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Pasta and healthy eating

The secrets of pasta cooking

Cooking pasta can seem deceivingly simple. However, as with all things simple, timing is crucial. Boiling just a few minutes less or more can produce very unsatisfactory results. As Italians put it pasta should be “al dente” which literally translates as “just right for the tooth”, or firm enough to ...

Italian illustrator Romina Beneventi: “Pasta is the feeling that you are loved and safe”

Romina Beneventi is an Italian painter and illustrator of books for children. She’s been living in Tuscany for many years now, but she is actually from the South where her memories about her grandma’s house are still rooted. She likes to cook homemade food  and appreciate Italian culinary traditions. What ...

How different cultures enjoy rusk

Globe-trotting is a marvelous way to explore new, inventive ways of tasting and rediscovering otherwise familiar everyday foods. Rusk is loved by many nations but consumed in a creatively peculiar style within each of them. Let’s get a short crunchy tour to grab some ideas from around the globe! Netherlands: ...

Pasta in arts – a true muse of great artists

Pasta was and still is an immense inspiration in the life of world-famous artists throughout history. From musicians and writers to fashion gurus and film-makers, pasta became a means of expression for a lot of genius creative spirits around the globe. Music The famous Italian violinist Niccolo Paganini was a great epicurean ...