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…
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?
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
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!
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
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