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VEGETABLE CREAMS

BLACK OLIVES PATE' IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Item code: 0300
€ 4,20

ARTICHOKE CREAM WITH LEMON IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Item code: 0301
€ 4,60

ZUCCHINI CREAM WITH LEMON IN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Item code: 0302
€ 4,20

TRUFFLE CREAM

Item code: 0310
€ 7,50

PORCINI CREAM

Item code: 0312
€ 7,50
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BEWARE OF THE LABEL DESCRIPTION "HAND-PICKED"
BUYING AND STORING TIPS
The best olives, in terms of health, are black olives that are water-cured or sea-salted
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THE MORE DELICATE THE MUSHROOM, THE LESS COOKING TIME IS REQUIRED
COOKING TIPS
Mushrooms are very porous, so if they are exposed to too much water they will quickly absorb it and become soggy
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TODAY MORE THAN 25 MILLION ACRES OF OLIVE TREES ARE PLANTED WORLWIDE
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Olives have been cultivated in parts of the Mediterranean for at least 5,000 years

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ZUCCHINI IS...
HOW IT'S MADE
Zucchini, Cucurbita pepo, is a member of the cucumber and melon family
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LOOK FOR A WOODY AROMA
BUYING AND STORING TIPS
When purchasing fresh porcini, select mushrooms with firm stems and a rich, woody aroma
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TRADITIONAL ITALIAN ARTICHOKE CREAM RECIPE
RECIPES
Wash the artichokes and remove the tough outer leaves, thorns and internal beard and then cut them into thin slices

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ZUCCHINI IS ONE OF THE VERY LOW CALORIE VEGETABLES
HEALTH BENEFITS
Zucchini is a good source of vitamin C

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USE THE BRINE TO SALT YOUR RECIPE
COOKING TIPS
To pit olives, press them with the flat side of a broad bladed knife
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DON'T COMMIT A CULINARY CRIME!
COOKING TIPS
To cook a white truffle is to commit a culinary crime
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LOW IN FAT AND CHOLESTEROL FREE
It is a good source of high protein
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ZUCCHINI CAN BE STEAMED, SAUTEED, STIR-FRIED OR GRILLED
COOKING TIPS
To prepare, rinse and trim squash ends
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THE PIG MUSHROOM
HISTORY AND CULTURE
From the descriptions left by Pliny in his "Natural History" book
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SIZE DOESN'T MATTER
BUYING AND STORING TIPS
The size of an artichoke is not related to quality
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THOSE THAT ARE OVERLY LARGE MAY BE FIBROUS, THOSE OVERLY SMALL MAY BE FLAVOURLESS
BUYING AND STORING TIPS
When purchasing zucchini, look for ones that are heavy for their size and have shiny, unblemished rinds

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