Village food shops are an authentic expression of social and food resistance, as well as cultural headmasters and relations of inestimable value. In Forni Avoltri, a small village in the Carnia region, Eugenia and Loris run their small shops with passion and pride, custodians, moreover, of food excellence truly worthy of note.
“Passion generates the dream, i.e. it puts an idea above you.”
Having your own chalet at an altitude of 1,000 metres, where nature is still alive and unspoilt. Being completely immersed in the forest, with its scents and animals. In Carnia this is a dream come true at Dolomiti Village, the first wooden chalet village in the region. We tell you about it.
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” E. Hesse
In Sauris, a splendid village in the Carnic Alps, there is a small farm that has taken up the tradition of cultivating medicinal plants to transform them into herbal teas, aromatic salts and creams, respecting the rhythm of nature. We tell you the story of Matteo and Nicole.
“Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will Grow … perhaps it all will.” A. Einstein
An excellent recipe against waste and, at the same time, a substantial dish of Central European origins: Gnochi de Pan from Trieste are born as a poor dish, invented to recover old bread and leftovers of sausages.
“I need to know the history of a food. I need to know where it comes from. I need to imagine the hands that have nurtured, worked and cooked what I eat.” C. Petrini
If what you need is a day out of time, welcome to the Carso land, where the seasons paint a canvas of flamboyant nuances and where a borderline story is rooted, marking every inlet of a rugged and rocky land.
“Firm and strong is only the tree that suffers the frequent assault of the wind; it is the continuous shaking that gives it more strength, more tenacious roots.” Seneca
There are stories that are good for the heart. And the one about bread that smells of the forest is one of them. A story that has become a documentary: the protagonist is the visionary intuition of a chef, Stefano Basello, and the extraordinary generosity of Mother Nature.
“What you will see in this film is an already better world, it is a world that exists, it is concrete and it is made of real people who have created a kind of magic in the place where they live.” S. Bergmann