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Artist’s table: Clara Bona

luglio 5, 2016
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1. Dear Clara, three words to depict who you are

C: I am an architect, a journalist and a curious person, in love with everything that is beautiful and charming

2. Three words to tell us about the role of creativity in your work

C: It is a priority. Without creativity my work wouldn’t exist: an impressive interior is mainly made by style and original ideas 

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Highs and lows – part 5

giugno 26, 2016
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The final fix…

1. we are what we eat (our body should be supposed to be happy)

2. what we eat makes us what we think (in the good and the bad…but the latter has nothing to do with good food)

3. what we eat makes what we look look like (my belly is carefully hidden with an extra fit A&F tee…!!!)
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I am not a Chef (but I love them) – part 5

giugno 26, 2016
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As I read reviews or listen about Chefs and their cuisine, I think that he whole issue is often overrated. I don’t deny a Chef makes something that has to do with art, beauty, knowledge…for sure it takes a lot of hard work, humility and consistency…but we are talking about people who are lucky enough to do what they love (or they are supposed to), they don’t save lives, they just make others living a tastier one (until bill time…).
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An interview with myself

giugno 20, 2016
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1. Why losing 110 lbs / 50kg (from 250 to 140lbs / from 113 to 63kg)?
R: At the time I was having an extremely troublesome life, no surprise I was a heavy smoker and a junk food addicted. One day the doctor told me my heart membrane was worsening quite fastly…this scared me at most…it was the driver to decide to lose weight

2. How did you do it?

R: I started with no specific help or knowledge. At the very beginning I cut everything except bread, lettuce and water but after 6 months I had lost only 5 lbs and I was (understandably) desperate…
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Artist’s table: Andoni Etxezarraga

giugno 20, 2016
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1. Dear Andoni, three words to depict who you are

A: Observer, simple and purist

2. Three words to tell us about the role of creativity in your work

A: I have lived with enthusiasm and turned it into passion

3. The very first time this would have been the mission in your life

A: Never a mission
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Liscia, gassata o… – part 4

giugno 14, 2016
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It’s hard to see a star chef that innovates its cooking without thinking about the consequences: as you change your style and what you do is not appreciated any more by your customers, you are putting yourself out of the game.
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I’m not a chef – part 4

giugno 14, 2016
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These days tv entertainment, publishing and “buzz on the web” is dominated by Star Chefs. As a foodie (yes, I am), plenty of books, pots and pans plus assorted stuff make me a valuable customer to Amazon…To youngsters, Chefs are rock stars. To millennials, kitchen (better if rented for the occasion) is the modern agora where to stay with friends (quite interesting, as they live surfing among FB, wazzup, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, weChat, but are in need of some tangible living…).
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Highs and lows – part 3

giugno 4, 2016
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A few months ago, 7am in a posh gym, London (forgot the name of the hotel): I was having my daily tapis roulant session after a challenging booze time with friends the evening before.
The trainer was an italian guy and in need to have someone to talk about Italy and italian food. Amongst the things we said, he told me “we are what we look like“.
He meant that if our skin doesn’t look well hydrated or is spotted with stains, well, your body is complaining about something. The list of the potential clues was quite generous… Continue Reading…

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I am not a Chef – part 3

giugno 4, 2016
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“The evergreen classics” and “the newly established classics”… being the next Gualtiero Marchesi, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Massimo Bottura, Fulvio Pierangelini (nobody’s closer to God than him!), Sergio Mei or others of the kind of the new generation such as as Joel Robuchon, Inaki Aizpitarte (can’t miss its Le Chateaubriand when in Paris), Philippe Léveillé, Rene Redzepi, Claude Bosi, Nuno Mendez, Davide Scabin, David ChangContinue Reading…