Shopping proposals for the new extra virgin olive oil
Here comes the 2012 extra virgin olive oil and Toscana Lovers, the Tuscan handicraft boutique, which supplies us with the small dipping bowls for pinzimonio
How do you transform an old farmhouse tradition into a refined trendy entree? With pinzimonio. Nowadays the crudités are among the entrees at elegant wedding banquets and are fart of the most exclusive breakfasts. But in fact the pinzimonio, that the old farmers used to eat for breakfast, is till today the tastiest way to enjoy fresh vegetables. Celery, cucumber, carrots, radishes, endivia, fennel ….are all dipped in oil seasoned with salt and pepper.
The taste is wonderful especially when the oil has just been made, like at this time of year. Now the extra virgin olive is an emerald green colour and offers it’s best nutritious characteristics – basically it is youth balm for our tissues. The oil at Fattoria del Colle is obtained through cold pressing in the small mill at Castelmuzio by pressing the hand picked olives when they are still green. Three different types are made: mixed varieties, only correggiolo (frantoio) variety and only moraiolo. 1-1,5 tonnes in all which are preserved at a controller temperature and without contact with air so as to preserve its characteristics. So not much is made, but it is excellent.
To transform a countryside pinzimonio into food apt for an elegant table the right bowls must be used, like those proposed by Toscana
Lovers. They are hand made, without the use of the lathe and painted one by one with different decorations, like in medieval times, by two young ceramists from the Chianti region. Exclusive and refined objects which are typically Tuscan, just like the wonderful extra virgin olive oil from Fattoria del Colle. And here are the bowls with olive oil cruet decorated with a fantastic fish in copper green, the bee design with peach flowers …… Many old designs full of poetry that Toscana Lovers, the Tuscan handicraft boutique la boutique in the
centre ofSiena(Piazza Indipendenza100 mfrom Piazza del Campo where the Palio race is run), has chosen for you.
Healthier and more beautiful with pinzimonio!
Shopping proposals by Donatella Cinelli Colombini