Saturday, 14 November 2015

The secret life of cheese, 10 dishes for 30+ to master and self-promotion

Where are we going? Dove stiamo andando? photo: ockstyle


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Quattro cose da chiedersi prima di cominciare un lavoro creativo :: La prima cosa da fare, naturalmente, è evitare di procrastinare oltre ogni ragiovevolezza. Ma poi… | Teorie e pratiche della creatività di Annamaria Testa via

Travel Bites

Adam Liaw's 10 dishes you should be able to cook by the time you’re 30 :: Start to take a little pride in being able to feed ourselves as fully functioning adults... via The Guardian

This peculiar cheese — known as caligù or su callu, depending on whom you talk to — is one of Sardinia’s lesser-known but more ubiquitous specialties... The Secret Life of Cheese by Mark Hay via Roads


"By letting go of our egos and sharing our process," Kleon writes, "We allow for the possibility of people having an ongoing connection with us and our work, which helps us move even more of our product."... The Art Of Self-Promotion: 6 Tips For Getting Your Work Discovered :: Writer and author Austin Kleon's guidelines :: via

The first step in making your productivity personal is to identify your Productivity Style, so that you can work in sync with your natural inclinations... The 4 Types of Productivity Styles by Carson Tate via 99u


This story captures the inspiring power of vocational training to change the course of women’s lives... Tools of Empowerment by  Mark Tuschman · via Maptia

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Beyond Risotto :: Comfort Food with Global Touches

Dalla dispensa di mamma Linda - Conserva di pomodoro fatta in casa...
photo: ockstyle


“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” ~Oscar Wilde (

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comfort food

“Even if the wizardry of flour and water frightens you, as it does me, it is undeniable that once you have a crust, any filling becomes a meal,” says Tamar Adler... The recipe for a quick and simple tart via

Some say these confections—sticky rice stuffed with a sweet gravel of sesame, melon seeds, walnuts, and hawthorn jelly—were invented for Xiang Fei... The Guide to Chinese Dumplings via Lucky Peach

Here are a dozen of the most creative and unusual recipes... Creative Ways to Cook With Avocados via Bon Appétit

food for thought

If you’re getting your food news from Fox, you might never know there is indeed a rich and invaluable tradition of black culinary professionals spanning from Africa to America, and from slavery to freedom... How Black Chefs Paved the Way for American Cuisine via First We Feast

Everyone loves a rich, creamy risotto. But big, pricey bags of special arborio and carnaroli rice take up precious pantry space... Hey Chef, What Else Can I Do With Risotto Rice? via Serious Eats

What’s The Future Of Thai Food? One of Asia's best female chefs blazes a Slow Food trail... via

portrait of an artisan

L’alpino e poeta Enzo Scioli, detto “Alonzo”…

Closeup: Meet Enzo, the alpine and poet from Guardiagrele via

kind of healthish

1. Calorie restriction (or counting,)... How Your Diets Are Affecting Your Diet - How to Manage Your Diets the Right Way via

eco travel

What you can do... Tips for Sustainable Travel Abroad | Center for International and Professional Experience via Yale College

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Vino Culture :: Wine basics and Why Spanish Wines Work with Barbecues...

Filippo Scioli in his Guardiagrele workshop... | photo: ©Lonza65
He just need to hold some scrap iron in his hands and he knows exactly what he can obtain from it. He likes to say that he is a “cittadino della Terra” (citizen of the Earth) because he does not like labels or definitions... Portrait of a blacksmith :: Filippo, the one and only Iron Man 72.0 via APPETIBILIS


“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”
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Wine basics

Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery... Common Types of Wine via Wine Folly

It’s instinctive, when picking barbecue wines, to look for inspiration to countries where barbecuing is an art form... Wine: why Spanish wines work with barbecues | Life and style via The Guardian

English sparkling wines begin to catch the eye of wine critics and enthusiasts around the globe... The Best Vineyards in England | Travel via Smithsonian

The Difference Between Champagne, Prosecco And Cava, Explained via

Food matters

Georgia-Rose Fairman makes desserts that are delicious, beautiful and a little gross... A Sculptor’s Assistant Whose Canvas Is Cake via The New York Times

Preserving with...

Preserving Lemons with Angela Hartnett via NOWNESS


What Should You Look for When Buying Olive Oil? What really matters when getting your EVOO... Arts & Culture via Smithsonian

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