When Food Nostalgia Can Be A Bad Thing

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

Stage 17 – 25 May – Molveno-Cassano d’Adda – How A City Influenced Generation Coffee

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

Stage 14 – May 21 – Alpago to Corvara – When Texas became home of the Strudel

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

Stage 13 – May 20 – Palmanova – Cividale Dei Friuli – When Cheese Becomes an Aphrodisiac

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

Stage 12 – May 19 – Noale to Bibione – When Perrier isn’t good enough!

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!

Stage 10 – May 17 – How Tigelle Could Never Win Great British Bakeoff

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

Stage 8 – May 14 – Foligno to Arezzo – New Age Minimalism? You mean Minestrone

5 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 8 of Giro Food and we find ourselves in Tuscany. The land where everyone outside of Italy thinks, rolling hills, wine served every evening, beauty, glamour, the quiet, peaceful life. Actually, that’s not just Tuscany but if you had to be envious of a region, there … Continue reading Stage 8 – May 14 – Foligno to Arezzo – New Age Minimalism? You mean Minestrone

Stage 4, 10 May: Catanzaro-Praia a Mare – When Hipsters & Foodies Collide

6 Minute Read | By Gino De Blasio Stage 4 of the Giro and finally someone has seen sense to bring this thing to the peninsula; bravo race directors, bravo! It only took three stages and putting the author under ridiculous pressure about apples, venison and stroopwafel… Anyway, stage 4 sees the story of the … Continue reading Stage 4, 10 May: Catanzaro-Praia a Mare – When Hipsters & Foodies Collide