HELPING EAT

Since last week, seven temporary hubs are being tested for the delivery of grocery shopping for the poorest families. One hundred and fifty employees of the Municipality, operators and volunteers will be on the field to deliver food to thousands of people as long as the measures to contain Coronavirus are active. From the logistics center of Banco Alimentare della Lombardia about 1 ton of food is made available for each hub. Pasta, rice, legumes, tuna, biscuits, tomato puree, oil, salt, sugar and, in the case of families with newborns, also infant formula and homogenised milk. Among the families who receive the shopping there are also those followed by the Department of Social Policies, the Food Bank and the Listening Centers of Caritas in Milan. The operations will be performed according to a vade-mecum of conduct valid for all, present within each hub, which will indicate the safety, cleanliness, management and privacy rules. 130 masks, about 300 pairs of gloves, dispensers and bottles of sanitizing gel are already available to employees and volunteers in every space.

HUNGRY

The new decree with further limitations entered into force on Monday. However, all primary services are guaranteed, including supermarkets. It is very important to know that there is no risk that the food will run out, let alone the basic necessities, so it is useless to run to the supermarket with anxiety and fear by making exaggerated supplies. Always maintain safety distances, shop unaccompanied, staying as short as possible inside the supermarket. All shops and supermarkets have quota access to ensure the right distance between people inside. If you prefer to stay at home, all online services are operational, obviously given the emergency, you will have longer waiting times than normal.

PUGLIA’S WINE

Warm, sumptuous and enveloping; on the palate it is structured, medium acid, soft and fruity and on the nose it is characterized by aromas of red fruit and berries, accompanied by a spicy background … all this is the very ancient Primitivo di Manduria, a wine that arrived in Puglia between 1600 and 1700, in the provinces of Taranto. The origin of its name? Among the many vines that were used to grow in the vineyards, there was one that reached maturity before the others and gave a particularly black, sweet and tasty grape that could be harvested in August. At the beginning, at that time, it was called zagarese, but then, for these reasons, it was called “primitive”. From here was born one of the most drinkable and pleasant wines, which goes perfectly with tasty meats, cooked perfectly roasted or grilled.