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Christmas lunch with low calories

For a Christmas lunch with low calories follow these advices 1) learn how to cook in the healthy way 2) match the right wines for the right dishes For a Christmas lunch with low calories you have to cook in the healthy way you need: a) to distribute meals throughout the day (big breakfast, light lunch and light dinner) b) Always keep in mind the food pyramid c) cooking with great attention to limit the use of high calorie foods (example: use only 1 tablespoon of olive oil each time) and ...

Klöckeln a tradition still alive in the Sarntal Valley

The Sarntal Valley extends from north of Bolzano to a length of 50 km up to Passo Pennes, surrounded by beautiful mountains and set in an untouched nature. The main village is Sarntal, which includes as many as 27 villages and is the largest town in South Tyrol by extension. The valley and the community retain largely their original character, featuring a footprint peasant. Today, however, the Sarntal Valley offers not only agriculture, sweaters and traditional slippers, woodworking, mountain ...

Legends on the traditional Christmas cake from SouthTyrol

Let us see the legends on the traditional Christmas cake from Trentino SouthTyrol The tradition of Zelten has been born in Central European in the 8th century. A legend says that Zelten was prepared on December 13 and offered to the end of the holidays. There is a manuscript of the 8th century that explained the recipe for Zelten "Take Candia grapes, raisins, pine nuts, almonds peeled cut for long, minutely chopped lemon peel, anise seeds, candied citrus peel, cinnamon, a little 'sugar and ...

Magic Atmosphere at Christmas market

How can we describe the magic atmosphere at Christmas market that we breathe each year from 27th November till 6 January in  all South Tyrol? People leaving in South Tyrol doesn’t find this magic atmosphere at Christmas market but each year thousands of tourists come to feel it. Tourists walk through the wood little houses of 80 exhibitors, smell the hot wine called “brule” and hear the Christmas songs and tastes the typical food of 3 gastronomy stalls. The magic atmosphere at ...

Pandoro or Panettone

Pandoro or Panettone? The race between the two most famous desserts of the holiday season is about to begin. Which of the two is as good it's hard to say, depends on the tastes. History of panettone The cake was born in Milan by the love story between Ughetto and Adalgisa. The family of Ughetto, falconer Duke, contrasted the story of the young man with the beautiful Adalgisa, the daughter of a baker. When the girl's father began to have financial trouble due to the loss of customers and the ...

Tipical Christmas speciality in Lombardia

Tipical Christmas speciality in Lombardia are synonymous with Panettone*. It seems that its name comes from a certain Toni, baker's boy. He decided to enrich the simple every day used bread with butter, eggs, sugar, raisins and candied fruit. He wanted to make it a beautiful greedy. But we must not forget also other traditions. Markets and stalls animate the streets of the cities of Lombardy for the entire month of December. Of particular interest is the traditional Christmas market in ...

Christmas traditions in Trentino

The Christmas traditions in Trentino are so deepened in the local culture that each year attract million turists. In Trentino the most awaited feast of the year, Christmas, has the flavor of tradition and central European alpine culture. The historical centers becomes full of lights, colors, scents and melodies of the Christmas markets stalls and their characteristics. In homage to the alpine tradition, the banquets of exhibitors have become overflowing wooden houses of gifts, sweets and spices ...

THE LARGEST CHRISTMAS BALL OF THE WORLD

If you ask me : how large can be the largest christmas ball of the world ? I would answer 1 or 2 meter. I would have never thought that the largest christmas ball of the world  is 42 meter!! Cellina von Mannstein (fifth generation of the family of the South Tyrolean brewers  but with experiences of a professional photographer in New York with Terry Richardson) thought the interior design of “Felsenkeller”. Here the rustic atmosphere of the cave and the luxury understatement marries ...

Saint Nicholas cookies, a tradition in Italy

A lot of people has bought Saint Nicholas cookies, a tradition in Italy, in the Christmas market or has tried to cook them at home. Not all children wait for the 25th of December 25 to receive gifts for Christmas. In the countries of northern Italy, and in some Nordic countries, such as Holland and Germany, gifts arrive already in the night between 5 and 6 December, the night of Saint Nicholas.  Nicholas is an old man with a long grey beard dressed as a bishop. Sometimes he leaves the ...