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  1. How to cook pasta: tips and tricks

    How to cook pasta: tips and tricks

    Cooking pasta might seem a fairly simple operation but, in reality, to prepare a good first course it is good to follow some tips. Let's see together which ones!

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  2. What is the difference between cured and non-cured meat?

    What is the difference between cured and non-cured meat?

    There are some differences between cured and non-cured meats. Let's find out together what they are!

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  3. Quadara: the ancient tradition of the pig in Calabria

    Quadara: the ancient tradition of the pig in Calabria

    The quadara is the last act of the pig ritual, a day of celebration where friends and relatives gather around a large table and which includes a menu with many courses.

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  4. Epiphany in Calabria: talking animals that judge their owners

    Epiphany in Calabria: talking animals that judge their owners

    In some areas of Calabria a peasant legend is still alive according to which, on the day of the Epiphany, animals talk to each other. Find out more!

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  5. 10 interesting facts you didn't know about wine

    10 interesting facts you didn't know about wine

    Wine is a real passion, in fact more and more people are approaching the vast world of oenology with enthusiasm and curiosity.

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  6. Christmas in Calabria: traditional Christmas Eve dishes

    Christmas in Calabria: traditional Christmas Eve dishes

    In Calabria, there are 13 foods that must be eaten on the evening of 24 December, 13 courses like the number of the Apostles with Jesus. Find out more on our blog.

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  7. The strina cosentina: traditional songs and tables

    The strina cosentina: traditional songs and tables

    Every corner of Calabria has its own strina, a folkloristic inaugural song of ancient origin, a tradition that is slowly in danger of fading into oblivion.

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  8. Nougat: history and curiosities of the oldest Christmas dessert

    Nougat: history and curiosities of the oldest Christmas dessert

    Visit the Bottega di Calabria blog now to discover the history and curiosities of nougat: the oldest Christmas sweet.

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  9. The three Calabrian Christmas sweets par excellence

    The three Calabrian Christmas sweets par excellence

    Sultanas, figs, dried fruit, citrus fruits, vino cotto and lots of honey. These are some of the main ingredients used to make Calabrian Christmas sweets.

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  10. The Immaculate Conception in Calabria: cuisine and tradition

    The Immaculate Conception in Calabria: cuisine and tradition

    Anticipate Christmas, bringing with it the flavours and colours of winter. For believers, that of the Immaculate Conception, is a festivity felt and rooted.

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