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The Cultivation of Capers

The Cultivation of Capers

The cultivation of capers has ancient origins: it was born between North Africa and the Middle East and there are traces of it in the Bible, but also in the writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Pliny the Elder. Photo Credit: Wikipedia It is a resistant plant, able...

Garlic Braid

Garlic Braid

Photo credit: Flickr The weaving process of the white Garlic braid in Piacenza (Emilia Region) is a heritage passing from father and son (or better from mother and daughter). Garlic bulbs are extracted from the ground with the help of your hands, or at most with a...

Rosè and Prosciutto

Rosè and Prosciutto

Prosciutto is great when eaten on its own but when paired well, its taste gets accentuated even more. That’s why rosè is a great pairing with prosciutto…

Capperi and its meaning

Capperi and its meaning

  Cappero is a small flower with a prostrate-drooping habit. The buds, called capers, and more rarely the fruits, known as cucunci, are consumed from the plant. Both are preserved in oil, vinegar or salt. So capperi means capers, but in Italy, we use this word as...

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon

Prosciutto and Melon is a classic Italian dish and an all-time perfect summer antipasto. Yet not many know its creator was a Greek doctor that wanted to combine all earth’s four elements in order to create a balanced dish…

International Alba Truffle Fair

International Alba Truffle Fair

The International Alba Truffle Fair in Turin, which this year celebrates the 90th edition, will take place. The final confirmation was given by the president of the Fair, Liliana Allena. This location will characterize the new, more digital soul of the show that will...

Di Costa Marie Angie

Di Costa Marie Angie

Di Costa Marie Ange is an Italian company located in the beautiful Sicilian land. Its founder, Vincenzo Di Costa, since the age of 17 decides to concentrate all his strength and passion in love for the confectionary world.

Parmareggio

Parmareggio

In 1959 the adventure of the Consortium owner of the Parmareggio brand began to focus on meat and aged cheese

Parmareggio

In 1959 the adventure of the Consortium owner of the Parmareggio brand began, when eight dairies in the Parmigiano Reggiano area came together to collect milk from the companies and transform them into the industrial property owned by the Cooperative focus on meat and...

How to desalinate capers

How to desalinate capers

Capers are usually preserved in salt, so, before being consumed, they must be subjected to a procedure known as “Desalting”

Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena was set up in 2013 after that the Balsamic Vinegar obtained its PGI designation from the European authorities in July 2009.The Protection Consortium is the guardian of the product's quality and it promotes...

PGI – Protected Geographical Indication

PGI – Protected Geographical Indication

  The PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) mark certifies that a product comes from a specific place or region. It tell you  that the product can is guaranteed by the quality, reputation or by other characteristic related to this geographical area and at that...

Extra virgin olive oil mask

Extra virgin olive oil mask

During the summer period due to the constant changes in temperature and the sun, the skin is more easily stressed and needs more hydration. It needs a lot of water, but also oils and compresses based on natural products that nourish in depth, restoring softness and...

How to store Parmesan

How to store Parmesan

The Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano) is a cheese with low water content and this lets you store it for long periods, depending on the packaging and the environment. Vacuum packed Parmesan (Parmigiano Reggiano) You can store vacuum packed Parmesan (Parmigiano...

How to cut Parmesan

How to cut Parmesan

Do you know? Cutting a Parmesan wheel (Parmigiano Reggiano)  is a real art and you can learn it. As in all the art the right instruments are the first step and one of the most important for Parmensan is the almond knife or "tagliagrana" (cut the cheese):...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil reduces cancer

Extra Virgin Olive Oil reduces cancer

From a study by the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome and the University of Teramo, in collaboration with the University of Camerino and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, it emerged that extra virgin olive oil, one of the most famous and typical condiments of...

Fiorentina steak: part of the UNESCO heritage

Fiorentina steak: part of the UNESCO heritage

The city of Florence is a very important city, both linguistically, historically and enogastronomically. The Fiorentina (type of meat), which took the name of the city itself, could soon be included in the very restricted elite of the Unesco heritage. Despite the long...

Bolognese Ragù Day: October 21st

Bolognese Ragù Day: October 21st

October 21st will be the Bolognese Ragù Day, created to promote the ancient and authentic Italian recipe in the world Next October 21st at Villa Ranuzzi Cospi in Bagnarola di Budrio, in the province of Bologna will be held the first World Day of Bolognese Ragù, with...

Pesto Gnocchi

Pesto Gnocchi

      Pesto Gnocchi   Ingredients: 600 gr of Potato Gnocchi 30 leaves of fresh Basil 1 pinch of salt 30 gr of Pine nuts 10 gr of Pecorino Romano cheese 30 gr of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Extra Virgin Olive Oil   Preparation: To prepare Pesto...

The numbers of pasta and bread in Italy

The numbers of pasta and bread in Italy

"Wheat is the basis of the diet of Western civilization and is a pillar of the Italian one because we consume 24 kg per capita per year of pasta and about 60 kg per capita of bread, cakes, and pizzas from artisan ovens. In total, Italians consume more than 100 kg of...

Truffle and Claims Pasta

Truffle and Claims Pasta

Ingredients: 200 gr of Spaghetti Pasta 500 gr of clams 1 small fresh black truffle parsley 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic White wine 1 fresh chili oil truffle oil salt   Preparation: First, put the clams in plenty of lightly salted cold water to expel the impurities...

Mozzarella Panzerotti

Mozzarella Panzerotti

  Mozzarella Panzerotti are typical of Southern Italy, from Lazio to Sicily, but the best panzerotti are prepared in Campania and Puglia. They are considered a street food, very tasty with simple and genuine ingredients. You can fill the panzerotti with the...

Rice Salad

Rice Salad

  Rice Salad is a unique dish typical of the summer season: perfect to prepare in the morning to find it ready to return from the beach. It is a fresh, light and personalized recipe with different ingredients according to one's taste, as long as they are...

Rice: excellence and Italian treasure

Rice: excellence and Italian treasure

  Rice, characterized by a thousand-year history and from distant origins, with the years has managed to make its way into the Italian culinary tradition becoming a cornerstone of our diet, bringing Italian production worldwide   THE CULTIVATION OF RICE:...

Sicilian Swordfish

Sicilian Swordfish

    Sicilian Swordfish is a typical dish of the culinary tradition of the city of Messina, in southern Italy. It is a simple, genuine recipe, prepared with typical Sicilian ingredients: swordfish, cherry tomatoes, olives and capers.   Ingredients: 300...

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

  Pasta Alla Norma is a first course that contains the aromas and flavors of Sicily, an island in southern Italy. Pasta Alla Norma is one of the symbols of the Isolana cuisine, originally from the city of Catania and was created as a culinary tribute to the work...

Grana Padano: the test to recognize the authentic one

Grana Padano: the test to recognize the authentic one

  Just as there are fake clothes and accessories, in the food sector there may be many counterfeits, too. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be easy to understand if something we’re eating it’s “authentical” or not. A famous Italian way of saying is “Tell me where you...