A Curiouser and Curiouser Italian View of the White Rabbit and Alice

First published on July 4th 1865 Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland created a world of visual art and written literature that influenced the world. With a sentiment of creative chaos and an escape from the ordinary Alice in Wonderland captured the imagination of illustrators all over the world including  Fulvio Bisca, an Italian graphic and …

Breakfast Pizza

We know you eat leftover pizza for breakfast. Now it's time to make it legit with Eggs and Greens Breakfast Pizza. It could be as simple as cracking an egg and adding some greens, cheese and chili flakes to a refrigerated pizza crust or using flatbread or pita rounds like in this recipe from Better …

Il Fuoco Vivo – The Life of Italian Fire

Although Italians did not invent the grill they certainly are among the cultures of the world that have perfected its use. The life of the fire, il fuoco vivo, in the gastro-history of the early Italians and their contemporaries held a special attraction. The Etruscans, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines were grilling spit roasted meats and …

Why These 5 Italian Paintings of Fruits and Flowers Should Be Considered Significant Works of Art

There are many storied Italian frescoes and paintings of fruits and flowers. From festoons to sculptures, the Italian decorative arts favored fruits and flowers since ancient times.  Consider these 5 paintings that reflect their images and symbolism in composition and colors as being of significant merit and value. Still Life and Basket of Fruit - …