HOMEMADE ESPRESSO COFFEE... HERE IS 'WHAT ELSE'! The art of coffee made at home was wiped out in Italy since the advent of consumerism in the 50s and 60s. Together with the peasant culture in this period has gone the ancient practice of roasting, grinding and manual preparation of espresso. The diffusion of the superfluous goods and the arrival of electricity in remote areas has relegated in dark attics valuable tools such as roasters, coffee grinders and ingenious lever espresso machines. In the Italian kitchens the smell of plastic has replaced the sublime aromas and flavors of freshly roasted coffee. Orto sul Terrazzo aims to recover even in the kitchenthe art of knowing how to do. The self-production is expressed through the recovery of knowledge that have been lost and the use of tools that in their simplicity contained a great rationality and functionality. The coffee made at home, with our high utility products allows you to: - Enjoy an espresso unique for aroma, flavor and creaminess; - Fully enjoy the ritual of coffee and appreciate the slow and wise actions for its preparation; - Not to use pods and capsules in disposable aluminum that in addition to being expensive have a high environmental impact; - Not to use electricity with an obvious energy and cost saving; - To use onlt natural gas, a resource with a low environmental impact and a low economic cost. Thanks to our products and the ancient method of preparation of espresso coffee at home you will discover that in addition to capsules there is a universe of flavors awaiting you.
The Energy-saving oven, also called “petronilla”, “Fornetto Estense , “Versilia Oven” or “Countryside - Oven”. Anyway, historical “oven-pots” made the Italian cooking history. Among our ancestors, they were very popular and useful for who did not owned a oven. Indeed, this tool is mentioned in early 20th Century recipe books. Unfairly replaced by electric ovens and micro-wave ovens, the energy-saving oven is at the same time practical, cheap, eco-friendly and versatile. With our oven you can cook tasty pies, pizzas, vegetables, quiches, roast meat and everything you can put into a conventional oven. Orto sul Terrazzo’s oven is 99% aluminum and allows you to cook naturally without wasting energy. Preheating is not necessary and thanks to the reduced inner volume you can get quickly the desired temperature, by using a small quantity of gas.
In Italy every year in the market enter about 10 billion cartons for food equal to about 0.4% of the waste produced by a person. Between 2006 and 2009, the UK threw away 2.9 million tonnes of food packaging. While it is true that about half of these are recycled, we believe that the reduction in the consumption of food packaging remains one of the best solutions for pollution. For this reason, Orto sul Terrazzo views that self-production of fruit juice at home is a way to get a natural product of highest quality and is a practical way to reduce the frantic production of cardboard packaging for food. Thank to the steam juice extractor you can obtain at home your fruit juice in a simple and fast way, using the fruit of your trees or at least that fruit of which you know the origin. The steam juice extractor of Orto sul Terrazzo allows you to: - Get a 100% natural fruit juice: using fruit produced by you or purchased from producers you trust. The juice does not contain any additives or preservatives; - Save energy: the extractor works by using the heat of the stovetop at home. This saves electricity for the production of juice and of the container because you can use simple glass reusable jars; - Producing at home fruit juice in a simple and fast; - Save money: the cost of homemade juice is lower than the juice purchased at the supermarket.
HOMEMADE TOFU Tofu is an important source of proteins obtained from soy and nigari. Thanks to its low-fat content, it is a great food for a healthy and balanced diet. Moreover, tofu has medical virtues that help to prevent kidney stones, cardiovascular diseases and the risk of cancer. Tofu can be eaten fresh, boiled, grilled and fried. You can prepare hamburgers, cutlets, gravies, creams and drinks. Furthermore, tofu is the basic food appreciated in the vegan and vegetarian diet, because of its exclusively vegetable origin. In this section, Orto sul Terrazzo proposes an extraordinary means for home self-production of tofu: the tofu kit. Handcrafted, made of fine Japanese cypress, the Tofu Kit allows home self-production of fresh tofu. Thus, who uses it has the opportunity to choose more carefully the basic ingredients (soy and water), and to obtain extraordinary tofu, extremely tasteful, thick and natural.
The fruit and vegetable manual cutter Finecut is a kitchen tool with high utility, 100% manual, ideal for cutting, chopping and mixing fruits, vegetables, soups and sauces. Finecut is: - 100% ecological: thanks to the rope operation it does not need electricity. Particularly suitable for use in camping, boat or anywhere there is no electricity; - Easy to use thanks to the rotating blade and numerous accessories chopping, mixing and centrifugating will be easy and fast. It will be sufficient to pull the rope mechanism several times and after a few seconds the content will be perfectly cut or mixed.
The bread cooked in a wood oven is recognizable at first bite: crunchy, fragrant, with thick crust and light and soft guts. Symbol of the rural self-sufficiency, the wood oven is nowadays newfound by many families as an ideal instrument for recovering the more natural, real flavour of bread, pizzas and cakes. Ecological and low-cost, the cooking with food ovens directs to those who don’t want to resign to “defrosted bread” of supermarkets, to loaves produced in papier-mâché mills, to frozen pizzas and to those who want, instead, to experiment the very rich Italian tradition of the home-made bread. Orto sul Terrazzo proposes a real high quality wood oven for the home-made cooking of bread, pizzas and cakes even to those who live in cities and in narrow spaces. Produced by the historic company Di Fiore Forni, that from 1959 realizes wood ovens for professional and domestic use, Orto sul Terrazzo’s oven, unlike other compact ovens available on the market, has the hob and the cap in fire-resistant material as traditional ovens. This allows to obtain an high thermal fly-wheel that besides limiting heat dispersions, gives excellent cooking qualities to the oven.
Hand weaving with loom is one of the symbols of the rural civilization. Its importance was underlined by the position of the instruments dedicated to it inside the house. Not rarely, indeed, it was dedicated to the loom a bright and ample room where women and children meet in wintry months for unravelling, spinning and weaving yarns realized with animal and vegetable fibres, often produced and coloured at home. Weaving, besides being a necessary work to realize cloths, canvas and blankets for all the family, represented an important moment of sociality, punctuated by the comb beating and by the slow shaping of the woven. Orto sul Terrazzo recovers the rural tradition of the hand weaving adapting it in our time, to suggest it to those who live in the city. Even in a flat it is possible to hand weave and discover again the ancestral value of the household manufacture of clothing, linen, furniture woven, carpets and trimming. Hand weaving represented an extraordinary means for taking away the passiveness imposed by consumerism and for regaining self-confidence in our manual capacities. The looms proposed by Orto sul Terrazzo are: - rigorously realized by hand in Italy; - manufactured with high quality and with low environmental impact materials; - simple to use but extremely efficient for the quality of the obtainable artefacts; - extremely compact thanks to the original and unique technic solutions adopted. This make them suitable to be installed and placed in very small places.