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Recipes, stories, ideas of italian culture
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A LEGEND TELLS THAT IN 1574....
19/04/2013
The story of risotto began in the 14th century B.C., when the Arabs brought rice to Sicily and Spain

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN...
01/05/2013
Predecessors to radicchio were once found all over areas of Eurasia and
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THE PIG MUSHROOM
19/04/2013
From the descriptions left by Pliny in his "Natural History" book
POOR MAN'S MEAT
21/04/2013
Man used leguminous plants to enrich the soil centuries before he knew what made them useful
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TODAY MORE THAN 25 MILLION ACRES OF OLIVE TREES ARE PLANTED WORLWIDE
15/04/2013
Olives have been cultivated in parts of the Mediterranean for at least 5,000 years

NINE CENTURIES OF HISTORY
20/06/2013
Parmigiano- Reggiano has been produced for nine centuries in the same places and with the same
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THANKS TO PELLEGRINI ARTUSI
21/04/2013
Minestrone dates back to 1800 and it has its roots in the
farming tradition
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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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THE ITALIAN SPECIAL ROOFS
15/04/2013
Before the availability of modern canning methods, Italians dried tomatoes on their tile roofs for use during
MADAME EST MALADE
18/04/2013
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English language in 1480
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THE REVENGE OF CROCUS
20/04/2013
Records detailing the uses of saffron dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome
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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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EGGPLANT WAS USED AS A DECORATIVE GARDEN PLANT
15/04/2013
The ancient ancestors of eggplants were first cultivated in China in the 5th century b.C.
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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
THE LEGEND OF THE FARMER AND ITS SOW
15/04/2013
Truffle dates back to as early as the ancient Egyptians
A DELICACY RESERVED FOR ROYAL FAMILIES
18/04/2013
Jam-making probably began in the Middle-East where cane sugar grew naturally