The secrets of the pesto

    Pasta la vista, baby!

    For the beloved April Fools’ Day we wholeheartedly greet you with a brief overview of some amusing pasta-inspired fun. The spaghetti-tree hoax     Source: The Guardian, “The Spaghetti Harvest”, 1957 In 1957 г. BBC releases a 3-minute hoax report about an incredible spaghetti tree that’s been grown by a swiss family in ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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: ...
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