.: Chick’an’chips

Kids food. For comfort. Oh yeah. Muy Tranquilo.

Tonight I don’t want to think. Just relax. So this is the simple thing: potatoes, cut in cubes.
Boil ‘em for 3 minutes in water. Then put ‘em in a pan with oil and fry. When they’re in the middle, put together small pieces of chicken and mix.


Comfort food. Yes. You need it when it’s cold.

It makes me think, though. Cesar A. Cruz (1997) said

Art is meant to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed

Seems he paraphrased Finley Dunne (in the 1890s) “Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. I don’t know where it came from. But sure it sounds very true. I don’t know if these tracks by Gramatik and by Peter Roe are art, but I think they fit this definition

 

.: When you start at 8

Stasera non ho niente di nuovo da proporvi in tavola. No new food. Just a thought. Years ago an idea came to my mind: that if you fall in love with something at the age of 8 to 13 years, you are ready to do that for all your life. Ho letto le biografie e le storie di diverse persone, musicisti, matematici, people who become famous and successful in what they did. Most of them fell in love with their passion between 8 and 13 years of age. A eddie Van Halen fu regalata una chitarra. Andrew Wiles scoprì l’ultimo teorema di Fermat. Yiannis Chryssomallis iniziò suonando per la propria famiglia, in cui il padre suonava e la madre cantava. E Denis Jašarević inizia a fare musica dopo esservi stato esposto dall’età di 3 anni.

Many parents don’t let young kids follow their own attitude. Think about it.

Chissà se Angelina Jordan diventerà più brava di quanto non sembri già ora. A 7 anni cantava canzoni di Frank Sinatra.

.: Victory

If you listen to this song by Gramatik, everything you cook will be great.

But most of all it will be great if you have a wonderful father working a wonderful garden and giving you wonderful vegetables to make a wonderful minestrone. I know it’s not the first time I talk about my minestrone, but I really appreciate having potatoes, peas, beans, asparagus, carrots, tomato sauce, onions and all the rest to make this lovely cream…

I really feel like I won a lottery when I cook and eat this.

.: No way out

I tried one more. Ho provato Perugina 85%. Perché? Perché, damn, il Novi 88% era finito sullo scaffale… non avevo tempo di girare tutti i market della città. But hey, I didn’t like it. I’m sorry. And I know that Novi and Perugina are both Nestlé. And I don’t even appreciate Nestlé. Everybody knows what bigCos do. But probably Novi and Perugina have their own independence. And I really like Novi much much better.

La temuta globalizzazione e l’incorporamento delle aziende più piccole in quelle più grandi, dal gusto del cioccolato non sembra ci sia. Perugina è completamente diverso da Novi e, dal mio punto di vista, non mi piace. Non chiedetemi di descriverlo, non sono un’assaggiatrice professionale, ma se vi piace il cioccolato fondente, provateli tutti e tre (anche Lindt) e poi ditemi quale preferite.

L’unico cioccolato al 70% che riesco ad apprezzare è il Novi con limone e zenzero.

Tutto il resto… No way out.