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La cosa più pericolosa che un siciliano possa proporti prima di andare a dormire è “vieni, mangiamo una fetta di pane”, perchè si incomincia con la fetta di pane con un pò di pomodoro, origano, qualche cappero, una cipolla, poi si passa al battuto di pomodoro secco e oliva, o magari si fanno due cozze con il brodetto e sulla fetta di pane abbrustolita si versa il brodo di cozze con le cozze stesse. O magari si mette sul pane un pò di ricotta da mangiare o con il caffè, o con il cacao o con un pò di miele. Magari aggiungiamo due fette di salame dei Nebrodi con pistacchio, o una bella fetta di rosea mortadella sempre con il pistacchio. Ci beviamo un bicchiere di vino e da li magari mettiamo bollire due spaghetti da fare con il tonno capperi e mollica abbrustolita, o due spaghetti aglio e oglio, un pezzo di salsiccia, due olive sott'olio, qualche pezzo di pecorino o di primo sale, o di canestrino, o peperoni arrosto, ma non c'erano delle altre cozze…..?

The most dangerous thing a Sicilian can propose before going to sleep is “come, eat a slice of bread”, because it begins with slice of bread with a bit of tomato, oregano, some capers, onion, then switch with chopped dried tomatoes and olive oil, or maybe you do two mussels with soup and slice of toasted bread pour the mussel broth with mussels themselves. Or maybe he puts on a bit of bread to eat cottage cheese or coffee, or cocoa, or with a little honey. Maybe we add two slices of salami Nebrodi with pistachio, or a slice of rosy always mortadella with pistachios. We drink a glass of wine and maybe put them to boil some spaghetti to do with tuna and capers toasted breadcrumbs, or two oglio garlic and spaghetti, a piece of sausage, two olives in oil, some piece of pecorino or primo sale , or canestrino, or roasted peppers, but there were no other mussels …..?

anonymous asked:

Top 5 Italian deserts? :') with their english names too if possible <3

sure :D

1. delizia al limone (lemon delight, it’s a naples dessert that kILLS ME ALWAYS)

2. granita (idk if it has a translation but it’s a sicilian thing and it’s delicious esp. if it’s with the sweet bread accompanying it) (this one is lemon-flavored but I prefer strawberry)

3. tiramisu (… I think this one has no translation haha)

4. torta setteveli (seven veils cake, it’s a sicilian cake with seven different types of chocolate IKR)

5. more sicilian stuff but listen I’m weak, pignolata (… IDK IF YOU CAN TRANSLATE IT SORRY here have an explanation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pignolata)

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[ Describing each other’s flaws ]

About Piero

Ignazio “We have fun with Piero, maybe because we’re both Sicilian… His flaw is that, as any good Sicilian, he impose things to others”    

Gianluca “Well, what comes first to my mind maybe is Piero’s authority, maybe he’s a bit too much, you know, sometimes he can also be a little arrogant…”


About Ignazio

Piero “Ignazio doesn’t notice who’s around him so sometimes he doesn’t even know what he’s saying… He needs to be stopped”

Gianluca “I can say Ignazio is a bit like me, because he’s very instinctive so he doesn’t count to ten before he speaks”


About Gianluca

Ignazio “I don’t know, Gianluca is like the serious one, who is only focused on perfection and wants to do everything perfectly”

Piero “When Gianluca starts talking… he’s long-worded, he doesn’t stop. To get to an ending, he must speak for two hours.”

Gianluca “You know what? I was thinking about it… Sometimes I become demoralized because when I’m on television I can’t hide my feelings, so when I’m happy I can be the nicest person in the world, but when I’m sad I stand like this” *he lowers his head*

Il Volo in Unici, 18/02/2015

WHAT TIME IS IT IT’S UPDATED BOOK REC LIST TIME FUCK YEAH! Alright so I’ve recced quite a few of these before, primarily here and here, but I’m just gonna relist all the stuff I’ve read and found worthwhile here anyway, because updated lists are great. This is three goddamn pages in Word, so I’m gonna put it under a cut to spare your dashes because I’m nice like that you are all welcome. Under the cut: over a dozen book recs with rambly occasionally-capslocky reviews for most of them. All book titles link to the book’s Amazon page. Buy them. Be scholarly. You don’t need food. Updated 07-21-15; “buy or borrow” notes added!

