The Natural choice: Cantina Marilina

Two young Sicilian sisters who bet on the countryside, dedicating themselves to the creation of an organic and vegan wine company. A contemporary fairytale that has all the flavor of tradition, of family inheritance handed down from father to daughter. A very courageous natural choice because if, little by little, the vegetarian (and vegan) diet…

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The Natural choice: Mathilde Thomas

Ingredients always make the difference: this is one of my mantras (and who reads me knows it well). They determine the success or failure of a product and not just in the food field. Selecting natural and environmentally friendly ingredients is a choice that improves the quality of life and well-being. Mathilde Thomas, Caudalie co-founder,…

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Milano: what to see, eat and do

Milan is a city with a thousand faces, the industrial capital of Italy that is more distant from the concept of Italian tradition, despite having much to offer even in that field. A cosmopolitan city that changes its face often and is constantly evolving. From the symbol par excellence, the Duomo, to the skyscrapers of…

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Enrico Adragna: agricultural entrepreneur

In an era when technology seems to prevail over everything, there are those who have the intelligence to look beyond. And if this vision is implemented by young people, born in beautiful but complex land like Sicily, there is a need to dwell on these life stories that, to change and improve, choose to go…

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Legumes: Why to eat them

Legumes (Pulses) are one of the most ancient foods in history and among the most precious. Excellent source of protein, they have a high content of dietary fibers, useful for regulating intestinal functions and glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood. In the plant world there is no other food that has such a high…

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Italian Coffee: a guide

The intense aroma of roasted coffee fills the house in the early hours of the morning. The “rumble” of the old coffee moka pot (which, by virtue of its age, makes a divine coffee) and the “ringing” of the porcelain coffee cups, ready for use, come from the kitchen, punctual as a wake-up call. The…

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Stone ground flours: why choose them

Modern food is poor in nutrition because some of the major ingredients, such as flours and sugars, are so refined that they have become harmful to our health, given the overuse. Once, the best flours were those ground stone. The food made with those flours was rich in fibers (which cleanse the intestines from toxins,…

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How to grow a small vegetable garden

A small vegetable garden is a gift you should make to have organic, delicious vegetables. My father always told me that the garden teaches the art of waiting. It is also a metaphor for life: those who sow collects but can also lose everything if weather climates compromise the harvest. The incomparable pleasure of eating…

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Sicilian food: history and tradition

Sweet aromas, rich, diverse flavors and a playground of pebbly and long golden beaches only to be found along the Mediterranean’s coastal landscape — that, and much more, is a visit to Sicily. Adorned with precious archaeological sites, which hold the ancient origins of the island, impressive volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano) and the beautiful smaller islands surrounding…

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Food waste: the role of the consumer

Once the food was sacred. Until a few decades ago, in the Italians homes, it was customary to consume for dinner, the leftover food for lunch. About 90% of households owned a vegetable garden. Today, all this is a distant memory. More than half of the food we buy passes quickly from the refrigerator to…

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