domenica 20 maggio 2012

Milano Food Week

Milano Food Week 2012


 Finally, yesterday began the Food Week! The weather was cloudy and it was not suitable for my bike, so I asked my boyfriend to ride me around by his motorcycle (at least it's faster!).
As was the Food Revolution Day, I wanted to dedicate the day to good eating habits, but first of all I went to register to the week events.
Next to the info point is one of the most fun activities of this week: The Recipe Market, a lovely spot that wants to look like a real market, with wooden boxes full of recipes! you can take them and leave yours.

 Finalmente ieri è iniziata la Food Week! Il tempo era molto nuvoloso e non era adatto per girare in bici, quindi ho chiesto al mio ragazzo di accompagnarmi in motocicletta (almeno è più veloce!!).
Siccome era il Food Revolution Day, ho voluto dedicare la giornata alle buone abitudini alimentari ma prima di tutto sono andata a registrarmi per poter partecipare agli eventi dell'intera settimana. Affianco all'info point c'è una delle più simpatiche iniziative di questa manifestazione: il Recipe Market, un ambiente che vuole sembrare come un vero mercato, con cassette di legno piene di ricette! si possono prendere quelle che ci interessano e lasciare le nostre.

Recipe Market

Recipe Market

Recipe Market

Then, under a more and more cloudy sky, I went to a Farmers' Market, where there are real fruits, vegetables, cheese, jams, honey, milk, herbal products. Yesterday I bought a lavender unguent. I gave it to Johnny, my hero-boyfriend , to treat a minor irritation on his arm!

Sotto un cielo sempre più nuvoloso, sono andata poi al Farmers' Market, dove  si trovano frutta, verdura, formaggi, marmellate, miele, latte fresco, prodotti di erboristeria. Ieri ho comprato un unguento alla lavanda. L'ho regalato a Johnny, il mio eroe che mi sta portando in motocicletta, per curare una piccola irritazione che ha sul braccio!


Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market

Around midday , I went to a little  oil tasting and a wine tasting . Here I tried two delicious wines from Trentino, a red wine Teroldego of 2010 and a sparkling Reserve Graal of 2004.

Per concludere la mattina, sono andata a una piccola degustazione di olio e ad una di vini del Trentino. Qui ho provato un buonissimo vino rosso Teroldego Rotaliano del 2010 e uno spumante Riserva Graal del 2004.

Oil tasting

Oil Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

After the wine, was just a good time to lunch and there was no time to waste because it was starting to rain.
Food revolution day = homemade and traditional food = Trattoria la Madonnina, one of my favorite places, where you can always find a good, great and original Cotoletta alla Milanese.

Dopo il vino era proprio arrivato il momento di un buon pranzo e non c'era nemmeno tempo da perdere perchè stava iniziando a piovere.
Food revolution day = homemade and traditional food = Trattoria la Madonnina. Uno dei miei posti preferiti, dove si può sempre trovare una buona, grande e originale cotoletta alla milanese.

Trattoria La Madonnina

Elena at La Madonnina

The rain has stopped my ride in the afternoon, and unfortunately, two bad has stopped me  today: a bomb placed at the entrance of a school in the South of Italy and at night a bad earthquake in the North.
So no celebrations today, but tomorrow I'm going to attend new and sweets events...

La pioggia ha fermato il giro di ieri e,purtroppo, due brutte notizie quello di oggi: una bomba messa all'entrata di una scuola e di notte un brutto terremoto.
Quindi oggi niente festeggiamenti, ma domani mi aspettano nuovi e dolci eventi...

I'm going to post the recipes I received for our Food Revolution in few days and at the end of this week I will be giving you the recipe that has revolutionized this food week edition! 

Tra qualche giorno posterò le ricette che ho ricevuto per la nostra Food Revolution e alla fine di questa settimana vi dirò quale ricetta ha rivoluzionato questa edizione della food week!

16 commenti:

  1. wow that's lots of food there :) too many choices until i dont know which to buy

    Latest: Largest Pizza in Town

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I saw you recently had lots of food too Fish!

      Elimina
  2. I heard about the earthquake and thought of the bloggers located there. The bomb I had not. I am certainly glad you are safe! Outside of that, your pictures do portray a fun and tasty day at the market. The oil tasting does intrigue-I have never been to one nor heard of one around here. Thanks for sharing this!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks Tina, you're so kind!
      About oil tasting, here in Italy is pretty common, but not as the wine tasting. We have different varieties of olive oil, from North to South, with different colours and taste. We're lucky about that!

      Elimina
  3. I've just discovered your lovely blog! What a pity I can't be in Milan for such a week! Can't wait to read more about it!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks, today I'm going to attend to a birhday cakes show :)

      Elimina
  4. Yay for Milan Food Week :D :D :D
    I cannot wait to see all the scrumptious posts my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks Uru! I'll keep you posted by tomorrow!

      Elimina
  5. What a fascinating blog!

    We all heard about the bombing and the earthquake - very sad for those involved.

    I can't wait for your next post.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Unfortunately last Sunday was a bery bad day in Italy and I got scared when the earth started to shake...

      Elimina
  6. Ciao! Carino averti incontrata per la food week :-) Faccio un giro tra le tue pagine e... quante cose hai fatto!!! Vivere a Milano e muoversi in moto, che fortuna!
    Io partirò domani, vorrà dire che seguirò i prossimi appuntamenti milanesi del food qui da te.
    A presto!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. ciao, anche a me ha fatto piacere conoscerti! ho appena finito di seguire una bellissima presentazione di torta di compleanno... Appena arrivo a casa, vado a visitare il tuo blog!

      Elimina
  7. Thanks so much for sharing all these great photos! Wish I could have been there, and now I almost feel like I was :) The farmers market looks amazing!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Actually I was so excited and felt like a tourist in my city!

      Elimina