Browsing Category : Culture & Food

The Battle of Tiramisù


Published in HuffingtonPost.com –  Will the real Tiramisù please stand up? An ongoing “origin” battle has been going on between the Italian regions of Veneto, and Friuli, but also Piedmont and Tuscany have tried to claim origin status, as to the heritage of the heavenly, creamy, dessert. It has gotten to such a point that the the Tiramisù World Cup will be…

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33 African Artists Telling A World Exhibit


Published in LuxAfrique.net – AFRICA TELLING A WORLD features thirty-three prominent African artists south of the Sahara who tell their story through diverse mediums. Featured Photo: Georges Adéagbo, The revolution and the revolutions, 2016, 11th Shanghai Biennale AFRICA TELLING A WORLD is an exhibit curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg. Video and performance curated by Ginevra Bria. Showing in Milan 27 June – 11…

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Why We Need Good News


Published in ThriveGlobal.com A reflection piece backed up by science and statistics on current events We want to be well informed but it is taking a toll on our well-being Bad news can cause anxiety, mood disorders and can even be addictive. On the other hand, good news has been proven to increase our ‘good mood hormones’ and even strengthen…

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Manzoni Would Have Applauded Streep


Published in HuffingtonPost.com A reflection piece on current events “Bullies, oppressors and all men who do violence to the rights of others are guilty not only of their own crimes, but also of the corruption they bring into the hearts of their victims.” The words and message of Meryl Streep echo the very same reminder that abuse of power holds grave…

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PANETTONE ITALIAN CHRISTMAS CAKE


Published in ItalyTravelandmore.com Dating back to a Milanese baker from the early 1800’s, Panettone can now be found on most Italian Christmas tables.  It has become very popular in other parts of Europe and South America and is spreading throughout North America as well. Popular brands are Maina, Tre Marie, Motta, Alemagna, Bauli and there are many more. According to…read more Most…

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WHO HAS STYLISH ELECTION MERCHANDISE, CLINTON OR TRUMP?


Published in Huffington Post On a recent trip through LAX Los Angeles airport, I came across a shop selling election merchandise. The display was equally and symmetrically distributed between the two major candidates. T-Shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs, dolls, even toilet paper with the candidates’ portraits. Both candidates have online stores selling promotional merchandise for their campaigns. Hillary Clinton https://shop.hillaryclinton.com…

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13 ITALIAN SUPERSTITIONS


Published in HuffingtonPost.com I have lived in Italy for most of my adult life and it always amazes me how superstitious the Italians are. A few, but not all superstitions even have a remedy. Just don’t do these things or you may have bad luck! 1. It is bad luck to walk under a ladder. If you are climbing up…

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A DAY WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER ERIC EGAN AT IL PONTE AUCTION HOUSE MILAN


Published in Milanostyle.com I had the rare and privileged opportunity to spend the morning with high-end interior designer Eric Egan at the Il Ponte auction house in Milan. Eric Egan is known in the ‘Fortune 500’ circles for his gorgeous residential transformations, restorations and for his collaboration with prestigious luxury hotels creating spaces, which are reserved for only the most…

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