Monthly Archives: April 2008

Reading list

At the moment I am mainly reading two books: Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2007) and Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme’s My life in France (2006). I have realised that this is quite a good combination … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver teaching the Italians how it’s done

I have to say I nearly broke out in uncontrollable laughter in a bookstore in Turin the other day when I noticed a copy of Jamie’s Italy on the shelf (translated as “Il mio giro d’Italia“). Don’t get me wrong–this … Continue reading

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Dark days ahead

… and I am not talking about the weather. The Right’s decisive win in the Italian elections yesterday is not good news for the economy, intellectuals, freedom of speech and immigrants. This is truly sad and depressing news. It is … Continue reading

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Elections in Italy

The latest dose of Italian ignorance is brought to you by the Lega Nord (surprise, surprise). In the above posters, the far-right group the Northern League equates the immigration situation in Italy to that faced by Native Americans in the … Continue reading

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Dr. S. Katz to talk about the Global Food Crisis at UniSG

    Dr. Solomon Katz, University of Pennsylvania “The Causes and Consequences of the First Global Food Crisis in 2008″ 17:30 – April 23, 2008 – Aula Magna – Cascina Albertina–University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy Until the last year … Continue reading

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