Vegetarians in Italy

In 2016, Milanese shock jock Giuseppe Cruciani taunted vegetarians by cooking and eating a rabbit while on the air. This prompted a few “vegan fundamentalists” to protest outside the radio station, and Cruciani eventually exited the building, carrying a large salame [what we’d call a salami in English], to continue fanning the flames of controversy. Despite how this particular episode was framed, i vegetariani [vegetarians] are not exactly … Continue reading Vegetarians in Italy

Wednesday word: il broccolo

Il broccolo is pronounced BROHK-koh-loh, and refers to the green tree-like vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family, along with cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Il broccolo is a male countable noun. English speakers are more familiar with its plural form, i broccoli. When you’re in Italy, you’ll find that the plural form – i broccoli – is used most often, since rarely would just one little “tree” be eaten … Continue reading Wednesday word: il broccolo