domenica 12 aprile 2009
sabato 11 aprile 2009
giovedì 5 marzo 2009
This is only one of the several fantastic locations that Tasteof.it has selected for its Clients and that you can find into the Tasteof.it Vademecum book.
The Hammam is a pleasure of our civilization since ever: beginning in the ancient world of the Hellenic-Roman period under the name of thermae, it is born out of a need to enjoy leisure and social exchange. It is a luxuriuos place where one comes to cleanse the body through a series of treatments while purifying the soul and relaxing the mind. Step out of the frantic pace of your everyday, busy life, and step into a place of serenity in the hearth of Rome.
giovedì 4 dicembre 2008
- 100 g pancetta, diced
- Extravergin olive oil, for brushing
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 fresh chilli, seeded and chopped
- 500 g tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
- 350 g bucatini pasta
- 40 g pecorino cheese, freshly grated
martedì 2 dicembre 2008
- 100 g prosciutto slices, halved
- 500 g veal escalopes
- 8-10 fresh sage leaves
- 50 g butter
- 100 ml dry withe wine
Place a half-slice of prosciutto on each escalope, put a sage leaf on top and fasten with a cocktail stick. Melt the butter in a fying pan and cook the veal over a high heat on both sides until golden brown. Season with salt, pour in the wine and cook until it has evaporated, then remove the cocktail sticks and serve.
venerdì 21 novembre 2008
Grappa is a fragrant grape-based pomace brandy of between 37.5% and 60% alcohol by volume of italian origin. Literally "grape stalk", most grappa is made by distilling pomace, grape residue (mainly the skins, but also stems and seeds) left over from winemaking after pressing. It was originally made to prevent waste by using leftovers at the end of the wine season. It quickly became commercialised, mass-produced, and sold worldwide. Some grappa, known as prima uva, is made with the whole grapes. The flavour of grappa, like that of wine, depends on the type and quality of the grape used as well as the specifics of the distillation process.
Grappa was originally made in the northern Italian town of Bassano del Grappa, and some contend that this is the origin of the name, rather than from the Latin graspa.
In Italy, grappa is primarily served as a "digestivo" or after-dinner drink. Its main purpose was to aid in the digestion of heavy meals. Most grappa is clear, indicating that it is an un-aged distillate, though some may retain very faint pigments from their original fruit pomace. Lately, aged grappas have become more common, and these take on a yellow, or red-brown hue from the barrels in which they are stored.
- 350 g spaghetti
- 2 Aubergines (eggplant)
- 4-5 ripe tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- fresh basil
- seasoned ricotta or pecorino cheese (for grating)
- extravergin olive oil
giovedì 20 novembre 2008
Ötzi the Iceman (pronounced [oetsi]), and Similaun Man are modern names of a well-preserved natural mummy of a man from about 3300 BC (53 centuries ago). The mummy was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Oetzal Alpes, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Italy and Austria. The nickname comes from Ötztal (Ötz valley), the region in which he was discovered. He is Europe's oldest natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic (Copper Age) Europeans. The body and his belongings are displayed in the Regional museum in Bolzano.
Ötzi was found by two German tourists on 19 September 1991. The body was at first thought to be a modern corpse, like several others which had been recently found in the region. Lying on its front and frozen in ice below the torso, it was crudely removed from the glacier by the Austrian authorities using a small jackhammer (which punctured the hip of the body) and ice-axes using non-archaeological methods. In addition, before the body was removed from the ice, people were allowed to see it, and some took portions of the clothing and tools as souvenirs. The body was then taken to a morgue in Innsbruck, where its true age was subsequently ascertained.
By current estimates, at the time of his death Ötzi was approximately 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in) tall, weighed about 50 kilograms (110 lb/7.9 st) and was about 45 years of age. When his body was found, it weighed 38 kilograms (84 lb/6.0 st). Because the body was covered in ice shortly after his death, it only partially deteriorated. Analysis of pollen and dust grains and the isotopic composition of his tooth enamel indicate that he spent his childhood near the present village ofFeldthurns (Velturno), north of Bolzano, but later went to live in valleys about 50 kilometres further north.
Ötzi had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle. Using X-rays, it was determined that the Iceman may have had arthritis in these joints. It has been speculated that they may be related to acupuncture.
