by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read “Porridge and the urban lifestyle don’t mix well.” Fergus Henderson, chef and author may not be a fan of the instant variety, but the second man on the moon certainly was. Yes, that’s right, Buzz Aldrin. In what is a coup for a porridge company, Buzz Aldrin, … Continue reading Buzz Aldrin, He’s Cooler Than You, He Eats Porridge
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 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!
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?
6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Today sees the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia and, like most Grand Tours in the modern era, we’re starting in a location nowhere near Italy. The race begins in Holland but don’t blame the author, blame the race directors. In honour of today’s displaced inauguration we’ll … Continue reading Stage 1, May 6th Apeldoorn – American Pie, a song, a film, a statement and NOT American
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
The year was 2013, not that long ago really. Humans were attending restaurants, as they did on a regular basis and started acting… well… strange. Many will have guessed from the title where this is going, but there is a food phenomenon that is happening underneath our very noses, and it has nothing to do … Continue reading How We All Became A Little David Loftus
This week Eatosi takes a look at Hugh Jackman, sorry, Chicken Tikka Massala, it’s hard to not get confused between the two… Mont Blanc has a new brand ambassador. The German company owned by Americans that has a distinctly French name couldn’t have chosen a more apt product ambassador than, Hugh Jackman; an Australian whose … Continue reading Why Hugh Jackman is the Tikka Masala of acting