Times are changing and as people have less time to cook the Italian tradition of the aperitivo is slowly changing to the ‘apericena’. It is a new student supper and combines the old aperitivo (an old Italian custom in the north) with a buffet. Students are flocking to bars which have started to offer a buffet of homemade hot and cold dishes with evening drinks. They are substantial enough to constitute a light dinner at a relatively low price – often starting at around €10 for one drink and the buffet.
Magnus Nilsson has been in the news because of the publication of his book on Nordic cuisine. Here is an interesting article which gives some personal insights into this talented chef.
If you are lacking ideas for your Christmas lunch here are four alternative recipes from UK master chefs. We are tempted to try the espresso panna cotta.
Are you still looking for the last Christmas presents? Here is a list the 25 best food books of 2015 compiled by The Guardian.
Did you know that the search for spices we use today like cloves and cinnamon (so popular at Christmas in many cultures) has led to the rise of capitalism. Here is the story.
Have you heard about the Whole 30 diet? It is an elimination diet on a grand scale with no dairy, no sugar, no soy, no peanuts, no bread, no rice and no grains. Here is the experience of someone who has been on this diet for 30 days.
This is an eye-opening article about how the food industry engineers the need to eat. The author of Salt, Sugar, Fat Michael Moss reveals in an interview that ‘he was really struck by how many people inside the industry itself hold their industry totally accountably, totally culpable for this surge in obesity that we have had for the last 30 years.’
What happens when someone stops eating processed food for a year. Megan Kimble has done just that and has written a book about it. It is called Unprocessed, My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food. Here is what she found out.
It is difficult to think of Italy as a beer producing country but there has never been so many craft breweries in Italy. Here is a list of five of the best Italian craft beers.
And for those who want to know more about the release of Michelin’s 2016 Belux awards, the Belgian Foodie has written his views after following this year’s edition.
A well-known Burgundian vigneron Thibault Liger-Belair has been freed for refusing to treat his vineyards against the vine leaf-rottening disease flavescence dorée. This is the second time that a French biodynamic winemaker escaped punishment in the past 12 months.
Read this article about how a millennial entrepreneur is disrupting the $10 billion wine market.
And to conclude here is an article about how to spend 36 hours in Palermo.
Have a great week with lots of delicious food and drink.