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TOMATOES..WICH IS THE BEST FOR YOUR SALAD?
06/05/2015
Tomatoes species are many, but which one is best for your summer salads among beef heart, grape and cherry tomatoes?
LOOK FOR CHILIES FEATURING BRILLANT COLOR WITH A HEALTHY STALK
20/04/2013
Just like with other dried spices, try to select organically grown dried chilli pepper since this will give you more

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FARROTTO IS..
19/04/2013
Italians call Farrotto a spelt cooked as risotto
WITH OR WITHOUT SKIN?
15/04/2013
When cutting an eggplant, use a stainless steel knife as carbon steel will react with its phytonutrients and cause it to turn black
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TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DRIED TOMATOES RECIPE
15/04/2013
To prepare dried tomatoes in oil wash and cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise
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SOUP, PUREE,VELVET SOUP..
09/01/2015
Vegetables are prepared in various ways.. soup, velvet sauces, puree.. but what’s the main differences among them?
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TRADITIONAL ITALIAN APRICOT JAM RECIPE
18/04/2013
Cut small apricots in half and large apricots into quarters and discard the stones
NO MICROWAVE PLEASE
21/04/2013
Legumes, with the exceptions of black-eyed peas and lentils, require soaking in room-temperature water
A GIFT FOR THE PAGAN GODS OF AGRICOLTURE
19/04/2013
The origin of spelt dates back to 5,000 years ago and it was cultivated in the Middle East

MINESTRONE STORING TIPS
21/04/2013
When making a vegetable soup to freeze, undercook your vegetables a bit
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IT CONTAINS MANGANESE...SO?
19/04/2013
Spelt is an excellent source of vitamin B2 which helps to break down carbohydrates

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ESSENTIAL FOR THE FAT BURNING SUCCESS
15/04/2013
They can reduce swelling in the arteries that lead to heart disease, diabetes
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THE
29/12/2014
The scent is the distinguishing characteristic for truffles. A scent sometimes indicated as “stink”, but...
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THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL VIRTUES
13/02/2014
The extra virgin olive oil is mostly used as a food, but it has many other virtues
ROOM TEMPERATURE OR FRIDGE?
21/04/2013
Once cooked, if it is not too hot, you can store it at room temperature
USE THE BRINE TO SALT YOUR RECIPE
15/04/2013
To pit olives, press them with the flat side of a broad bladed knife
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THE REAL FRUIT OF LOVE?
17/12/2014
From the "Forbidden fruit" in the Garden of Eden, to the golden apple given by Paris to Aphrodite....
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THE CONSORTERIA
 AND THE PALIO
15/04/2014
The Consorteria is an non-profit institute which aims to protect, divulge and promote the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena