Terme di Rapolla

Via Melfi 170, Rapolla, Basilicata, 85027, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rapolla

Mingling with the Italian Farmers

A travel blog entry by hannahgriffiths


... coming! It was a lovely end to a brilliant placement.

I have had a great time at De Matteis and have certainly learnt a lot! I'm surprised to say that I'm not fed up of pasta as I thought I would be. I am very grateful for everyone at De Matteis for putting their time and effort into helping me over the past 4 weeks, and would like to thank Guiditta at De Matteis and Emma at Daybreak Foods for organising my time there. I would also especially like to thank Vincenza ...

Wheat glorious wheat!

A travel blog entry by hannahgriffiths


... seeds given and follow the advice, and this is a kind of insurance to the farmers as if the market price drops below this price, the farmer will still get the promised price by De Matteis. If the market price increases, De Matteis pay this plus a premium of 6%. When the project began 4 years ago, 100 farmers joined with a total of 1000Ha cultivated. Now four years on 1000 farmers are involved with 11,400Ha cultivated, which is a huge success! The product is of very ...

Pasta making is no fusilli business

A travel blog entry by hannahgriffiths


... is one of their biggest customers, in fact they have been producing pasta for Sainsbury's for roughly 20 years now. I have never realised how many different types of pasta there are and also how many are produced for Sainsbury's. My favourite new finding is the Sainsbury's white high fibre pasta, it's like the Best of Both bread, white but with the goodness of wholewheat - genius!
Whilst here I am being looked after as part of Giuditta's team. Giuditta is the quality ...

Three day week!!

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

Italy has more public holidays than England, 13 compared to 8!!! My trip has coincided with Tutti i Santi (all saints day) and so Thursday is a day off, and the company has decided Friday will be too!

October 29th
This morning I went over the HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) plan with Giuditta. She improved the plan dramatically upon joining the company earlier this year and it is now a very effective system. Food suppliers must have a ...

Week 4

A travel blog entry by klynch35313


October 22nd
How is it only week 4??!! It feels like I have been In Italy for ages! Spent this morning with the man in charge of wheat purchasing. It is a complex job as the wheat price market fluctuates frequently and depends on loads of factors such as the weather, world usage and production. Francesco has to communicate with Fausto in the Mill to see what wheat (and which quality of wheat) is required when, and then purchase it. There are lots ...


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