by Gino De Blasio | 4 minute read Change, it happens. I wish John Lennon would have written something about change, rather than imagining, it would have made the start of this piece infinitely better. Sure, Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come” is fine, but that leaves the door open to expect it, only, … Continue reading Creme Eggs, you sellouts…
“How do you spot a hipster wine? It costs twice as much as it should and has got a bearded twat hanging on to it” As far as comment sections go, this is king. As far as topics go, this has got to be a new twist in wine relations; hipster wine. It was bad … Continue reading Hipster Wine, Wine’s Big Saviour…
Pubs, apparently, “keep male friendships strong.” It is of course unsurprising that a study needed to be conducted to this new social science based research. Women apparently, just pick up a phone or turn to Facebook and talk to one another. These aren’t my words of course, but those of Robin Dunbar, evolutionary biologist at … Continue reading How The Gastropub is Slowly Killing Men
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute read There are times when a new product comes to a market and you can’t contain your excitement. The thought that chocolate crumpets could be a real thing is of course one of those times. Then there are other times when you wish the geniuses, responsible for things … Continue reading What Happened To You, Pinot?
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read ASDA clearly knew what it was doing. It is not the first time that the debate surrounding ketchup and how it should be stored would cause uproar. A simple google search would point to a Boris Johnson Reddit thread from 2014, it’s hard to miss, it’s the … Continue reading How Ketchup broke the Fake News cycle… kind of…
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read There are times when flying to certain foreign countries can leave you with a sense of culinary dredd; none more so than the charming yet equally confusing, Switzerland. For all of its natural beauty, impressive chocolate, your bowels stand a greater chance of survival in a quarantined … Continue reading Lessons From A Swiss Village, Raclette
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “How is it that this nation, a land where impatience is the key to everyday life can afford to queue for nearly 20 minutes at a time for a coffee. It makes no sense.” No one famous said this, that would be how other articles written on … Continue reading Lessons From A Danish Coffee House
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “The beauty of this test is, it’s simple if you know it, very difficult if you don’t.” When a two michelin starred chef points out this blindingly obvious logistical quagmire, it shouldn’t really shock, but this is different. This is a contest “where there is no prize … Continue reading How Confusing Is Carbonara, Really?
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read Jerry Seinfeld once famously quipped, “What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they’re trophies. What do you need it for after you read it?” Dusting off your last Dostoevsky novel before your more learned friends come over is of … Continue reading What Do Your Cookbooks Say About You?
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read “I’m ready to die. I’m done with life. I’m done with this show. I hate this show.” Food Beast writer, Sean Fahmy has just had a horrible experience with tequila; who hasn’t! The “No You’re Not” shot contains more than your standard Mexican spirit. Salt, pico de … Continue reading Tequila, not the enemy we think it is!