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HISTORY OF ITALIAN BALSAMIC VINEGAR
15/04/2014
Aceto Balsamico has been made in Modena and Reggio Emilia since the Middle Ages
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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
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THE QUEEN OF ARTICHOKE?
16/02/2015
To celebrate the artichoke at Castoville is held every year. During the event is also organized a beauty contest ..
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EVEN THE NEW YORK TIMES WROTE ABOUT IT
20/04/2013
The ancient Romans ate a paste called moretum, which was made crushing cheese, garlic and basil
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THE
29/12/2014
The scent is the distinguishing characteristic for truffles. A scent sometimes indicated as “stink”, but...
THE BENEDICTINE MONKS TALENT
20/06/2013
The history of the Grana Padano dates back to the year 1000 in which the Benedictine monks
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THANKS TO CATERINA DE MEDICI!
08/04/2013
Artichokes are one of the oldest foods known to man. Zeus was said to have turned a scorned lover into an artichoke.
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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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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TO EACH ONE ITS OWN BASIL
14/04/2015
The basil has many varieties, over 50, broken down by leaves’ form and color and scents of greater or lesser intensity.
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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

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DUE TO ITS APHRODISIAC PROPERTIES...
21/04/2013
Some forms of wild Cicer have been found in some excavations at Hacilar (Turkey) dating back to 5000 years BC
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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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HUMANS BEGAN HUNTING HONEY 10.000 YEARS AGO
18/04/2013
Honey collection is an ancient activity
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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
MADAME EST MALADE
18/04/2013
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English language in 1480
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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