Five Food Finds about Italian Food It was not until the 1700’s that tomatoes were first found in Italian dishes. The ‘essential’ ingredients in Italian food include: olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiana, capers, tomatoes, sausage and of course pasta. An average Italian meal is divided in two parts, primo piatto & secondo […]
Here are today’s five things to know about homemade soup: Women are more than twice as likely to eat soup as men, 9.67% vs. 4.0% The Middle English word soupen meant “to drink in sips”, which is how most soups were consumed. The words “soup,” “supper,” “sip,” and “sop” are derived from this term. Andy Warhol(who’s real name was […]
Here are today’s five things to know about Spaghetti: The word spaghetti is the plural form of an Italian word “spaghetto” meaning “thin string” or “twine.” Pasta existed for thousands of years before anyone ever thought to put tomato sauce on it. Italians never use a spoon and a fork when eating spaghetti. The average […]
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“L’Italiano (Lasciatemi Cantare)” (commonly known as “L’Italiano“) is an Italian pop song by Toto Cutugno released in 1983. It was his biggest international hit and is his best-known composition. The song was forgotten during the 1990s and was re-discovered when Toto Cutugno performed it live at a charity concert in Rome commemorating Italy’s victory at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, creating a new wave of popularity for this song.
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The Waltz & Love Theme from the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola film “The Godfather” with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Sterling Hayden & Richard Castellano. Music composed by Nino Rota.
“Summertime” is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP.
The song soon became a popular and much recorded jazz standard, described as “without doubt … one of the finest songs the composer ever wrote … Gershwin’s highly evocative writing brilliantly mixes elements of jazz and the song styles of blacks in the southeast United States from the early twentieth century”. Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has characterized Heyward’s lyrics for “Summertime” and “My Man’s Gone Now” as “the best lyrics in the musical theater”. The song is recognized as one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music, with more than 33,000 covers by groups and solo performers.
“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” is a hook-laden song that was written in 1960 with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was first recorded on May 10, 1960 by Dean Martin, with conducting by Nelson Riddle. Martin performed the song in the 1960 heist film Ocean’s 11 in an alternate arrangement featuring vibraphonist Red Norvo and his quartet.
The melody was written by Jule Styne, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was written for the romance film, Three Coins in the Fountain and refers to the act of throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountainin Rome while making a wish. Each of the film’s three stars performs this act.
“Suspicious Minds” is an American song written and first recorded by American songwriter Mark James. After James’ recording failed commercially, the song was handed to Elvis Presley by producer Chips Moman, becoming a number one song in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of Presley’s career. “Suspicious Minds” was widely regarded as the single that returned Presley’s career success, following his ’68 Comeback Special. It was his eighteenth and last number-one single in the United States. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Session guitarist Reggie Young played on both the James and Presley versions.