Spaghetti Etc. The Way to the Italian Heart is Through the Stomach

Italian life ~
Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well

"If Italy has a heart, the way to it surely lies through the stomach as food has always played a central role in the country's culture and society"


Italy marks its 150th anniversary as a modern nation-state next year, and the flow of exhibitions, lectures and other forms of commemoration is already well under way...
Read more: Where the Stomach Is the Way to the Heart; wsj.com




"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~Leonardo da Vinci (thinkexist.com)

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Buon appetito!
~ What’s great about cooking is that you feel it. To transform raw ingredients into dinner is to engage all five of your senses...
Read more: How to make perfect polenta — A stirring satisfaction; culinate.com

~ For an out-of-this-world sauce, simple is best — and execution is everything...
Read more: Transcendent Spaghetti; mensjournal.com




Tribute to
Dino De Laurentiis. The prolific Italian movie producer whose name was synonymous with grandiose spectacle, if questionable taste, has died ...

Read more: Film producer Dino De Laurentiis dies; guardian.co.uk

~ Required Viewing: 10 Films Produced by Dino De Laurentiis; flavorwire.com





Food stories
~ 1950s Archive - he opalescent splendor of the Bay of Naples is a subject which has tempted painters, poets, and mere pamphleteers for centuries...
Read more: A Gastronomic Tour of Italy: Campania; gourmet.com

~ The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world, according to the old saying. Perhaps...
Read more: Murder by Food: Famous Last Meals; smithsonianmag.com

~ “What We’re Doing”; newyorker.com


Special occasions
~ Italians aren't big on turkey—but it turns out they love stuffing. A cook reworks American classics for Tuscan palates...
Read more: Reinventing Thanksgiving With Olive Oil and Ricotta; theatlantic.com

~ 9 Great Recipes for Leftover Turkey; health.com







Food trend
WARNING…this story is not for the fat-phobic. It all started with a search for a few pigs to raise that led to Vienna, Austria...
Read more: The Kobe Beef of Pork: Mosefund Farm’s Mangalitsa Pigs; foodcurated.com


Slow Food Fast
Seasonal Recipes for Busy Home Cooks. The Chef: Andrew Carmellini...
Read more: Fall Salad With Green Apple and Fennel; wsj.com




Power ingredients
The egg/cholesterol myth has finally been dispelled; scientists have found that eggs don't raise cholesterol levels. Low in calories, a good source of protein...

Read more: The Eggs Factor; deliciousmagazine.co.uk





Pantry notes
~ Market Watch: Australian finger limes make a splash in Santa Monica; latimes.com
~ Beyond Pumpkin Pie: 10 Recipes; theatlantic.com
~ Spice-onomics; gigabiting.com


Chefs tips
~ Your Guide: One star turn leads to another; sacbee.com







Healthy corner
~ The Action on Additives Campaign seeks the complete removal of six artificial colours from all food and from children's medicines...
Read more: Action On Additives; actiononadditives.com

~ Best Of Natural Liver Protection; healthyfellow.com
~ Dangerous chemicals in food wrappers likely migrating to humans; sciencedaily.com


Check also:
~ the ockstyle digest
~ the gluten free etc... daily
~ the andante con gusto daily





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Appetibilis
~ Quick pasta: Pancetta flavors a quick pasta dish; chicagotribune.com
~ Sunday Pasta: Spaghetti alla Carbonara; garrubbo.com
~ Recipe: Ribollita...Updated; thegastro-lounge.blogspot.com
~ Pasta di Gragnano? Pastificio dei Campi! italiasquisita.net [ITA]


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