martedì 11 novembre 2008

May I be back?

Hello my dear friends

I sent an email to Teresa, Alex and Livia. I hope you can accept me back after such a long absence.

A big hug. I miss you.

Mada

lunedì 13 ottobre 2008

For our Italian friends!!


We wanted to say something in Italian .....
Cari nostri colleghi, allievi di Ipsia E. Aletti Cari nostri colleghi, allievi di Ipsia E. Aletti
L’Italia rappresenta il sogno di chiunque. Vi scriviamo ora qualche impressioni dall’Italia, Trebisacce. Noi, due allievi, Ana e Calin dal Collegio Raluca Ripan di Cluj, siamo stati da voi per un concorso di pizza! Incredibile! Noi, quelli che siamo specialisti di panificio, panettone ed altri impasti… Dobbiamo riconoscere che non sapevamo gran cosa sul modo in cui si prepara la pizza. Conoscevamo solo il suo sapore perche, come dappertutto, anche da noi viene apprezzata. Nella nostra citta esistono almeno 50 pizzerie. Pero, eccoci arrivati in Italia, ricevuti dalla professoressa Teresa Constanza, gran’cuore che ha iniziato questo progetto. Abbiamo iniziato l’indomani mattina con una socializzazione tra i professori ed allievi dalla scuola Ipsia E. Aletti.

Scuola con una storia interessante, presentata dai professori che ci ha ricevuto e dove abbiamo visto- posto che volevamo vederlo- dove fanno i nostri colleghi la pratica. Dove imparano a cucinare cosi bene! E quali sono i professori che li insegnano. Sui paesaggi di qui abbiamo goduto per una interra settimana, che possiamo aggiungere. Siamo stati nello stesso tempo in montagna e al mare. Il mare limpide che abbiamo ammirato insieme ai nostri colleghi italiani, tanto amabili, quel celebre azzurro italiano. Siamo stati impressionati di una maniera piacevole dal modo in cui i gli allievi della scuola Ipsia E. Aletii presentavano i piatti preparati da loro stessi. Abbiamo preso molto da loro. Stanno testimoniare migliaia di foto e non esageriamo dicendo questo.
Il concorso si e sviluppato in una perfetta trasparenza. Per un giorno siamo stati preparati da…..Teresa.
Ringraziamo di tutto il cuore ai nostri professori di pizza, pero dobbiamo riconoscere che anche noi abbiamo dimostrato le nostre qualità.
Cari amici, ci mancate e speriamo di rivederci presto!
Trebisacce rappresenta una storia gastronomica che abbiamo assaggiato anche noi, con gusto. La pizza,il pesce preparato da voi, gli spaghetti, le paste, , tutto e stato gustoso, ma non dobbiamo dimenticare le sere in cui cercavamo tutti di parlare rumeno, italiano, portoghese, lettone e ungherese.
Siamo stati felici. Italiani, rumeni, ungheresi e lettoni, parlando la stessa lingua, quella italiana, a causa di questo progetto e concorso di pizza.
Cari colleghi e cari professori, vi ringraziamo!

