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?
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
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!
8 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio It was a standout scene in the 1998 film, There’s Something About Mary. Ted, played by Ben Stiller was driving to Florida to find his high school prom date, with whom he still hadn’t quite gotten over. In any other circumstance you could argue that this boyish … Continue reading 7 Minute Abs, 1 Minute Food, Same Thing…
8 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio He was “the first, true, original rock ‘n’ roll television cook. Before him all was staid, orderly, scripted and largely confined to the studio.” Matthew Fort didn’t hold back in his appreciation of Floyd in 2009. Writing in the Guardian after news had broken about Floyd’s cancer … Continue reading How Food Apps Would Have Flummoxed Keith Floyd
The press room was, as ever, packed. The games before Christmas bring out the best and worst in both the press and their unknowing victims. “I know that you are all worried about my health, both physically and mentally, and also for my diet, that I don’t have enough sugars in my blood in this … Continue reading When calcio tempted panettone fate…