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15th August in Italy

Ferragosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15. Originally, it may have related to a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields.

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TOSON D'ORO in Vasto 7th August 2016

30th Edtion, in the City of Vasto (CH):Toson d’Oro

It is the historical parade of the arrival in Vasto in 1723 of the Conestabile Sir Fabrizio Colonna to be given the necklace of the Toson d’Oro by the Marquis of Vasto Sir Cesare Michelangelo D’Avalos.

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Green Beans with Bacon

INGREDIENTS

** 1 pound fresh green beans, ends snipped off and discarded, extra long beans, cut in half if you want
** Salt
** 2-3 slices of bacon
** Black pepper
**1 lemon juice or cider or red wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

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8th May - Mother's Day in Italy

Mother's Day is an ancient celebration whose origins are pagan: they used to celebrate the prosperity and fertility and the transition from winter to summer. In 1914 in the United States it was established the Mother's Day, a national holiday to reflect on war.

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Hotel School in Villa Santa Maria (CH)

The origin of the chefs of Villa Santa Maria is very old. A legend says that the first chef  in this country dates back to the Caracciolo’s time, in fact the hotel school of Villa Santa Maria began in their castle.

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Ciambella by Anna

Ingredients:

4 eggs

200 dl. sunflower oil

200 dl. milk

300 g. sugar

350 g. pastry flour

16 g. baking powder

vanilla

grated lemon peel

Directions:

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What's your name?

Come MI chiamo? = What's MY name?

Come TI chiami? = What's YOUR name?

Come SI chiama? = What's HER/HIS/ITS name?

Come CI chiamiamo? = What's OUR names?

Come VI chiamate? What's YOUR names?

Come SI chiamano? = What's THEIRS names?

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Pupa Easter cake and my recipe

1 kg flour

300 g. honey

300 g. sugar

300 g. chopped toasted almponds

4 eggs

100 g. oil

cinnamon

25 g. ammonia

50 g. cocoa powder

 

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Easter

The chocolate eggs represent an ancient Easter tradition which over the years has been accompanied by so many different cakes from region to region. The Easter egg, the egg in general, is the symbol of rewed life.

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Easter time in Abruzzo

Abruzzo region has a strong religious spirit, deeply rooted in local traditions. The rites of Easter Holy Week are an important testimony of it. In towns and villages there are lots of demonstrations focused on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus and they are lived with intensity.

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