Panzanella Salad

Here we have a bright, summer salad fresh with Tuscan roots, including: 8 slices bread, cut into chunks 1 cucumber, cubed 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced a few basil leaves 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Vegetable oil, for deep frying salt & pepper Soften the... Continue Reading →


Italian Recipes: Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

This week, we are sharing an Italian American classic. This version of the recipe includes: 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 1 cup milk 12oz mixed ground (minced) meats 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion,... Continue Reading →

Poetic Worlds 2018

After receiving submissions of poems in numerous different languages, Poetic Worlds will be hosting their biannual poetry reading event to present the works chosen by students, staff, and members of the local community! The event will consist of these multilingual poetry readings, music by Ora Itkin, Salam Murtada, and Nerea Berraondo, and free refreshments (related... Continue Reading →

Italian Recipes: Classic Caprese Salad

We will begin sharing a select amount of Italian-related recipes. These recipes can be found in the cookbook: Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking.  This week, we are sharing a recipe that would be served as an appetizer, or "antipasti". For this classic caprese salad (serves 4) you will need: 1 lb 2 oz buffalo mozzarella cheese, cut... Continue Reading →

A Ciambra- 2018 Italian Film Festival

This past month, I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul. I was able to view one of the movies shown at the event: A Ciambra. Written and directed by Jonas Carpignano, the film follows a young Romani boy growing up in a small town in Calabria.... Continue Reading →

Italian Conversation Hour & Scholarship Opportunity

Ciao Ragazzi! The French & Italian Department has confirmed its conversation hour for italian speaking. We will be hosting a conversation hour in Italian at Bordertown Coffee shop (behind Folwell) from 6:30-7:30 every Wednesday night. Come with italian on the mind and be prepared to have some fun! Additionally, the French and Italian Department along... Continue Reading →

Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis and St. Paul

The Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul (IFF) is being hosted between February 22nd through the 25th. The festival will include outstanding modern Italian film. Consisting of many genres, the IFF will dive into Italian film and people, past and present. In addition to the contemporary cinema, the IFF features a classic film... Continue Reading →

Italian Culture Highlight: Gestures

If anyone has watched old Italian movies or have traveled to Italy, there is a good chance you have seen Italians passionately using their hands. But what do these gestures really mean? Believe it or not these simple signs mean more than you think. Here is a quick guide to some easy Italian gestures. Italians... Continue Reading →

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