Giovanna Voria is considered the ambassador of the Mediterranean diet, although she likes to call himself, humbly, a chef-farmer, the farm owner Corbella, in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento, in the province of Salerno, in the municipality of Cicerale. The farm is in a remote and opulent Mediterranean vegetation and surrounded by fertile hills of vines, olives, fruit trees and horticultural products, among woods of arbutus, myrtle and mastic, where food is produced, it is prepared and consumed. Giovanna Voria, soul Corbella, through the link with the past has preserved the values and tastes of a time were then included in a modern way. The interview becomes a tale of life: to be successful businesswoman she hears the call of his country origins, a humble and happy life and decides to open, against all odds, a farm to share the knowledge and traditional flavors handed down by grandmothers and by Mom. Not only follows the teachings of his family but also of eating well Ancel Keys, American physiologist, father of the Mediterranean Diet, moved for about forty years in nearby Poplars to lengthen his life, as he said himself, and eventually succeeding, of about twenty years. Also follows the teachings of his successor in Pioppi, the cardiologist Jeremia Stamler, who willingly has his guest and sings as a kitchen cook healthy. In his company produces organically chickpea black and white, slow food since 2010, the white fig of Cilento, extra virgin olive oil, wine, chestnuts and Mediterranean aromas; some of these strengths will then become jams, sauces, preserves, pickles, dried figs and syrup, fig bread and chickpeas. Its cuisine is a story of the Cilento customs, from Christmas to Christmas desserts pizzas, the Cilento pizza with sourdough, the “cicciata”, a typical dish of Corbella with legumes and cereals.

Document by: MedEatResearch Centro di Ricerche Sociali sulla Dieta Mediterranea, diretto da Marino Niola ed Elisabetta Moro, intervista di Marianna Rizzo , scheda tecnica a cura di Marianna Rizzo
Video by: Marianna Rizzo
Created: 08-07-2016
Giovanna Voira

Giovanna Voira

Year: 1963
City: Cicerale
Languages: Italiano

Video table of contents

- 02:46 Commencement of the restaurateur
- 03:31 The rediscovery of Cicerale Chickpea
- 05:30 The book of recipes chickpea
- 05:30 Cece Cicerale Slow Food
- 06:43 Bond with the father of the Mediterranean Diet
- 07:43 Legame con il cardiologo Jeremia Stamler
- 09:39 Childhood memories: the wheat and the mother beams
- 10:38 Relationship with the women of the family
- 13:39 The white fig Cilento
- 14:06 The dish of the Mediterranean Diet Corbella
- 17:33 Cilento typical dishes for Easter
- 19:54 Cilento typical dishes for Christmas
- 21:11 The ancient pizza Cilento
- 23:51 The fig bread
- 25:41 The well-being of Corbella

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
City: Cicerale
District: SA

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