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A light lunch @Roggiano #Calabria #Italy

You may travel everywhere and even live happy in a foreign Country, but sometimes it is good to go back home (even back to your parent’s home) and enjoy the best Mediterranean Cooking ever!!!!

– Rosmarina fish balls
– Homegrown chicken
– vegetables
– country red wine
– pitta bread

love to stay here @Roggiano Gravina in Calabria. Italy!!!

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The Journey into Oil Painting continues

I am spending part of my holydays attempting real Oil Painting for the first time.
Slowly I am experimenting colours, techniques, materials… Actually, it requires the same passion as cooking. Therefore I am trying, soft, scratchning, light colour, medium, dry brush… Everything I learn, I apply…thnks to Stephen Rose “How to paint Oils”. Colours and materials have perfumes, smells, consistencies….
Plus in the end, after years spent selling something, it is nice once upon a time to produce something.

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Taberna Marinera El Machichaco

Hallo all,

just back from Santander, a quick stop before next travel to South Italy. I have to make a comment about the best discovery in Santander: the “taberna marinera El Machi”. If you plan to visit Santander, don’t miss it. Going often to restaurants, it happens to me rarely to eat a lot, to eat a lot of very good fish and then have no trouble at all with digestion. The cusine from El Machi is very tasty and at the same time very light. Our hotel’s owner suggest it to us and we went there 2 times in 4 days!

Service is perfect and friendly and the dishes are very good. It is right on the long Harbour of Santander, so also the view of the sea is nice.

The first evening (at midnight!) we eat rice with crab and it was fresh and very good. The second time we go for a paella with mix fish plus a mix of local cheeses for dessert. Perfect.

Dont’miss it if you can.

Buona giornata

Giovanni

 

Hello World!

Hallo everyone.

Why am I doing this? Why start a blog? Well, writer Primo Levi once said “There are two kind of men: those who makes things just for their own sake and those who make things just to tell to the others. I belong to the second kind.”. So do I.

Who am I? Just some Italian guy now living and working in Switzerland. I travel a lot, thanks to my job as Feed, Food&Beverage Segment Manager for my Company. And I cook, as a hobby… I kind like also eating. Of course I also like to taste wine. So I am lucky: my job, my hobbies, everything match…

Then, I like to tell the others what I am doing, especially about food: that’s the reason for the blog.

I am going to publish comments, thoughts, quotes, anything… and of course I appreciate any kind of comment (more or less;)).