The Real “Caprese”

The recipe of the delicious Italian traditional salad “caprese” is very easy: Italian cheese mozarella (it is better to take buffalo mozzarella), sweet tomatoes, extra vergine olive oil and basil leaves for decoration. However the real Italian “caprese” made from freshest groceries you can taste only in Italy.


Have you tasted zucchini and pumpkin blossoms?

Don’t be surprised finding zucchini and pumpkin blossoms among vegetables at the food market or at the grocery store. Тhese are common ingredients of many dishes of traditional Roman cuisine which is famous for use of fresh local seasonal products. However using zucchini and pumpkin blossoms is also popular in other regions of Italy. Both male and female blossoms with tiny baby zucchinis attached are used for cooking. You can find the blossoms in different dishes: salads, frittatas, soups, risottos, pastas, stews, pies. Тhey are also eaten stuffed and baked. Deep-fried zucchini and pumpkin blossoms are very popular as an appetizer.
I recommend to try “Fiori di zucchine fritti” deep-fried zucchini blossoms, “Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Fiori di Zucca” spaghetti with shrimps and pumpkin blossoms, “Risotto ai Fiori di Zucca al Prosecco” risotto with pumpkin blossoms, parmesan and sparkling Prosecco, “Torta salata con fiori di zucca” vegetable pie with pumpkin blossoms.


Spinning on the bull

One of the floor mosaics of the splendid Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II connecting the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza della Scala in Milan is the emblem of Turin, the bull. According to a Milan tradition spinning on the bull brings good luck. However some say that one needs to made a wish while spinning and that will definitely come true. One way or another this tradition is daily followed by hundreds of visitors of the gallery, mostly tourists. As a result the image of the bull requires a restoration every year.


The Antique Market along the banks of the Naviglio Grande, Milan

The Antique Market takes place last Sunday of every month, except for July, along the banks of the Naviglio Grande, the most ancient canal of Milan. It monthly gathers more than 380 selected exhibitors, and attracts approximately 150.000 antique lovers and tourists. Here you can find pieces of furniture, kitchen items, china, glass, silverware, clothes and accessories, toys, radios, cameras, bronze items, sculptures, paintings, drawings, books - the full picture the 20s-50s of the previous century.
During the exhibition all the pubs and restaurants as well as art workshops of the area are open, that makes the visit to the event even more pleasurable.
The next antique market will take place on October, 28. Don’t miss it!
By subway: green line, Porta Genova stop