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Food is an essential part of Italian culture. Most people have heard of the bolognese and the carbonara, but in today's lesson you'll learn about the amatriciana and what makes it so special....

Topic: food, cooking
Function: instructions, lack
Grammar: near_past

Published: December 28, 2012

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Hamlet's Christmas Doubts

Hamlet's existential curiosity is revisited in today's lesson, with a curious holiday twist! We'll be waxing poetic on the Italian traditions of eating Panettone (or Pandoro) and setting up a nativity scene (or a Christmas tree). Listen to find out all about how Italians celebrate Natale, Christmas....

Published: December 24, 2012

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Dinner Is Ready

Getting kids to the table to eat seems to be a universal problem. In today's lesson learn what Italian parents yell to their children when dinner's ready....

Function: to_be, ready

Published: December 17, 2012

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Road trips are nothing without the inevitable trip to the Autogrill. For those of you who are not familiar with this Italian (road) cultural institution, this lesson is not to be missed!...

Published: November 05, 2012

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I Feel Like...

Everyone gets pangs of hunger, cravings for things you haven't eaten in a while. We'll be visiting the language for expressing these things in Italian in today's lesson. We'll also be coming to some startling conclusions to the origins of these cravings......

Function: food

Published: November 02, 2012

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Your Famous Tiramisù

Some restaurant owners are very particular about what their customers order. And in a place like Italy where food is as important as it is, you can only imagine the strict expectations of people in its food industry! You'll also learn all about a typical (mouthwatering) Italian dessert today....

Function: food

Published: August 10, 2012

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Italians are very specific about how their food should be eaten. And they should be! It's delicious. Listen to today's lesson and learn all about a food faux-pas....

Topic: food, eating, pizza
Function: dislikes, food

Published: August 06, 2012

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Sicilian Lamb

We're in the kitchen in today's lesson, and something's burning! Learn all about the Italian found in cooking recipes, as well as a delicious southern dish: Sicilian lamb in a red wine sauce!...

Published: August 03, 2012

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It Burns

Picture this: you haven't eaten all day. You're starving, but relief is in sight. Your spouse has prepared a delicious soup for you! You go in for that first taste and... OW! Learn how to describe this painful situation in Italian with today's lesson....

Topic: soup, food, burn, hot

Published: June 11, 2012

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