Oil be there for you…

What oil is best for cooking, baking and frying? Well, I was tempted to write this short article using exclusively my Italian point of view. Article begins: Extra virgin olive oil is the only oil to use for cooking. Everything else is good just for lighting up lamps or to lubricate your car and squeaky [...]


What’s in a brew?

#Storytime. What is a master brewer’s duty? You don’t make the beer; you just need to set the right mood for romance to happen. As a good lazy person, you delegate the hard work to others (… the yeast); and all you have to do, is to organize a nice party room for them to [...]

Let’s take a coffee break.

“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” ― Terry Pratchett, Thud! Working at an institute where a large portion of my colleagues are Italian, the delicate aroma of espresso roaming along the corridors is the first smell of every workday. Needless to say, caffeine is one [...]