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Italian Heritage Foods Tuscany DOP

Italian Heritage Foods – Tuscany DOP

2nd December 2019
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Tuscany’s DOP (denominazione di origine protetta) label can be applied to Pecorino cheese, Prosciutto ham and Chianti wine. Such labelling is intrinsic to Italian heritage foods. In ‘Food Heroes‘, Georgia Pellegrini explores some of these traditions, including dry-curing meat: US Food Standards v. Italian Tradition In 2002, in the interests of food safety, Pellegrini writes…

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Pesto

Pesto alla Genovese

23rd September 2018
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Warning: this basil pesto bears absolutely no resemblance to any pesto you’ve even eaten from a jar. The traditional pesto of Genoa is tangy (basil, garlic), nutty (pine nuts), salty (Pecorino) and fabulously slithery (plenty of extra-virgin olive oil). 40gm basil leaves (ideally home-grown) 120gm Pecorino cheese (or similar, such as Parmesan), grated or cut…

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