Ester, nella foto in alto, ci mostra la copertina del numero di marzo del Gourmet Traveller, dedicato interamente all'Italia e alla cucina italiana. Tantissime le ricette gustosissime, bellissime le foto, numerosi gli articoli interessantissimi, insomma un numero assolutamente da non perdere! Troverete la rivista in edicola al prezzo di $8.95. In basso, vi proponiamo alcune foto delle pagine interne e l'articolo scrito da Giovanni Paradiso, gestore dei ristoranti Fratelli Paradiso e 10 William St, che ci porta alla scoperta dei ristoranti e bar milanesi che il ristoratore frequenta abitualmente quando si reca a Milano. Seguono l'artcolo tre video: il primo, Tips for Visiting Milan, ci offre una breve introduzione alla città; il secondo, molto bello, What to Do in Milan, di The New York Times, ci propone una serie di locali milanesi dove mangiare e bere che proveremo sicuramente la prossima volta che andremo a Milano; nell terzo video impareremo come goderci la città di Milano con soli 10 euro (alloggio escluso!). Possibile? Se si è a dieta e si rinuncia al caffè e allo shopping, pare di sì! (Se siete autorizzati ad accedere alle Lezioni online troverete la trascrizione del video ed una serie di esercizi di comprensione orale basati su di essa.) Buona lettura, buona visione, e buon appetito!
Ester, in the photo above, is showing us the cover of the March edition of the Gourmet Traveller, dedicated entirely to Italy and Italian cuisine. Featuring lots of mouth-watering recepies, beautiful photos, interesting articles, it's a must! You'll find the magazine in all newsagencies for $8.95. Below, you'll find some photos of the internal pages of the magazine and the article written by Giovanni Paradiso, owner of the restaurants Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William St, who "takes us to his favourite haunts in Milan". The article is followed by three videos: the first, Tips for Visiting Milan, offers us a brief introduction to the city; the second, What to Do in Milan, by the New York Times, visits a number of bars and restaurants which we will surely try out on our next trip to Milan; in the third video, we will learn how to enjoy the city of Milan with only 10 euros (excluding accomodation!). Is it possible? If you are on a diet and you are happy to give up coffee and shopping, it seems so!
I've been visiting Milan every year for the past years. I spent a bit of time there in my youth, and now that I go to Italy two or three times a year, I always fly in there. It's my first port of call and gets me grounded, mainly because it feels familiar to me. That takes a while, and I know a lot of people who really hate the city, but it's one of those places where you need to scratch beyond the surface, get past all the glitz, to really get to know it.
I don't specifically seek out wines from Lombardy. Some producers are doing interesting things with franciacorta, but usually my imagination is more captured by Sicily and Friuli. There's great stuff coming out of Lazio now, and I'm loving the natural wines coming from Toscana. Sardinia is there, we're getting interesting things from Puglia, and Campania, and some of the things coming out of the Veneto are drinking really well, too.
insalata nervetti, the tendon salad, and then a risotto with osso buco and you'll be very happy.
At Italia 500 we've been offering Italian courses, in Sydney, since 1995 and one of the most beautiful aspects of learning Italian is that it opens the door to a culture of unrivalled richness and diversity. In this blog we'll be sharing some of our favourite books, movies, places in Italy to visit, music, links to podcasts, information about local and international Italian themed events, and the odd "personal" view, in the hope that it will encourage you to delve further into a culture which continues to inspire us and millions of people all over the world.