Archive for February, 2014
- peperoncini rossi freschi, 500gr Tempo di preparazione: 15 minuti + 7 ore di riposo.
- olio evo, 2 cucchiai
- sale grosso
The Calabrian cuisine is closely related to the religious and spiritual life and involves rules and habits are often linked to the celebrations that go back to ancient times, being the result of almost 3,000 years of history, from Ancient Greece to the Unification of Italy . For example at Christmas and Epiphany was the custom to put on the table thirteen courses , while Carnival eat macaroni , meatballs and pork. Easter is celebrated with the roast lamb and the bread cudduraci the spiritual and so for the other parties. Each event of family life ( wedding , baptisms , etc. . ) Is always celebrated with  a special dinner . Today habits are not as strict , but retain many of the old ways. The food of Calabria over the years has not changed much , the various dishes have different origins on the basis of the peoples who have lived in this region, like the Greeks and the Arabs . Obviously the introduction of the chili pepper dates back to after the discovery of the Americas , being original delCentro America. However, more importantly preserved foods such as salted anchovies , desalted and placed under oil with chili, pork sausages (such as ‘ nduja and the brawn of Calabria ) , cheese , vegetables and dried tomatoes in oil , making it possible to survive in times of famine , in addition to long periods of siege by Turkish pirates . Today in the cultivated areas are harvested delicious agricultural products are produced in the mountains and many cheeses are growing viticulture and olive production . The Calabrian recipes make heavy use of vegetables, of which the land is fertile : eggplant and then especially tomatoes, peppers , red onions and beans . A central role in Calabrian cuisine is occupied by the bread, cured in the preparation and ingredients (important durum wheat ) , but also from traditionally home-made pasta .
The important discovery, which occurred in 1961 in the territory of Papasidero, has shed a light on the extraordinary events of the prehistoric northern Calabria, and showed that it was inhabited by at least 20,000 years ago. The man was Romito of cro-Magnon race, he did not know to keep the cattle and did not know agriculture and processing of ceramics. The cave is divided into two distinct: the real, about twenty meters deep, which goes into the limestone formation with a narrow and dark tunnel and the guard that extends for about 34 meters to the east-west.
For the Neolithic analysis of carbon 14 has since 4470 BC while for the layers of the upper Paleolithic, the oldest dating back so far, dating back to around 16,800 years BC Homo sapiens lived very intensely grotta leaving countless testimonies of its passage through bone and stone tools, in the wonderful graffiti and the remains of their skeletons. The figure of a bull, about 1.20 meters long, is engraved on a boulder of about 2.30 meters in length and angle of 45 °. The design of perfect proportions, is made with stretch safely.
Horns, two side views are projected forward and have a closed profile. Are represented with some care, such as the nostrils, mouth, the eye just mentioned, the ear. Clear in the skin folds of the neck and very accurately describes the slotted foot. Through a segment of the figure in relation to the kidneys. Below the great figure of a bull is cut, much more subtly, another figure of bovine animals to which they are executed only the chest, his head and part of the back. In front of the rock with the bovine animals there is another of about 3.50 meters long, with a linear cut of meaning apparently incomprehensible. The attendance of the Neolithic cave of Romito is documented by the detection of fifty ceramic pieces that reveal the existence of the transit trade of obsidian from the Aeolian Islands. In the cave, visited by many tourists, you can see, the place of their discovery, the reproductions of tomb dated around 9200 years BC , Each containing a pair of individuals arranged in a well-defined ritual.
|One of these pairs of burial was found in the cave and two other couples in the shelter, not far from the rock with the figure of the bull. Of these pairs of skeletons, the first is kept in the National Museum of Reggio Calabria, the second is located in the Florentine Museum of Prehistory, together with policies chips (about 300) are examined in the different layers in the shelter and the cave, the third is still subject of study by the Institute of Prehistory of Florence. Recent excavations have unearthed the remains of a fourth burial of even more ancient past, clear evidence of an intense attendance Romito of the shelter by prehistoric man.|
The Varia of Palmi is a Catholic festival that takes place on the last Sunday of August, in Palmi, Italy in honor of the city’s patron saint and protector, the Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of the Sacred Letter. The event is the main festival of the Calabria region.
The Varia is a huge holy wagon that represents the Universe and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Above the sacred chariot, 200 “mbuttaturi” (carriers) carry 16-meter tall human figures: “Animella” (child representing the Virgin Mary) and human figures representing “Padreterno” God, theapostles, and angels.
The event includes a procession the day before, displaying the painting of “Our Lady of the Sacred Letter” and the shrine of the “sacred hair”.
The event is part of a network of “Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures”, inserted in 2013 in the list of UNESCO “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. In addition, the Istituto Centrale per la Demoetnoantropologia (“Central Institute of Demoethnoanthropology”) in Rome cataloged the event as “intangible heritage” of the regions of Italy and Rome. Palmi organizes the festival under the patronage of the Province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, and religious institutions.
The origins of the festival date back to 1582, when the Senate of Messina gave a hair of the Virgin Mary in the town of Palmi, in gratitude for the aid provided to the Sicilian town during a plague. As a result of this gift, Palmi Messina imported the tradition of celebrating the Assumption of Mary with a votive chariot that represent the event.
Since 1900 the Varia has had several awards, including the cover of an issue of La Domenica del Corriere, issue a postage stamp produced byIstituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato and combined with a national lottery