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Carbonara, a new theory for its origins and name

Carbonara, a new theory for its origins and name | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Premise - Perhaps more than any other recipe in the Italian gastronomic canon, spaghetti alla carbonara and its origins have perplexed and eluded gastronomers for more than five decades.

Most food historians group the currently and popularly accepted theories of the etymon into three groups: the origin of the dish can be ascribed to

  1. Coal miners;
  2. American soldiers who mixed “bacon and eggs” and pasta after occupying Italy in the post-war era...
  3. Ippolito Cavalcanti, the highly influential nineteenth-century Neapolitan cookery book author, whose landmark 1839 Cucina Teorico-Pratica included a recipe for pasta with eggs and cheese...
  4. Theory that points to the restaurant La Carbonara, opened in 1912 in Rome. According to its website, it was launched by “coal seller” Federico Salomone. But the authors of site do not lay claim to the invention of carbonara nor do they address the linguistic affinity (even though they mention that their carbonara was included in a top-ten classification by the Gambero Rosso).

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Carbonara, a new theory of its origin

In the course of my research to date, the earliest description of carbonara that I have identified is found in Eating in Italy; a pocket guide to Italian food and restaurants by Richard Hammond, published by Scribner in 1957.

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The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral

The Less Seen Tuscany: Marble Floors of Siena Cathedral | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

When you go into the Cathedral of Siena, the natural inclination is to look up at the majestic vaulted ceilings.
However, for a few months of the year (end of August to end of October) there is the uncovering “scoperchiamento” of this work of art of inlaid marble and you are allowed to view the Cathedral’s masterpiece underfoot.
Each illustration was drawn as a sketch by some of the most talented artists of the Renaissance (Pinturicchio, Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo) and then transformed into detailed marble inlay by the master craftsmen of the time. [...]

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Things To Do In Tuscany: Siena's Two Palios

Things To Do In Tuscany: Siena's Two Palios | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Did you know there's not just one Siena Palio - but two? The famous Medieval bareback horse race happens twice each summer in the historic center of Siena. [...]

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1564-2014 MICHELANGELO / Exhibitions - Musei Capitolini

1564-2014 MICHELANGELO / Exhibitions - Musei Capitolini | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Documentary exhibition on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Florentine artist.

The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564. In the heart of the city, in that very Piazza del Campidoglio which the genius of Michelangelo made unique in the world, over one hundred and fifty works, of which around seventy by the Tuscan artist, from many of the leading cultural institutions in Italy and elsewhere, are to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the death of an artist who was so magnificent as to have a lasting influence not only on the arts in Italy but also on all universally known culture. [...]

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Forte dei Marmi: a beach resort town in Versilia

Forte dei Marmi: a beach resort town in Versilia | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Forte dei Marmi is a seaside town in Versilia, northern Tuscany: let's discover its beaches, main sights, events and how to reach it.
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Italy This Summer: Comiso in South East Sicily

Italy This Summer: Comiso in South East Sicily | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Comiso in South East Sicily In his second Sicilian report Pat Keenan flew into a new airport, visited a charming town, admired some great artistic riches and had another encounter with dead monks [...]


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What to see in 24h in Rome

What to see in 24h in Rome | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
There are crazy people who decide to visit a city just for one day, like if places were stickers in their album. T hen, there are crazier people who decide to do that mistake with a city like Rome!...
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What to see in 24h in Rome avoiding queues:

  1. Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè
  2. Pantheon
  3. Fontana di Trevi
  4. Via del Corso
  5. Piazza Venezia
  6. Fori Imperiali
  7. Forno da Milvio
  8. Colosseo
  9. Grezzo
  10. Monti
  11. Caffè Propaganda
  12. Ponte Garibaldi
  13. Antico Caffé del Moro
  14. Freni e Frizioni
  15. Mangiamò


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10 most underrated Cities in Central Italy

10 most underrated Cities in Central Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Everyone knows Rome and Venice, but there is more to Italy you should know about: although these might not be the first destinations to visit if it’s your first time in Italy, do make a list for when you’ll come back and travel to these beautiful cities.[...]

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  1. Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna
  2. Ferrara, Emilia Romagna
  3. Bologna, Emilia Romagna
  4. Arezzo, Tuscany
  5. Lucca, Tuscany
  6. Siena, Tuscany
  7. Urbino, Marche
  8. Orvieto, Umbria
  9. Viterbo, Lazio
  10. Chieti, Abruzzo
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Kathy Nielsen's curator insight, June 27, 7:00 AM

I have to go back to see the ones I missed.

