We are all salty queens.

It is my dear friend Makoto's 30th birthday. He is a wonderful human who is a treasure to us all. I wanted to write and dedicate this post to him, as he is an inspiration that keeps on giving. Happy birthday, and now you have to read some science. Sorry, not sorry. At the beginning [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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