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Italian Blue Zone – The Secret to Living Longer – TED TALK Fascinating

The Secret to Living Longer Italian Blue Zone Fascinating *     Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests after spending a lot of time in the Sardinian Blue Zone, that the key to living a long life is to nurture […]

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Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy

Making Mozzarella & Burrata in Italy *   Mozzarella di bufala is traditionally produced solely from the milk of the Italian Mediterranean buffalo. A whey starter is added from the previous batch that contains thermophilic bacteria, and the milk is left to ripen so the bacteria can multiply. Then, rennet is added to coagulate the milk. After coagulation, […]

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Opening a wheel of Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano)

Opening a wheel of Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) * Parmigiano-Reggiano is made from unpasteurized cow‘s milk. The whole milk of the morning milking is mixed with the naturally skimmed milk  of the previous evening’s milking, resulting in a part skim mixture. This mixture is pumped into copper-lined vats. Copper-lined vats for the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano Starter whey  is added, […]

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Christmas in Italy – Deborah Del Sesto – Very Informative & Entertaining Video

Beautiful Christmas in Italy – Deborah Del Sesto – * This is a very well done video explaining many of the customs and traditions that you find around the Italian Countryside. Narrated by Deborah Del Sesto this is worth a few minutes of your time. Kind of gets you in the mood. * Join Deborah […]

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