In Cucina con Caterina. Da Firenze alla Corte di Francia (IT)

In cucina con Caterina. Da Firenze alla Corte di Francia – Nipote di Lorenzo il Magnifico, Caterina dé Medici a soli 14 anni sposa Enrico d’Orléans, futuro re Enrico II (1533). Non si tratta di matrimonio d’amore ovviamente. Ma quelli erano i tempi. Amante della buona cucina e non contenta di quella francese che, all’epoca…

Breve storia del gelato: dai Medici alle strade di NY (IT)

Breve storia del gelato: dai Medici alle strade di NY:  Is ice cream( GELATO)  from Italy? How is Italian ice cream made? Who made the first ice cream? IL GELATO  è una specialità italiana e il Gelato artigianale è una delle eccellenze dell’Italia. Ma quali sono le sue origini? Il primo tipo di gelato risale…

Italian Food Idioms – How do you translate it?

Italian Food  Idioms: How do you translate it? Come si traduce ?  – We all love good Italian food, and it can be interesting to find some Italian idioms that use food and drink to express a variety of meanings. It all reinforce the concept that food is central to Italian culture! Let’s have  a…

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week

CAPODANNO – Word of the Week: “Natale con I tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi” is an Italian way of saying : Spend Christmas with family and Easter with whoever you want. Italian families tend to be a little bit overwhelming during the Christmas Holidays so…in case you are feeling happy that the endless series…

“FALSI AMICI” A TAVOLA

In Italian and in Italy, the table, LA TAVOLA, as we have already discovered brings with it  a concept different from IL TAVOLO. It is around UNA TAVOLA that one should have the loved ones and, of course, Real  Friends – VERI AMICI.  That’s why we believe it is more than ever important for you…

French Inspiration:Latte alla Rosa – Rose Milk (dual language)

French Inspiration: Latte alla Rosa – Rose Milk ( by Amélie A.) : Our herbalist Essere-per-Te Team speaks French: on parle Francais. Within our team we have two girls living in France, Olimpia and my-self, Amélie. So we may say that we have some French inspirations too. In addition we just came back from a…

CASTAGNA – Word of the Week

CASTAGNA – Word of the Week Castagna, Word of the Week; Lesson in pills: Can you think of a better symbol for the Autumn season?  La Castagna (Chestnut) is the main protagonist of the numerous Fairs, Festivals that cheer up our Tuscan villages in October. With some of our students we went to  Festa d’Autunno…