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How to make Olive all'ascolana | Marche, Italy

Olive all'ascolana Video Recipe


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One of our favourite local dishes!

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Italian Food Culture in 20 rules

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There is much more to Italian food culture than many people outside Italy realize. Mastering the art of Italian cooking is not just a matter of learning recipes but rather requires coming to understand a whole approach to the preparation and eating of food. This approach can be understood, among other ways, through a series of unwritten “rules” that guide most Italians’ culinary habits. (I use the term loosely, as there are exceptions to most of these ‘rules.’ And there is no Italian food police to arrest you if you break them.)


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, July 28, 2013 3:10 PM

It is a great article, I highlight the title of the rules click on the photo to read more:

  • Rule 1: Eat in season. 
  • Rule 2: Eat locally.
  • Rule 3: Look for a harmonious combination of ingredients and avoid clashing combinations. 
  • Rule 4: There is no such thing as a ‘main course’ in a proper Italian meal. Rather, a true Italian meal is a series of courses of varying number, depending on the occasion, but usually including a primo (first course of pasta, soup, polenta, rice, etc.) and a secondo (meat, fish, vegetable), often served with a contorno (vegetable side dish). Fresh fruit usually serves as dessert. Or more formal occasions, an antipasto comes before the primo, and a proper dessert may close the meal.
  • Rule 5: The courses of a meal should provide variety without clashing. A delicate egg pasta would not generally be followed, for example, by a spicy dish like fettine di manzo alla pizzaiola. 
  • Rule 6: Pasta, risotto, gnocchi and the like are not served as side dishes but as a separate course.
  • Rule 7: Salads are most often served as contorni (side dishes).
  • Rule 8: Pasta should be eaten ‘al dente’. 
  • Rule 9: It is important to pair the ‘right’ pasta shape with the ‘right’ sauce.
  • Rule 10: It is equally important not to over-sauce your pasta.
  • Rule 11: Don’t assume that grated cheese goes on every pasta dish. 
  • Rule 12: Pasta salads are made with pasta secca, 
  • Rule 13: Except in the fanciest of restaurants, vegetables are not there for garnish. They are meant to be eaten.
  • Rule 14: Salad dressing is made from oil and vinegar (or, less frequently, lemon). 
  • Rule 15: Cappuccino is drunk only in the morning, and never after a meal. 
  • Rule 16: Mineral water and/or wine are the beverages of choice to accompany your meals. 
  • Rule 17: Use a knife and fork! 
  • Rule 18: Do not cut your spaghetti.
  • Rule 19: Do not eat bread with pasta. 
  • Rule 20: If you leave food on your plate, your host may wonder if you didn’t like it.
Bob Powell's comment, July 29, 2013 1:46 PM
They will be telling us next not to put chicken and pineapple on a pizza !!!!
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ITALIAN FOOD FOREVER!!!!

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Ascolana Tenera | Olive Oil: Italian varieties

Ascolana Tenera | Olive Oil: Italian varieties | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

ASCOLANA TENERA

SYNONYMS: Oliva DolceORIGIN: Marche and Central ItalyUSE: TableTREE: A tree of great vigor with dense foliage and a tendency toward upward growth. The leaves are elliptical, lanceolate, and medium in size with a brilliant green color.FRUIT: The fruit is very large in size (8 to 10g), ellipsoidal, and slightly asymmetrical with a rounded, slightly sub-conical top. The fruit is light green in color at harvest and used as table fruit. The flesh represents about 86-87% of the fruit and is of a milky white color and can yield 16-18% oil by weight and is classified as a light oil.AGRONOMY: An auto-incompatible cultivar with a high percentage of aborted ovaries. Pollinators: Santa Caterina, Itrana, Rosciola, Leccino, Giarraffa, Pendolino. Good resistance to cold and peacock spot. Susceptible to damage from the olive fly.OIL CONTENT:16-18% by weight. Although the percentage of oil is not high its quality is excellent.HARVEST TIME: In Italy, this variety is harvested early, from September 20th to October 15thCOMMENTS: This cultivar is prized and is used and appreciated all around the world.
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Bernardo López Bosque's comment, July 12, 2013 10:35 AM
la gran guerra aceite de Oliva de Españ de Italia cual es la mejor
Mariano Pallottini's comment, July 12, 2013 2:55 PM
Los mejores aceites de oliva virgen extra son los de las pequeñas molinos que no llenan las aceitunas en el sol durante horas. Los mejores aceites de oliva virgen extra son los de aceitunas cosechadas sin productos químicos para hacer caer, presionó un par de horas después de la recolección en el momento justo de madurez. Los mejores aceites de oliva virgen extra no son los desodorizado artificialmente. Italia o España? ... no importa
Bernardo López Bosque's comment, July 14, 2013 6:09 AM
estamos deacuerdo sobre el hecho que lo que mas importa es la calidad el sabor y sobre todo el placer que te procuar es como el vino y vinos y aceites hay buenos y malos por todas partes del mundo
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Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi: Marche is Good!

Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi: Marche is Good! | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it
Marche is Good is an integrated project created by Regione Marche and Confindustria Marche to bring the best kept secret of Italy to America. The project will feature cooking classes, tastings and other special events in New ...
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A great opportunity for our American friends to learn about the amazing region of Le Marche, why not let them even own a part of it by adopting an Oliviotree and tasting the wonderful Olive oil we produce. 

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The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Le Marche Tour | Gabriele's Travels to Italy

The Most Beautiful Small Towns of Le Marche Tour | Gabriele's Travels to Italy | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

SEE WHAT THE REGION HAS TO OFFER

You may have visited Italy more than a few times; you may have been to Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily, The Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre, Rome and Venice! But you haven’t seen what else Italy has to offer until you have experienced le Marche.

• 180 km of coastline
• 500 piazzas
• 1000 important monuments
• 34 archeological sites
• 315 antique libraries housing over 4 million volumes
• 72 historic theatres
• 200 churches which the majority are of Romanesque architecture
• 183 religious shrines
• Largest number of museums and galleries in Italy: 342
• 2 national parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga),
• 4 regional parks (Monte Conero, Sasso Simone and Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo, Gola della Rossa and Grotte di Frasassi),
• 5 nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Gola del Furlo, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca and Sentina),
• 26 cities facing the Adriatic Sea

These are the numbers of le Marche, but as the locals say, that to taste the region a visitor needs only 5 things – his own senses. Tucked between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountain range the region can be visited and enjoyed during all seasons.

In the summer, le Marche offers some of the finest white sand beaches of the entire Mediterranean basin. A shallow sea water level makes its coastline the perfect spot for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

Wintertime offers sports activities on the peaks of the Apennines, with alpine and Nordic skiing for all levels.

In the fall, the hills, the region’s most prominent feature, are covered with olive trees and vineyards that produce excellent olive oil and many notable wines.

Small towns, rich with history and each with its unique architectural style, offer excellent accommodations in perfectly restored farmhouses, villas, castles and monasteries. Mix everything with an exclusive local cuisine and you have found the perfect spot for your next vacation to Italy.


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Cees Den Hartog's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:22 AM

Wat heeft Marche allemaal te bieden??

Nou dit dus

felicia's comment, January 31, 2013 12:30 AM
why are flowers hung???
Mariano Pallottini's comment, January 31, 2013 6:46 AM
This is common in all mediterranean coasts. People like the flowers and the flowers represent a nourriture for the spirit.
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Olivio Tree - Adopt an olive tree from Italy!

Olivio Tree - Adopt an olive tree from Italy! | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

Adopt an olive tree in Italy! Get 100% pure extra virgin olive oil from our olive grove, as well as some bonus gifts, sent to you anywhere in the world. We are based in the beautiful Le Marche region.

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This is a new concept in Tree adoption as here you can adopt your very own named tree, and even choose a new name should you wish to gift a tree for a birthday, Christmas or especially a new babies arrival.

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Is the Secret to Olive Oil in Its Scent?

Is the Secret to Olive Oil in Its Scent? | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it
New research suggests that some of the benefits of olive oil might be contained in its aroma.

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Benefits of Olive Oil

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Olive oil is the only vegetable fat  obtained by pressing a fruit. Differently, vegetable oils are extracted from seeds using chemical solvents. Extra virgin oliveoil is made up of 98% triglyceride...

