2010 Poderi San Lazzaro Rosso Piceno “Podere 72”
Poderi San Lazzaro is a small, relatively new winery in Offida, Marche. They only grow 3 grapes: Montepulciano, Sangiovese, and Pecorino. And from these 3 grapes they only make 4 wines. It’s a family operation that has been making wine for centuries before they decided to produce wine commercially in 2003. This wine, “Podere 72,” gets its name from the lot number where the grapes were originally taken.
Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero are two Italian wine regions in Marche that few have heard of but most will like. They are similar to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, but normally with less heft and a more mineral backbone due to the calcareous soil. “Podere 72” is a beautiful, mid-weight introduction to the aforementioned regions and could easily become one of your every week drinkers. It is by far one of our most popular wines at the restaurant because of its extraordinary quality to price ratio. […]
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Festival of the Sea Snails | Sagra dei Garagoi
Scheduled for the weekend of April 25 through 27, 2014, is the Sagra dei Garagoi (“Festival of the Sea Snails”).
It takes place in Marotta, Italy, near Pesaro in the coastal region of La Marche. The first festival was organized by the fishermen of Marotta (called marottesi) in 1948.
Garagoi or sea snails are cooked in tomato sauce with plenty of peppers and served with locally made wines such as Bianchello or Verdicchio from the Colli Pesaresi (the locals say the best way to eat them is to take a sip of wine for every seven snails).
The sea snails are an edible mollusk that lives about eight miles from the coast in a stretch of sea that goes from Rimini to Ancona.
It’s not easy to prepare garagoi. Four or five days before the festival, they’re caught and brought ashore. They’re washed, washed and washed again in seawater and then laid in wooden boxes so whatever sand and mud is left leaches out. […]
Click on the photo, discover how they cook garagoi
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Make An Abruzzi Inspired Dinner
Abruzzi is located in the mountains along the Adriatic region of Italy and the cuisine is known for simple but hearty meals. A typical meal prepared in Abruzzi will feature diavolicchio, a combination of olive oil, tomatoes and chili peppers. Chili peppers are used often to spice up recipes, typical for much of Southern Italy. Rosemary, garlic and wine are also used extensively in Abruzzi cooking. Despite being more expensive per gram than truffles or caviar, saffron is used in many recipes and most of Italy’s saffron is produced in Abruzzi. […]
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Santoni presents the new Moroso lounge chair
In occasion of Salone del Mobile 2014, Santoni boutique in Via Montenapoleone 6 features Clarissa lounge chair, the new chair designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso and colored by hand in Santoni’s workshops.
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Arena SS14 Swimwear Collection
Inspirational footage taken from our spring/summer 2014 launch in Marrakech. Includes arena training and competition swimwear, along with our new range of triathlon wear.
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Pigini Accordions - The Sounds of Creation - Brendan Harvey
PIGINI - The leader company in the accordion world.
"The sounds of Creation" is a short documentary by Brendan Harvey, directed a video at the Pigini industries.
Accordionist: Kieren Alexander
Sound: Jaryl Lim
The country’s famed accordion industry, wants to stay small.
Even in a global economy, something as small as Italy’s accordion industry can have an impact. The work of its craftsmen has reached millions of ears.
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Wines from “where time has stood still”, from Le Marche to US,
Jonathan Zeiger began ZGR Imports in 2012 focusing on a little-talked about wine region called Le Marche with the idea that good wine enriches the body and the soul and that tourism and connections with others plays a significant role. In fact, his wine journey began with the help of other wine and culture lovers whom he met in Italy. Each product is hand-selected for its quality, its palatability and its connection to the culture, Wines from “where time has stood still”, something you won’t find in mass distribution.
Founded in 2012, ZGR imports is a distributor of the finest wines and products from the Le Marche region of Italy. Our brands reflect the magnificent culture of Le Marche, and we proudly stand behind every producer we represent.
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Driving In Le Marche
If you are holidaying in Le Marche, a car is a must to explore those out of the way hill-top towns and villages. Given the geography of the region, roads in Le Marche can be a bit winding and bumpy, and driving through those beautiful hill-top towns and villages can really challenge your manoeuvring and navigational skills. While driving through the mountains is a great scenic experience, the roads can be a little harrowing, and coastal tracks really only have room for one way traffic.
So, in order to make sure you enjoy driving in Le Marche, here are a few things worth knowing:
- What You Will Need When Driving In Le Marche […]
- Italian Road Rules […]
- Italian Driving Etiquette […]
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Walter Guerra: From Le Marche the Italfoods founder in San Francisco
ItalFoods is the primary Distributor and Importers of Italian Foods, Pasta, Olive oil, Tuna, Cake and cookie in San Francisco, Bay Area and California. In 1978, Walter Guerra recognized that the San Francisco Bay Area represented a ripe market for imported Italian specialty foods. Walter had emigrated from the Marche region of Italy only 15 years earlier. He had seen that large, growing Italian-American communities were influencing the tastes of their neighbors, and that interest in traditional Italian cuisine was spreading across the nation. […]
The largest West Coast importer of Italian food with roots in Le Marche. A native of Urbania, Italy, in the province of Pesaro, Walter Joseph Guerra moved to San Francisco in 1963, shortly after turning 25 and falling in love with Georgette Paladini, a Bay Area resident vacationing in Italy to discover her ethnic roots.
Italfoods growth is still a team effort, even with today’s 116,000 sq. ft. warehouse, several hundred suppliers, over 4,000 customers and over 70 dedicated employees
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7 Interesting Facts About the Frasassi Caves
The Frasassi Caves are by far one of the most incredible areas of natural beauty I have ever seen in Italy. The dark pools of crystalline water and humongous stalagmites and stalactites are an entirely natural phenomenon, something which only adds to their extraordinary appeal. In a country where your first thought is usually of the food, art, or history, it was a surprise to see something of this nature that also lived up to that fascination and mystique that this country’s more well known destinations are known for. Here few interesting facts:
- You could fit the entirety of Milan’s Duomo (the world’s largest Gothic cathedral) inside of the the Ancona Abyss.
- Caver Maurizio Montalbini lived in the cave in complete isolation from December 1986 until July 1987.
- The Frasassi Caves has been used to conduct experiments in chronobiology.
- The temperature inside is around 14 degrees centigrade all year round.
- On a cliff above the cave is the Temple of Valadier, which can be reached only by path.
- The caves were only actually discovered in 1971 by a group of speleologists from Ancona
- It’s definitely recommended adding the Frasassi Caves to your itinerary.
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Fiorella Atelier, Haute Couture for Women in Le Marche
Fiorella Ciaboco: «I love defining describing my workshop as to fit women. In my workshop I design and realize garments for women who desire to express their style and personality freely. Pattern, fabrics and accessories, everything has to be ready for costumers to create their own look with us. For that reason the workshop and the reception area are not separate. Our costumers are free to see, ask, touch and try. Oriana, Letizia and Giuliana…always ready and available to follow me in my projects, sometimes unpredictable. Their wonderful capacity is the secret tomy success»
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Le Marche Chef Angeletti at the Hotel Xenia, Kensington, London
Hotel Xenia’s general manager Giacomo Battafarno: « We’ve just had a new chef join us named Andrea Angeletti who will help us drive forward our food and beverage offering. Angeletti is a Michelin star chef and joins us from the Marche region in Italy to roll out a new menu. It will focus on the quality of the products we bring into the hotel; we want it to be seasonal and fresh too. He will also invite other chefs from other countries to come over and develop special menus or events». […]
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