Thursday, November 30, 2023
Monday, November 27, 2023
YOU LOVE GOOD WINE ? YOU LOVE a GREAT WATCH !
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Sunday, October 29, 2023
MAKING The TIMPANO
Thursday, October 12, 2023
From the Latest GOOGLE SEARCH
"BEST NEW ITALIAN COOKBOOKS" ???
SUNDAY SAUCE is # 1
New York, October 12th 2023
We searched Google today (October 12, 2023) for Best New Italian Cookbooks, and this is what came up. Number 1 at the Top of The List pf Best Italian Cookbooks is SUNDAY SAUCE by New York Italian-American author Daniel Bellino Zwicke. We have a couple more New Yorkers in the # 2 spot Best Italian Cookbooks with STATEN ITALY by Italian-American cousins Sal Basille, and Francis Garcia of Staten Island, New York.
In the # 3 spot is The Vespers Trial Italian Cookbook by Dominic Vesper and Thomas Vesper.
Two experts teach you how to "really cook" – in the kitchen and the courtroom. Follow Tom Vesper and cousin Dom in The Vespers' Trial Cookbook as they take you on a fun-filled, fact-filled, food-filled, instruction-filled journey to prove the unlikely axiom that good cooks and good trial lawyers share the same skills. All the while giving civil trial lawyers tips for success – from Dom in the kitchen and Tom in the courtroom.
Monday, September 18, 2023
The ISLE of CAPRI
CARTHUSIAN PERFUME & COLOGNE
Legend has it that in 1380 the father prior of the Carthusian Monastery of St. Giacomo was taken unaware by the news of the arrival in Capri of Queen Giovanna d’Angiò and so made a flower arrangement with the most beautiful flowers of the island. The water was not changed for three days and, when the flowers were thrown away, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a fragrance unknown to him. He went to the father alchemist who traced the origin of this scent back to the “Garofilum silvestre caprese”. That water became the first perfume of Capri.
History, on the other hand, relates that in 1948 the prior of the Monastery discovered the old formulas of the perfumes and, with by permission from the Pope, revealed them to a chemist from Turin, who created the smallest laboratory in the world and called it “Carthusia”, i.e. Certosa.
The tradition is now being continued and the limited production means being able to use the same methods as the Carthusian monks. All the preparations are made from genuine products of high quality and even the end product is handwrapped. The essence derived from rosemary picked on Monte Solaro is used in men’s products, while the essence of the Capri wild carnation is used in women’s fragrances.