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Italy vegetarian capital of Europe

February 12, 2009


  Surprising fact of the day. Corriere reports on a Eurispes study that has found one in 10 Italians are vegetarian. How things have changed since the days of my scambio scolastico when the family of the girl I was staying with kindly offered me a prawn salad, saying: “we know you don’t eat meat […]

Far-right sets up base in Milan, Italy

October 17, 2008


  My Brother is an Only Child is one of the best foreign language films I’ve seen all year.   The director, Daniele Luchetti, managed to capture on celluloid the draw of extremism and how during the 60s and 70s belief in political ideas was so strong that that loyalty to left or right could […]

Is Italy racist?

October 3, 2008


    My Italian love affair has endured for almost half my life. From studying the language at school, to dating (too many) Italian men and then living and working in the country it would be fair to say that I’m a fully paid up member of the Italophile crew. Yet when people ask my […]