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 suitable italian wine

Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you  advices for the suitable italian wine. A delicious recipe without a good wine in Italy it is meaningless but it's always very difficult to decide between white wine or red wine not only for a good dinner but also for a gift wine. Tipically regional or local dish should generally be combined with one of the same area wines to create an affinity of scents and flavors Match for opposition and concordance of flavors The more enjoyable ...

The innovative Mediterranean Pyramid

Luis Serra Majem has made a loto of studies on the innovative Mediterranean Pyramid and "Spain is leading the research on the Mediterranean diet and olive oil in the world" Last July international scientists gathered at the Palazzo Lombardia in Milan as part of the first world conference on the Mediterranean Diet, where they defined the future of this healthy and sustainable food model. In this meeting, organized by the International Foundation of the Mediterranean Diet (IFMeD, for its ...

Tricks to cultivate grasses

Tricks to cultivate grasses: seeding and transplant The annual aromatic (dill, anise, basil, chervil, coriander, cumin, savory) are generally reproduced by seed. The other species, shrubs or trees, can be also reproduced by a part  of the plant, technique which allows to obtain adult specimens in extremely short times (compared to sowing) and then makes the cultivation immediately productive. Sowing is usually done in the spring (March-April); a considerable acceleration in the seed germina...

Risotto with pumpkin

Today your Mediterranean Diet Team suggests yu the recip of risotto with pumpkin, an easy and healthy recipe typical of Veneto (a region in the North of Italy)  Recipe Type: Risotto Cuisine: Veneto Author: Meddiet Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 55 mins Ingredients for Risotto with pumpkin (4 servings) 2 handfuls of rice per person (400 gr) 1 medium onion 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 liter of broth grated Parmesan cheese 2 knobs of butter 300 ...

The South Tyrolean Chesnuts Hearts

In November there is a festival in Meran with stalls of handicrafts in the area and surroundings and products such as meats, cheeses, cakes of different backgrounds and the inevitable chestnuts. Her you can find the famous "South Tyrol Heart of Chesnut " that local people call "kastanienherz" The traditional Thanks festival in Meran The Merano Grape Festival (Meraner Traubenfest in German) at the end of the harvest season is the oldest harvest festival in South Tyrol/Südtirol. Held ...

Pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe

Today your advisors of  vegetarian Mediterranean diet present you the pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe. A common recipe in North Italy, where dry-textured pumpkins grow in winter time and low temperatures call for a hot soup in the evening.  A simple recipe suitable also for vegetarians and vegans. Preparation time of the pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe : 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 500 g dry-textured pumpkin 3 carrots 1 onion 1 celery ...

The secret of the perfect fried food

Groundnut oil and a hint of lemon: here is the secret of the perfect fried food Which is the secret of a perfect fried food in a healthy way and without sacrificing flavor? We asked an expert chef  of batters and arancine, the Sicilian Vincenzo Pizzurro, kitchen manager at the NH Hotel Palermo  of Sara Ficocelli. The kitchen combination is well known, but what's really surprising, when traveling in the beautiful Trinacria, it is that its delicacies made from oil and carbohydrates are not ...

Pasta with pumpkin and olives

Today your advisors of vegetarian diet present you: Pasta with pumpkin and olives  Let us learn to cook a typical plate of Lombardia and one of the easiest vegetarian pasta recipes: pasta with pumpkin and olives. Cuisine: Lombardia Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10/15 minutes depending on the chosen pasta Ingredients (serves 4): 320 g dried pasta 600 g dry-textured clean pumpkin 4 tsp black olives 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp salt Pepper Rosemary Instructions  for prep...