Category Archives: Italy

Maths paths in the kitchen


In our canteen  butterflies fly ….butterflies with “ragù alla bolognese”.


If for each dish the cook puts 35 “butterflies”  and the dishes are 24, how many “butterflies”  will be?  For 100 dishes?


If there are 100 “butterflies” ready to be eaten … how many in 3 dishes?  If  3 of them  fly away?


Even the flowers of the garden can fly away …. kids, please do you  help me to find them?

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Maths paths in the kitchen


The land of cheese

Last 24th February we went to visit latteria turnaria, in Brazzacco, one of the few remaining dairy cooperatives in Friuli. Cheese here is made just like in old times!

Traditional methods are used to make cheese out of Italian Red Pied cattle milk. This particular breed has been raised in the region for centuries now and mainly under home brew feeding: hays from permanent pasture and alfalfa, maize and barley meals. No silo-stored products are contemplated in their feeding programme.

Numbers: 2.000 litres of processed milk per day

                   10 Kg. of butter

                   200 Kg. of cheese

                   2 / 6/ 8 months of ripening

The cheese making process takes place in copper cauldrons…

Maths paths in the kitchen


Profiteroles with  homemade custard


To make the profiteroles  for 10 people we need:

350 gr. of butter

350 dl. of water

a pinch of salt

8 eggs

To make the homemade custard

1 liter of milk

6 eggs

6 tablespoons flour

6 tablespoons sugar


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Home made Custard Recipe

Home made Custard Recipe (for 24 pupils + 2 teachers)

10 Eggs

3 Litre of Milk

300 gr Sugar

120 gr Of Flour

1 Bean Vanilla

How to use ingredients

Boil the milk with the vanilla bean; separate the egg white from the yolk; add sugar; blend well with the

whisk; add the flour. When all is well fluffy and light in color, add the hot milk and continue to turn on the

heat. Then  pour into glasses and let cool them.

Buon appetito!

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