What else but the love of arts and gourmet food can bring together people from all walks of life?!
Somewhere at a secret place last night in London, that is how this amazing evening has progressed into
The Navigli district in Milan is one of the most charming areas in Italy, a definite must see when you are in town. This nowadays vibrant central area in the past connected the city with lake Como, lake Maggiore, Switzerland and other important trade areas for Italy through its 5 major canals. Constructed by as famous architects of its time as Da Vinci in the XV century, today the area is the centre of night life, with many restaurants, bars and art shops.
You can start the day with a nice espresso and a walk around.
Autumn is the time of the pears. They are rich in copper, Vitamins C and K and just one of these fruits covers 20% of our daily fibre needs. The consumption of pears has been associated with the prevention of several serious diseases. When choosing pears at the market, look for the ones that are firm, but not too hard. Their skin should be smooth and free of bruises or mould, but the brown-speckled patches on the skin are acceptable characteristic and often reflects a more intense flavour.
The summer vacation will be soon by its end, which is a good time to start planning the next trip.
We think Milan is always a great idea: gorgeous city, great fashion boutiques, amazing food, best gelato in the world and always some interesting cultural and art event to be visited. Like the exhibition Art and Food at Triennale di Milano which will take place till the end of October both in- and outdoors among the magnificent garden of Parco Sempione…..
If you have tried our Yogurt and Rose petals flavor you have noticed its remarkable taste. Did you know, however, that it is also full of beneficial properties, due to the probiotics that we use for its live yoghurt preparation?
Average adult humans normally have over three pounds of bacterial microorganisms residing within their system at any given time. Bacteria live in our intestinal tract, urogenital tract, mouth and on our skin. If the bacterial balance is right, with the good bacteria maintaining dominance and keeping harmful microbes at bay, there isn’t any reason to take notice of them. However, when a disruption occurs and pathogenic bacteria are able to gain a foothold, then discomfort, illness and disease can set in. Probiotics are used as a natural and safe means of supplementing food in order to maintain and modulate good digestive health, promote proper immune function and to aid in the restoration of good bacteria levels in the gut and our whole body. Learn more here:
Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces. The high quality butter content is also one of the secrets of Coppa della Maga. But in the past few decades, it has been blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease. The good news is that recently, as a result of elaborate research by doctors and nutritionists, butter has been making a comeback as a “health food.”
We are firm believers of the health benefits of butter – that is why we use it generously in our ice cream. And we are delighted to see more and more research to confirm that butter should be a regular supplement to our meals. The June edition of VOGUE in the UK has a whole article dedicated to butter. In fact, butter is so “in” now, that there are posh places in London, where butter is churned at the spot on particular days of the week and where if you go on a Saturday morning you can see a queue outside, waiting for the shop to be open. At Neal’s Yard, another famous place for the dairy lovers in London, you can now even take part of a butter-making class. The best chefs in the world (for example at Noma, the world’s most acclaimed restaurant, as well as Joel Robuchon and Heston Blumenthal) are prepared go a long way to find the most wonderful and exclusive butter, whose taste depends very much on the hay and the grass the cows are fed. It is believed that the idea of terroir is applicable to butter just as it is to making wine and a pound of a really excellent butter can cost you up to £33.
And besides the great taste, if you need more good reasons, so that you can enjoy the butter guilt-free, here are a few:
Everyone interested even the slightest bit in healthy living and nutrition knows well the old mantra of eating small portions of food throughout the day: it stops us from bingeing, steadies the blood sugar levels and keeps the metabolism fired up. What, however, if that was all wrong and we need to turn back to our grandparents’ diet of 3 healthy meals a day?
“If you are well nourished, you don’t need to snack”, says nutritionist Amelia Freer. It is suggested, that the widely proclaimed modern day diet of regular snacking might be “inflammatory”: it keeps the levels of insulin in the bloodstream constantly elevated, which puts pressure on the pancreas and liver and brings our bodies into fat-storage mode. The constantly elevated insulin levels are also associated with the possibility of decreasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which is associated with diabetes.
Some experts take this statement even further, believing that snacking might be the major cause for obesity these days:
Right now, each year after a month-long preparations, in the central part of Bulgaria takes place the Festival of Roses. It was first celebrated there in 1903, because still then in this area called the Roses Valley was produced the highest quality rose oil in the world, used by the sophisticated perfumers in France. It is composed of dozens of essential ingredients that are impossible to simulate chemically. Roses grown in Bulgaria are of a special variety (Rosa Damascena) and their price thorughout the centuries has been so high that the distilled oil has been referred to as “ the liquid gold”. Indispensable in perfumery and cosmetics, its price exceeds € 7,000 per liter. Over 4 tons of roses petals are needed to gain one liter of rose oil.