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this is how real fried olives are made with Ascoli – Italian Cuisine


Delicious recipe from the Marche region! Who can resist in front of a dish of olives all'ascolana?

  • 500 g Olives Ascolane del Piceno Dop
  • 150 g Pork
  • 150 g Beef meat
  • 150 g Chicken meat
  • 3 pcs Eggs
  • 1 pc Onion
  • 1 pcs Carrot
  • 1 pc Celery stalk
  • Bread crumbs
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Grated Pecorino
  • nutmeg
  • Tomato concentrate
  • White wine
  • Flour
  • Lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

For the recipe of fried olives with ascolana, fry onion, celery and carrot, chopped in 3 tablespoons of oil and brown the 3 types of meat. Add salt and pepper, add 1/2 glass of wine, add a teaspoon of concentrate and cook for about 40 minutes. Blend the meat with 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 4 grana, 2 pecorino, 1 egg yolk, a pinch of nutmeg, the rind of a lemon, salt and pepper (stuffing).

Stone the olives by cutting them in a spiral around the core, then insert a filling ball in each, return the original shape to the olives, then flour them, pass them in the remaining beaten eggs and in the breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil and serve.

Raw food vegan influencer is caught eating fried fish – Italian Cuisine


Influencer Rawvana, famous for her YouTube channel where she gave advice to follow a strict vegan and raw food diet, was caught in a restaurant eating fish: fans don't forgive

Yovana Mendoza Ayres, better known on the web under the pseudonym of Rawvana, he combined it big. In his YouTube channel, which has almost five hundred thousand followers, he told how to follow one raw and vegan diet. On his Instagram profile from more than a million followers, showed his healthy lifestyle, also through commercial sponsorship partnerships with raw food. All this success could have come to an end due to a stolen shot: the influencer was caught in a restaurant eating some fried cod, a betrayal that caused the wrath of all his fans.

What is the raw vegan diet?

First of all, this type of diet prohibits meat is animal derivatives, like eggs and milk. Not only vegan, but also raw food: so they are banned all cooking methods or any kind of treatment. IS cI have been advised to take only raw vegetables, with the purpose of do not alter nutrients and the present properties.

Rawvana's apologies

Immediately after noticing the photograph and the insults of her followers, the youtuber recorded a long one apology video, explaining the reasons for his transgression. Apparently his doctor would have advised her to reintroduce fish and eggs into her diet. At just 29, the girl found herself in premenopausal.

"I'm really sorry about the way the news was communicated to you, the way you discovered it. I know that many of you trust me, they listen to me and probably now you feel cheated and you have every right to feel that way. And for this I ask for forgiveness, but I am a human being … I never thought I would have to sit in front of this camera one day to tell you that I have already eaten eggs and fish for two months and feel much better because the raw vegan diet is bad. I will return to a vegetarian diet .

In the video Rawvana tells of her experience with the vegan diet and other types of purification, such as a 25 days total fast, during which he only drank water. After suffering various health problems, including an intestinal bacterial infection, the doctors have prescribed her to reinsert animal derivatives to get back in shape.

The anger of the fans

Rawvana's apologies didn't help much: her followers didn't forgive her, accusing her of fraud. The incident not only sparked the anger of the most convinced vegans, but also harsh criticism for having continued to promote such a strict diet, despite the disastrous effects it had caused to his health. The career of Rawvana could therefore be over: after the attacks, many of his followers have already started to unsubscribe from his channels.

traditional recipes. Fried, zeppole, rice fritters – Italian Cuisine


On 19 March, the Italian tradition focuses on fried food: from the zeppole di San Giuseppe napoletane to the Tuscan rice fritters

There Father's Day and the desire to prepare something good for such an important person in our lives. Original and imaginative dishes, of course, but also ours tradition gastronomic offers us typical specialties to offer to our father, symbols of unsuspected rituals known since ancient times.

