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WHY IS TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR SO EXPENSIVE?
15/04/2014
Because only 90,000 bottles of traditional balsamic vinegar from Modena DOP are
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THE GIUGIARO BALSAMIC VINEGAR BOTTLE
15/04/2014
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is characterised by a typical bottle specifically designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro
SOUP HAS ALWAYS BEEN AROUND
21/04/2013
The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling,
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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 PIG MUSHROOM
19/04/2013
From the descriptions left by Pliny in his "Natural History" book
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THE MUSEUM OF TRADITIONAL BALSAMICVINEGAR OF MODENA
15/04/2014
The province of Modena, Spilamberto, boasts the presence of the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena which guards an "acetaia" and
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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
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THE STORY OF A WOLFPEACH
20/04/2013
French botanist Tournefort provided the Latin botanical name, Lycopersicon esculentum

MADAME EST MALADE
18/04/2013
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English language in 1480
A DELICACY RESERVED FOR ROYAL FAMILIES
18/04/2013
Jam-making probably began in the Middle-East where cane sugar grew naturally
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HOW TO TASTE ACETO BALSAMICO TRADIZIONALE DI MODENA
15/04/2014
To properly taste Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, you will need a small wine glass, a silver spoon and a candle
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TO EACH ONE ITS OWN BASIL
14/04/2015
The basil has many varieties, over 50, broken down by leavesí form and color and scents of greater or lesser intensity.
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SPANISH CALLED IT PIMIENTO
15/04/2013
Bell peppers have been cultivated for more than 9000 years
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A SYMBOL FOR ALL
10/05/2013
The origin of basil is uncertain: according to some, it is native to the Tropical Asia
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

POOR MAN'S MEAT
21/04/2013
Man used leguminous plants to enrich the soil centuries before he knew what made them useful