One of the most extraordinary and eagerly awaited events of the year, after Christmas, is certainly Carnival. In February, and sometimes early March, it is undoubtedly the most jovial and colourful event of the year. Carnival is a festival celebrated in Italy and throughout the world, and in all Catholic countries. Its origins are ancient and rich in history: some accounts date carnival back to the Babylonians, the Romans, the Greeks, and even to prehistoric times.
Masks, dancing, singing, jokes, parades of floats and costume parades enliven the streets of cities all over the world. Carnival celebrations traditionally end on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the period of Lent before Easter. The last day of Carnival was the last day on which the Catholic Church allowed all the most delicious food left in the house, which could not be eaten during Lent, such as meat, sweets and all the leftovers from the lavish carnival banquets, to be eaten. Every country has its own tradition, but the rule is always the same: bring delicious food to the table, especially meat and sausages that are not allowed during Lent. The food par excellence on Shrove Tuesday can only be meat, especially pork, which symbolises opulence and in some cases Carnival itself. Mixed grilled meats, lasagne stuffed with all kinds of meat, cold cuts and mixed sausages such as salami and sopressata are inevitable from North to South, as are fried foods.
FRATELLI PAGANI AND ITS RICH OFFER: THE PERFECT ALLIES FOR A CARNIVAL OF TASTE AND QUALITY
Fratelli Pagani, a leading company in Italy for more than 110 years and 5 generations for the production of flavourings and exclusive ingredients for the food industry, with a deep-rooted expertise in the meat industry, is the ideal ally for the best and selected solutions for the processing of fresh meat products or haute charcuterie. Amongst these we find the Rub Line, characterised by a complete formulation of dried herbs, salt, cane sugar and spices, perfect to add flavour and taste to grilled meats; if in addition to seasoning you also want to decorate, here is the Decor Line, ideal for decorating preparations thanks to a mix of the best herbs and spices combined to make each dish unique. Lastly, Pagani Chef, to give a crispier and crunchier texture to fried dishes, offers a line of breadcrumbs and fritters dedicated to meat, fish and other preparations.
Always very attentive to the quality of its products and raw materials, the company has a high performance, genuine and Clean Label offer of exclusive ingredients and flavours to enhance the tastes and colours of meat that will enhance the Lucullan banquets of Shrove Tuesday and beyond. A wide and rich offer that once again testifies to the proximity to the Customer, in order to always offer an optimal, customised and quality service.