The seventh edition of Dispensa, a biannual independent bookazine created in 2013 by Martina Liverani has just been published.
The main theme of this edition is childhood. As adults we all like to think of our childhood and also of the dreams, the sincerity and honesty of children.
Martina Liverani writes about a nine year old girl who is taken to dinner at Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana and reports about the experience. She tried the fois gras ice-lolly, a famous dish of Bottura.
She was then served with Tortellini in a creamy Parmigiano Reggiano sauce.
“Had you ever had tortellini like these?” she was asked.
“I can taste the Parmesan and the tortellini, but the meat not so much. The sauce is the nicest. I’d eat it every day, they are the nicest toretellini I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.”
There are articles about the Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle and chefs have been asked to reveal their dreams from the past. The ones who answered Dispensa are Antonio Marras, Paolo Fresu, Mario Calabresi, Niko Romito, Antonia Klugmann, Rossana Orlandi, Markus and Daniel Freitag. They also meet someone who wanted to become an astronaut but instead eats as if he was in space. There is also reportage on someone whose job it is to taste chewing gum.
Dispensa is the first independent Italian bookazine that narrates the world of food through stories of people and stories of food. It is printed on paper made from food waste and contains no advertising: just original texts and great photography. It is a collectors item. The biannual addresses a different theme each time. You will not find recipes or reviews but stories about people, products, arts and culture.
You can find more details here.