Ötzi's clothes were sophisticated. He wore a cloak made of woven grass and a coat, a belt, a pair of leggings, a loincloth and shoes, all made of leather of different skins. He also wore a bearskin cap with a leather chin strap. The shoes were waterproof and wide, seemingly designed for walking across the snow; they were constructed using bearskin for the soles, deer hide for the top panels, and a netting made of tree bark. Soft grass went around the foot and in the shoe and functioned like modern socks. The coat, belt, leggings, and loincloth were constructed of vertical strips of leather sewn together with sinew. His belt had a pouch sewn to it that contained a cache of useful items: a scraper, drill, flint flake, bone awl, and a dried fungus to be used as tinder.
Ther items found with the Iceman were a copper axe with a yew handle, a flint knife with an ash handle, a quiver of 14 arrows with viburnum and dogwood shafts. Two of the arrows, which were broken, were tipped with flint and hadfletching (stabilizing vents), while the other 12 were unfinished and untipped. The arrows were found in a quiver with what is presumed to be a bow string, a tool of some sort, and some antler which might have been used for making arrow points. There was also an unfinished yew longbow that was 1.82 metres (72 in) long.
In addition, among Ötzi's possessions were berries, two birch bark baskets, and two species of polypore mushrooms with leather strings through them. One of these, the birch fungus, is known to have antibacterial properties, and was likely used for medicinal purposes. The other was a type of tinder fungus, included with part of what appeared to be a complex firestarting kit. The kit featured pieces of over a dozen different plants, in addition to flint and pyrite for creating sparks.
You will visit the Oetzi museum during the Fiè allo Sciliar cooking course.
lunedì 17 novembre 2008
The experience and the knowledge of extremely qualified art historians, the passion for the city, together with being Roman native, will allow guests an unforgettable stay in Rome. Everyone visiting Rome must admit that the city has a universal appeal. Who has not heard about Colosseum, the Ancient Roman Empire, the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo? Coming to a city like this, has a lot to do with remembering things that visitors have always known, more than it does with discovering things for the first time. Iterarte art historians, during the tours, will be able to refer to things that are part of a common cultural heritage that we all share. At the same time Iterarte will lead the guests of Tasteof.it to compare the Rome they always had in their imagination and their expectation with the reality of things that we will discover together. With this special approach everyone will have the lucky chance to a discover and create a “personal” Rome. As Romans, Iterarte art historians will make guests feeling welcome and comfortable in Rome, simply because the same cultural background belong to you as it belongs to us. Iterarte and Taste of. it will offer several scheduled tours, with a turnover based on seasons, but, upon request we can design a wide variety of walks and visits for people with special interests.
If you find nothing here to suit your needs, if you have a specialized request for visiting sites that lie outside the common places then please, we invite you to let us know.
Limata has been founded in 1950 and always searched for high level quality standards, personally and directly selecting producers from all regions of Italy of any kind. This is why you will have the rare opportunity to try special matchings of cheeses with sweet mustards, of delicious dried cherry tomatoes with daily produced "burrata" and many more...
Some other examples of rare combinations: Castelmagno d'Alpeggio, even "mature", together with white water mellon sauce, the Vedeseta of the Val Taleggio with the green tomatoes chutney , the extremely rare Bagoss di Bagolino of the Val Caffaro "married" to the red onions chutney.
Why not try the salame from Felino e il "doppio cucito" from Varzi, the deer's and roe's "mocette", accompanied by delightful wines and followed by a selection of chocolats and sweet specialties
mercoledì 12 novembre 2008
They will join the party in any of the social cultural and culinary activities, such as tours, excursions, walks, tasting, lunches and dinners.
Please see below for a variety of activities in any location.
Guided tours to monuments, museums, archaeological, artistic and historical sites; photographic tours; personal shopping; kids activities; baby sitting and babies activities
In Fié allo Sciliar
Special reduced cards for the Kastelruth Golf Club; Guided tours to Bolzano, Merano and Bressanone, to ancient abbeys, medieval castles and interesting museums; hiking and naturalistic walks to the Siusi Highland, the Sciliar Massif Natural Park and Val Gardena.
Guided tours to some of the splendid gems of the Aeolian Islands; visits to museums, hiking up to the volcanoes peaks, boat tours and scuba diving.
The mission of Tasteof.it is to provide everything in order to make the weeks in Italy a unique experience, an unforgettable stay for both participants and their companions.
So please let us know about any special request to create the most suitable program for you.
It is also possible to anticipate or to extend the duration of your stay. Please let us know any of your needs and we will do our best to arrange accommodation and organize a customized program of activities of any kind.