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Experience of Baroque in Sicily

marzo 5, 2017

Sicily is a universe by itself. The rich and the humble, the noble and the neglected, display and misery, all the ingredients of a play where you’ll never know until the end who’s the winner, if there’s ever one. An intense, inextricable, charming, harsh universe. That’s what baroque is about.  Continue Reading…


Eolian islands in early autumn – part 1

marzo 5, 2017

If you ever think about visiting Eolian Islands I’d be for early Autumn (though late Spring seems another great option). Summer bedlam and peak hot are gone, while all the plus are there to stay longer: warm temperatures, great food, exceptional wines, welcoming people. Yes, the enemy of beauty is tourism (think about Venice…), a peculiar paradox where money feeds and kills at the same time.  Continue Reading…


An interview with myself

giugno 20, 2016

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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Highs and lows – part 1

marzo 13, 2016

Put it with Anthelme Brillat – Savarin (Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826): “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es” (Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are). Or with Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism, 1864): “Der Mensch ist, was er ißt” (Man is what he eats)…well, here we are: you are what you eat, you became what you are because of what you ate.
As it’s a kind of a chain, what you will become depends on what you seeded so far. (Don’t worry, you can still steer back if you are heading the wrong direction!).

Nowadays a huge variety of food halls are calling us (supermarkets, street markets, drugstores, by the farmer): everything is 365 days disposable at an almost affordable price. We choose, pay, eat. 
How we obtain food, what we eat, the whole taste experience is extremely revealing about us. 

Let’s start a conversation!

Picture by myself, Riccardo Rama de Tisi