|Mediterranean cuisine,Emilia Romagna|
|Mediterranean cuisine,Lombardy,Emilia Romagna|
With so many kinds of cured ham available in various regions of the Mediterranean, one might wonder what distinguishes the famous Parma Ham from the rest; what qualities justify the crown in its label, and the global fame. The fact is I had doubts myself whether the premium prices of Prosciutto Crudo di Parma are adequate. I used to opt for the less expensive cured hams (...)
While the scientists expand on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, its recommendations do not fully reflect the actual practices in the traditional Mediterranean kitchens. The Mediterranean cuisine, though seemingly cohesive, is highly regionalized and the Mediterranean cookeries vary between respective areas, thus demonstrating significant differences in dietary habits.
When visiting Tuscany, you can’t miss the medieval town of San Gimignano. It could become your favorite place in this region. The town seems to have preserved the best of its past, including the numerous towers that other Tuscan cities had lost. Though very well adjusted to the needs of visiting tourists, the influence of modern day civilization is minimal, even less than elsewhere in Tuscany. San Gimignano is built almost entirely out of stone (...)