by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “Enjoying a gin and tonic makes you a psychopath!”, apparently. The latest in clickbait and media trivial headlines had the internet and social media buzzing. If there was one title to make you click on clickbait ever again after “10 child stars that have grown up to … Continue reading Gin, A Social Status For Tinder, A Psychopath Test For Click Bait
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read IKEA, the only store where adults cry, threats of divorce are placed firmly on a Norsk god sounding named coffee table, and the fear of another visit looms just months away. It is common that any trip to IKEA lands you in a food court. Promised the … Continue reading The Mehhh of Clean Eating…
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!
4 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 6 of the Giro and we are in the mountains, the southern most ski access area of Italy unless you count Etna for the times that it is completely safe to ski down an active volcano. Today we discover what it takes to win an Oscar; … Continue reading Stage 6 – Ponte-Roccaraso (Aremogna) – When Ennio Won An Oscar Thanks To Spaghetti
7 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio There are three religions that an Italian nonna will preach. The first, an appreciation of family and how to care for one another. The second, an appreciation of food, its teachings and how it can guide you. The third, how a vorwerk vacuum cleaner (1) can be … Continue reading Nonna’s, Micro-Gastronomy and Parmesan Cheese
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!