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La Figlia del Reggimento – The Daughter of the Regiment All’armi! They called them Lincoln’s Foreign Legion, men from all over the world who fought on the side of the Union. Of the many foreign born patriot units, none is more well known than the 39th New York Infantry Regiment, the Garibaldi Guard. On December […]
The Bloody Monty, or The Orange Monty Redux My regular readers may recall the delightful mix of orange juice and Amaro Montenegro that made its first appearance in my post Pazza per Amaro. That drink, thanks to Brian of the site Live Like an Italian, has come to be known as the Orange Monty. Since […]
A PROCLAMATION On March 17, Italy celebrates the 150th anniversary of its unification as a single state. On this day, we join with Italians everywhere to honor the courage, sacrifice, and vision of the patriots who gave birth to the Italian nation. At a time when the United States was fighting for the preservation of […]
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today To-morrow will be dying. …Robert Herrick Grab them while you can. Juice them and freeze their juice. The season does not last forever, but right now blood oranges are everywhere, including my back yard, so I am […]