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11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel

Italy is home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Here are our favorite words and phrases that don't exist in English.

14 Weird Pizza Toppings Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: iStock / Thinkstock Would you pick up a slice topped with smoked reindeer? Pizza is a magical word. Say it to elicit slow nods, meani...

Nod and Smile: The Struggles of a Language Student Abroad

Alex Eperon | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Alex Eperon

I am sure that most language students share this problem. We spend so long learning long vocab lists and perfecting our use of the pluperfect subjunctive that all we really want to do when talking is show this off.

Italian Americans Who Fought for Justice

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

In the fight to abolish Columbus Day, we invariably hear from people who defend the holiday because it recognizes a historic figure of Italian heritage. Our response is that there are many other people of Italian heritage worthy of attention.

Why You Should Visit 'The Paris Of Italy'

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Turin has long been synonymous, for better or for worse, with Fiat -- and as the home to the car manufacturer since the early 1900s, the northern Italian city has held the ignominious rap as the Detroit of Italy. But no more. Here's why it's worth a detour.

The 16 Best Pizza Shops In America

Thrillist | Posted 10.07.2015 | Taste

Liz and myself and a few members of our inner pizza cabal have traveled around the country, sampling all the different beautiful iterations of pizza we have in America and picking the 33 best. Some of them are legendary repeats. Others are bold newcomers. All of them are delicious.

Make Sweet and Spicy Zuppa Toscana at Home!

Food Fanatic | Posted 08.25.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Zuppa Toscana Soup is my favorite soup from Olive Garden. I love the salty bacon and sausage with the creamy broth. Dip a breadstick in and call it a meal.

From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

Spaghetti Before It Was a Pasta

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Taste
Tom Alderman

Of course spaghetti is a pasta but it now feels kind of ordinary compared with other showier formats like rigatoni, risotto, fettuccini, fusilli, gnoc...

Kindness and Art Trump Commerce

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

We were at Fringe Central, which is the building where performers who are registered with the Fringe can hang out. There's wi-fi, a copy machine, café area, and helpful people who are in the same boat as you are (if you're putting a show on this year).

'100 Years Of Italian Beauty' Is A Bellissima Trip Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Style

  If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The team over at Cut Video has delighted viewers with its "100 Years Of Beauty" series for...

College Tourist City Guide to Bologna, Italy

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Hannah McIntyre, Spring Hill College Study abroad in an Italian city known for its food and culture. Culture in Bologna...

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

One of the last eyewitnesses to what it was actually like to be an Italian-American in Little Italy after World War II is being evicted by the very repository of this rich history, The Italian American Museum. It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. Evict her? They should hire her.

Italian Lesbian Teen Couple Faces Abuse, Threats Of Rape Because Of Their Love

HuffPost Italy | Silvia Renda | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices

This post originally appeared on HuffPost Italy and was translated into English. Imagine walking down the street with your boyfriend or girlfrien...

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

These Artistic Sicilian Wedding Photos Are Unlike Others You've Seen

HuffPost Italy | Mario Piscopo | Posted 02.13.2015 | Weddings

Wedding photography is sometimes looked at as too commercial to be true art. But Italian photographer Giuseppe Marano believes that weddings can be th...

Quick Marinara Sauce For Two

Food Fanatic | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

Serve with your favorite pasta, and you'll have a full, happy belly in less than 30 minutes.

Florian: Shelly Fireman Brings on More Great Italian

Loren Brill | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Loren Brill

Restaurateur Shelly Fireman, best known as the creator of the staple Italian bistros Trattoria Dell'Arte, Bond 45, and Cafe Fiorello, opened up Florian this year.

La Famiglia

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

What I've found curious about families is that the need does not vanish when an actual family does.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Say Hello To Italy's First Female Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science

No Italian woman had ever flown in space until last Sunday, when ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, a 37-year-old captain in the Italian Air Force,...

Why My Grandparents Are My Best Friends

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Jenna Amatulli

My grandparents are not my best friends because they're my consistent champions. They're my best friends because they understand me in the way that I don't really understand me yet.

A Talk With Fabio Viviani

Tara Solomon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Miami
Tara Solomon

The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.

The 21 Best Italian Restaurants In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste

There are certain places that make the rest quake in their Italy-shaped boots, and we're here to recognize them.

Make Olive Garden's Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Nancy Fox | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Fox

It's great as a first course or make the serving size 1.5 to 2 cups and it becomes a very filling main-course soup. You'll want to add this satisfying dish to your soup repertoire. It's a keeper for sure!