Customs & Traditions
Did you know that the dome on top of the White House was created by an Italian-American?
Did you know that there were two Italian-Americans that signed the United States Declaration of Independence?
Did you know that out of the 36 soldiers that traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2 of them were Italian Americans?
Did you know that the largest bank in America and one of the largest in the world was founded by an Italian-American?
Did you know that the word "America" came from the name of an Italian explorer? (Amerigo Vespucci)
Eat like they do in Rome, Italy - not Rome, New York
By Holly McCord & Linda Gilbert (Nutrition News)
You’d be amazed to see what the slim, trim Italians are eating, as we were on a recent visit.
It’s so different from what we call Italian-American food in the US, and too bad for us!
The Italians enjoy much better health than we do.
by Mark D'Angelo
Have you ever thought of why some of Italian recipes include the head, feet and organs
of such animals like sheep, goats, chickens and the like? They were simply obvious to
the Italians from the old country.
To better understand this rational, one must understand the lives of the average Italian
back then and traditional presentations of such meals.
- Elvira Sperduto Oliver
I was well into adulthood before I realized that I was an American. Of course I had been born in America, and lived here all of my life, but it somehow never occurred to me that just being a citizen of the United States meant that I was an American. Americans were people who ate peanut butter and jelly on mushy white bread that came out of plastic packages. ME? I WAS ITALIAN.