It has been a depressing week in the news. The above photo which was shared by Gambero Rosso on their Facebook thread while being humorous pretty much sums up my feelings for the week.
Wherever you look in the media, whether it is the news on television, newspapers or even social media sites, you see photos of destruction. And you ask yourself why? Why is this happening? Why is there so much hatred?
Please stop to think about what is happening and what we could do to try and make a difference.
In any case, these are a few links to articles/video I enjoyed this week.
My readers by now know that I have a fascination with Massimo Bottura, who is considered as Italy’s most creative chef. Here you will find a fantastic interview about the creative process and evolution in his cooking. If you need some creative inspiration I recommend you watch it.
This is a beautiful piece of writing in its own way. In this article, Eric Asimov, one of my favourite wine writes looks at the wines of Irouléguy, in French Basque Country. It makes me want to go and visit. It also makes me want to look for the wines he suggests.
There is a lot of discussion about eating out solo in a restaurant. I must say that until a few years ago I would probably have thought twice about doing this even when travelling alone. Not any more. Read about the issue here. why should you be deprived of a great dining experience just on the basis of the fact that you are alone. There could be 100 reasons for this and
Many of us still recall the horse meat scandal which rocked the food industry last year. Matters seem to be improving considerably but we are not out of the woods yet.
Barcelona is one of the top five cities I want to visit as soon as possible. Here you will read about some great places to try out if you are heading there.
Have a great weekend.
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Delightful post….loved the article on Irouleguy…I shall be hunting down some of these wines which sound delicious.
Many thanks. I am also on the hunt for these wines and also plan to keep the place in mind for a visit whenever I get to that area of France.