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Truffle in History: Recipe of the Crepes with Black Truffle

By |2019-02-18T23:44:25+00:00February 18th, 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, all to try. Here's how to do them. Ingredients (per 4 people): 250 ml of milk, 125 gr. made with flour, 2 eggs, 150 gr. di prosciutto cotto [...]

Childhood of Lucrezia Borgia: He grew up where and how the Pope's Daughter?

By |2019-02-06T00:13:09+00:00February 6th, 2019|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lucrezia Borgia in the TV series "I Borgia". The childhood of Lucrezia Borgia was, as far as we know, rather serene How was the childhood of Lucrezia Borgia, one of the most talked about women (and slander?) of history? This beautiful little blonde girl destined to wreak havoc in the sacred Vatican palaces, He was born in 1480 a Subiaco, near Rome, [...]

Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lorenzo the Magnificent: an Anecdote

By |2019-01-15T23:55:25+00:00January 15th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

The young Michelangelo sculpted the head of a faun How they met Michelangelo and Lorenzo the Magnificent? In this regard has been around for centuries an anecdote. It is said that the great patron was walking across the green gardens of San Marco when, rimastone deeply impressed, He stopped to admire a magnificent carved head of a faun [...]

Lady with an Ermine: The Secret in the Leonardo Framework

By |2019-01-07T03:38:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo (details) Leonardo da Vinci loved to embed images in his paintings and words, creating intricate puzzles still largely mysterious: Lady with an Ermine is no exception (you see: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/8136/storia-moderna/la-collana-di-cecilia-gallerani-leonardesca-dama-con-lermellino . One of the best known works of the Tuscan genius fact, It is not without its symbols and signs [...]

Isabella of Aragon and Leonardo da Vinci were lovers?

By |2018-12-30T23:09:28+00:00December 30th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Isabella of Aragon and Isabella of Aragon Leonardo da Vinci were lovers? According to the German scholar Maike Vogt-Luerseen, Yup. In fact, the historical goes much further, stating that the Tuscan genius and the Duchess of Milan were married in secret and had five children. Two of them, Antonio and Maria, they would be buried [...]

Caterina di Meo Lippi: she was the mother of Leonardo da Vinci?

By |2018-12-28T01:17:27+00:00December 28th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Leonardo was the son of Catherine Meo Lippi? Caterina di Meo Lippi was the mother of Leonardo da Vinci? maybe. The scholars believe Martin Kemp, art historian, and Giuseppe Pallanti, researcher, but actually, over the centuries, assumptions on the identity of the Renaissance genius mother were varied. The truth is [...]

Pico della Mirandola died for Arsenic Poisoning

By |2018-12-17T01:57:40+00:00December 17th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Portrait of Pico della Mirandola Pico della Mirandola, great humanist and philosopher of the '400, He was poisoned with arsenic. It took five centuries to solve the case, but scientific analyzes leave no doubt. Biological, chemical and physical tests on the mummified body of the illustrious Italian intellectual fact, clarify the causes definitely [...]

Vegan Diet for Leonardo da Vinci? What ate the Italian genius

By |2018-12-03T01:12:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Leonardo and the Vitruvian Man Leonardo da Vinci followed a vegan diet? On Love huge that genius of the Renaissance fed to animals I have written in other posts (see http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7553/storia-moderna/leonardo-da-vinci-era-vegetariano e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/7549/storia-moderna/leonardo-da-vinci-animalista-un-aneddoto), but what she ate? "There will come a day when the killing of animals will be treated as that of humans," wrote Leonardo, guiding [...]

Wafer rolls Toscani: Recipe of Lorenzo the Magnificent Kitchen

By |2018-11-16T23:42:20+00:00November 16th, 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 ruler of Florence and the Italian Renaissance is also intended to gastronomy. Here is what he writes in the Canzona de 'cialdoni on how to prepare Tuscan cialdoni, tipical desserts [...]

Lorenzo de Medici: The Last Love

By |2018-11-14T22:50:47+00:00November 14th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Bust of Lorenzo de Medici Lorenzo de Medici was a passionate man. If his youth was marked by a series of more or less important relationships, the best known of which is the one with Lucrezia Donati, the maturity was not far behind. Indeed, it seems that the great patron, although at first he [...]