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WINE TASTING

Posted by on mar 1, 2013

WINE TASTING

The visual examination, the olfactory analysis and the taste analysis are the three ways to do the wine tasting. The visual examination. Limpidity in a wine corresponds to absence of suspended particles, even if in some cases ( aged wines, non-filtrated wines or wines bottled on yeast) a limited presence can be acceptable. According to the degree of limpidity, a wine may be defined: veiled. quite limpid, limpid, crystal clear, brilliant. Veiled is a wine with a strong opalescence and strong cloudiness, due to the presence of numerous...

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ARTICHOKES ALLA ROMANA

Posted by on mar 1, 2013

ARTICHOKES ALLA ROMANA

ROMAN STYLE ARTICHOKES Recipe: remove the hard outer leaves using the some procedure  of the Jewish style recipe below, soak them into water and lemon juice for ten minutes, than combine parsley, mint, roman mint if you can find it, garlic and anchovy paste and put it into the artichokes cavity, put the chokes upside-down in a deep pan that keeps them close together (no room to fall off) add 2 fingers of olive oil , cover, as soon as the oil start to fry, put the flame very low and let them cook for 20-30 minutes. The olive oil of the...

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ROMAN ARTICHOKES

Posted by on feb 27, 2013

ROMAN ARTICHOKES

ARTICHOKES JEWISH STYLE One of the typical dishes of the Roman cuisine are artichokes. There are two ways to cook it, or Roman style or Jewish style “alla Giudia”. In many typical Roman restaurants is possible to find good artichokes, of course in the Ghetto too, the quarter were the Roman-Jewish Kosher cuisine was born and where the history of the dish can be found. Artichokes “alla Giudia” are served hot and crispy! only the typical Roman ones can be used, the one named “mammola” This is the recipe to...

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COOKING CLASSES

Posted by on gen 3, 2013

COOKING CLASSES

One of the most pleasant and funny things to do when you travel… is a cooking class! In the picture you can see me learning how to make sushi. Every time I learned how to prepare food I always enjoyed it very much, I love art and creativity, and food is both, is also a good way to get to know more about the people of the country you are visiting.  If you take a cooking lesson, no matter if you have never cooked in your life, try you will enjoy so much, you will learn more about the country and its inhabitants way of life. I am sure...

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RED WINE SYNONYMOUS OF HEAVEN

Posted by on dic 26, 2012

RED WINE SYNONYMOUS OF HEAVEN

Red Wines Cold weather, a fireplace with the ipnotic fire, nice people to talk with watching the snow falling, your favorite music. A perfect atmosphere for a good glass of red wine, accompanied with some seasoned cheese, like: parmesan or  pecorino and salami, bread made with dark weat and some rosted chestnuts. A red sipping wine that I love is the “Montiano” made 100% from merlot grapes (puro) produced by Falesco. When you taste a  wine first of all you will have the visual examination, the limpidity, the consistency and the...

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ROMAN STYLE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Posted by on dic 25, 2012

ROMAN STYLE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

When in Rome………… If you visit Rome on Christmas time some of the must are: * A taste of Panettone, Pandoro and Torrone, the top three of the Christmas cakes and suites. * Visit the most beautiful nativity inside the Roman Churches: S. Maria del Popolo for example. * Visit the the Christmas market in Piazza Navona. *  Have the Christmas Eve seafood dinner in one of the top seafood restaurants like: La Rosetta or Assunta Madre. *  Take a walk around the city centre and buy the “Caldarroste” a paper-cone of...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted by on dic 23, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Italy’s Traditional Christmas Cakes One of the most traditional Christmas Cake is the “Panettone”, from Milan crossed Italy and all over the world, the best is the one that you can find only in some artisan bakeries like “Romeo” in Rome, the original version is with candied fruit and dried raisins, other versions are with dark or white chocolate. The “Pandoro” originally from Verona, is the big competitor of the Panettone, more butter, and fruit free. The “Torrone” the classic version is...

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EATALY

Posted by on dic 19, 2012

EATALY

The Temple of Gourmet Italian Food Food in Italy is a religion. When the first McDonald  fast food opened in Rome by the Spanish Steps in 1986 the Romans protested. From  the other hand the Slow Food movement started in 1989, theyr filosofy is to preserve traditional and regional Italian cuisine, and 15 years later in Turin opened the first large store dedicated to top quality typical local food named Eataly, now has nine branches in Italy, nine in Japan and one in Manhattan. From past June Eataly is also in Rome, located in the spaces of...

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FALL TREAT

Posted by on dic 3, 2012

FALL TREAT

Marron glacès – Glaced chestnuts Very elaborate recipe, a cuple of days are needed to prepare glaced chestnuts. If you prefer to buy the already made one, the best glaced chestnuts you can get in Rome are the one made by “Giuliani” I define Giuliani “the temple of glaced chestnuts”. For over 60 years produces in the some artisan way and still with high quality ingredients. You can find also chocolates, suitable for all types of taste, some very exotic like: yogurt and chilly, almond stuffed date, plum walnut,...

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FALL TREAT

Posted by on dic 1, 2012

FALL TREAT

Persimmon tart dessert One of my favorite dessert is the fruit cake made with a thin puff pastry, chantilly cream and fresh fruit on top, usually we use strawberries, kiwi, pineapple. In the restaurant La Rosetta, in Rome, the pastry was served topped with persimmon slices, raspberry and prune, an unusual combination that I really appreciated, so delicious!Persimmon are ready to be eaten only between September and...

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