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Quick and easy Sicilian pasta recipe
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Quick and easy Sicilian pasta recipe

Pasta and Italy are practically synonymous terms, and yet many people hardly know a few of the many varieties of this dish that are made in the transalpine country. Here we bring you a different version to surprise you with the flavors of Sicily, the beautiful island of the Etna volcano, the lemon groves and the ancient Syracuse and Taormina ... Easy and fast to cook!Ingredients for four people)300 grams of pasta.One large eggplant.From tomatoes.A bell pepper.Two cloves of garlic.Some basil leaves.One teaspoon of oregano.Half a glass of red wine.A handful of pitted black olives.CapersGrated Parmesan cheese.Oil and salt.PreparationWe wash the aubergine, unpeeled, and cut it into cubes. Afterwa...
The spectacular images of the Etna and Stromboli volcanoes that have erupted on the same day
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The spectacular images of the Etna and Stromboli volcanoes that have erupted on the same day

The Etna volcano, located on the Italian island of Sicily, has roared again this morning expelling impressive columns of red lava that lit up the sky Sicilian. The volcanic activity of Etna has not stopped since last February when the last eruption was registered. This volcano is one of the highest and most active in the world.For its part, another volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli registered an increase in its activity this Wednesday with the expulsion of large clouds of ash and rocks that reached the sea, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)."Explosive activity from the northern crater area produced at 2:51 p.m. (12:51 GMT) a pyroclastic flow that...
Last goodbye to Battiato: friends and family say goodbye to him in Sicily with an intimate funeral
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Last goodbye to Battiato: friends and family say goodbye to him in Sicily with an intimate funeral

The Italian singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, who died yesterday at the age of 76, was fired today with an intimate funeral at his Sicilian villa (South) attended by some friends and relatives, while the tributes continue throughout the country. The funeral took place in his private chapel, in the Villa where he lived in the town of Milo, in front of the Etna volcano, and were officiated by Father Orazio Barbarino, who remembered him as a "sincere and honest spiritual seeker", according to the media.The attendees were few, because the funeral was to be strictly private: his brother Michele, who accompanied him until the end of his life, and his niece Grazia, but also some friendly musicians an...
He wanted to see us dance: Franco Battiato’s music in the cinema
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He wanted to see us dance: Franco Battiato’s music in the cinema

Today he passed away Franco Battiato, absolute star of Italian music for several decades marked by his overflowing curiosity and refusal to pigeonhole. After having disappeared from the public scene for a while, the Sicilian composer died at the age of 76, leaving behind an intimidating artistic legacy, developed beyond music through writing, painting and filmmaking. And it is that the author of Permanent center of gravity He was also interested in cinema, giving permission for his music to storm a number of films since the 1980s, when he became the first Italian artist to sell a million copies.Throughout his life, Battiato published 30 studio albums halfway between experimental music and th...
Franco Battiato, the singer-songwriter who wanted to see us dance
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Franco Battiato, the singer-songwriter who wanted to see us dance

Franco Battiato was an Italian singer-songwriter and composer, born in Ionia, Catania (Sicily), Italy, in 1947. Battiato published many of his hits in Spain and in Spanish, but I want to see you dance was perhaps one of the most remembered, along with Permanent center of gravity O The Season of Loves. Son of a trucker, at 18 he moved to the Italian peninsula, after his father died.In Milan he connected with music and recorded his first single album in 1967, of which he sold 100,000 copies. In 1968 he participated in A record for the summer, the most popular contest of the time, with the song Beautiful girl. A year later, 1969, he entered the world of computers and synthesizers and entered full...
Pasta with ragout of sardines and asparagus
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Pasta with ragout of sardines and asparagus

What do the revolconas potatoes, the Catalan suquet, the all i pebre or the marmitako have in common? Ok yes, potatoes, but what else? All of them are dishes that share an ancient humble and poor origin based on gastronomic abstinence or, so that we understand each other, 'fill the crop with cheap things'. Never laugh at the potato! A fungus that infected this tuber was the culprit of one of the worst famines that human beings have ever known, thus leading to a great Irish migration at the end of the 19th century. A hydrate with a neutral flavor that appreciates all the ingredients that one can imagine: torreznos and paprika, fish that are impossible to sell or pieces of vegetables were some of the ingredients with which, in Spain, potatoes were seasoned. These are not the only examp...
Ibiza, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete … the incredible ‘holidays’ in the Mediterranean of three Murcian turtles
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Ibiza, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete … the incredible ‘holidays’ in the Mediterranean of three Murcian turtles

Three turtles equipped with ANSE emitters have traveled the entire Mediterranean, from the western shore to the eastern shore, demonstrating that the conservation of the marine environment, frequently, does not understand human borders.At the beginning of last March, it was six months since the release of the first generation of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) born in the Region of Murcia in the last, at least, 100 years. On October 6, 2020, 21 of these chelonians were returned to the wild after spending nearly a year in captive breeding, in an attempt to increase the little chance of survival available to the newborns of this unique species.These satellite emitters, powered by tiny solar ...