One of the largest mass lynchings in American history involved eleven Italians in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1891. Nine Italians, who were thought to have assassinated police chief David Hennessy, were arrested, tried and acquitted. However, subsequent to the trial, they were dragged from the jail and lynched by a mob that had stormed the jailhouse, together with two other Italians who were being held in the jail at the time on unrelated charges. Afterwards, hundreds of Italian immigrants, most of whom were not criminals, were arrested by the police.
Famous for its grain, pork products and black truffles, this region’s cuisine exemplifies the cardinal virtues of all Italian cooking: simplicity, tradition and respect for fresh, local ingredients. Food writer Tom Gilbert recalls his time there with recipes for pasta, soup and salad.
Rainbow Island is an electronic music project from Rome,Italy.
The group is devoted to the sense of loss of falling into the saturated colors of a videogame, sleeping into the internet, and exploring magical places. This transforms the album in a 5 tracks travel to interstellar regions, from the rhythmic sounds of Rainbow Theme, passing through the creation of robotic space units (Treno Space), used to fly away from everyday routine (the long and evolving Bongolandia), in a one-way journey to total annihilation (Bobblers Dance and the stunning The Windwaker).
Mice Parade were playing in Charlottesville last night, so besides having the chance to meet the incredibly gifted Daniel Lippel(one of the most gifted guitarist I’ve ever had a chance to hear), we decided to pay a visit to 2 very special wineries in the nearby area.
Keswick vineyards was really nice and I definitely recommend their awesome Les Vents d’Anges Viognier 2012 Vintage, totally worth a visit if you like light and crisp white wine.
Situated in the estate originally property of the Barbour family, is owned by Gianni Zonin an Italian banker and is part of an affiliated group of wineries based in Vicenza. The strong connection of this winery with Italy doesn’t stop there, and it goes back to 1976 when viticulturist Gabriele Rausse figured out a system to make the otherwise infertile (for the european vine) Virginia soil, a good host for Zonin vines. In addition to that today’s operations at Barboursville are administrated according to Italian standards by Luca Paschina, producing amongst others some really great: Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, The Barboursville Optagon (best American Bordeaux in disguise) and for my joy, Passito di Malvasia.