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.”
~Francis Bacon (goodreads.com)

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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 huffingtonpost.com

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

Friday, 10 July 2015

Art & Craft of making "Polpette" and a Recipe for Zero Waste


I love testing recipes, especially the ones that require slow cooking. Last week I tried to slow roast a whole rabbit, (a bit too much for a dinner for two)...
Rabbit Polpette. Taste better than they look! via APPETIBILIS

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Butchering a rabbit is a bit harder than cutting up a chicken... How to Cut Up a Rabbit via honest-food.net

Rabbit Porchetta, Chips, Coleslaw and The Art of Bad Review via foodmeditation.net

Meat: the Butcher and the Rabbit via foodmeditation.net

Healthy notes

5 Surprising Things That Are Ruining Your Teeth via TIME

Ricette originali
Polpette di tacchino gustose con insalata sfiziosa via Status mamma

La cucina alchemica di Yaya: Pasta & mini Polpette

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