.: Working class food

Left-overs, onions strips & potatoes cubes. What are you thinking about ? Just left-overs? No! Tastytastytastyfood! Arista di maiale (avanzata!), sfilaccini di cipolle e patate in padella. Solo avanzi ? No! BBBuuoooni!

“Working Class Hero” is a song by John Lennon. A political song, the song is a commentary/criticism on the difference between social classes. It tells the story of someone growing up in the working class.

I think potatoes and onions have often been thought of as “poor food”. But I think no food is poor food. Neither certainly onions, nor certainly potatoes. Every food comes from the efforts of someone who has grown it and we should pay the maximum respect to each kind of food and to those who have the ability to feed other people.

So tonight I pay an homage to potatoes & onions, and I pay an homage to my father who loves potatoes & onions (tomorrow it’s his b-day!!), and to those who care for food. In the past days my mother cooked a wonderful roasted pork loin. But she also cooked other things, so some roast was left. And I hate wasting things, food, most of all.
Detesto sprecare e non credo che ci siano dei cibi che possano esere definiti “poveri”,solo perché in certi periodi della storia hanno rappresentato le principali risorse di cibo per chi faceva parte delle classi più basse. Quindi stasera ho deciso di trasformare l’arrosto avanzato in un trionfo di sapore, con la complicità di cipolle e patate.
No poor food, but Kings’n’queens food. You bet.

Peel potatoes and onions. Cut potatoes in small cubes.

Boil the potato cubes for 3-4 minutes in water.

Cut the onions in strips.

In the pan put some of the grease from the left roast. Cook the potatoes a few minutes. When they’re half done, add the onions.

Then add the roast, just to warm it up.

You’ll have a great dish, with onions, potatoes and left-overs. Ok. avanzi, cipolle e patate. Sembra niente, ma è qualcosa di fantastico.

Green Day contributed a cover of the song to the “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur” in 2007. A person says “all the people want to live equal in Sudan. My dream”, in this video. I think “all the people want to live equal” everywhere. Unfortunately not many wants to be “working class heroes”. Maybe they think potatoes & onions is just “poor food”.

There’s room at the top they’re telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

.: Destiny

Ready for a soft, white food and a “hard, dark” thought ?

The free will theorem of John H. Conway and Simon B. Kochen states that if we have a free will in the sense that our choices are not a function of the past, then, subject to certain assumptions, so must some elementary particles.

Well… looking at the double-slit experiment, actually makes you think particles might have free will. In fact quantum mechanics seems to violate locality.

On the others side…  (human side)

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.

Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live their lives. But instead it may be that the brain just convinces itself that it made a free choice from the available options after the decision is made.

In sostanza, ci sembra che le particelle possano avere un loro “libero arbitrio”, mentre quello degli umani potrebbe essere un’illusione.

Entanglement. Coinvolgimento. Legame. Forse tutto nell’universo è un misto di interazione e casualità, di destino e di scelta. Maybe everything in the universe is a mixture of interaction and randomness, destiny and choice, order and chaos.

Must be for that we have such different ideas, and we can change our mind, and we can love what was before hated or neglected, and we can neglect or forget what was before so beloved. Must be for that we can like such different things, and songs, and places, and people.

We’re like particles in a river. Like particles in a huge universe. Like humans.

So let’s establish some presupposition, so that I can influence your will and destiny 😀

Take some potato-gnocchi and cut some cheese you love in small pieces. I took Asiago, but you can use Mozzarella, Taleggio or whatever. Gnocchi o gnocchetti di patate e i vostri formaggi preferiti. And some parmigiano-Reggiano too, of course. Because it’s made in my land.

Then I warmed some oil and a bit of nutmeg in a pan, and melted half of the cheese, with the fire off.

Cook gnocchi in salted water, as soon as they come up floating, put them in the pan and add the rest of the cheese

Blend and serve. Optional: you can grill them in the oven at 180°C just for a few minutes. But today I did not. Se poi volete fare una cosa ancora più deliziosa, dovete metterli nel forno già caldo a 180°C e gli date una grigliatina sopra. Io avevo fame e fretta e quindi per oggi niente grigliatina 😀

Ora potete cucinare il vostro destino: gnocchi ai formaggi. Now you can cook your destiny: gnocchi and cheeses.

.: Aussi fort

A new month has begun. A new day has begun. My calendar smiles at me and I smile to the world.

This is a calendar by Makkox, I love that guy, fa veramente ridere.

I need some energy to start the day… and I suggest you: never forget breakfast. And… ok this is just one of my “breakfast posts”… just meant for posting a couple of songs that I recently came to know!

Posso saltare il pranzo, oppure la cena, ma se salto la colazione, giuro che mi sento male tutto il giorno. Breakfast really helps me feeling better. Scegliete voi la musica per il giorno e quella per la notte. Io le adoro entrambe. E questo video di Féfé, lo trovo stupendo.

Breakfast pushes me forward, makes me optimistic and going through the day.

You choose which song is good for the morning, and which one for the night. I love them both.