My Italians

My Italians Author Roberto Saviano
ISBN-10 9780718199661
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 144
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From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and south - yet also where many courageous individuals defy the system, and millions work tirelessly for a better future. 'Saviano is a blazingly vivid and courageous writer' Independent 'A national hero' Umberto Eco 'Saviano has an astonishing ability to write luminously yet subtly about terrible things' Le Parisien 'Brave and passionate' Guardian 'One of the world's finest investigative journalists' GQ

My Italian Country Childhood A Chef s Journey From the Hills of Abruzzo to the Heart of Soho

My Italian Country Childhood   A Chef s Journey From the Hills of Abruzzo to the Heart of Soho Author Aldo Zilli
ISBN-10 9781782198727
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 300
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A boy from a dirt-poor farmhouse in the Italian mountains should never have ended up running one of London's most popular restaurants. Aldo Zilli's extraordinary journey began as a cook in a kitchen with no electricity or running water and took him all the way to Soho where he ended up serving royalty.With a passion to please, charm and good humour, Zilli transformed the way London restaurants were run - the famous and the infamous came to eat his food and soon they became his friends.It hasn't always been easy for him. Along the way Zilli has had to survive prison, divorce, health scares and financial collapse. But now he's a happily married, hands-on father determined to work hard and carry on living life to the full.As irrepressible and mischievous as ever, Aldo Zilli has a heart-warming, hilarious story to share.

My Italian Kitchen

My Italian Kitchen Author Janet Zappala
ISBN-10 9781938803345
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 170
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It's the little things tht make the difference: what you eat or don't eat, whether you ride or walk, or whether you fret or learn to relax ... all affect your over well-being. Joe Porter, M.D., knows the value of making changes. After overcoming an illness, he got serious about making simple, but significant lifestyle changes. The result: he felt better phsysically, emotionally, and spiritually. Now Dr. Porter shares his tips for achieving a healthier, happy life, countering common opinions with medical facts. Whether you want to lose weight or improve your mindset, Dr. Porter offers ways to make changessimply, but powerfully.

My Italian Bulldozer

My Italian Bulldozer Author Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN-10 9781101871409
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 240
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The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man’s adventures in the Italian countryside. Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor, Gloria, encourages him to finish his latest cookbook on-site in Tuscany, hoping that a change of scenery (plus the occasional truffled pasta and glass of red wine) will offer a cure for both heartache and writer’s block. But upon Paul’sarrival, things don’t quite go as planned. A mishap with his rental-car reservation leaves him stranded, until a newfound friend leads him to an intriguing alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts the offer, and as he journeys (well, slowly trundles)into the idyllic hillside town of Montalcino, he discovers that the bulldozer may be the least of the surprises that await him. What follows is a delightful romp through the lush sights and flavors of the Tuscan countryside, as Paul encounters a rich cast of characters, including a young American woman who awakens in him something unexpected. A feast for the senses and a poignant meditation on the complexity of human relationships, My Italian Bulldozer is a charming and intensely satisfying love story for anyone who has ever dreamed of a fresh start.

My Italian Year

My Italian Year Author Joseph Collins
ISBN-10 1330704061
Release 2015-07-04
Pages 316
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Excerpt from My Italian Year: Observations and Reflections in Italy During the Last Year of the War The writer of these observations and reflections, since childhood a lover of Italy, an admirer of the Italian people, and a frequent visitor to their country, was in the latter part of 1917 assigned to military duty in Italy. He witnessed the remarkable adjustment of the country's internal resistance which took place after the Caporetto disaster, and which blossoming on the Piave in June, 1918, had its fruition in the magnificent victory of the Italian army four months later. The duties of his assignment brought him in close contact with Italians in every walk of life and in every part of the kingdom. Trained by a life of observation, examination and deduction, it was in search of refreshment that the substance of these essays was set down for the entertainment and diversion of one whose thoughts were in Italy, but whose work was in the land that has radiated and reflected the light of liberty to the whole world; the land in which humanity fought its most glorious battle of the nineteenth century, and which to-day is the source of a purifying stream of liberalism in which are being washed the sins of militarism, class, and dynastic privilege. Though some of his statements may seem to disparage certain features of Italian conduct or activity, it is commendation rather than disparagement that the writer feels for the Italian people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

An Owl in the Kitchen

An Owl in the Kitchen Author Rafaella Cruciani
ISBN-10 9781524516123
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 134
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Rafaella Cruciani presents her first nonfiction work, telling the story of the search for her Italian family roots. A compulsive habit of keeping a notebook and diary made her journey easy to begin, but the facts were as elusive as her ancestors, and after ten years of searching, the story that emerges makes her wish she had begun the process so much earlier. Her forebears were people of substance, strength of character, and dogged determination with a common thread of needing to belong. Rafaella adds her own story to those of her ancestors, perpetuating the seemingly genetic desire to fit in.

