatore mixer ad immersione

In Praise of Blenders “Long live human-powered kitchen tools!” Thus I ended my most recent post, where I talked about two such tools: the food mill and the potato ricer. Lest I pass for a technophobic person, let me here sing the praise of an electrical kitchen tool.     Before I add something to...
Miu Miu's Short Films Screen at the Venice International Film Festival

Miu Miu’s Short Films Screen at the Venice International Film Festival

Women Direct Miu Miu Directing films is one role in which women artists are still greatly outnumbered by their male colleagues.  Under the direction of Miuccia Prada, Italian brand Miu Miu has been supporting and celebrating women’s creativity in this field with The Women’s Tales, a series of short films created by talented young women...
Helsinki Through Italian Eyes | The Warm Heart of Frozen Scandinavia

Helsinki Through Italian Eyes | The Warm Heart of Frozen Scandinavia

I ♥ Scandinavia I left a piece of my heart in Scandinavia. Why? I’ll try to explain by telling you about the 8 wonderful months I spent in Helsinki surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, unique sensations and deep emotions … even if I already know that this won’t be enough.     The breathtaking landscapes of Helsinki If...
Passaverdura e schiacciapatate | Essential tools for delicious Italian cooking

Passaverdura e schiacciapatate | Essential tools for delicious Italian cooking

 Italian cooking with the passaverdura and schiacciapatate The aroma of roasting tomatoes filling my kitchen is one of my favorite smells. I first learned to oven-roast cherry tomatoes. With them, I prepare a personal interpretation of the famous Caprese salad or special crostini recipe, to name just two dishes. I then moved on to larger tomatoes that...
Paolo Petrocelli | Creative Culture in Motion

Paolo Petrocelli | Creative Culture in Motion

Leader of the Italian branch of the National Youth Network of the European Cultural Parliament, Associate Director at IMG Artists, violinist, he’s not even 30, but Paolo Petrocelli already has so many titles that to list them all would probably crash our website. What unites these roles is a passion for music and a profound...