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Category: Focus Mediterraneo

The world of the Crustaceans – really loved, yet really fragile

12 December 2018

The world of the Crustaceans – really loved, yet really fragile Fosca Tortorelli Crustaceans are among the most loved marine species in the Mediterranean Sea. There are thousands of varieties in the world and they live in different habitats – there are more than 25,000 species. In order to identify every difference between the varieties, […]

The Atlantic Bluefin tuna is well know, let’s analyze the yellowfin tuna

5 December 2018

The Atlantic Bluefin tuna is well know, let’s analyze the yellowfin tuna Fosca Tortorelli Tuna is one of the most consumed and known foods, especially if it is associated with processed tuna, canned or threaded. The Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is the most used for the canned variant and it is also among the finest. […]

Salted cod fish, it is not a fish but a processing method

3 December 2018

Salted cod fish, it is not a fish but a processing method Fosca Tortorelli Before analyzing the characteristics of this food, it is necessary to start from the origin of the name that describes it; in most places in Italy, the word Baccalà – of Spanish origin and of Flemish ancestry – indicates a preserved […]

Italian wheat, the norms to guarantee a great quality

23 November 2018

Italian wheat, the norms to guarantee a great quality Fosca Tortorelli The world of wheat and the products that are obtained from its processing and transformation is a topic of great relevance, yet there is lots of confusion and disinformation on its nutrition facts . Over the past years, various set of problems are hitting […]

The Atlantic bluefin tuna of the Mediterranean Sea

23 November 2018

The Atlantic bluefin tuna of the Mediterranean Sea: purchased often, yet there is a limited knowledge of it Fosca Tortorelli The tuna belongs to the tribe Thunnini and the class of the Perciforms, they are distributed throughout different geographical areas of the Mediterranean Sea between Europe, Asia and Africa, and its tribe is divided into […]

Volcanic wines, Vesuvius and its peculiarities

23 November 2018

Volcanic wines, Vesuvius and its peculiarities Fosca Tortorelli Vesuvio National Park, covering more than 5000 hectares, is a territory rich in biodiversities and the vine is cultivated at different altitudes (from 50m to 400m) expressing its unique character and personality, thanks to the soil rich in minerals, especially potassium. The numerous eruptions that took place […]

Anchovies: from the sea to the dining table

23 November 2018

Anchovies: from the sea to the dining table Fosca Tortorelli Anchovy or the Italian term ‘alice’. These names refer to the fish species of the Engraulis encrasicolus family. The Italian term ‘alice’ comes from the Latin halex or allex “fish sauce”, which is a sauce similar to the Garum, a sauce made with fermented entrails […]

The cherry tomato from Corbara, a precious ruby

23 November 2018

The cherry tomato from Corbara, a precious ruby Fosca Tortorelli The tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum, from the family Solanaceae) is a herbaceous plant, whose origin is connected to the area of central-South America and the southern part of North America. It was introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors, first of all by Herman Cortes, who […]

The charm of the wine industry of Mungibeddu

23 November 2018

The charm of the wine industry of Mungibeddu Fosca Tortorelli Over the past few years, the wines produced in volcanic territories have gained more interest, not only by many enthusiasts, but above all by important names from the wine industry. The summit of Etna, with its fascinating crater, is among the destinations that, for some […]

Olive cultivation, Puglia produces the 20% of Italy’s total olive oil production

23 November 2018

Olive cultivation, Puglia produces the 20% of Italy’s total olive oil production Fosca Tortorelli Extra virgin olive oil is, certainly, one of the most used products on our tables; but how well do we know it? It might appear familiar, yet there is plenty to understand and know about this noble fruit transformed into liquid […]