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

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Italy travel tips :: Prosecco Road and Happy Hour Street Style

Cheers with Italian Spuma... | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone


Tasting Notes: The taste that just a comfort "drink" can give... Bliss In A Hiss… Cheers! via APPETIBILIS

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On a typical day, I would start off by making some brioches and slicing fruit, putting together some sandwiches, the little things you sell for breakfast... An Italian Job via The New York Times

10 of the best ways to enjoy Rome … on a budget | Travel via The Guardian

Unlike Champagne, Prosecco is a grape rather than a region-specific fruit and process, so the fizzy wine is also made elsewhere on the Italian peninsula... A Guide to Italy's Prosecco Road - Condé Nast Traveler

Swimming off the Zinzulusa grotto, Pezzetti te cavallu in Lecce, or... Puglia, Italy: readers' travel tips | Travel via The Guardian

On happy hour street style and Milano’s beloved aperitivo culture... Milan, Italy Street Style: It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere via Bloomberg Business

The biggest challenge for the world of wine is undoubtedly that of achieving sustainable viticulture, to protect the land and provide a future for great wines... The Pros of Organic Wine: interview with two Italian producers Duemani and San Fereolo via Swide

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