by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read What does, the Clove Club in Shoreditch, the Soho tapas bar, Barrafina, Indian curry house, Gymkhana, the Star Inn in Yorkshire and now, the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle in Singapore have in common? Michelin Stars. Long gone are the days that a Michelin … Continue reading Why More Street Food Should Get Michelin Stars, If It Even Matters!
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
6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Dear Giro Food fans, I’m really sorry but yesterday’s edition is today. Why? I was busy travelling from one country to another and hadn’t realised that the post didn’t… post. Anyway yesterday’s stage/today’s read is all about chocolate, one of the invention’s of the century and… cake. … Continue reading Stage 18 – May 26 Muggiò-Pinerolo – How Melted Chocolate Got Us To a Cake In a Cup
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
6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Stage 13 and today we are in the region of Friuli. We are over that awkward halfway point and with the majority of sprinters leaving the Giro, we need to re-inject some passion into our race, so here goes, cheese makes you a better lover… You really need … Continue reading Stage 13 – May 20 – Palmanova – Cividale Dei Friuli – When Cheese Becomes an Aphrodisiac
5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 11 of the Giro and we are at that weird halfway stage. Today is all about the unknown hero of the day, even though they may be considered the weaker of the bunch they end up winning. It’s the tale of many a successful business, person … Continue reading Stage 11- Modena-Asolo – How Prosecco Became The Average Man’s David to Golliath
6 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 10 and we’re in Emilia Romagna today, a centre of epicurean delight, so much so that we’ve decided to focus on their version of an English crumpet… Tigelle. If you’re thinking, “where is Stage 9?” well, we did something different. Visit our Facebook page to see … Continue reading Stage 10 – May 17 – How Tigelle Could Never Win Great British Bakeoff
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
5 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Continuing with yesterday’s theme of displacement, talking not even of the small area in Holland where the race is happening today’s Giro Food looks at one of its main food products, venison. That’s right, if you’re a fan of bambi look away, now! Stage 2 of the … Continue reading Stage 2, 7 May: Arnhem-Nijmegen – When Did We Start Eating So Much Venison?