Here’s the parmigiana bodyshape tour benefits:

Whether this is your first time reading the bodyshape tour or not, keep on reading to find:
  • the origins of parmigiana;
  • how to fat burn calories of this faboulous dish.
At consequence, reading this guide you can:
  • finally answer the question: what does mean parmigiana in an eggplant recipe?
  •  taste this irresistible Neapolitan dish without getting fat and, maybe be ironic about a vegetable dish with a lot of ingredients and say that it’s healthy;
  • burning calories and feed your mind with a pictoresque path and a breath-taking panorama.
Where did parmigiana di melanzane originate? I bet the answer is not so easy because, at first, before the very first recipe of parmigiana there is a battle between mothers and grandmothers in Naples and in other places of the Southern Italy. For example, there isn’t a Sunday lunch without a parmigiana and every Neapolitan has a grandmother or a mother with the best recipe of the city. Thus, it’s very common hear somebody say: «’a parmigiana ‘e mulignane ra nonna » or «’a parmigiana ‘e mulignane e mammà» just to celebrate their mastery with this dish. So, woe betide you if you talk about the perfect cooking and ingredients or a war might break out in the kitchen.

The origins of Aubergine Parmigiana

The parmigiana di melanzane battle between the women in the kitchen is a neverending story, but a kind of peace could arrive from the reason why parmigiana originated not in Campania or in Sicily, but in Naples, exactly in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and so both in Naples and Palermo; otherwise, there are sources about a probably Greek or Arabic origin. The parmesan cheese is not the reason why of the name of this typical and irresistible Neapolitan dish. Two are the possibile origins of the name “parmigiana”:
  • the Sicilian shutter with overlapping wood sticks called “parmiciane” such as the eggplants of the parmigiana;
  • the origins of the name Parmigiana are from Parma, where the ancient culinary tradition used to prepare some recipes with overlapping vegetables alternated with other ingredients.
The first official parmigiana di melanzane recipe appeared around 1837 in Naples thanks to Ippolito Cavalcanti who published the recipe book “Cucina Teorico  Pratica” suggesting the recipe of “Milinsane alla parmigiana”: slice the eggplants and put them in the salt; then, fry and put them in a baking pan with breadcrumbs, parsley or “petrosemolo”, salt, pepper and oil and bake for a while. Today, the parmigiana eggplants is cooked in the same way with the addition of provola or mozzarella and basil. Before starting the bodyshape tour, I have another fact about parmigiana: in the past, this dish was prepared with a little bit of chocolate too.

The necessary equipment for the parmigiana di melanzane bodyshape tour:

  1. comfortable shoes;
  2. a bottle of water ;
  3. high protection sunscreen and sunglasses;
  4. an hat;
  5. wet wipes;
  6. a pedometer;
  7. a camera or a samrtphone to take picture and, why not?, a sticky selfie to share your walking tour with the hashtag #visitnaplesbodyshapetour
  8. when you feel weak, have a break.

How to fat burn calories of a parmigiana di melanzane portion

Whether you’ll decide to prepare parmigiana by yourself or taste it in a restaurant, here’s how burning calories with the bodyshape tour.  Are you ready?
  • Via Bausan-Via Filangieri:

Let’s suppose that you decide to start your body shape tour in via Giovanni Bausan, nearby Riviera di Chiaia. So, keep going gently and climb the stairway and turn on via Vittoria Colonna.  Keep going to via dei Mille, one of the most expensive street of Naples and where there is Palazzo Roccella: in 1667, the building was the Francesco di Sangro’s residence, first Prince of Sansevero and it is said that he donated the palace to Giuseppe Carafa. In 1717, Ippolita Guglielmo Stuart bought Palazzo Roccella at the price of ten thousand ducats and transformed it in a nobiliar and splendor residence thanks to the contribute of Luca Vecchioni, Luigi Vanvitelli’s student. Today, the palace is the location of the PAN, a contemporary art museum. Further, there is Palazzo Mannajuolo, a liberty style architecturally treasure known because of the ellipsoidal stairs. Keep going to via Gaetano Filangieri and get ready to take your breath away for two reason: the climbing path and the breath-taking landscape.[adsense_retgra]
  • Rampe Brancaccio – Petraio

Take the Brancaccio stairs, climb the street and stop to fall in love with the enchant view of the city. Stop just for a while and keep going to Piazzetta Mondragone and vico San Carlo alle Mortelle. Take the little stairs and turn on Corso Vittorio Emanuele.  Pay attention, cross the street and test your legs keep going to Petraio, with a lot of stairs.
  • Petraio – Via Cimarosa

The hundred stairs of Petraio are perfect to improve your body and fat burn calories. If parmigiana doesn’t come from the parmisan cheese, Petraio is not so called in cause of the stones but for the pebbles during the rain. You’ll discover that climbing the Petraio is such a kind of magic: you discover a picturesque corner of Naples that inspires you take a lot of picture and, when you are higher and look back, you won’t became a stone but you’ll be fascinated by the landscape. At the end of Petraio turn in via Luigia San Felice and then in via Filippo Palizzi, another street where you can have a break and enjoy the landscape and appreciate the particular liberty buildings.
Now, you have two choices: turn back on feet, turn back with the funicular or keep going to via Cimarosa and strolling down in the Vomero hill.Ps: for the necessary equipment click here.