The blood type diet

The blood type diet

Doctor Mozzi teaches us that food has an extraordinary therapeutic power and a healthy diet is an elixir of long life.   If the body is given the right nutrients it can heal from persistent disorders, chronic diseases, blood test alteration: every doctor diligently suggests a diet for high cholesterol levels, diabetes or hypertension. But

Cream soup with carrots and cinnamon

Cream soup with carrots and cinnamon

Ingredients for 4 servings   500 g of carrots 200 g of potatoes 3 small leeks 3 laurel leaves 1 sprig of thyme 1 spoonful of powdered cinnamon 2 teaspoonful of brown whole sugar extra virgin olive oil salt pepper   Preparation   Bring to a boil a litre of water in a big pot.

Food waste in the world

Food waste in the world

Half of global food production, about two billion tonnes, is wasted, even though a large amount is still edible. This was revealed in a report conducted by the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers in January 2013.   One of the major causes of food waste are the bad habits of millions of people, who don’t

Organic farming

Organic farming

Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather than against it. The agricultural ecosystem is considered a balanced model for cultivated plants’ development. Typical organic farming practices include: safeguarding beneficial insects for pest control; the use of resistant crops; mulching, i.e. covering the ground with a layer of loose material for weed management; green manure

How to cultivate citrus trees in a pot

How to cultivate citrus trees in a pot

Orange, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit trees should be cultivated in a sheltered position even without a greenhouse. They are long-living plants that pay you back for your care with scented white flowers in the spring and summer and, later, with colorful and delicious fruits. Moreover, these trees have evergreen leaves that give a touch of

Shiitake mushroom, elixir of life

Shiitake mushroom, elixir of life

The Shiitake (Lentinus Edodes) is an edible mushroom native to the Far East which was consumed in Ancient China even before the spread of rice cultivation. It was also one of the main ingredients of Japanese cuisine for centuries. Its name is composed by the Japanese words Shii (oak tree) and Take (mushroom), because it

Turmeric, the spice that keeps us young

Turmeric, the spice that keeps us young

Turmeric is a tropical root already well-known in medicine for its many healing properties and its long and culinary tradition in the East.   Lately, it has been object of study for its anti-ageing properties: laboratory analysis conducted by Italian researchers at CNR in Catania, the University of Catania and the University of Pavia as