Typical cuisine of this town includes home-made salami of various types, cheese for grating on pasta, ricotta, cured lard and more. Pizza cu la riccotta Flan of ricotta sugar and cinnamon and much much more.
Fenn originally planned to write her dissertation on millenarianism in Native American culture, but left her doctoral program at Yale before it was finished, as she was bored with academia. Pox Americana, her dissertation about the 1775–82 North American smallpox epidemic, was written while working part-time, and completed in 1999.
Poets Sandra (Mortola) Gilbert and Kim Addonizio were also winners of the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry from Italian Americana, as was writer Helen Barolini and poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan.
The genus name is from Ancient Greek kokkuzo, which means to call like a common cuckoo, and americana means of America. Adults have a long tail, brown above and black-and-white below, and a black curved bill with yellow especially on the lower mandible.
Given the country’s vast production of beef, red meat is an especially common part of the Argentine diet. Due to the very large number of Argentines of Italian ancestry, pizza and especially pasta are also very popular, but there are food traditions from other European nations as well, including the English afternoon tea.