Italian ingredients

Everything you need to know about tomatoes

09/05/2019

Everything you need to know about tomatoes

It isn't by chance that it is the second most popular vegetable in France after the potato... The star of Mediterranean cuisine, tomatoes come in various shapes, colors and varieties and can be adapted to recipes.

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Everything you need to know about mozzarella

09/05/2019

Everything you need to know about mozzarella

It's an essential ! In salads, pastas and pizzas, it is an essential in both summer and winter. Fine and meltingly soft, it transports us to Italy every time / with every mouthful….

A great Italian tradition...
Mozzarella comes from the Italian "mozzare" which means "to cut off", as the cheese is cut off by hand during production. Its origins go back to the importing of buffaloes to work on the lands of southern Italy. The farmers quickly realized how creamy the milk of the buffalo cows was, particularly suited to the production of cheeses. Thus, mozzarella was born ! The creamy nature of the milk of this variety of cows is such that 4 litres of milk is required to make 1kg of mozzarella, compared to 12 for regular cow's milk.
... which means it can be enjoyed by lots of people!

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Everything you need to know about olive oil

09/05/2019

Everything you need to know about olive oil

 

The origin of olive oil

 

Olive oil is one of the vegetable oils that has a very ancient history. Indeed it was the first tree cited in religious books*

 It is mentioned in the Bible with well-known episodes such as the dove that brings to Noah an olive branch, the Christ who withdraws to the Mount of Olives. In the Qur'an, the olive tree is quoted seven times and is described as a tree of peace. 
Olive oil is so famous that we owe it the etymology of oils. Indeed, the term «Olea» in Latin, designating oil in general, derives its origin from the word «olive» (the fruit).

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Get into the italian tradition: the pesto habit…

09/05/2019

Get into the italian tradition: the pesto habit…

Pesto is a real Italian tradition ! It’s the sauce with the flavor of Italy par excellence. It is made from fresh basil, olive oil, Parmesan (or Pecorino), garlic and pine nuts for the original version.
The "perfetto" accompaniment to pasta, or to brighten up a salad, fish or quiche.

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Everything you need to know about basil

09/05/2019

Everything you need to know about basil

A herb which smells of summer !
Basil serves as the basis for Italian pesto and pistou provençal with olive oil, garlic, cheese and pine nuts.
Surprising ! There are over 150 varieties of basil : green, red or purple, Thai, etc.

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The secret of successful tomato sauces

09/05/2019

The secret of successful tomato sauces

To succeed with your sauces, Panzani is offering you little tips that you can use every day to treat your family or friends.

To enhance your tomato sauces with a little touch of Provence, don't hesitate to heat them in a pan with a bouquet garni (mixed herbs).

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