Alex Atala on cultural interpretations and eating insects
“I was very deep in Amazonas, and I went to a tribe, and an old lady gave me a small sauce with a few ants inside … and I tasted it and said ‘Wow, beautiful. What herb do you put in here?’ And she looked at me and said, ‘Ants.’ … There’s this beautiful taste … cardamom, lemongrass, ginger. We didn’t have these flavors in Amazonas … I went back to Amazonas with my lemongrass, my ginger, and I made the same sauce, and I gave it to her to taste. And she tasted it: ‘tastes like ants!’”
into the wild 2013 travel throwback: Pantelleria
(isola di Pantelleria, Sicilia, Italia - June 2013)
Pantelleria is an untouched secret in the Mediterranean where you can swim, hire a boat to go around the island, dive for sea urchin, bathe in the hot springs, or just relax and soak in the sunsets with some of the island’s local food and wine.
Rent these houses on the island of Pantelleria! Case del Principe
Le Case del Principe (the Prince’s houses) are located on the beautiful and enchanting island of Pantelleria, in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and North Africa. The villas were built in the 70’s by Prince Paolo Sallier de La Tour (Sallier de La Tour winery) and his wife Costanza Tasca d’Almerita, who created this little oasis of peace and relaxation in a place that was dear to them. The property consists of seven “dammusi”, which are homes typical of Pantelleria made of stone, each distant enough the others to ensure silence and privacy. The houses are perched on the breathtaking cliffs overlooking the deep blue sea, which is easy to reach in 5 minutes walking on a private path.