Villa in Umbria's curator insight, July 3, 11:29 PM

Visit #Orvieto Umbria

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Italy traditions: Sunday Family Lunch in Abruzzo

Italy traditions: Sunday Family Lunch in Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian families still sit at the table every Sunday to eat the same large meal as half a century ago keeping the tradition going.
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Kathy Nielsen's curator insight, June 22, 8:22 AM

Such a great tradition!

Eric EKUE's curator insight, June 24, 5:21 AM

Wi-Fi content Webmail dans la pédagogie de l'école de préparation pour les recrutements salaire net responsable ressources humaines.Ce sont les conseils pour nourrir aux aliments afin d'obtenir  les moyennes des succès péréquation de note.Le Petit Encas est une expérience standard pour la veille du jour J des concours,pour dire LUNCH ou LAUNCH les téléphones portables convertissent les bouffes comme icecream sandwich,gingerbread,honeycomb lire PHONE LIFE MAGAZINE.Ici pour cet article de la famille en Italie l'éssai de simuler le pain ce la communion vatican à la nourriture ordinaire dans la citoyenneté italienne.Exemple des témoignages substitués au recrutement concret des bureaux managment.

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Three Common Mistakes That Tourists In Italy Make

A short video about some of the common mistakes that tourists in Italy tend to make -- and how to avoid them! :D

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Joshua Ledwell's curator insight, June 20, 12:33 PM

1. Buy tickets ahead of time, esp. online. 2. Have cash to pay for stuff 3. Order a "café latte" because a "latte" is a glass of milk!

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The Space Station Is Getting A Coffee Machine

The Space Station Is Getting A Coffee Machine | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian companies Argotec and Lavazza have teamed up to bring hot coffee to the International Space Station.
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Italy: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In

Italy: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Want to experience Italy as only a local could?

This guide’s for you.

Filled with 100 interviews with people who live, work, and adventure all over Italy, this book will give you:

  • Directions to that pizza place that’s always packed with locals and rarely sees a tourist
  • Lists of must-try dishes for each town and region
  • Names of those off-the-beaten-track towns with the best wineries in the region
  • Tips on how to spot authentic gelato, make friends with the locals, and avoid rip-offs and pick-pockets
  • Brutal honesty about how you should never ever order a cappuccino after lunch or wear flip-flops to a monument
  • And so much more

It’s time to experience authentic, local Italy—through the eyes of those who have lived there for years.

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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, June 16, 7:51 AM

Could be a great resource.

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Palermo’s Belle Epoque at the Grand Hotel et des Palmes

Palermo’s Belle Epoque at  the Grand Hotel et des Palmes | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Not many hotels inspire. In fact many of them are sad, grimy establishments. Not so the Grand Hotel et des Palmes. You only have to walk through the main foyer doors here to breathe the atmosphere of history and intrigue.
in 1882 Wagner, the German composer, came to the hotel looking for inspiration to finish his final opera, Parsifal.
Renoir, the French impressionist, popped in to paint Wagner’s portrait in celebration.
In 1885, the French writer Guy de Maupassant arrived.
Another illustrious guest, Raymond Roussell, novelist and playwright, checked in in the early 1930s.
Renato Guttuso, the Sicilian painter; Carla Fracci, Burt Lancaster when he was filming the Gattopardo (The Leopard) in Palermo.
Arthur Miller and American Colonel Charles Poletti who made it his headquarters after the Operation Husky allied landings in Sicily in 1943.
The last infamous gathering in the hotel lounge was the alleged 1957 mafia summit organized by Lucky Luciano.

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One day visit to Cinque Terre

One day visit to Cinque Terre | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Early one morning we left Bagni di Lucca for a one day visit to the Cinque Terre. We took the 7.50 bus from our little village Ponte a Serraglio to Lucca, which took about 50 minutes. Then from the...
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Kathy Nielsen's curator insight, June 12, 7:06 AM

Wish I could pop on over!

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Casentinesi Forests National Park: a spectacular discovery

Casentinesi Forests National Park: a spectacular discovery | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Casentinesi Forests National Park is one of the largest areas of forest in Europe, extraordinarily rich in flora and fauna and located between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The Casentino is crossed by the tributaries of the river Arno and extends from Monte Falterona to the Mandrioli Pass.