Ana e Calin, Romania

L’Italia rappresenta il sogno di chiunque. Vi scriviamo ora qualche impressioni dall’Italia, Trebisacce. Noi, due allievi, Ana e Calin dal Collegio Raluca Ripan di Cluj, siamo stati da voi per un concorso di pizza! Incredibile! Noi, quelli che siamo specialisti di panificio, panettone ed altri impasti… Dobbiamo riconoscere che non sapevamo gran cosa sul modo in cui si prepara la pizza. Conoscevamo solo il suo sapore perchè, come dappertutto, anche da noi viene apprezzata.
Nella nostra citta esistono almeno 50 pizzerie. Pero, eccoci arrivati in Italia, ricevuti dalla professoressa Teresa Costanza, gran’cuore che ha iniziato questo progetto.
Abbiamo iniziato l’indomani mattina con una socializzazione tra i professori ed allievi dalla scuola Ipsia E. Aletti.
Scuola con una storia interessante, presentata dai professori che ci ha ricevuto e dove abbiamo visto-il posto che volevamo vederlo- dove fanno i nostri colleghi la pratica. Dove imparano a cucinare cosi bene! E quali sono i professori che li insegnano.
Sui paesaggi di qui abbiamo goduto per una interra settimana, che possiamo aggiungere. Siamo stati nello stesso tempo in montagna e al mare. Il mare limpide che abbiamo ammirato insieme ai nostri colleghi italiani, tanto amabili, quel celebre azzurro italiano. Siamo stati impressionati di una maniera piacevole dal modo in cui gli allievi della scuola Ipsia E. Aletii presentavano i piatti preparati da loro stessi. Abbiamo preso molto da loro. Stanno testimoniare migliaia di foto e non esageriamo dicendo questo.
Il concorso si è sviluppato in una perfetta trasparenza. Per un giorno siamo stati preparati da…..Teresa.
Ringraziamo di tutto il cuore ai nostri professori di pizza, pero dobbiamo riconoscere che anche noi abbiamo dimostrato le nostre qualità.
Cari amici, ci mancate e speriamo di rivederci presto!
Trebisacce rappresenta una storia gastronomica che abbiamo assaggiato anche noi, con gusto. La pizza,il pesce preparato da voi, gli spaghetti, le paste, , tutto è stato gustoso, ma non dobbiamo dimenticare le sere in cui cercavamo tutti di parlare rumeno, italiano, portoghese, lettone e ungherese.
Siamo stati felici. Italiani, rumeni, ungheresi e lettoni, parlando la stessa lingua, quella italiana, a causa di questo progetto e concorso di pizza.
Cari colleghi e cari professori, vi ringraziamo!

Ana e Calin, Romania
Andreina Liscan, etwinning referent Romania

giovedì 4 settembre 2008

The Magazine article on the Torneo and the coming Championship of Pizza Piccante in Calabria!
























Hello everybody !
I hope that everything went well this Summer and that you are ready to start working on the virtual pizzeria. I have got news from the members of The Association of Pizzerie Italiane e Scuola di Pizza. Mr. Matellicano , the president, sent to me and my school the magazine where there is the article about the Pizza Stage and Torneo that occurred from 10th to 15th March 2008 in Trebisacce and where we all, teachers and students , learnt something more about pizza!
Give it a look!
Mr. Matellicano is waiting for you for the National Championship of Pizza Piccante that will be held in Scalea from 13th to 14th of October 2008. Please, contact me for your students’ registration to the torneo!
The participation is extended to other European countries , so if you know other schools that would love to have their students to do such a nice and useful experience, please, let me know!
A big hug to all of you!

Teresa Costanza

mercoledì 14 maggio 2008

In PT classroom

Hi, everyone!

My sts are in classrrom working about the virtual pizzeria.

They were visiting our blog and added some comments.

A big hug to you all.

Madalena (PT teacher)

domenica 11 maggio 2008

Hello from Pizzerie Italiane e Scuola di Pizza from Tortora

















Hello everybody!

