Migrants
Profiles

Why Australia became my 'Calypso'

A departure is always good, or at least ‘good enough’. Joseph Conrad said that even if we leave during gloomy weather we still have the open sea in front of us deploying endless possibilities; intoxicated by a fresh start, we feel the architect of the marvels there are in the world.

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Daniele Curto

on

24/6/2018

Events
Art & culture

NotteZero 2018 by Segmento Italian Magazine

Buffet style dinner with Italian deliciousness, lots of cocktails and wine to celebrate the three years of commitment and hard work of Segmento. Click on the image to read all the details (menu and program).

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Daniele Curto

on

26/1/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

That's Amore Diavoletti, 2017 Champion flavoured cheese

That’s Amore Cheese Diavoletti has been crowned Champion Flavoured Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, the Grand Final of dairy competitions in the country.

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Daniele Curto

on

13/2/2017

Literature
Art & culture

How literature and immigration triggered Italian stereotypes

Clichés about Italians are the image, often distorted, that foreigners abroad have of us. They began in Europe with the spread of travel diaries of the intellectuals who visited our country, struggling with the educational journey called “Grand Tour”. Centuries later, in the early 1900s, the stereotypes were reinvigorated thanks to migratory phenomena.

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Daniele Curto

on

20/1/2017

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

My window to home: the peepholes of a child

As a child, when I met with boredom I would often look out from my bedroom window, or, that of my parents. Sometimes, I would head onto the balcony to observe the world that lay on the other side of the bars and grates of the windowsill.

by

Daniele Curto

on

13/10/2016

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

The language that deserves to be embraced

Reflections upon the concept of communication and barriers that people from different cultures and languages come up against when they find themselves in conversation.

by

Daniele Curto

on

16/8/2016

Cinema & theatre
Art & culture

What we owe to our feature writers

Life, famously, is full of surprises and often more unlikely than a Hollywood blockbuster script. In that vein, a few years ago if someone had have predicted that I would give voice and sense of identity to the younger generations of the Italian-Australian community in Australia I would have thought they were nuts. On the contrary, I would expect them to have divine gifts from God.

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Daniele Curto

on

7/6/2017

Fashion
Lifestyle

When artificial becomes an ethical choice

A FORMER INVESTMENT BANKER DECLARES WAR TO CONFLICT MINERALS It has been said that a jewel is an extension of the personality of whom it is worn by. This could explain why many women are so charmed and abducted by the beauty and value of jewellery.

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Daniele Curto

on

29/12/2015

Culture
Art & culture

The masks we live in

In today’s society of modern man I believe that Carnevale is one of those festivities to which only few people give the proper magnitude. Yet the Carnival has deep roots in the history of humanity, and in all its manifestations, throughout the peninsula it is possible to find a common denominator: the propitiation of fertility of the land, through the exorcism of death.

by

Daniele Curto

on

29/12/2015

Immigration
Current affairs

Smoking a cigar on the waterfront of my hometown

It is eleven o’clock and I am smoking a cigar on the busy waterfront of my hometown. On the seashore a father and son are sharing the son’s exciting experience of fishing.

by

Daniele Curto

on

22/12/2015

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

What comes to my mind when I am feeling homesick

Last month marked exactly two years since I last walked on my native soil. It was a day blessed by the warm colours of the spring when I greeted my family, friends and homeland. Two days later I started my journey in the “Terra Australis Incognita”, as the Europeans in the Seventeenth century nominated it when it was still a legendary land.

by

Daniele Curto

on

20/12/2015

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

The perpetual search of home

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita” (halfway through the journey of my life) I have become an immigrant… The major consequence in one’s life of becoming what today is called an ‘immigrant’ is, above all, the loss of control.

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Daniele Curto

on

1/5/2016

Pizza
Food & wine

Circa900 Pizzeria

The only gospel for a Neapolitan pizzaiolo is to knead by tradition- al methods! The recent visit of the “TRUE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA ASSOCIATION” (AVPN) in Melbourne opened my eyes to the fabulous life of expert pizza masters who ‘travel the world, spreading the word’.

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Daniele Curto

on

25/12/2015

Food trends
Food & wine

'The magnificent seven' competing for the best boutique olive oil

Allow me to begin by saying a mea culpa! When I discovered that seven of the most influential Melbourne based Italian-Australian businessmen owning their own olive groves, were gathering to compete for the “Grande Olio d’Oliva 2015”, the first thing that came to mind was the provocative aforism of Frank Capra: “The amateurs are playing for fun when the weather is nice…”.

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Daniele Curto

on

25/12/2015

Culture
Art & culture

Cortesia italiana, the legacy of a forgotten past

Immediately after I met my wife the path that led me from celibacy to the conjugate status had been really short. Only a month passed away since we started dating and we were already living together; six weeks had been long enough for me to decide to propose to her (and for her to say the fateful ‘yes’); the following year for the first time in my life I was visiting Australia and my future family.

by

Daniele Curto

on

12/12/2015

Coffee
Food & wine

The X factor in coffee production

Coffee is a peculiar hallmark of being Italian. A habit, a real ritual that gives the opportunity to socialize, have a chat in lightness, nice break at work and in free time.A tradition so ingrained is to be a true icon of Italian lifestyle.

by

Daniele Curto

on

9/12/2015

Travel
Lifestyle

#win a trip to Calabria!

Most travel agents send you away with tourists. Melissa sends you on holiday with the locals!

by

Daniele Curto

on

2/12/2015

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