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 [...]
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 [...]
Flowers & Legumes. Pt. 3
"During the darkest indigo midnight, yet will countless stars blossom.”
― Dr. Sunwolf
Flowers & Legumes. Pt. 2.
Flowers & Legumes. Pt. 1.
“That's why her hair is so big. It's full of secrets.”
― Damien Rice (Mean Girls)
Cakes are always magical.
“But how will I eat if my head is over there, and my hands are over here?”
― Marie Antoinette
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 [...]
Chocolate, as clear as crystals.
"Chocolate, of course, is the stuff of which fantasies are made. Rich, dark, velvety-smooth fantasies that envelop the senses and stir the passions.
Chocolate is madness; chocolate is delight.”
- Judith Olney
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