Gingerbread Hobbit feet

If you think these are nerdy, wait until I figure out how to make a gingerbread Smaug. The Battle of the Five Armies premiered in Italy this past Wednesday, which, of course, warranted some sort of celebration at home. I had a portion of marinated, deboned rabbit in the fridge, …read more

Franciscan order of monks inquiry uncovers major financial fraud

Minister general says 800-year-old order in grave difficulty after ‘questionable financial activities’ by monks and outsiders

The Franciscan order of monks has announced it is in grave financial difficulty after the discovery of a massive fraud.

An internal investigation begun four months ago has found that some monks who ran the Franciscans’ …read more

An Italian Christmas Kitchen, from North to South I

What Italians eat on the most beautiful day of the year

As you would expect, an Italian Christmas becomes a true Christmas in the kitchen.

When I was a child, Christmas was my grandmother’s time to shine (or I should say, to shine even brighter, because the woman was a goddess …read more

Juventus showing surprise interest in AC Milan defender

Adil Rami AC Milan

Juventus have made recent interest shown towards Adil Rami of AC Milan ahead of the January transfer window.

The Bianconeri are currently in advanced talks with FC Porto over star defender Rolando as the primary target to bolster their back line.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia, the league leaders have now …read more

Chievo captain pining for a derby victory

Sergio Pellissier Chievo

Sergio Pellisier is confident his Chievo side have what it takes to defeat Hellas Verona this Sunday afternoon.

The 35-year old captain has only made one start this season while coming off the bench seven times, however the veteran striker will nonetheless look to get on the scoresheet and net his …read more

AC Milan and Inter to fight it out for Diamanti

Diamanti Guangzhou Evergrande

Both Inter and AC Milan would consider making a transfer attempt for Guangzhou Evergrande attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti.

Both the Nerazzurri and Tte Rossoneri believe they need to add attacking reinforcements and have targeted Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Alessio Cerci with Diamanti as a backup option.

Diamanti believes his career has run …read more