A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera saying that I was nominated for the Cucina Blog Award for Best Food Writing. The event took place last week, and while I didn't actually win the award, I'm still amazed I was even considered for it. Given the fact that I haven't actually written something on this blog for over six months, it seemed like a weird chance of faith more than anything else.Read More
It's been a while.
I wonder if it was rude to tell you that this place is my haven and then disappear for two months. Or is that just part of the deal? I've definitely felt frustrated not having the time to be here, but sometimes it's difficult to know the difference between the things we want to do and the things we think people expect us to do.Read More
Everything starts with breakfast. Eating breakfast is one of the first things we do - one of the first decisions we make - and every breakfast offers new chances and opportunities. A chance to do better than the day before, to eat healthier or to be more conscious about what our body needs and what we put in our mouth in response. We are told over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while I do believe that a balanced and nutritious breakfast is crucial to a healthy lifestyle, breakfast to me is more about a moment than it is about a meal.Read More
Christian was an odd boy. My brother's best friend when we were in primary school, he had ginger hair, a strange accent and a loud personality. He lived in a slightly eccentric house right next to our school - which I later recognized in one of my first architecture classes - and he had the kindest mother. Still, it seemed like he always came over to our house. Especially on Wednesday afternoons [...]Read More