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Gingerbread: A Sicilian-Canadian Tradition
Culture, Food, Traditions

Gingerbread: A Sicilian-Canadian Tradition

In December 2015 I sent out a celebratory email about the gingerbread houses I’d made with my nieces and cousins: Subject: Gingerbread House-a-Palooza! Message: What does it take to make three gingerbread houses? 21 cups flour 2 1/4 cups butter 7 eggs + 16 egg whites 5 1/4 cups brown sugar 16 cups icing sugar 3 1/2 cups molasses 20 (T-W-E-N-T-Y) bags of candy miniature Christmas Village trees, Santas, snowmen, reindeer, Victorian carollers a few sleepless nights 3 whole chickens (The junior LoDicos have healthy appetites!) The photos featured Hansel…

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Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Blurred Nationalities across the North Atlantic

Long before the mid-nineteenth century, thousands of people were constantly moving between the United States and British North America, and Leghorn,…

Mio Men

Mio Men

In kinder, gentler times, there was a man who came around on his truck to deliver what I liked to…

The Beauty of the Unknown: The Work of Giuseppe Di Leo

The Beauty of the Unknown: The Work of Giuseppe Di Leo

The Artist There is a mystery inside of every one of us. A place that we can’t begin to understand…

Walking Code – The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town

Walking Code – The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town

In The Passeggiata and Popular Culture in an Italian Town: Folklore and the Performance of Modernity (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004. 183…

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven

Early childhood is the best time to learn a second language, according to Dr. Laura Ann Petitto, a neuropsychologist and…

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