NewTuscia – ROME – At 6.30 pm on June 15, a Renaissance-style tasting will be held at the Terme Leopoldine in Marina di Grosseto, on the occasion of the presentation of the novel by Cristina Gimignani “The letter and the lady”, published by Biblos. The menu will consist of typical products, from the cheeses mentioned in the novel together with cold cuts, wines and typical dishes of the Renaissance tradition.
The initiative will take place in two stages. In the early afternoon, in the conference room of Banca Tema, there will be a meeting with the press at 4.30 pm, with the presence of the general manager Fabio Becherini, Cristina Gimignani, Antonella Butelli Zoppas, Stefano Signori, president of Muvis (museum of the largest wine in Europe), by Angela Saba, national pastoralist responsible for Confagricoltura, and by Alessandro Antichi. The event, which will be fully filmed and shared on social networks, will have a video contribution by the president of Estra Francesco Macrì.
The meeting will be moderated by Giovanni Alibrandi, editor-in-chief of Costume and Society. A tasting event (strictly by invitation) will follow at the Terme Leopoldine, presented by Giancarlo Capecchi, which will be attended by various exponents of the political and entrepreneurial reality of the territory.
“I wanted to give this cut, because my pages must be alive, involve the reader in his most intimate emotions – declares Gimignani -. The meeting in Banca Tema will focus on the technical presentation of the volume, while at the spa there will be a space ‘Le dame x la dama’, with ladies in Renaissance dress who will offer bread and cheese, in addition to the buffet inspired by the recipes of the period . The guests on stage, in turn, will express ‘letters to the lady’ with a thought for this publication, which I hope will involve the city and its history ”.
Many collaborated in the event by offering their products, in addition to the participation of Estra and Banca Tema.
Angela Saba, Confagricoltura national pastoralist, will offer a tasting of bread and cheese. “I am a pastor who cares a lot about her definition – she says -. In ‘The letter and the lady’ pecorino in Tuscany covers an important space, a flywheel to help identify the reader, even if the dairy art of the Renaissance was very different from that of today “.
A taste of dairy products is also offered by Fabrizio Tistarelli president of Latte Maremma. “Cheese is an integral part of our food and wine tradition and in Maremma, we have achieved excellent processing techniques – he explains -: pecorino, from the Renaissance entered the great Italian culinary history and was among the products that Caterina de Medici brought to the court of France “.
Silvano Mori, owner of the company of the same name, offers instead a tasting of sausages. “The cured meats could not be missing on a 16th century table – he reveals -. The cutting board was already widely used in post stations, which were very rare in Maremma, as a vast and sparsely populated territory. The salt, disinfected and the sausage was a guarantee for the preservation of food, in an age when there were no refrigerators “.
Amedeo Vasellini, owner of the Terme Leopoldine where the event will take place, assures: “we have respected the tradition of the Renaissance – he says -, from the fruit structures of Maurizio Ciarapica to the creation of dishes according to the traditional recipe, with lard and chickpea soup , which in the 16th century had enriched itself with products just arrived from America, such as tomatoes and potatoes. The creams, great protagonists of the Renaissance tables, were usually enjoyed as a middle dish, enriched with chopped almonds “.
The wine, for the revaluation of the territory, will be offered by Enrico Corsi’s Il Predicatore and by Alessandro Fiorini, owner of La Cantina Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano. “The Morellino was already in the area since the Etruscan period – he reveals -. In the Renaissance, oenology was not as refined as it is today, but to reconnect with a good book, we drank declaiming the readings in the courts, even if the wine was often watered down, because it was very strong ‘.
The tastings for the historical reinterpretation will be provided by Muvis, the largest wine museum in Europe, represented by its president Stefano Signori, who carried out targeted research on Renaissance uses. There will be wines from Viterbo with reference to the Arcadia of Rome in the time of the Renaissance.
The ladies’ costumes are curated by Miriam Lusini, owner of the artisan tailoring, who created the historical procession of Pitigliano.