International chefs, live cooking and meetings , all in the name of an ancient tradition : tuna fishing . These will be the ingredients of the Girotonno 2016, the exhibition dedicated to the valorisation of the ancient culture of tuna fishing and of the tonnare, 14th edition will take place in Carloforte, on the island of San Pietro, from the 2nd to 5th of June, with the participation of by two extraordinary italian singers Antonello Venditti and Mario Biondi. Chefs from 6 different countries of the world will show how to cook the Mediterranean bluefin tuna, one of the most valuable species with high nutrive characteristics, and is highly prized by the Japanese for the preparation of sushi. Here in Carloforte the tuna is fished in a sustainable manner the old fashion way in the tonnara (fishing nets) of San Pietro , according to the fishing tradition of this island that is renewed from 1738 in one of the few still active tonnare in the Mediterranean sea and that still today preserves the ancient rituals the mattanza (the catching of the tuna).
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