I am Mr. Matellicano Francesco (in the picture on the left of the cooking teacher Domenico Guarino (at the centre) with my collaborators) the president of Scuola di Pizza of Tortora Marina (CS), born in collaboration with API (Associazione Pizzerie Italiane) the only branch of National School of Pizza for Calabria , but I am also the Vice President of API. We have long experienced training people for who wants to become a pizzaman. In fact the students that attended our courses have been hired by the most well-known Italian pizzerias that rely on us to recommend the best pizzaman.
I knew about etwinning projects and what they are about when the cooking teacher Domenico Guarino and the etwinning referent Teresa Costanza of Ipsia Aletti of Trebisacce (CS) upon request of the Headmaster Mr. Vincenzo Petrelli , asked me to hold a Stage for students of an international Pizza Torneo from 10 to 15 March 2008 that would have taken place at Trebisacce and that had been planned in their etwinning project “The pizza business across Europe “ of which the Ipsia Aletti is the coordinating school. I quickly accepted and with my collaborators Giuseppe Strati, Francesco Ricca and Franz Berardi we taught students and cooking teachers , as well, the different techniques referring to the pizza mixing, the pizza balls, the flattening of the pizza balls and the cooking method. On the 14th the students of Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Latvia made their pizzas at the Torneo competition held at the Roof Garden of Miramare Palace Hotel in Trebisacce. The pizzas made with the products of their country classified as follows: 1st place Portugal ( red and green peppers, tomato, tomato sauce, black olives, garlic, onion, and cod fish brought with them); 2nd place Romania ( tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, black olives, maize, green peppers and chilly ); 3rd place Latvia (sliced sausage, bacon, ham, mild paprika, mushrooms, tomato sauce); 4th place Hungary ( maize, red and green peppers, sliced sausage, onion and oregano). The gala dinner prepared by the students and cooking teachers of the restaurant and hotel course of Ipsia Aletti was superb! It comprised some dished of the French, Spanish, Norwegian and Italian cuisine of their Comenius project “ Influences, Trends and Creation in European Cooking”.
My collaborators and I are grateful to the Headmaster Vincenzo Petrelli for asking our collaboration and I am sure that the enthusiasm that the schools showed for the Stage contributed to the success of this etwinning Torneo. That means that we are working well in the whole Calabria region since we are making all our efforts to make the craft of Italian pizza known to students and to common people.
As a matter of fact the headmaster of the Romanian school and the etwinning referent of Hungary asked me to go to their school and hold a pizza course in November. This is a fact of our way of working!!! We in turn, during the gala dinner prize giving ceremony officially invited the schools that participated to the Torneo to take part to the Mediterranean Championship of Pizza Piccante that will be held in Scalea from 13 to 14 October 2008 at the hotel Santa Caterina .
I would like to thank the pizzerias that allowed us to give our classes at their place and other sponsors and that are: pizzeria“ La Bottega degli Antichi Sapori”, pizzeria“ Al Capolinea”, pizzeria “Mimmo e Cosimo” , " Gli Artigiani del Pane" the oven where we were welcomed like a family and showed students how they make pizza, "La Favella" where we had lunch. A special thank you to the Miramare Palace Hotel where the Torneo was held at the beautiful Roof Garden overlooking the sea!!
Give a look at our website where you will find an article of the Torneo event in Italian.
I asked a friend of mine to translate this in English and the etwinning referent, Teresa Costanza, to post my article on the blog that I found it fantastic. I am very happy that students held workshops in their schools!! That means that we worked well!!
There is also our magazine, Real Pizza, where there will be the article on the Torneo. We will post it shortly!!!
http://www.scuoladipizza.it/

giovedì 8 maggio 2008

and now the pizzas



The Pt students loved the pizzas made by Vitor and Tania.


Of course the other students from their class have made some pizzas before ... at the cooking class with Chef Lavrador ... that's why the whole school tasted the dilicious pizzas. Hip-hip to italian cooking!

Pt workshop - some other photos




Pizza workshop at D. Duarte school


Well, here you are some pictures of a workshop at the Portuguese school.


It was includes in the «school and vocational guide week».


The local press was present to report the workshop. And many nation-wide institutions, too, because they were there to show their proposals for further studies.

venerdì 2 maggio 2008

Pizza Stage at pizzeria "La bottega degli antichi sapori"

Here are some videos about the Pizza Stage. There are videos of 10 mns. each or shorter so to have a comprehensive view of the Pizza making process that was held in turn in the pizzerias of Trebisacce and that sponsors also our Torneo.
Carmen, Enrico , Francesco, Marianna, Silvio class V I Ipsia Aletti


video video video video video video video video video

domenica 20 aprile 2008

THE STUDENTS' PIZZERIA IN RUSSIA







Dear friends ,
we would like to present our pizzeria at the college. It was an unforgettable event. so we could organize a pizzeria, make different kinds of pizzas and sell them. The students took part in different competitions, made posters and sang funny short songs about pizza. We delivered pizzas to our customers.

sabato 19 aprile 2008

Snapshots of the Pizza Stage Torneo




You can see the different phases of the Pizza Stage where the students have been involved by the members of Pizzerie Italiane and Scuola di Pizza who showed students how to mix the ingredients, make the pizza dough, flatten the pizza balls, garnish the pizza, use the peel and cook it !
Isn't it wonderful what they were able to do?
Domenico Guarino
cooking teacher, Italy

venerdì 18 aprile 2008

The pizzas made by the students at the Torneo







































The students made their pizzas to classify at the first place. They were very professional and did a good job.
The cooking teacher of the Italian team Domenico Guarino

martedì 15 aprile 2008

Hungarians in Trebisacce at the Torneo






Dear friends,





Hungarian team wants to thank that we could participate in this Pizza Torneo.Italian teachers and students were very friendly with everybody and we could have some new friends. Of course we want to go back to Trebisacce if it is possible and we can spend an amazing week there. Together again...:)We clicked Trebisacce.Your city is really special.People were very friendly and helpful with us.We want to say thank you for Mirella, beacuse she took us to the school for some lessons so we know what is a tipical English lesson in Italy. Students enjoyed it very much.




