Health Conscious Italian Cuisine
An Italian restaurant has come up with a new tactic to keep health conscious diners snacking the night away, and its not quite as simple as substituting the dressing on a side salad. Feva Restaurant in Castelfranco Veneto has perfected the art of fried air.
Known as 'Aria Fritta' in Italian, the eye-catching dish is designed to capture the essence of being outdoors and of inhaling fresh air. The crispy treats - which are also meant to represent the English expression 'full of hot air' - are actually made of tapioca skin which is boiled to make a batter before being baked and deep fried. After being thoroughly dried to remove the oil, the light batter shapes are then infused with low levels of the gas ozone for 10 minutes.
Nicola Dinato, head chef at Feva Restaurant, said: "Aria Fritta is a simple batter, tapioca and water which is oven-cooked and then deep-fried, Next, “Low levels of ozone are then infused to it and is immediately served on top of a cloud of cotton candy with blue salt powder and a vegan white sesame seed mayo…[and] the aim is to recall the fragrance of fresh air."
The rather unusual snack is offered to the surprise of guests as an appetizer and is completely free of charge.
He added: "Aria Fritta is idiomatic, an expression, the equivalent in english for 'full of hot air' like someone who's talking a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning.
"As we are living in an era in which the core values of life are been progressively replaced by frivolous and shallow contents without real meaning.
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