Another masterpiece of the nuns

Among these traditional dishes the most famous is certainly made up of zeppole of San Giuseppe Neapolitan, prepared with a mixture of eggs, butter, sugar, flour, water and lemon, fried and enriched by pastry cream and candied cherries (there is also the version al oven type cupcake). It is a reminiscence of the Roman feast of the Liberalia, which was celebrated on March 17 in honor of Bacchus and Silenus, the gods of wine and wheat. To pay homage to them wheat pancakes were prepared, while the wine flowed in rivers: this is probably one of the many "purification rites" at the beginning of the agricultural season. The Neapolitan version, like almost all Neapolitan Christmas cakes and the famous pastiera, was born thanks to the nuns. According to some those of the convent of San Gregorio Armeno, according to others that of Santa Patrizia, or perhaps of the Croce di Lucca or who knows, of Splendor. Certainly the first documentary evidence of St. Joseph's zeppole dates back to 1837, when it was mentioned by the famous Neapolitan gastronomer Ippolito Cavalcanti, Duke of Buonvicino.

The frittellaro of Rome

The same tradition of the Pagan Liberalas is also at the origin of the traditions of the cauliflower fritters or pancakes, to Rome but also in the Lazio and in Umbria. At the Church of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami in the Forum, in particular, in the past the Carpenter brotherhood organized solemn celebrations and banquets based on pancakes and cream puffs, from which the Roman saying “San Giuseppe frittellaro".

Lombard tortelli …

In Lombardy the heirs of the Roman fritters are i tortelli di San Giuseppe, simple balls prepared with a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, yeast and milk, fried and sprinkled with vanilla sugar.

… and the Bolognese ravioli

TO Bologna Father's Day is the day of raviole of San Giuseppe, a sort of sweet ravioli prepared with a mixture similar to shortcrust (rich in butter) and with a filling of jam or Bolognese mustard (sweet mixture based on quince, pears, oranges, sugar and just a pinch of mustard). Everything, then, to be baked in the oven. As you can see, here the fried food disappears but not the origin of this dessert. At one time, in fact, braids of San Giuseppe raviole they adorned all the hedges that they were between Trebbo di Castelmaggiore and Fiesso di Castenaso, and everyone could take: it was the signal that winter was ending, and that it was time to get back to work in the fields.

Tasty balls

In Tuscany the father is celebrated with the Fried Rice: They're preparing boiling water, rice, milk and lemon peel, with the subsequent addition of sugar. Once dried, the mixture is left to rest overnight, after which it is enriched with egg yolks, raisins, liqueur, vanillin and yeast: many small balls are prepared that come fried. It is also here a derivation of the ancient Roman pancake, widespread especially in Siena and described as early as the fifteenth century in the Book of art coquinaria of Martino da Como.

The Salentine tables

Do others have a dish? Very well, in Salento San Giuseppe is even celebrated with a huge one buffet: the Table of Saint Joseph. To which at least 3 guests (the Holy Family) must be invited, up to a maximum of 13 (the Last Supper). Tradition requires that they be prepared 13 dishes for each saint, for a total of 169 dishes! Perhaps the dish-symbol of the anniversary is however mass and ciciri (pasta and chickpeas), but also the pasta with honey and the fried fish (still the fries …).

A broad bean cream

Also in the Salentine tables, typical dishes include net beans, broad bean cream topped with garlic, onion and extra virgin olive oil and accompanied by wild chicory.

The zippulis of Reggio

The Reggio version of the zeppole is called “zippuli ca'ricotta". They are prepared with farina, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lard and stuffed with ricotta, sugar, cinnamon, grated lemon and icing sugar.

The Sicilian version

In Sicily the donuts are prepared with a dough of flour, rice, orange honey and icing sugar. They have a cylindrical shape and are fried and then covered with orange honey, icing sugar and cinnamon.

The greedy sfinci

In Sicily, in addition to the zeppole, for Father's Day you can also eat the sfinci of San Giuseppe, very similar to the Neapolitan zeppole but with one sheep's milk ricotta cream, sugar and dark chocolate drops (similar to that of cannoli). The sfinci come fried in lard and then decorated with chopped pistachios and orange peel and candied cherries.

of Massimo Lanari