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CultureItalian FoodTraditions

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Italian Traditions

Source Italy Magazine Christmas Food Traditions: Cotechino and Zampone from Emilia Spend Christmas at the home of any family in the region of Emilia and you can be sure to find cotechino and zampone at the table. Let me tell you that you are in great company if you love the dish, but you are not alone if you’d rather skip this course! These two pork meat dishes from Modena boast a tradition going back centuries. Just consider that cotechino is deemed the father of all cured meats. The practice… Continue Reading…

CulturePublic Figure

Setting the Record Straight on Christopher Columbus with Author and Expert Rafael Ortiz

Interview by Mary Kovach, Ph.D. Rafael Ortiz is a highly sought-after expert on Christopher Columbus. He authored four books on Columbus (three in English, one in Spanish). He’s done his due diligence reading the actual journals written by Columbus himself as well as the memoirs from Columbus’ son, and can point-by-point clarify any misinformation. He’s a member of the National Christopher Columbus Association and is currently collaborating with the National Columbus Education Foundation on their new website. He was recently a featured guest on the OSDIA Interviews LIVE: View the… Continue Reading…

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