Are Italians White

Are Italians White Author Jennifer Guglielmo
ISBN-10 9781136062421
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 344
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This dazzling collection of original essays from some of the country's leading thinkers asks the rather intriguing question - Are Italians White? Each piece carefully explores how, when and why whiteness became important to Italian Americans, and the significance of gender, class and nation to racial identity.

American Bee Journal

American Bee Journal Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3458435
Release 1867
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Includes summarized reports of many bee-keeper associations

Italians in Chicago

Italians in Chicago Author Dominic Candeloro
ISBN-10 9781439625712
Release 2010-12-06
Pages 128
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More than 25,000 Italian immigrants came to Chicago after 1945. The story of their exodus and reestablishment in Chicago touches on war torn Italy, the renewal of family and paesani connections, the bureaucratic challenges of the restrictive quota system, the energy and spirit of the new immigrants, and the opportunities and frustrations in American society. Drawn from scores of family albums, these intimate snapshots tell the story of the unique and universal saga of immigration, a core theme in American and Italian history.


Shantaram Author Gregory David Roberts
ISBN-10 1429908270
Release 2004-10-13
Pages 944
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"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.

Teaching Working Class

Teaching Working Class Author Sherry Lee Linkon
ISBN-10 1558491880
Release 1999
Pages 320
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Since the 1970s, working-class individuals have made up an increasing proportion of students enrolled in institutions of higher education. At the same time, working-class studies has emerged as a new academic discipline, updating a long tradition of scholarship on labor history and proletarian literature to include discussions of working-class culture, intersections of class with race and ethnicity, and studies of the representation of the working class in popular culture. These developments have generated new ideas about teaching that incorporate both a sensitivity to the working-class roots of many students and the inclusion of course content informed by an awareness of class culture. This volume brings together nineteen essays that offer innovative approaches to a class-conscious pedagogy. Although the contributors represent several fields -- including English, history, labor studies, literature, speech communication, and American studies -- they are united by the conviction that class matters in all kinds of courses. Their essays provide models for interdisciplinary teaching as well as guidance, encouragement, and insight for those wishing to incorporate class into their courses.

Memoirs of an Italian Geek

Memoirs of an Italian Geek Author R. Santi
ISBN-10 9780595284580
Release 2003-08
Pages 248
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Memoirs of an Italian Geek is a collection of stories that tell the ongoing tale of the childhood and adolescent escapades of a third generation Italian-American Geek as he deals with the tribulations of life, technology, and friendship throughout the last few decades of the twentieth century. Starting with his earliest memories of the golden years, before school began, and on through to his graduation from high school, the endless impact of his friends and family influences continue to keep our Geek in a constant state of change and often confused. Dealing with personal issues and other cataclysmic changes, our Geek learns that not everything can be prepared for, and sometimes the most meaningful changes occur without warning. Confronted with the challenges of academic achievements (or lack there of) and endless extracurricular chaos (usually inspired by girls) our Geek fights a constant battle between trying to stay afloat on the seas of trouble childhood and not drowning in a coming of age riptide. Memoirs of an Italian Geek is the tale of this journey through churning and often unfriendly waters.

Not My Mother s Kitchen

Not My Mother s Kitchen Author Rob Chirico
ISBN-10 9781632892003
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 240
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Mo Rocca, host of "My Grandmother's Ravioli" says: "When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Not My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, loving, and oh so useful manual on food, family and survival when your mom is a terrible cook." Serving up a tale that is part memoir and part cookbook, acclaimed foodie Rob Chirico shares his culinary journey after growing up with an Italian-American mother who was hopeless in the kitchen. Rob Chirico learned to cook as a defense against his mother’s awful meals. After discover-ing that there was more to real food than canned ravioli and frozen vegetables, he decided to try his hand in the kitchen. His memoir offers recipes, cooking techniques, and tips he has cultivated over decades. He blends his expert experience with an engaging and humorous narrative on growing up with suspect meals. "I was howling with laughter and shedding tears of nostalgia at the sensitive portraits of family and culture of the times." -- Linda Pelaccio, Culinary Historian and host of "A Taste of the Past" "... no mere cookbook. It is a personal story that lovingly and humorously describes the author's culinary coming of age. It is a family's history and it also is American cultural history..." -- Michael Stern, author of Roadfood, Chili Nation, American Gourmet “A heartwarming story of growing up in an Italian-American household where there was no dearth of love, but not much in the way of good food. Thrown in for good measure are plenty of recipes, cook’s tips, and historical anecdotes. It’s a keeper.” —Julia della Croce, writer, journalist, and cookbook author From the Hardcover edition.

