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Marco Casareto

After studying physics at the University of Milan, he began collaborating with several magazines including, since 1993, Focus. He became editor in chief of Focus Storia in 2008 and  in 2010 editor in chief of Geo.
Marco Casareto

Sierra Leone. The African road to prosperity

Culture / Marco Casareto

A country of extraordinary natural beauty where, however, correct eating habits are not guaranteed for everyone. For this reason, an innovative rural community development project is being implemented. All on display at Expo Milano 2015.

Lebanon. The poetry of a beautiful but tormented land

Culture / Marco Casareto

For millennia a crucial commercial and cultural trading-post between East and West, the small Land of the Cedars is a heady concentrate of natural beauty and archaeological treasures. With its armed conflicts behind it, the interaction between Mediterranean and Arab traditions has now returned to showing its most positive aspects. Including its culinary arts.

Ethiopia. Where drinking coffee is a ritual

Culture / Marco Casareto

A country so ancient that history and legend are inseparable… take the Queen of Sheba, for example, or how wild coffee beans first came to be toasted.

Brunei. From a Kingdom of Spices to an Agricultural Laboratory

Culture / Marco Casareto

A 600 year-old monarchy which once dominated a large part of Borneo, with a powerful role in the spice trade, today investing its resources in technological research to improve food efficiency without damaging the environment.

Zimbabwe. Exotic but safe food from the heart of Africa

Culture / Marco Casareto

At Expo Milano 2015 it already surprised everyone by serving up the rather exotic crocodile and zebra meat burgers. With its foods that are healthy and certified, as well as the delicious drinks and dietary supplements made from the fruits of the baobab tree, the Southern African nation guarantees a healthy diet for all.

Serbia: a harmonious blend of cultures and foods

Culture / Marco Casareto
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A country in the heart of the Balkans, for centuries a crossroads where many different peoples have met, each leaving their own deep influences and making modern Serbia a unique distillation of many cultures.

Slovenia: a concentration of highly varied landscapes, tastes and activities

Culture / Marco Casareto
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Alpine peaks, sun-drenched beaches, forests and woodlands, emerald-green rivers: Slovenia’s many-faceted geography is a continuous invitation to move from one place to another. Its generous natural resources are the key to sustainable food production and an excellent standard of living.

What foods can you eat in Space? Not everything it seems

Innovation / Marco Casareto
Samantha Cristoforetti, Ambassador Expo Milano 2015

If for astronauts eating is first and foremost a necessity, does it mean that it can’t also be pleasurable? The first space menus were tasteless, odorless and lacked consistency. However, times have changed and a healthy, balanced and tasty diet is now seen as essential, making the long periods that astronauts spend on the International Space Station bearable, while avoiding adverse effects on the body.

That fine alcoholic line we tread

Culture / Marco Casareto
vino vs birra

Why is it that the Italians, French and Spanish are wine lovers, while the Germans, British and Belgians are big beer drinkers? We go back to the roots of a difference in taste that has long divided Europe in two. But it is a separation that is slowly disappearing.

What the Ancient Greeks ate

Culture / Marco Casareto
cosa mangiavano antichi greci

The food pantheon of classical Greece is dominated by the triad of grain, vines and the olive tree. In the words of Hippocrates and Galen here’s the Mediterranean landscapes, and their barely soups and water mixed with vinegar.

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