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Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

The holiday season has begun, dear ones. Thanksgiving was just a few days ago, and for those of us living in Milan, we’re going to have holidays again in a few days (S. Ambrogio) and then… Christmas time. When December kicks in we all feel like Christmas is here and the whole month is all […]Read More

Dressing for the Holidays

Dressing for the Holidays

December is a very social month. You may have the perfect outfit for Christmas day, however it won’t do to re-use the same outfit for New Year’s Eve which will require something even more spectacular. The magic of the holiday season brings about many event; aperitivi, dinners and even breakfast engagements. If you are a […]Read More

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

A chat with Clive Malcolm Griffiths

Clive Malcolm Griffiths has worn many hats along his road through life, but he is perhaps best known with his bowler hat on explaining lyrics of today’s top pop hits in Italian schools. He moved to Italy following, as he calls it, “one of my great passions: ice cream.” Since then he founded Videomusic in 1984 […]Read More

Tizzy Beck an American in Milan

Tizzy Beck an American in Milan

Tizzy Beck a native New Yorker arrived to Milan some seven years ago as a fashion photographer. Since then she has made a drastic career move and opened her very own American diner in the heart of the fashion capital’s Navigli district. Easy Milano had the opportunity to chat with her and bring you her […]Read More

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Time:30 minutes to prepare and 4 hours to cook Servings: Difficulty:easy Ingredients 1 turkey (any size) 2 cups (475ml) of broth or water melted unsalted butter for basting (optional) Method About an hour before roasting, take the turkey out of the fridge. Remove any packaging and giblets. Set the turkey breast-side up on the roasting […]Read More

How much do you know about St Andrew?

How much do you know about St Andrew?

St Andrew’s Day (or more usually Night) is very important to all Scots around the world as it is when we celebrate Saint Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint. But how much do you know about him? Here’s a potted history: Andrew was a Galilean fisherman before he and his brother Simon Peter became disciples of Jesus […]Read More

VERY – Superstitious

VERY – Superstitious

We all know better than to open an umbrella indoors, walk underneath a ladder, break a mirror and stay away from black cats. However, Italy has a few additions to this list. To help you prepare for life in Italy, we have put together a list of a few key things to avoid and what […]Read More

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini – Porcini risotto

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini – Porcini risotto

Porcini risotto is a classic Italian dish for the fall season. Time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 400 g Porcini mushrooms 320 g Carnaroli rice (or Arborio rice) 60 g butter 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 small golden onion chopped 1 garlic clove salt freshly ground pepper parsley 50 g grated Parmesan […]Read More

Where is Waldo? Stuck in the toilet possibly!

Where is Waldo? Stuck in the toilet possibly!

We have all enjoyed playing where is Waldo and it’s quite amusing, but there is a time and a place for everything. Sure, Italians are creative and that is a good thing, mostly, but when flushing the toilet becomes a treasure hunt, that’s just too much! Over the years I’ve heard a hundred different variations […]Read More

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

After ten years of living in Italy some things still surprise me. I recall the first time I’ve heard of “colpo d’aria”. It’s not a karate technique or a game, but a “rare disease” that, to the best of my knowledge, affects only Italians. Literally translated, colpo d’aria means a “whack of air” while culturally translated, […]Read More

Dressing for the Occasion – The Workplace

Dressing for the Occasion – The Workplace

What should I wear? This is always a dreaded question, especially if you recently arrived to Italy for work. Don’t waste time staring at your closet; here are a few pointers to get you on the right track… Italian women (and men) tend to have an innate sense of fashion so don’t get discouraged if […]Read More

Dinner with Dorothy Hamilton, President of USA Pavilion at Expo 2015

Dinner with Dorothy Hamilton, President of USA Pavilion at Expo 2015

Dorothy Cann Hamilton has quite a career in America’s culinary industry earning important distinctions including the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and ‘Legion d’Honneur’ from the French Government. She pursued undergraduate studies in England traveling frequently to France, served as a volunteer to the Peace Corps in Thailand for […]Read More

James Biber architect of the USA Pavilion chats with Easy Milano

James Biber architect of the USA Pavilion chats with Easy Milano

Architect and partner of N.Y. based Biber Architects, James Biber is known for projects like the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, New York City’s Needle & Button kioskat the Fashion Center Business Improvement District. Recently he has been hard at work designing the USA Pavilion of the World’s Fair Milan Expo 2015 conveying the engagement […]Read More

USA Pavilion presents Feeding the Accelerator

USA Pavilion presents Feeding the Accelerator

The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is calling on entrepreneurs looking to change the world of food! Feeding the Accelerator, a unique program by the USA Pavilion curated by AtelierSlice and supported by Microsoft Corporation, launches the online application process today with a pitch competition at Seeds & Chips in Milan, an event that […]Read More

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