On occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the birth of iconic American star and singer Dean Martin, Italian singer, actress, and rising Broadway star Francesca Capetta pays tribute to the King of Cool at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Special guests of the night included Tony Award Winner Liliane Montevecchi as well as singer and actress Stacy Sullivan.
How is Italian gastronomy really doing? What are its future prospects in terms of internationally trading our products and culinary specialties, in particular pizza? We were able to speak about it with Luciano Pignataro, who is a renown journalist from Il Mattino, a food expert and critic, and the founder of the very popular Luciano Pignataro Wine & Food Blog, on the occasion of the New York’s leg of “Le Strade della Mozzarella” event.
Mangiare pizza e dimagrire? Si può! Il tutto dipende da quale pizza si mangia, da come viene preparata e in quale ora della giornata la si assume. L’Executive Chef del ristorante Ribalta a New York, Pasquale Cozzolino, riscopre l’antica tradizione mediterranea mettendo al centro della sua dieta il suo piatto preferito: la pizza, rigorosamente napoletana, che se cucinata ad arte è leggera, nutriente e dietetica. Nel suo libro “The Pizza Diet - How I Lost 100 Pounds and You Can Too!”, il pizzaiolo napoletano si racconta e offre la sua dieta con ricette e consigli sul come si deve mangiare per restare in forma.
Eat pizza and lose weight? It can be done! It all depends on what pizza you eat, how it’s prepared, and what time during the day it’s eaten. Pasquale Cozzolino, Executive Chef of the New York restaurant Ribalta, rediscovers the ancient Mediterranean tradition, putting his favorite dish at the center of his diet: pizza. This pizza is the typical Neapolitan one–which, if crafted proprly, is light, nutritious, and low in calories. In his book “The Pizza Diet–How I Lost 100 Pounds and You Can Too!,” the Neapolitan pizza maker tells his story and presents his diet with recipes and advice on how one should eat to stay in shape.
From the wooded mountains to the emerald sea, Calabria’s Ionian Coast is a richly nuanced land with millennia-old traditions. The region has remained largely unspoiled and as a consequence is teeming with fresh goods. In fact, only the freshest and most local products are dished up here. Neither can you talk about this part of Calabria without mentioning its production of Mediterranean-style wines and liqueurs. Not for nothing, in ancient times the region was called “Enotria” (“wine country” in Greek), and Greek colonies were indeed the first to cultivate wine in the region. Read on to find out some of the most noteworthy products and the finest wines from Calabria’s Ionian Coast.
The festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017 returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre for its 17th edition. With a rich variety of this year’s Italian films, the festival offers a chance for the American public to experience the latest aesthetic trends of contemporary Italian cinema. We, here at i-Italy, had the chance to interview a few directors who presented some of the most original and controversial films.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017, il festival che da ormai diciassette anni offre l’occasione al pubblico americano di sperimentare le ultime tendenze estetiche del cinema italiano contemporaneo è tornato a New York al Walter Reade Theatre del Lincoln Center con una ricca e variegata selezione dei film italiani più rappresentativi di questa annata. Noi di i-Italy abbiamo avuto l’occasione di intervistare i registi che hanno presentato alcuni dei titoli tra i più originali e controversi.
"Italics." There are more than 250 million people around the world who belong to a community that began with Italy. Many of them don’t speak Italian, don’t live in Italy, and perhaps haven’t even been there. Despite this, they feel as if Italy is a part of their being. This “Italian” identity outside of Italy began thanks to emigration, but it has since developed into something more.
Piero Bassetti—a renowned entrepreneur, politician, and public intellectual—defines this feeling as “Italicity.” Bassetti presented his new book and manifesto, "Let’s Wake Up Italics!" at the Consulate General of Italy in New York.