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Benefits of olive oil deriving from its composition and benefits of olive oil during cooking

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Le Marché French bistro is open in Ballard - My Ballard (blog)

Le Marché French bistro is open in Ballard
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Picture 1 Local Chef Jerry Brahm is on the local culinary map once again, after opening french bistro Le Marché (5410 17th Ave NW) in May.
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Even a top French eatery knows that success can only be achieved by using the best products available, which of course includes Le Marche Olivio oil right from the start.

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How to make Olive all'ascolana | Marche, Italy

Olive all'ascolana Video Recipe


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Sarah we have got the Oliviotree olives, have you got the skills ??

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One of our favourite local dishes!

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Parmigiana di melanzane Recipe

Parmigiana di melanzane Recipe | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

Being a lover of good food, I find it almost impossible to answer the question 'what's your favorite dish?' But if I had to, my answer would probably be eggplant parmesan--parmigiana di melanzane--...


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Pepi Cobos Brenes's comment, June 29, 2013 5:24 AM
Vale, a las dos estoy en tu casa!
Lauri Wakefield's comment, June 29, 2013 9:29 AM
I love eggplant and chicken parmigiana! I also love chicken gnocci.
Mariano Pallottini's comment, June 29, 2013 1:25 PM
You must try our VINCISGRASSI
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What Le Marche Has To Offer... A few amazing facts about Le Marche

What Le Marche Has To Offer... A few amazing facts about Le Marche | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

A few amazing facts about Le Marche.....

180 km of coastline500 piazzas1000 important monuments34 archeological sites315 antique libraries 72 historic theatres200 churches many Romanesque 183 religious shrines342 museums and galleriesStunning national parks (Monti Sibillini, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga),4 regional parks (Conero, Sasso Simone, Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo, Gola della Rossa, Grotte di Frasassi),5 nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Gola del Furlo, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca and Sentina),26 cities facing the Adriatic Sea

Ok the above are just numbers - but you have to admit its an impressive list! But as the locals say, that to taste the
region a visitor needs only 5 things – his own senses. Tucked between the Adriatic Sea and the apennine mountain range the region can be visited and enjoyed during all seasons.

In the summer, le Marche offers some of the finest white sand beaches of the entire Mediterranean basin. A shallow sea level makes its coastline the perfect spot for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

Wintertime offers sports activities on the peaks of the Apennines, with alpine and Nordic skiing for all levels. In the fall, the hills, the region’s most prominent feature, are covered with olive trees and vineyards that produce excellent
olive oil and many notable wines.

Small towns, rich with history and each with its unique architectural style, offer excellent accommodations in perfectly restored farmhouses, villas, castles and monasteries. Mix everything with an exclusive local cuisine and you have found the perfect spot for your next vacation to Italy.


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Alessia Plutino's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:38 PM

A beautiful introduction to Le Marche

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Pesaro-Style Ravioli With Tomato Sauce, Parsley and Parmesan

Pesaro-Style Ravioli With Tomato Sauce, Parsley and Parmesan | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

Ingredients

for the pasta dough

400g "00" pasta flour8 Egg yolkspinch of salt

for the stuffing

200g Ricotta, homemade is best and fun to make75g fresh spinachjuice of half a lemon1 eggpinch of freshly grated nutmegsalt and pepper

for the tomato sauce

olive oil1 large onion, fine diced2 carrots, peeled and fine diced2 celery sticks, fine diced3 garlic cloves, chopped2 tins good quality Italian chopped tomatoes1tsp dried thyme

to garnish

50g Parmesan, freshly gratedhandful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, choppeddrizzle of Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil

 

Directions


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Pepi Cobos Brenes's comment, June 21, 2013 2:45 PM
Que buena pinta!!
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Italian Food and Wine – Olive Oil | Food Wine Cook

Italian Food and Wine – Olive Oil | Food Wine Cook | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it

Olive oil Italian olive oil is recognized as some of the finest olive oil in the world, particularly, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy


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Two Tablespoons of High Quality Olive Oil Every Day Help Protect the Heart

Two Tablespoons of High Quality Olive Oil Every Day Help Protect the Heart | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it
A new study published in Clinical Nutrition shows daily doses of olive oil rich in polyphenols may protect from atherosclerosis by reducing bad cholesterol.

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9 Reasons You Need More Olives In Your Life

9 Reasons You Need More Olives In Your Life | Oliviotree Adoption | Scoop.it
Holding an olive branch is an age-old symbol of peace, but did you know that olives themselves can calm and create peace in the nervous system?

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