The Acquacheta waterfall

The ancient hamlet of Poggio and S. Benedetto in Alpe Abbey

The trail of the Mills

Castagno d’Andrea

Campigna

Casentinesi Forests National Park peaks

Lago degli Idoli

Camaldoli Monastery

La Verna Sanctuary

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Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy

Monterosso in Le Cinque Terre, Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Monterosso has a HUGE beach, which is the village's main identifier from the other four villages. The water is gorgeous and there are restaurants all up and down the beachfront. Lying on the beach was so relaxing and the big rock in the water at the edge of the beach is a great place to climb up and just take in the sights. [...]

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Summer Sales Kick Off in Italy

Summer Sales Kick Off in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It’s summer sale time in Italy. From today, bargain hunters will be able to pick up summer clothes, shoes, and more at knock-down prices in shops throughout Italy.

The time has come for Italy’s fashion stores to rid themselves of summer wear so they can make space for the autumn and winter collections.

Unless you are a fashion victim who has to have latest designer gear, now is a good time to go do some shopping. Ladies who love shoes will have lots of fun.[...]

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Best New UNESCO World Heritage Sites: vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato

Best New UNESCO World Heritage Sites: vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The amazing man-made structures and natural landscapes that comprise the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are awe-inspiring, and now there are more of them than ever. This year, the World Heritage Committee added 26 inscriptions to the list, bringing more sites of cultural, natural, and historical importance under the protection of the United Nations. One of these is located in Italy

Located in northern Italy near the French border, the vineyard landscape of Piedmont not only produces world-class wines, but is also the seat of important Italian history. In addition to five distinct wine growing regions, the Castle of Cavour, dating back to the 13th century, has also been included under the UNESCO listing. The development of important winegrowing processes and the presence of vine pollen from the fifth century B.C. have made this part of Italian wine country particularly significant. Monferrato was a key holding of the Holy Roman Empire during the 16th century before it came under the control of the Duchy of Savoy in the early 18th century. In addition to its internationally renowned wines, the Langhe region is also known for its white truffles.

Plan Your Trip: Visit Fodor's Italy Guide

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Size doesn’t count: 13 Beautiful Italian Small Islands

Size doesn’t count: 13 Beautiful Italian Small Islands | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
We travel North to South Italy with Swide and today we take you on a journey to the Islands of Italy: from Isola d’Elba in Tuscany to Sant’Antioco in Sardinia here are the perfect alternatives to a banal summer…
Mariano Pallottini's insight:
  1. Isola di San Nicola, Tremiti Islands, Apulia
  2. Sant’Antioco, Sardinia
  3. Procida, Flegree Islands, Campania
  4. Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Sicily
  5. Ponza, Pontine Islands, Lazio
  6. Pantelleria, Sicily
  7. Levanzo, Aegadian Islands, Sicily
  8. Lampedusa, Sicily
  9. La Maddalena, Sardinia
  10. Isola d’Elba, Tuscany
  11. Ischia, Flegree Islands, Campania
  12. Panarea, Aeolian Islands, Sicily
  13. Favignana, Aegadian Islands, Sicily


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Eric EKUE's curator insight, June 30, 7:16 AM

Le paradis des ILES.Ici tous les souvenirs des âges dès leurs adolescences.La géometrie est superbe en 3 dimensions.Les jouets d'enfants en vacances sont aussi remarqués colonie de vacance.http://www.rexrhax.net

Blue Box's curator insight, July 1, 4:28 AM

Where to if not in Sant'Antioco :D

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What to see in Umbria, Italy | Spoleto Duomo Cosmatesque Floor

What to see in Umbria, Italy | Spoleto Duomo Cosmatesque Floor | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Look down and you will discover an elaborate patchwork of geometric mosaics worked in a style called Cosmatesque after the Cosmati family in Rome. The Cosmati worked for four generations in the 13th century perfecting the of opus sectile — or cut work — technique, in which inlays of delicate triangles and rectangles of colored stone and glass mosaics are set into stone matrices or encrusted onto stone bases. The resulting work alternates bands and blocks of intricate mosaic with contrasting bands, guilloches (a repetitive architectural pattern), and simple geometric shapes of unadorned white marble. [...]