Gréti from Hungary

lunedì 14 aprile 2008

The elegance of the Italian students


Look and learn! Such an elegance for the desert and the desert' presentation!
Thank you, dear colleague!
Ana

I must say that I am so good for other delicatessen. So, let's share our knowledges!

The brochure "The Fellowship of Pizza" presented by the Romanian team


Ana, Calin and I, presenting the brochure "The Fellowship of pizza". This contest is a national one with final products of European projects.
The brochure contains details and a lot of pictures about the eTwinning project "The pizza business across Europe".
The jury considered that the project is very good and voila... the third prize!
As you can see, the students are dressed with the equipment received from the school IPSIA E. Aletti.
Alexandrina Liscan

sabato 12 aprile 2008

The Romanian students making pizza at school for the mass media

video
Ana and Calin making pizza at school. They are so happy, demonstrating that they are good not only for making cookies or making sausages, they can do good pizzas! Why? Because they have had good teachers in Italy.

This is the movie at the Realitatea TV, a national news television (something like... CNN).

Alexandrina Liscan

venerdì 11 aprile 2008

Some Videos

Here are the links to youtube for the interview that the Italian students did to a pizzeria owner and what the students of the partecipating countries of the etwinning project "The Pizza Business Across Europe" did at the Pizza Torneo contest. The interview made by the local TV tele A1 to our Headmaster Mr. Vincenzo Petrelli is in Italian but you will understand everything, won't you? Leave your comments, please!!!

In the photo: the Romanian etwinning referent Alexandrina Liscan , the cooking teacher and the students with a box of oranges offered by the sponsor Consorzio delle Clementine IGP della Calabria.

Teresa Costanza , etwinning referent, Italy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyXtcHTKIsk (interview to a pizzeria owner)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpy8YfgqYT4 (Torneo of pizza)

domenica 6 aprile 2008

pizza workshop at D. Duarte school

Hi, guys!

This week (7-11April) my school is having a special time - the school and professional orientation week. Many schools and universities will be here showing their work; my school will also show our courses to potential students to secondary school next year.

As far as vocational cooking course is concerned, Tânia and Victor will be leading a workshop in pizza, next thursday. We hope everything goes well. It surely will, because we learn't a lot about it at Trebisacce.

We made a photo-reportage and a press-selection about our pizza torneo for an exhibition during this special week. Maybe I can post some pictures here after the event.

The whole school is very proud about our participation in the torneo. So happy we could take part in such a nice work!

Madalena Relvão
Escola D. Duarte - Coimbra - Portugal

giovedì 3 aprile 2008

Made for Europe


Dear teachers and colleagues,
after we arrive in Romania, we have participate to a contest called "Made for Europe" with final products made in European projects.
We are happy to tell you that our brochure called "The Fellowship of Pizza" won the third prize at the contest.
In this picture you can see the last page of the brochure and the page is called because we think that we, all the students we were in Trebisacce we are, indeed, "made for Europe".
Ana and Calin,
students
Romanian team

Dear friends,

The Romanian team wants to thank to all the participants to this wonderful pizza torneo, especially to the Italian team for their huge efforts.

You have a splendid city and you have demonstrated to all of us that a small (but nice, cosy and clean) city, a small comunity like yours - but with great hearts, can develop such a european project.

My students enjoyed (like teachers) all the time spend at Trebisacce (Teresa, can we come again?) and Ana said: "Teacher Alex, you'll see, I'll open a pizzeria!"

The students were welcomed like heroes here at school and in the comunity. To make pizza for the italians is something sensational!

We all have learned a lot from you; thank you dear friends from Trebisacce.

The project is not finished yet, we must create the virtual pizza so we will work together again.

And, don't forget, like Madalena said (hi, Madalena), I hope we'll meet in november in Cluj-Napoca!

Alexandrina Liscan
ICT Teacher
Colegiul Tehnic Raluca Ripan
Cluj-Napoca
Romania

martedì 1 aprile 2008

Portuguese team thanks E. Aletti

Hi!
The portuguese team came back to Coimbra much richer after such a wonderful week at Trebisacce. I thank italian teachers for their great work.