Fabio s 30 Minute Italian

Fabio s 30 Minute Italian Author Fabio Viviani
ISBN-10 9781250109965
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 288
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“In this amazing book, Fabio shows you how to make delicious Italian dishes easily and quickly! It’s the next best thing to having him in your kitchen.” —Antonia Lofaso, Chef and Restaurateur of Scopa Italian Roots, The Local Peasant, Sycamore Tavern and Black Market Liquor Bar Dinner doesn’t have to be daunting. In half an hour or less you can cook up an Italian meal at home like a professional chef. In this case, just like Top Chef star Fabio Viviani. Infused with his warmth and humor, this book brings Fabio into your kitchen. If Fresh Fettuccini with Manila Clams and Spicy Sausages and Chicken Pizzaiola with Mozzarella and Pepperoni seem like recipes that are out of reach, think again. Fabio shows home chefs how to cook “Grandma Style” (that is, like an intuitive Italian), and even those on a tight schedule will soon be whipping up great dinners. The over 100 no-fail recipes include Mascarpone and Ricotta-Stuffed Peaches, 15-Minute Seafood Cioppino, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. Fabio’s 30 Minute Italian provides lots of time saving tips, from freezing batches of herbs and dressing to making your own pasta dough in three minutes tops. Along the way, Fabio shares stories from his early life in Florence where he apprenticed at age five to his wheel-chair-bound and wooden-spoon-wielding great-grandmother to his American life cooking dinner for his wife and infant son in Chicago. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and filled with his through-the-roof energy and charisma, Fabio’s 30 Minute Italian is guaranteed to make you enjoy your time in the kitchen—and the results!

I ve Got My Big Girl Panties On

I   ve Got My Big Girl Panties On Author Darla Marx
ISBN-10 1452089930
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 204
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She was born in a foothill, along the banks of the Long Toe River, just ten miles south of the Hand-High Basin. At the tender age of sixteen she was sent to the deep piny woods of East Texas, to live among the natives. With humor, and southern jargon, Darla gives the accounts of her life events from infancy in Austin, Texas, to the maturity of adulthood in Panola County. Writing a book on the power of positive thinking, and believing in something bigger then your self, Darla answers the question that haunts millions of women in America, Is this as good as it’s ever going to get? Through her experiences in child rearing, divorce, obesity, addiction, death and the affairs of the heart, she empowers all women to sing, dance, and wear red lipstick. Her journey relates to real life and how it can make or break an intelligent woman. Her views on how to wear your big girl panties, will prove, “If you can’t lose it, you can’t hide it, then dammit; decorate it.”

Mistress The Italian Way

Mistress   The Italian Way Author Delilah Jay
ISBN-10 9783844293685
Release 2015-02-19
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The fight between Aelita and Amos over their son Feliciano continues ... Amos desires to see the mother of his one and only son in jail. He is using his mafia connections to prove his power with a fatal result: He plans the kidnapping of his own child. The coup brings the boy all over he even the fingers of the kidnappers – mainly due to the cleverness of the child. The story is told by each of the protagonists Aelita, Amos and Feliciano. Each of them tells us their view – sometimes angry, sad, often anxious. Aelita who fights for her son’s life against the Mafia Clan, Amos who tries to destroy Aelita with every possible legal and illegal method, Feliciano - the son of the two – becomes the psychological victim of his father Amos who later on uses the unscrupulous gangsters of organised crime. The subject of kidnapping grabbed Delilah J. The number of missing children who are never found again – children who were killed. Often organised by the Mafia for satisfying profit and greed but sometimes even within the child’s own family – every day, everywhere – amongst all of us.

The Italian American Heritage

The Italian American Heritage Author Pellegrino D'Acierno
ISBN-10 0815303807
Release 1999
Pages 790
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"The Italian American Heritage is a collection of essayssome profoundly personal, others more formal - designed to serve as a reference work documenting the history of Italian American culture and as a critical project dedicated to the analysis of Italian American identity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved