Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 11:14 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Celestino Ristorante – Veal Carpaccio with Shaved Fresh TruffleIf you’ve been watching cooking reality shows, you might have caught episodes where chefs and contestants profess their great love for one of the most indulgent ingredients around: truffles. While truffles don’t look so fancy (black and lumpy like coal!), they are the farthest from bland.Calogero Drago, owner and executive chef of Celestino Ristorante, is thrilled to unveil their new seasonal mushroom and truffle menu, which is only made possible by their selection of extremely hard to get truffles and mushrooms.The menu features five truffle options, all luxurious, lush, and delicious: Veal Carpaccio with Fresh Shaved Truffle & Pecorino Cheese, Risotto with Fresh Shaved Truffle, Gnocchi Stuffed with Mushroom in a Truffle Cheese Sauce, and Filet of Sole with Mixed Vegetables and Shaved Truffles.Drago considers the Tortellini with Meat in a Saffron, Pecorino and Black Pepper Sauce with Fresh Truffle as the most luxurious truffle dish on his menu. “Truffles will go with just about anything, but this tortellini dish is my favorite,” Drago says.The menu also features other fungi like morels and porcini mushrooms in dishes like Tagliolini with Fresh Morel Mushrooms and Pecorino Cheese, Veal Scaloppini with Fresh Fava Beans and Fresh Morel Mushrooms, Risotto with Baby Scallops and Fresh Morel Mushrooms, Roasted Rack of Veal with Fresh Porcini Mushrooms, and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Black Truffle.Available through the end of March, Celestino’s mushroom dishes are ideal to have this winter season. “Mushrooms add a deep, earthy flavor to anything you put them in, which makes them perfect for hearty winter dishes,” says Drago.Celestino Ristorante is located at 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 795-4006 or visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

News story: £50m boost for British pork as export market opens in Taiwan

first_img We estimate the value to the UK to be in excess of £50m based on current UK export capacity but if this were to rise to match the strong demand for pork imports in Taiwan, where last year alone imports rose by 26% to US$178.3m, the opportunity could be worth more than £100m over the next five years. This is an exciting development and a great step forward for the UK and Taiwan. Access to this new market in Taiwan is great news for our farmers and producers and gives a welcome boost to the pork production industry – already worth £1.3 billion to the UK economy. This is a significant development for pork exporters and reinforces our reputation for producing high quality food and drink, guaranteeing quality from farm to fork. A team of the Government’s leading trade experts continue to provide guidance to UK businesses as they enter into overseas markets for the first time or consider expanding their current global customer base – ensuring they are poised to take advantage of the increasing opportunities Brexit presents.This is complemented by the government’s Food is GREAT campaign, which highlights the success of current exporters and showcases the UK’s top quality food and drink. International Trade Minister, George Hollingbery said: Following years of hard work by UK government, the opening of the Taiwanese market to British pork will bring significant benefits to UK pork exporters. This follows a record level of UK food and drink exports last year. This only goes to highlight the UK’s world-famous reputation for high-quality produce, and we are committed to maintaining those high standards as we leave the EU next spring. AHDB International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley said: British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from a valuable new market as Taiwan prepares to welcome British pork exports for the first time.UK pork exports were worth £290 million to our economy last year, reaching over 80 export markets. This new agreement is expected to be worth more than £50 million over the next five years.The deal also means UK exporters can further tap in to the overseas demand for parts of the pig carcass that are not commonly purchased in the UK, such as offal. This means UK farmers and pork processors will be able to generate income for the whole carcass.The eagerly awaited deal has been secured by the UK government, working with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP). Exporters can take advantage of the market as soon as the administrative listing process is completed and export certification is made available.It follows a number of recent successes for UK food and drink exports, which reached a record level of £22 billion in 2017. Last month, China lifted its two-decade long ban on UK beef exports following the BSE outbreak. The agreement will allow official market access negotiations to begin, estimated to be worth over £250million in the first five years alone.Food Minister George Eustice said:last_img read more

AUS: Wood Gets NERA Funding for New Subsea Project

first_imgNational Energy Resources Australia (NERA) is supporting the Transforming Australia Subsea Equipment Reliability (TASER) project, led by Wood and in collaboration with Chevron, Shell and Woodside, by providing AUD $145,000 of funding over two years.TASER follows on from the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability Joint Industry Project (SEAR JIP) also led by Wood and supported by a group of operators.The collaborative industry effort is focused on sharing knowledge to improve subsea equipment design and reduce the requirement for costly and time-consuming interventions in Australia’s challenging offshore warm water environment.In northern Australian waters, marine fouling has a significant effect on the performance of subsea equipment, believed to be a result of the water composition, light, oxygen and temperature. The TASER project will create a ‘living laboratory’ to assess the effectiveness of innovative coatings, materials and technologies against calcareous deposition and marine organism growth on subsea equipment.Robin Watson, Wood’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to receive funding from NERA for this project which will assist operators, service companies and others in the oil and gas industry in Australia to avoid costly offshore repair campaigns. The project will enable a better understanding of subsea equipment failures and intervention requirements and has the potential to offer significant cost savings to operators by maximising equipment reliability, availability and therefore production uptime.”NERA chief executive, Miranda Taylor, said: “Digital technologies and ‘living laboratories’ allow faster, safer adaption, testing and application of the technologies needed to optimize performance of the oil and gas industry’s subsea equipment.“NERA is supporting the TASER project as it will bring operators and vendors together to share, collaborate and address industry challenges in real life conditions.”Multiple vendors are loaning equipment to be tested underwater over a three-year period. Results will be validated by University of Western Australia researchers.last_img read more

Football: No. 8 Badgers must contain J.T. Barrett for shot at upsetting Ohio State

first_imgEach player on the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense will be keyed into No. 16 of Ohio State University come Saturday night, when the Badgers welcome the Buckeyes in a premier top 10 matchup.No. 16 is J.T. Barrett, OSU’s stud redshirt junior quarterback. The guy can do it all. Everyone, including the Badgers, knows it. Contain him, and UW’s chances of winning will vastly increase. That is easier said than done, according to redshirt sophomore inside linebacker T.J. Edwards.“I think he’s so good in both passing and with his feet,” Edwards said Wednesday when asked which aspect of Barrett’s game sticks out to him the most.Football: No. 8 Badgers must contain J.T. Barrett for shot at upsetting Ohio StateEach player on the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense will be keyed into No. 16 of Ohio State University Read…In Edwards’ film study of the Irving, Texas native, he noticed Barrett is not only one of the best athletes on the field, but also among the smartest. The way he orchestrates the No. 2 OSU (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) offense, Edwards said, is impressive.“I think he’s got a really good understanding of what’s going on,” Edwards said.Since the 6-foot-2, 222-pound Barrett poses a significant dual-threat, the No. 8 Badgers (4-1, 0-1) will have to account for his running abilities every drop-back. There’s only so much the defense can concentrate on during practice, Edwards said, so it’s not like they necessarily carve out extra time to practice defending quarterback scrambles.But if the Badger defense stays true to its base schemes, Edwards said, they have confidence they can at least slow Barrett down through the air and on the ground.UW head coach Paul Chryst also pointed out Barrett’s cerebral sense, comparing him to a point guard.“He is a really good one, because everything goes through him,” Chryst said. “He’s got poise. He knows what they’re doing, what they’re trying to affect on each play and he makes really good decisions.”Barrett’s combination of skill and smarts; speed and arm strength, have translated to gaudy numbers on the field. As the Buckeyes’ starter during the 2014 season, he talked himself into the Heisman conversation before breaking his ankle against Michigan during the final regular season game. That meant the Badgers didn’t face him during the 59-0 Big Ten Championship loss. Cardale Jones then led the Buckeyes to the national title after demolishing UW, and the two essentially split quarterback duties last season.With 86 career touchdowns (60 throwing, 26 rushing) Barrett is three scores away from surpassing Ohio State’s all-time career touchdown record, which is currently held by Barrett’s predecessor, Braxton Miller. In 2016, Barrett has led an Ohio State attack that averaged 53.2 points and 531.6 yards per game.Barrett’s last game, against Indiana, saw a downward trend in his passing numbers. He completed just 9 of his 22 passes, with a touchdown and an interception. But on the ground, he carried the ball 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown.Edwards won’t let that get the Badgers’ hopes up.“It’s going to be a challenge,” he said.last_img read more