Bowls Filled Water on Renaissance Tables: What they were needed to?

By |2019-06-01T05:37:56+00:001 June 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Some typical furnishings of a Renaissance feast. There were also bowls to wash your hands if you happen to see paintings depicting the great and typical banquet [...]

Gamble: The Other Passion of Giacomo Casanova

By |2019-04-05T10:36:12+00:0027 March 2019|Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Portrait of Giacomo Casanova Left known as incurable womanizer, Giacomo Casanova had, besides women, another passion: gambling. Nothing unusual about reality for a [...]

Truffle in History: Recipe of the Crepes with Black Truffle

By |2019-02-18T23:44:25+00:0018 February 2019|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Crepes The truffle has always had a prestigious role at the table (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/3168/storia-moderna/storia-cucina-alle-origini-tartufo). In this post I present the ancient recipe to prepare the tasty pancakes with black truffles, [...]

Wafer rolls Toscani: Recipe of Lorenzo the Magnificent Kitchen

By |2018-11-16T23:42:20+00:0016 November 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A humorous take of Lorenzo the Magnificent The following is not a recipe any, since to suggest it is Lorenzo the Magnificent. Evidently, the great lord of [...]

Gotta, Disease of the Rich

By |2018-11-11T03:59:44+00:0011 November 2018|Middle Ages, Daily life Costume Company, Company Costumes Daily Life, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Piero de Medici, father of Lorenzo the Magnificent, say "The Gouty" Gout is a disease that afflicted many famous people from the past. He suffered, among others, [...]