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About Warm Cocotte

About Warm Cocotte
Warm Cocotte is an experimental studio focused on eating experience mediated by food design.
Our primary aim is to connect consumers with foods at the emotional level giving them the possibility to interact with their dinner in unusual ways.
The feelings concerning the experience of tasting certain meals are affected by food physical properties as well many other factors such as culture, environment, peers and parental influence, tools, appearance and diners.
These play a role on our liking rate, willingness to eat and sense of satisfaction equally to taste.
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Warm Cocotte is founders by me and Gloria Viganò, both Italians and with a great passion for food which we combine with a background in design studies with several experimentations in food and eating design fields.
Big cities fast mentality judges food as mere nourishment losing the values of sharing a gratifying meal with someone special and preferring quick packed lunches or cheap junks.
The intent of the studio is to spur people to reflect on food as social catalyst and vehicle of unpredictable emotions.
The experimental process allows us to collect real feedbacks from our guests and to design any time different custom dinners to canalize consumers’ reactions and feelings.

Fresella

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#fresella #driedbread #organic

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Latteria Sociale di Calvenzano

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Roasted chestnuts – Sant’Agata Feltria (Italy)

Roasted chestnuts make every autumn, a real autumn. What else do we need? A glass of sweet red wine and a horror movie!

Sant’Agata Feltria

Brunch in Cesena (Italy)

Aperitivo or happy hour, brunch or dèjeuner…but it’s always important to stay hungry and thirsty!

Limoncello – Recipe

How to make Limoncello
Here a quick guide on how to make the real Limoncello, the amazing Italian lemon liqueur. We learned this recipe after a trip in the South of Italy, in fact this liqueur is mainly produced around the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula. In this warm and sunny area, these fruits grow with an attractive yellow skin, very fragrant and with a particularly juicy and acidic flesh. You can buy them in each corner or market of the Neapolitan region.
“Nonna Maria”, Emanuele’s Grandma, helped us with the research of all the ingredients and taught us the simple secrets to follow to give you the best fragrancy as possible.
Limoncello is a masterpiece for Italians after dinner, a shot in good company around a family table or with friends help to digest as well to give a twist to your conversation. The most important thing to obtain the best homemade Limoncello is using raw lemons, the peel must be untreated so make sure to buy these in organic markets to have the most flavored zest.

Ingredients


  • 10 Organic Lemons
  • 1 liter of Pure Grain Alcohol (or 1 liter of vodka)
  • 800g of White Sugar
  • 1250 ml of Water

Methods
– Divide pulp from lemon peel using a sharp knife, leave the juicy body apart and place the white and yellow skin in the pure grain alcohol. Do not waste pulp but reinvent it for many other recipes using juice, such as a lemon cheesecake or if you are in a rush squeeze it adding sugar and water for a refreshing lemonade, kids will love it.

– Let lemon rind macerate into spirit for 8/10 days in a glass jar and hide it in a dark kitchen cabinet, just stir the moisture once a day trying to resist the temptation of opening your jar.
Be aware that if the container is not hermetically sealed the alcohol could evaporate and the Limoncello will result less strong and tasty. Each passing day you could notice that lemon peel will be lighter, almost white, instead the spirit dye yellow absorbing the natural pigments from the fruit.

– When maceration is completed release the jar and be ready for the second part of our recipe. Get ready for risk, this process could be a little alcoholic and if you sniff too much you could get high because of the evaporation of alcohol. Bring to boil water in a pot and let sugar dissolve, then switch off the fire and pour the lemon peel from the jar in the pot in order to loose all the remaining flavor and color.

– Once water is cold remove the peel, add the flavored spirit and mix, remember be careful not to sneeze too much and bring kids out of the kitchen. You will obtain almost 2 liters and a half of Limoncello, now it is time to bottle up! We know the temptation to try it immediately will be extreme but unfortunately you have to wait 30 days before drinking in order to have the best taste as possible.

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If you ever made an homemade flavored spirit don’t forget to share with us in comments!
We are always ready to try new recipes!

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