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anonymous asked:

Lavinia, are Italians a mixed race people? Because of moorish and Arab blood/ancestry within Italians. Sorta like certain Latin American nations (they're mixed people) say Mexicans, Brazilians, and Cubans for an example. What do you think? Sorry if this sounds odd, but I'm genuinely interested anthropology and the likes

no it’s not odd no worries! 

that said I’d avoid using the mixed *race* term because for how it’s perceived here it doesn’t apply - like you’re mixed if your parents are from different ethnicities and race in itself isn’t used period, ethnicity is better (like in europe no one uses it anymore xD) and it’s implied to be about something *recent*. like if your parents are different ethnicities you’re considered mixed, if your great-grandparents were but then everyone married into the same ethnicity you’re really not considered mixed. like you’re right about the moorish ancestry sort of, but the thing is that italy’s been invaded/colonized/ruled by a bunch of different people. the moors were in the middle ages same as the germans - which were both in south italy which is why in sicily you have both people with dark hair/skin and blonde hair/blue eyes *ethnically* and it’s still all sicilians, but it’s a thing that happened in the middle ages. by now it’s not even considered like that anymore. I mean in the whole of the country you have results of arab/german/french/spanish colonization *at least*, and when there wasn’t colonization count that a lot of the country relied on sea commerce so there always was a fair amount of mingling, never mind that southern italy was first colonized by the greeks like before the roman empire was even a thing so there’s blood/ancestry mixing with about half of the continent especially in the south, so you can say that in theory, but I don’t know if it’s a definition I’d use. mostly because italy was divided into a bunch of other states since the roman empire’s fall until the unification, so like you had the arabs and then the spanish in the south, the spanish and the french in the north, venetians more or less always managed to keep to themselves but still, you had the pope in the center and so on - *italian* identity was cultural waaaaay before anything else. like you were italian based on the language you spoke/the fact that even if we were all divided it was obvious that we has the same cultural basis (that’s another argument to be discussed for years but never mind), so by the time the unification happened you had people who up until then had been italians because of that, not because you felt that you were one just on account of having been born in italy. since italy didn’t even exist as a sovereign nation. and when you got *italians* after the unification most of the games had been played centuries before - arabs/moors haven’t been around since what, 1300 or something and by then while there had been enough mingling that today people are dark-skinned in the south/have arabian features still, it didn’t matter - no one wouldn’t have been considered full-italian on account of that. like these days if you talk about someone being ethnically italian you mean someone born in italy from italian parents born in italy and so on, and whether you’re on the darker side or you’re blonde and blue eyed it doesn’t really matter. like my uncle is sicilian of the arabian type and his wife is sicilian but german type, my cousins are one with the arabian complexion and one is blonde and blue eyed and no one would ever consider them *mixed* kids (same as my mom/her siblings, my grandmother was the arabian type and my granddad was blonde with blue eyes so…). like if you talk about cubans/mexicans/brazilians it’s a thing that’s happened more recently and there’s a lot of mingling still going on. never mind that most european colonies didn’t receive independence up until recently and people living in there didn’t come from the same ethnical roots differently from us and most europeans who passed by, and the moors have been long gone, so there it’s a lot more evident. idk I think it’s an argument you could have made talking about italy in idk 1600 maybe, by now I don’t think it’s an accurate way of putting it. of course the current ethnical italian gene pool is the result of a lot of mixing having happened in the previous centuries so if you want to say it’s a mixed population for that it does work, but if you just mean it because of the arab ancestry it wouldn’t, also because arabs just were in the south but people from the north are still italians and some have moor/arab features because italians from the north married italians from the south centuries later, and it’s all still italians, no one makes the distinction anymore.

I hope it was a sort of clear answer lol

anonymous asked:

You're always posting things that are against Americanized Sicilians. It's rude

First of all thank you for expressing your point of view even if I appreciate more the “face to face approach”. I do not bite, you know. 

My posts are a response to those “americanized Sicilians” (you used that term) who keep offending and saying very rude words about Italy and Italians. 

Do you know what rude really mean?

Being rude is to slander and to say that southern Italians are racist against sicilians or that Sicilians are racist against “darker” sicilians, Like if what happens in America happens also in Sicily. FYI: IT DOES NOT. 

Do you know what’s rude? Saying to Sicilians who were born in Sicily they’re priviledged while the life of the ones who were born in here is all but priviledged and easy. They struggle and most of us had to leave our homes, families and friends to find a job somewhere else. (FYI I was told this by americanized Sicilians)

Anothre rude thing? Claiming things like”most” of Sicilians consider themselves “PoC” or “Not Italians”. Maybe in American comunity. FYI in Sicily They don’t. The colour of our skin: white, brown, blue or whatever it is not even a topic in Sicily as it is something very natural. Of course I will never speak about the American Sicilian comunity because I have never been in USA or  in Canada and I am not an arrogant person who claims to know everything. I wish that also some other people would be that humble to keep their mouth shut but they just keep talking and keep saying very aggressive things attacking Italian Sicilians and they still keep speaking about sicilians using words like “MOST OF SICILIANS THINK THIS OR THAT.

Where?!? in Sicily or In America? Because you know there is a slight difference betwen Sicilian Society and American Society.

Being rude is when you attack someone calling names when you are trying to say your point of view as Sicilian born in Sicily.

For me, That is what rude really means. 

Let them visit Sicily. They will be shocked when they will figure it out.