Nitza Villapol e Petronilla, ovvero l’arte di cucinare senza...Quando l’Italia conobbe la borsanera, gli sfollamenti, i bombardamenti, quando un uovo finì col costare 15 lire, trenta volte di più che all’inizio della guerra, quando i porcellini d’India smisero di fare compagnia ai bimbi e divennero l’alternativa natalizia al cappone, Petronilla rimboccò le maniche della sua fantasia e si inventò passati di bucce, polpette senza carne, sughi finti...
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The U.S. and the European Union are announcing that they will soon treat each other's organic standards as equivalent. In other words, if it's organic here, it's also organic in Europe, and vice versa.
In un periodo in cui sono sempre più ridotti i fondi pubblici a favore di questo settore, School Raising® intende fornire uno strumento aggiuntivo agli enti scolastici affinché possano organizzare in modo strutturato e sistematico la raccolta fondi per progetti didattici ed extra didattici, favorendo il coinvolgimento sia di cittadini che di imprese e promuovendo la trasparenza nell’utilizzo delle risorse raccolte.
"In reserves off Spain and Italy, we found the largest fish biomass in the Mediterranean," said National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, the paper's lead author. "Unfortunately, around Turkey and Greece, the waters were bare."
The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island...
"Old recipes return in tough times... "says Carlo Petrini of Slow Food
ROME: Italians facing a hard winter with less cash to spend are being encouraged to rediscover the cheap, traditional recipes of their ancestors.
Soups made with old bread and even pig's lungs are being touted as the nation's real cooking, made at a fraction of the price of modern dishes.
''Old recipes are a richness that Italy boasts, that were perfected during periods of poverty and are a way to come through the crisis eating well,'' said Carlo Petrini, the head of the Slow Food movement, which campaigns for traditional, sustainable foods.
Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Because the flower industry is driven by human labor, when demand skyrockets around Valentine's Day, Colombian and Ecuadorian growers can't just open a valve to increase production. They have to get more labor out of their existing employees, sometimes having them work up to 20 hours a day, and they have to hire on new workers. Often, that means children.
On August 10, 1991, a rusty tanker called the Mazal II docked at the industrial port of Ordu, in Turkey, and pumped twenty-two hundred tons of hazelnut oil into its hold. The ship then embarked on a meandering voyage through the Mediterranean and the North Sea. By September 21st, when the Mazal II reached Barletta, a port in Puglia, in southern Italy, its cargo had become, on the ship’s official documents, Greek olive oil. It slipped through customs, possibly with the connivance of an official, was piped into tanker trucks, and was delivered to the refinery of Riolio, an Italian olive-oil producer based in Barletta. There it was sold—in some instances blended with real olive oil—to Riolio customers. Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/08/13/070813fa_fact_mueller#ixzz1mRxb8icF