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MADAME EST MALADE
18/04/2013
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English language in 1480
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

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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
THE LEGEND OF THE FARMER AND ITS SOW
15/04/2013
Truffle dates back to as early as the ancient Egyptians
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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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THE ITALIAN SPECIAL ROOFS
15/04/2013
Before the availability of modern canning methods, Italians dried tomatoes on their tile roofs for use during
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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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MANY NAMES AND A LEGEND
03/04/2015
The apricot is the fruit that announces the arrival of summer and in fact the ancient Romans called it also praecox.
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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....
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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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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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
THE BENEDICTINE MONKS TALENT
20/06/2013
The history of the Grana Padano dates back to the year 1000 in which the Benedictine monks
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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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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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 ..
THE STORY OF A SMALL SQUASH
13/04/2013
The origin of the zucchini are ancient. The Greeks and the Romans enjoyed them.
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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.