Celebrate Carnevale …

… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS   Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading

How to Make the Real Ragu !

What you call Bolognese sauce in America, we call ragù in Bologna, home to one of the most popular meat-based pasta sauces the world over. Don’t be fooled by those tourist-trap menus baiting you with “spaghetti with ragù alla Bolognese”: ragù is to be consumed chiefly with tagliatelle. Other pasta … Continue reading

Daniela Cavallero’s Interview on RAI

Daniela Cavallero, Sentieri’s founder, was recently interviewed by Francesca Alderisi, the host of the talk show called “Cara Francesca” on Italy’s RAI TV.  On her show, Francesca speaks with fellow Italians living abroad about their experiences outside of Italy. As some of us may know, Daniela has quite a story. As she tells Francesca, … Continue reading

Why Become an Italian citizen? 7 Benefits of Italian Citizenship

Would you like to become an Italian citizen? If you are an American citizen whose parent, grandparent, or great-grandfather was an Italian citizen, you may be eligible for dual citizenship with Italy by “Right of Blood for People of Italian Descent.” Spouses of Italian citizens are also eligible to apply … Continue reading