MILANO RESTAURANTS

EATING WELL IN MILAN AND IN HIS COUNTRYSIDE

MILANESE KITCHEN

It is a glorious table, both for strength and abundance of raw materials, both for the taste with which they are transformed into good food to eat. 
Sorry for him has always been the national sport, so if you read the articles and essays on ancient civilizations will find a Lombard rural endless whining about the wretched poverty of the peasants. But if it is true that it was a hard life, hard and above all, boring for insulation, it is absolutely true that, at least in normal times, he did hunger...
 


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OLD CHURCHES, CASTLES AND REFRESHMENTS CHARMING BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW MONFERRATO 

The Monferrato area is a maze of small hills and valleys that s' intersect and multiply unabated. Slight hills that are unlikely to exceed 500 meters and having from place to place, even within a few hundred meters, land of different composition and different fertility. If between Upper and Lower Monferrato these differences are very clear, even for the different altitudes and different climate (Upper Monferrato affected by the drier climate and drive of the first Apennine mountains and the Basso Monferrato undergoes moisture and high summer temperatures the neighboring plains), but the great variability of the chemical composition of the soil is to impact significantly on crops and, more generally, on the same conditions to material survival of the farmers who grow it.
 

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A WEEKEND ON THE LAKE

Historically it has on the Lake that begins the season of pleasure villas, where the first buildings date back to the late Renaissance, and, in a sense, those who want to reconnect to the classic builds, since the first were Roman Villas on the Lake, and authors as Pliny the Younger and Cassiodorus had celebrated, in their writings, the lake, the mildness of its climate and the beauty of the villas that looked out on it. 
Not surprisingly, Paolo Giovio, humanist and historian, who in 1543 had already composed a first work devoted to the description of the lake, he wanted to have a villa near Como, which he called the museum and that was a kind of manifesto of a certain style of life, a way of conceiving the relationship between man, nature and culture. Renaissance emblem of love for the classics, for the ancient works of art, but also the love for nature, this villa becomes the center of meetings of the learned and sophisticated conversations; place of collection of works of art and a place of retreat and contemplation of nature .... 
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THE LOW AND CREMONESE Casalasco: COOKING AND THE UNIQUE LANDSCAPE PLAIN ALONG THE PO

The extreme low Cremona and Casalasco, joined to it, is the wedge of plain, east of Cremona, which has its vertex at the point where it goes to die in the
glio Po, and has for the passage of these two sides rivers.
 It 'a borderland, where Brescia, Mantua and Cremona meet, mingle, are compared. A fascinating place where the confluence of the ways and styles of many masters of many traditions, many experiences. The vehemence and energy Milanese Visconti, the rational rigor and strength of Venice, charm and cunning of Gonzaga. Rich land and a coveted time for his campaigns fertile and rich beyond measure water and natural resources of all kinds of fish from the river to the immense poplar plantations to follow the path along the banks of the Po; with long rows of mulberry trees to give food to the worms came from China, the rows of vines attached to them to have plenty of wine to give energy to the hard work of the
men in the fields and in the workshops;
 
from crops of cereals, the most abundant of the world, to the stables where they raised pigs, cattle, horses, sheep with an abundance envied everywhere ...

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