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Nobody touches the women – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine

Vanity Fair dedicates a cover and an investigation to the right to abortion denied in Italy. In our country, abortion is difficult, sometimes impossible: about 70 percent of gynecologists are conscientious objector. But in some regions it even reaches 100 percent, as evidenced by the investigation signed by Alessia Arcolaci who contacted several hospitals and consultants to shed light on the difficulty of having access to the voluntary termination of pregnancy provided for by law 194 of 1978.

«My mother used to say that three things are needed for plants: sun, water and love. And the same goes for rights: if you don't take care of them, if you don't take care of them, you wake up one day and they are gone . Start with these beautiful words from Emma Bonino the dialogue between the senator e Kasia Smutniak, protagonist of the cover story of the new issue of Vanity Fair on newsstands from today. As the director Simone Marchetti in his editorial, «Two exceptional women, but also visionary, practical, loving with themselves and with others, combative and never, never resigned.

Not surprisingly, for our cover story Smutniak wears a T-shirt with a militant message: "It's my choice." The choice to defend rights beyond any political spectrum, beyond gender, beyond cultural barriers: "In Poland, against the modification of the law on abortion – allowed only in the event of rape or life threatening for the mother – also places the peasants with tractors. And the truckers blocked the roads. It is a beautiful thing, but also right: we must understand that certain things concern us all . A reference to the commitment that also comes from those who have dedicated their lives and their professionalism to one of the fundamental rights for the health and freedom of choice of women: "I am ashamed to be in a country that is strictly advanced from the point of scientific point of view, but terribly backward from a cultural point of view , he says in the investigation by Alessia Arcolaci there gynecologist Marina Toschi, which twice a month, for 10 years, has been reaching the Ascoli Piceno hospital from Perugia to guarantee the right provided for by 194.

The second reason we chose to do this cover is for rights. All. Those acquired and those not yet conquered, such as those related to DDL Zan against gender discrimination. "Rights are that thing whose importance you understand when you no longer have them. And just like democracy, they don't grow on trees: they must be conquered. I have always thought that, when it comes to rights, the best defense is attack. While you ask for one right, ask for others as well. And even if you haven't won the first battle yet, go ahead, ”says Bonino.

So get ready. Let's get ready. Because we will go on. And how if we will go on.

Women and wine: Piera's Friulian adventure – Italian Cuisine


"Every wine has a soul": this is what he says Piera Martellozzo, elegant and sophisticated woman of wine, at the helm of the Friulian winery that bears her name. And if wines have a soul, his have a clear and refined one, incisive but not invasive. 192337A soul that reflects the qualities of Piera herself: decisive attitude, nervous physique, innate grace and a genuine reserve that does not hold back the flow of a passion, the one with which she talks about wines and her work. "Mine and that of the 30 people who work to produce it; why in every bottle there is something of each of us: joys, loves, worries. "So, again, soul (indeed, souls).

A land full of suggestions
And then there is the territory. "The Grave is an area of ​​alluvial origin: stones smoothed by the millenary action of the waters, underground rivers, frequent rains that are filtered by the rocks and penetrate the subsoil, sea breezes and Dolomite influences". A place that Piera chose in 2001 for his wines, and which has become his true homeland: "Friuli is beautiful", he says with joyful eyes, "there is sea, mountains, nature, culture, food … ". Piera and his company have been living in San Quirino (in the province of Pordenone) since 2001, when he took over a local company. A challenge. "A place that allowed me to create something new", he chisels.

Wine woman
Third daughter of Mario Martellozzo and third generation in wine (the grandfather founded the first company at the end of the 19th century, not surprisingly one of the main labels is called "Piera 1899"), she comes from the province of Padua. Veneta (therefore foreign), woman (in a world that still spoke in the masculine) and oriented towards an oenological philosophy close to organic, in Friuli Piera did not have an easy debut. "At first I seemed to be transparent, it was as if I wasn't there. Then I managed to find collaborators with whom to create a harmony and we started working with them. Today I'm very happy to be here: I don't care about quantity and I'm proud of the choices we were able to make ". Among others, that of not focusing on owned vineyards. "We mapped the territories and chose what to produce, where and how. By working closely with the farmers we were able to get the grapes we wanted."

Special nectars
And the wines are here to document the results of this twenty years of work and the care that Piera and his team have dedicated to them: from the shoots to the bottles, to the caps (in glass), from the grapes to the labels, every detail is taken care of. From the slight bubbles of Prosecco Doc Rosé to the lightness of Friuli Doc Grave Rosé (both from the Clâre de Luna collection), from the floral presence of Chardonnay to the vegetal aromas of Souvignon, from the density of Merlot to the fruity softness of Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Terre Magre), the wines Piera 1899 share two characteristics, only apparently contradictory: elegance, cleanliness (the macerations are almost always in steel, sometimes in glass) and the intense minerality transmitted by a powerful but perfectly governed territory.

Composition of Rossi

192413"Hearing (the wine that falls into the glass), sight (color, transfarence), smell (the aromas), taste (on the palate): drinking wine is a matter of senses. An almost complete experience, because only touch is missing . This is why we thought of a particular wine, made in limited quantities, with three varieties: Merlot, partly dried on racks, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pignolo, aged in American barrique. The label is hand-printed and in relief: thus Composition di rossi is (also!) a wine to touch, hold in hand, pamper. Perfect for a convivial occasion. And he concludes: "A wine to distraction". Let's get distracted, it's worth it.

October 2021
Livia Fagetti

Together in the kitchen, for women – Italian Cuisine

Marcato and Komen Italia join forces for women's health against breast cancer. Here is the company of machines and accessories for fresh pasta proposes a pink version of the line to support the projects of the initiative

An important initiative is born that sees the combination of women's health with food. There fight against breast cancer, supported by Komen Italy, An organization that has been working for over 20 years to maintain a high focus on women's health, improving treatment opportunities and enhancing research and education for prevention, joins Marked, world leader in the production of machines and accessories for fresh pasta, biscuits, bread and pizza.

Komen and Marcato in support of women

The initiative will be communicated through the special reminder stamp with the Komen logo, placed on the packaging of the Atlas 150 pasta machine, the one for Biscuits biscuits and the so-called Dispenser: a special graphic that brings added value to the packages, launching a important message aimed at researching and treating a disease that afflicts many women. Marcato therefore makes his contribution donating part of the proceeds of the sale of the Atlas 150, Biscuits and Dispenser, produced in pink, as a symbol for the projects of the Komen association. The individual products will be paired with a gray and pink kitchen apron with the Marcato logo and will be available from this month in their stores.


Other projects

The company will also contribute to Komen's support in the local area, offering a free screening day in Veneto with "The Caravan of Prevention", the National Itinerant Program for the Promotion of Women's Health which offers a growing public free activities to raise awareness and prevention of the main oncological diseases of gender. Making pasta, biscuits and pizza at home will no longer be just a pleasure for the palate, but also a way to support women who are going through very delicate moments, thus contributing to a good cause.

For more information: www.marcato.it

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