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Bones Tell Tale Of Desperation Among The Starving At Jamestown

"First they ate their horses, and then fed upon their dogs and cats, as well as rats, mice and snakes."<p>So says James Horn of the historical group Colonial Williamsburg, paraphrasing an account by colony leader George Percy of what conditions were like for the hundreds of men and women stranded in …

First time Rome: a beginner’s guide to the Eternal City

First visit to Rome? You’re in luck. You’ll find it easy to see a lot, no matter how limited your time is. It’s good to plan ahead, but ambling aimlessly is also a joy: at times it can seem like there’s an ancient wonder around every corner. Just don’t stress about trying to see everything: for …

Italy

One Pot Mexican Pasta and Sausage (with NEW VIDEO)

<b>One Pot Mexican Pasta and Sausage features a spectacular salsa inspired sauce; that is cooked right into the spaghetti in this amazing dish, ready in</b> …

Classic Italian Tomato Sauce

Never seed tomatoes for this or any other sauce. Much of the tomatoes flavor is contained in its center, in the pulp and gel that surround seeds and …

Rome: 4 Triumphal Arches

The triumphal arch was a type of Roman architectural monument built all over the empire to commemorate military triumphs and other significant events …

Is secret to Roman concrete in volcanic rock?

Scientists have discovered concrete-like rock in a dormant volcano in Italy, and say it may explain why the Romans were able to invent the legendary …

Geology

What Does "Classic Eggplant Parmigiana" Really Mean?

<i>From the name to the eggplant preparation to the type of cheese and sauce, we're breaking down this Italian comfort food and its many variations.</i><p><b>The name:</b><p><b>Eggplant Parmigiana</b> is a true classic of Italian cuisine—resourceful, seasonal, economic, and deliciously satisfying all at once—that has made …

What Race Were the Greeks and Romans?

Recent films about ancient Greece such as <i>Troy</i>, <i>Helen of Troy</i>, and <i>300</i>, have used actors who are of Anglo-Saxon or Celtic ancestry (e.g. Brad Pitt, …

Ancient History

If You Want To Keep Things Simple And Flavorful While Skipping Out On The Spaghetti, Try This Dish!

There’s so much more to Italian cuisine than pasta and tomato sauce, and that’s absolutely something worth exploring. If you want to keep things …

An End-of-Summer Italian Al Fresco Dinner

Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce. It's like all those tender stalks of asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and bunches of fresh herbs are just begging you to make a totally killer …

Recipes

Vesuvius erupts - Aug 24, 79

After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing …

Archaeology

The King of Rome’s last stand: is this Francesco Totti’s final season at Roma?

Some players become legends at their club. Others, like the <i>Giallorossi</i> captain, become the bedrock on which a club’s identity is built.<p>There is …

The Jewish Ghetto, Rome: A Visitor’s Guide

Note: The Jewish Ghetto in Rome features prominently in our Rome As A Local Tour, which takes travelers to some of Rome’s most incredible...The post …

9 abilities us Italians have over everyone

1. We manage to communicate no matter what.<p>We are not exactly masters at foreign languages. We get by with Spanish and we may know a little English, …

Italy

Coffee: Do Italians do it better?

<b>Starbucks is everywhere, but not in Italy.</b><p>Yet Starbucks' founder, Howard Schultz, came up with the idea for his coffee chain whilst sipping espresso in a Milan bar.<p>So what? you may say. He took a good product, repackaged it and globalised it.<p>But to many Italians, the coffee served by Starbucks and …

How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

<i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!</i><p>It's a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, …

11 Surprising Facts About the Vatican and St. Peter’s

Share<p>The majestic and inspiring Basilica of Saint Peter on the Vatican Hill within the city of Rome stands as monument to faith and a testimony to …

How to Bake Ancient Roman Bread Dating Back to 79 AD: A Video Primer

Ecce panis---try your hand at the kind of loaf that Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man might have sunk his teeth into. Literally.<p>In 1930 a loaf of bread …

Everything You Know About Cholesterol Is Wrong | The Art of Manliness

Back in 2013 when I published the results of my testosterone-boosting experiment, I got chided by many commenters for recommending a diet high in …

Giving this noble ruin a brand new floor will turn the ancient Rome monument into a bad taste film set for idiotic tourists<p>Italy is going to rebuild the Colosseum, the most renowned of all ancient Rome’s monuments. Once again, emperors will watch from the royal box as gladiators fight to the death …

The Italian Way To Identify Good Coffee

<i>Image by David Joyce via Flickr</i><p>Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and …

You Haven't Seen Pizza Like This Before

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: With two crusts and an onion filling, this focaccia-like "pizza" will broaden your understanding of Italy's most famous dish.</i><p>In Salento—the …

Caponata napoletana

Italian cookery can be confusing. As we’ve talked about before, it’s highly regional and even local, so much so that some people say that there is no …