Posts made in September, 2007

Sienese Pork Chop Sliced (Tagliata Sienese Style)

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The Cinta Senese breed is not only the most appreciated pork breed, but even the most frequently mentioned in history, in art and in myths. It is still present in the fresco painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and located in the Public Palace of Siena and titled: “Effetti del Buon Governo” (“Good Government Results”). The cinta senese breed, native to the Montagnola Senese area and the Chianti area, is the mother of all pork breeds in Tuscany. The Etruscans already reared it and then it was among the Romans during their migrations; the farmers of the Middle Ages survived plagues and famines thanks to this animal. Video preparation of Tagliata of Cinta Senese pork chop [youtube 69OkAezd-qI] It was a good reserve of food for everybody as it could...

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folkloric events in Pisa, Tuscany

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Many important folkloric events take place in Pisa along the year, like: the Luminara di San Ranieri (the night of 16th June, the whole town is illuminated to celebrate the patron saint of Pisa The Day after you can see the Palio di San Ranieri ( 4 teams race a regatta on the Arno, representing historical events). The Regatta of the Old Seafaring Republics (takes place on May and June, preceded by a parade that represents the four Republics: Pisa, Genoa, Venice and Amalfi). But certainly the one that is more in the heart of Pisans is the Gioco del Ponte. It is a curious game between two teams – which means that the city of Pisa is divided in two rival parts: Tramontana and Mezzogiorno. It consists in two different parts.First, there is a parade along the Arno...

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Easy Pasta with Truffle Recipe

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Hello! This short video will show you how easy is to make a quick pasta that is typical of wintery days in Tuscany. Here the dosis: 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock, plus 1 tablespoon if necessary 1 cup fresnly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 eggs, lightly beaten Enjoy the recipe and the video! [youtube taU1Nohd0ck]

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Tuscan Templar Biscuits

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A quick recipe to discover the delicacies from the middle ages. These bay leaf Tuscan cheese biscuits are easy to make and the video is full of useful information on the everyday life that templars would experience to get the nourishments during their journey to the Sacred Land and the Crusades. The video is about 5 minutes long. Enjoy! [youtube D1uhbRDlNhI]

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Aphrodisiac salad with white truffles

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Well do not get my word for it! Even the cook master in the video underlines that the aphrodisiac propertis of this salad have to be taken with a question mark. Anyhow, the white truffle is famous in Tuscany for being aphrodisiac, and true or not, if you like truffles, this salad is spectacularly good. Most of all, this is an experiment to help you non-Italian speakers (I should say understanders) to get what this great guy has to teach to the world on hidden Tuscan recipes. My previous videos of him where without English translations. Let me know if you like it, any advice you have. I will then go back and have the others dubbed too. Thank you, enjoy, and also let us know if this really was an aphrodisiac salad!! [youtube g03hkBnOnCA]

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