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Notes On Growing Up Italian In Brooklyn (And Keeping Yesterday’s Traditions Alive)

My life began in a little place called Brooklyn, New York, as the daughter to a Sicilian father and a Neopolitan mother. When I entered the world my mother was 38 and my Father was 50, but it didn’t take […]

Starting the fire in the small rock oven. Photo courtesy of Katie Foote.

Peruvian Culture: Giving Thanks To Mother Earth Through A Volunteer Homestay Experience

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting […]

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How Loop Of The Loom Is Uniting Autistic Weavers & Fashion Designers

Yukako Satone first knew that her life was going to change in 2001. She just had no idea how much. Yukako was a new mother, a graphic designer with 15 years of experience working in both New York and Japan. […]

Sciacchetrà

Sciacchetrà Wine: A Sweet Tradition In Cinque Terre, Italy

A sweet wine produced in the hills of Cinque Terre, Italy, Sciacchetrà is typically paired with desserts or cheese. Central to the identity of this region, families have been passing down this winemaking tradition for generations. In order to appreciate […]