by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read Travel guides are a funny thing. Depending on the writers and the publication you can be sure of some things; some have been asked to eat there, others, given very special service. The impartiality of review has always left you wondering, should I or shouldn’t I visit. … Continue reading We Don’t Need More Deconstructed Food
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute Read Cereal is the new thing, apparently. “According to Kellogg’s, one-third of cereal consumption happens outside breakfast hours. And cereal hasn’t just become a snack, it has become the ultimate hipster snack; representing a sort of prepackaged, nostalgia-laden ennui.” (The Guardian, 2016) This culinary revelation is now where … Continue reading When Food Nostalgia Can Be A Bad Thing
10 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Today’s Giro Food is all about coffee. Actually, one city, one man, and a bunch of teenagers taking pictures of their coffee. It’s about Starbucks, but where did the idea come from and how has the news of it going to Italy been received… Stage 17 sees … Continue reading Stage 17 – 25 May – Molveno-Cassano d’Adda – How A City Influenced Generation Coffee
8 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 14 and today is a real treat, in more way than one. Firstly in terms of pure racing, this stage is set to really, really, bring to life the battle for first in the Giro. It’s the mountains and anything can happen. Secondly, we’re talking strudel … Continue reading Stage 14 – May 21 – Alpago to Corvara – When Texas became home of the Strudel
5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 12 and we are getting more extreme both in foods and in tenuous links, but that’s why you read this, right? Anyway, today we tackle the 1980’s food conundrum that was, fizzy water. Moreover, what is the way that we have moved away from such exotic … Continue reading Stage 12 – May 19 – Noale to Bibione – When Perrier isn’t good enough!
You can’t fault a pastry chef for trying. It was 2013 when Dominique Ansel unleashed the Cronut, the pastry mixture of the croissant and donut. If ever there was going to be a grammatically challenging blended word, Cronut would be it’s love child. News stories spread across the globe that a small bakery in New … Continue reading Hello Frankenfoods, The Original Was You, Cronut!
Whether it was walking through the wall of the great wall of China, making the Statue of Liberty disappear or floating across the the Grand Canyon, David Copperfield’s level of showmanship was unmatched in the 80’s. The A-Team may have had the cool montages, Knightrider the car chases, Miami Vice the style icons, Magnum PI … Continue reading When Foreign Words Are Supposedly Showmanship
Palmiro Togliatti had been shot. Italy’s leading Communist leader in the post war was a crucial figure of the day to day running of a nation. Whilst parliament was heavily controlled by the Christian democrats, the working class, the ones responsible for the re-birth of Italy were anything but. The country was economically desolate and … Continue reading When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born
French football was in the doldrums. Not since Michel Platini graced the field, had anyone come into the team that could be a match day winner. Of course, Eric Cantona was probably equal to the man as a footballer, more erudite as a poet for sure; but Cantona’s constant falling out with the football federation … Continue reading Les Blues sont Brulee!