Interesting Food – Pretzels

Pretzels are thought to have been invented by Italian monks in the 5th century. (Seemingly, they were made to resemble folded arms and given to children to reward them for good deeds.What happened to, “a good deed is its own reward”?) 

Italians say “no” to English

Italians are quite used to feeling “lo stress”, looking forward to “il weekend” or trying to look “cool”. But now an influential cultural institute has asked Italians to protect the language and reject “Anglitaliano”. The Dante Alighieri Society asked people for examples of over-used foreign words and “il weekend” emerged as the worst offender. The […]