International chefs, live cooking and meetings , all in the name of an ancient tradition : tuna fishing . These will be the ingredients of the Girotonno 2016, the exhibition dedicated to the valorisation of the ancient culture of tuna fishing and of the tonnare, 14th edition will take place in Carloforte, on the island of San Pietro, from the 2nd to 5th of June, with the participation of by two extraordinary italian singers Antonello Venditti and Mario Biondi. Chefs from 6 different countries of the world will show how to cook the Mediterranean bluefin tuna, one of the most valuable species with high nutrive characteristics, and is highly prized by the Japanese for the preparation of sushi. Here in Carloforte the tuna is fished in a sustainable manner the old fashion way in the tonnara (fishing nets) of San Pietro , according to the fishing tradition of this island that is renewed from 1738 in one of the few still active tonnare in the Mediterranean sea and that still today preserves the ancient rituals the mattanza (the catching of the tuna).
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The island of San Pietro is the only place in the world where this small and rare beetle can be found. Unlike other cicindele, the Cicindela campestris saphyrina has a bright livery of a distinctive electric blue color, tending toward violet, and speckled with just a few yellowish white dots. This Cicindela is considered by all entomologists and enthusiasts to be the most beautiful of the 17 species of Cicindela in Italy. Like all cicindele, the saphyrina has a large head with big, bulging eyes and strong jaws. Males are slightly smaller than the females. Another difference between the female and male, is that on the female’s forewings t Continua...
The Eleonora’s Falcon is one of the rarest European birds of prey, and was included in the "Red List" of animals in danger of extinction (in the world there are only about 7500 couples). More than any other species, it is perhaps the one that stands out the most in the birdlife of the Sardinian island. The Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco Eleonorae) takes its scientific and Italian name from the Giudicessa Eleonora d'Arborea (Queen Eleonor of Arborea) who, with the enactment of the "Carta de Logu" in the fourteenth century, passed a special law that forbade hunting all birds of prey.
A very simple delicious dish, this traditional Carloforte recipe is based on onions.
The preparation is very simple. Prepare white onions for cooking by removing the papery outer layer and washing them. Cut them in half vertically, but leave the root portion intact. Boil them gently in water for about five minutes. Drain and carefully separate the outer layers from the center, reserving the outer layers for stuffing later.
Boil unpeeled potatoes until tender and drain. Peel and mash the potatoes into a puree, and add bea Continua...