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Italian food: 12 matches made in heaven

Italian food: 12 matches made in heaven | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian people are joyful and cheerful, but there is one thing they are very serious about: Italian Food. Very strict when it comes to food pairings, we can almost be unbearable when facing foreigners clumsy attempts to give a twist to Italian food. Don’t get mad at us: we do it for a good reason...
Mariano Pallottini's insight:
  1. Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar
  2. Mozzarella cheese and tomato
  3. Eggs and white truffle
  4. Pizza and Figs
  5. Pecorino cheese and broad beans
  6. Cheese and pears
  7. Prosciutto Crudo and Melon
  8. Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts
  9. Friarielli and sausage
  10. Honey and Cheese
  11. Butter and Anchovies
  12. Bread and Salame 
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The greening and cleaning of Naples nurtures tourism by bike, metro and boat

The greening and cleaning of Naples nurtures tourism by bike, metro and boat | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

NAPLES, Italy - Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat.

It may sound ordinary, but this simple act is revolutionary. Three years ago Naples' seafront was an urban highway, noisy and smoggy, jammed with car traffic, while smelly trash erupted from garbage bins along streets and alleys. Urban cyclers were regarded as eco-fundamentalists.

Three years later, Naples has a new mayor, clean streets, a wide pedestrian beachfront and a 20-kilometre (20-mile) cycling lane overlooking a beautiful bay. This is the liberated beachfront ("Il lungomare liberato") [...]

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Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts

Finding gems along the Aurelian walls, Rome's ancient ramparts | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Most visitors to Rome will come across the Aurelian walls framing the old city at some point during their sight-seeing. But not so many will consider these stunning ancient treasures a priority.  I would argue that these ramparts are a sight worth admiring and taking note of in themselves. A walk along the walls is also a lovely way to spend a morning in Rome, and there are several interesting churches and sights to discover on the way.[...]

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Tuscan Wine Tour For Photographers

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Tuscan Wine Tour For Photographers : explore all manner of photo techniques in beautiful Italy for all skill levels and those who have a passion for wine!
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10 bars to watch Italy play if you’re not in Italy

10 bars to watch Italy play if you’re not in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The World cup is officially on and many are watching the matches in good company: looking for a place to root for Italy with other like minded people? Swide has a list of 10 bars to watch the Italy matches around the world.
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Bambolina Cafè, Paris

M-Spo, Tokyo

Sushi Samba and Bar Italia, London

Turf Sports Bar, Melbourne

Boat Basin Cafè, New York

Jolly Roger, Johannesburg

Oscar’s Pub, Shanghai

Stout Barrel House and Gallery, Chicago 

Traumstrand, Berlin

Popeye, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

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Delicious Sicilian Delicatessen

Delicious Sicilian Delicatessen | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Sicily is the land of appetizing, toothsome sweet meats and Sicilian delicatessen that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Simply extraordinary, these sweets and desserts will stay with you long after you’ve relished in their sweet, soft fragrance. 

Some of the most famous Sicilian delicatessen includes the following:

  • Buccellato: This is a round cake stuffed with almond paste, raisins, walnuts that are coarsely minced and prepared in wine.
  • Ram di Miele: This chewy cookie is shaped like a twig and stuffed with almonds and honey.
  • Cassatta: This is most famous Sicilian dessert. It’s made with sponge cake, ricotta and candied fruits.  
  • Cacateddi: This is made of the same stuff as Bucellato and shaped as squares. 
  • Pietrafendola: Made with fruits, citrus skins, almonds and cinnamon, this is a hard candy that is meant to be cut.
  • Dolci di Natale: This is Sicily’s famous Christmas dessert made of almond paste that is shaped in a variety of forms and stuffed with minced preserved fruits.
  • Cannoli: The most famous Sicilian pastry the world over, cannoli is made of fresh ricotta, honey, sugar and fruits. The ricotta’s fresh, soft flavour and the crunch of the shell makes cannoli so popular.
  • Torrone: This Sicilian nougat is made from honey syrup and sugar. It is soft and chewy and is often mixed with various nuts and candied fruit.
  • Paste di Mandorle: This is a famous dessert made of almond paste mixed with candied fruits and wrapped in white chocolate. A treat for your taste buds.
  • Biscotii con Mandorla: These almond cookies are one of the finest in the whole of Italy. With crispy edges and a moist centre, each bite will leave the delectable memory of pistachio in your mouth.
  • Bacione di Taormina: A soft chocolate and almond filling in a coating of pistachio, this dessert will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
  • Trionfo di Gola: This is a cake prepared in monasteries, made up of myriad ingredients.
  • Dolci di Riposto: A sweet orange preserve coated in a layer of almond paste.

 

The land of delectable food, your taste buds will fall in love with Sicily.

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