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Nocciola Romana DOP is grown in Northern Lazio, in some municipalities in the provinces of Roma and Viterbo, in two varieties: Tonda Gentile Romana and Nocchione. The volcanic lands they are grown on together with the fair climate of Cimini and Sibillini Mountains created the perfect environment for this plant.

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Caciocavallo Silano DOP is a cheese from Southern Italy made by spinning anc cutting the paste. It is produced in a wide area spanning along the Appennini mountains in the countries of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise and Puglia. It is surely one of the most ancient kinds of cheese of Southern Italy, and even Hippocrates talks about it in a text on Greek cheese-making techniques in 500 b.C.

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Fico di Cosenza DOP

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Zafferano di Sardegna DOP is a spice derived from the stigma of the Crocus Sativus flower, a nice violet flower cultivated in gthe provinde of Medio Campidano. The word zafferano (saffron) derives from the Latin safranum, which comes from the Arab word meaning "yellow": in fact, the main characteristic of this spice is the intense yellow hue. This is why in ancient times it was used to dye the most precious fabrics.

Nocellara del Belice DOP is an excellent edible olive grown in the Western part of Sicily, in the province of Trapani, in the valley of Belice, which has become a protected area a few years ago. This beautiful land was part of Magna Grecia and today, we can still find everywhere vestiges of the greatness of that time, first among which are the temples of Selinunte.

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG Irpinia, the geographic arera of Avellino Province, is producing the best and most famous wines of Campania. The oldest one is Greco di Tufo, a white wine that in the latest years has undertaken a long way reaching the peak among the best quality wines. The homonymous vine was imported by the Greeks around the I century B.C. Initially cultivated in the area of Vesuvio, it found a suitable habitat int he tuff soil of Avellino Province, where it was named Greco di Tufo…

1- USE OLIVE OIL AS YOUR MAIN SOURCE OF ADDED FAT. Mediterranean cuisine. It is rich in Vitamin E, beta-carotenes and a type of vegetal fat (monounsaturated) that helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. It represents a treasure in the Mediterranean Diet and has remained through centuries among regional gastronomical traditions, conferring dishes unique tastes and aromas.

CARCIOFO SPINOSO DI SARDEGNA DOP (Spikey Sardinian Aritchoke)

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Canestrato Pugliese is a tasty cheese made in Puglia with semi cooked hard paste, in the North-West part of the Murgia area, a poor land where in the past sheep farming was the only way to earn a living. Today, the rediscovery of traditional production techniques has allowed to keep making a high quality cheese: only natural rennet is used and the most important steps are still made by hand.