SAUTÈED WILD MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

Friends-giving season is upon us! If you have been assigned an appetizer or side dish to bring to one your holiday parties, be sure to check out this easy recipe for sautéed mushroom bruschetta. This savory appetizer will be a sure crowd-pleaser; the rich flavors of the Marsala-cream sauce and the mushrooms capture the warm, … Continue reading SAUTÈED WILD MUSHROOM BRUSCHETTA

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Italian Music Highlight: Fedez

This week we are highlighting Italian rapper/Pop star Federico Leonardo Lucia, better known by his stage name Fedez. Lucia grew up near Milan studied music at his liceo but ended up abandoning his studies during his fourth year. In 2011, he recorded his first self-produced album Penisola che non c'è  in which he addresses many social and political issues. Later … Continue reading Italian Music Highlight: Fedez

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System

One thing that many students-- and American people in general-- seem to be curious about are the notorious Mafias in Italy. In one of my Italian classes last semester, I can remember a couple of classes during which the day's lessons were almost abandoned in exchange for an engrossing lecture on mafias and crime. Now, … Continue reading Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System