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TO HASTEN THE RIPENING PROCESS, PLACE THEM IN A PAPER BAG WITH A BANANA
20/04/2013
Choose tomatoes that have rich colors

KEEP AWAY FROM OTHER FOODS
20/06/2013
Keep in a refrigerated environment at a temperature between 4ᵒ and 8ᵒ C
THE BEST WAYS TO STORE RICE
19/04/2013
When you select a rice, it's important to know how it will be used
KEEPING INTACT ITS SUBLIME TASTE
20/06/2013
The Grana Padano has to be stored in the least cold part of the refrigerator
NO PIECE OF A SERIES IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS ANOTHER
20/06/2013
The Parmigiano-Reggiano is a product that still follows a handmade production process, therefore
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HOW MANY TYPES OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR?
15/04/2014
There are three types of balsamic vinegar
GO FOR DEEP VIVID COLORS PEPPERS
15/04/2013
Choose peppers that have deep vivid colors, firm skin, and free of soft spots
PRECOOKED, CANNED OR DRIED?
21/04/2013
The easiest is to buy them precooked
LIGHTER CLOURED HONEYS ARE IN MILD IN FLAVOUR, WHILE DARKER ARE MORE ROBUST
18/04/2013
Generally speaking a very light coloured honey is much more expensive than a dark honey

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THE COLOURS OF LABLES
15/04/2014
Modena and Reggio Emilia use different systems to indicate the age of their balsamic vinegars
THOSE THAT ARE OVERLY LARGE MAY BE FIBROUS, THOSE OVERLY SMALL MAY BE FLAVOURLESS
13/04/2013
When purchasing zucchini, look for ones that are heavy for their size and have shiny, unblemished rinds

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RICE, CEREALS, PASTA AND THE "BBD"
19/06/2015
BBD it's not a chemical formula, its the labelling that can help us to reduce food waste!
NO DIRTY KNIVES OR SPOONS IN IT, PLEASE
18/04/2013
Jam is preserved thanks to the high concentration of sugar which lowers water activity and acidity
STORING TIPS
15/04/2013
Homemade dried tomatoes should be placed in an airtight bag or
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

BUY LEGUMES WITH A DEEP COLOR AND...
21/04/2013
Choose legumes of a uniform size so that they cook more evenly