We were received in our school as heroes. Pity it was holidaystime. But many students read the local newspaper and knew about our prize. They´re still congratulating us.

We restarted classes yesterday and Victor and Tânia related their good time in Trebisacce to their schoolmates. Everyone is anxiuos to meet you all in Romania in November. Let´s hope our Comenius project can be approved.

If so, we'll be very glad to receive you here in March next year. You'll se how beautiful Portugal is!

I think something up there is protecting us, because the whole team gathered in E. Aletti from 10-15 March was fantastic and always acted like a family. It has been a real european comunity!

Thank you all for everything!

Madalena Relvão
Portuguese Teacher
Escola Secundária D. Duarte
Coimbra

lunedì 31 marzo 2008

Why the Torneo was a success!!!!

The torneo was a real success because students and teachers of the partecipating schools worked on pizza , a type of food that everybody likes and should you think some day of opening up a pizzeria be sure that you could make good earnings wherever you are. The collaboration of the members of the Pizzerie Italiane and Scuola di Pizza has been a very fruitful and precious one being they professional people who train pizzamen. The Stage- Torneo was a highly professional time for all people involved in it since the students got precious information on the ingredients to use, the right equipment you should have and the skills you should have acquired when you are going to make pizza. The involvemnent of the territory has been another winning card of our Torneo since pizzerias, public bodies (Municipality of Trebisacce, Comunità Montana) Consorzio delle Clementine IGP della Calabria and even a company dealing in iron The Eiffel building s.r.l. agreed to sponsor the Torneo.
The Pizza Stage by the local pizzerias that opened up their place and were at the disposal of the members of the Pizzerie Italiane and Scuola di Pizza, the friendly atmosphere created among students and teachers, the touring of the territory to discover uncontaminated places with people that still wait up in the mountains for visitors to come and get the chance to ask questions and start to communicate with a coffe at a bar, well, all what was planned by the program or impossible to plan like human being relatioships started among all the people involved in this event made of this Stage - Torneo a time to cherish for all of us!!
Teresa Costanza


etwinning referent and English teacher


Ipsia Aletti, Trebisacce, Italy

Torneo & music!


Hi guys, I'm Francesco, your Italian friend that played the consolle dj, at the gala dinner on 14/03/08 at the Miramare Palace Hotel… What was that prize giving cerimony like? I liked it very much. Since you left us everything is different, we missed your smile, your affection, your presence here with us… I hope to meet you soon again, I would like so much to spend other days like that evening to know each other better and spend some more time together … I forgot the name of the Hungarian friend that danced that night. It was amazing to see him dancing the folk dance of his country. You are very good and it was the first time I saw a typical folk dance from another country, from Hungary.Congratulations for what you did.I would like to hear from you. Francesco

The Torneo from my point of view!

The Multiethnic Etwinning concretized in March on the occasion of the Stage- Torneo planned in the etwinning project "The Pizza Business Across Europe". It's amazing the enthusiasm each of us showed by the desire to communicate that every day grew more and more and that from the linguistic point of view, it allowed us to work on our linguistic competence and that at the same time improved it. We were able to make comparisons and exchange ideas about the Stage activities and also about ourselves. From the very first day our European friends started to learn, thanks to the precious collaboration, availability and patience of the members of the Italian Association of Pizzerie Italiane e Scuola di Pizza, showing students and teachers and pizzeria owners step by step how pizza should be made, being always ready to solve any problems with the making and handling of the pizza dough. It's particularly remarkable the effords made by our friends from Romania, Latvia, Portugal and Hungaria in learning how to make a good pizza compared to what we the Italian students did since we are already acquainted with making pizza being it for the most of us a part time job in the pizzerias of the area and we wanted to give room to their creativity.
From this experience true friendships were born and that are getting stronger with daily contact on MSN with our friends from Portugal and Hungary. But that doesn't prevent me and my friends from starting communicating with those friends who were unable to come to the torneo.
I would like to meet on the blog or MSN the Russian, The Bulgarian, The Portuguese students from Aveiro who were not here.
This is an invitation for you to collaborate to the blog so to know something more about yourselves and about your school and the works you are carrying out . I hope to see you again . A hug for all of you, Carmen from Rocca Imperiale.
Here is a photo of the castle of my town that you couldn't see for the lack of time... :)