Friday, January 30, 2015

FOOD

chocolate truffles, such good company for coffee. the best ones are homemade.
chocolate truffles with amaretto, placed in a decorative box these can also be a great gift. image: colin cooke via taverne agency and recipe: paul lowe, after the break

Thursday, January 29, 2015

INTERIOR

there are many ways for brewing a fine cup of coffee, choose the method based on your unique preferences.  
brewing coffee with a paper coffee filter was invented in 1908 by a german housewife, melitta bentz. she was irritated and annoyed about the coffee grounds at the bottom of unfiltered coffeepots, so she placed a piece of paper over the perforated bottom of a brass coffeepot and voilà, the paper filter was born. images: pia winther via taverne agency


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

a book about coffee, the world's most extraordinary drink
all about coffee by william h. ukers, the original homage to the world's most extraordinary drink, via amazon


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

THINGS

coffee, so many ways to make a cup

greek coffee, ready to pour, found on flickr, strike gold coffee pitcher, via nasty galceramic coffee set by luca nichotti design 


Friday, January 23, 2015

FOOD

prosciutti di modeno as a starter, from the region emilia romagna
 
prosciutto crudo, one of the most delicious variaties of typical italian 'salume', air cured meats. there are 7 types of 'prosciutti' in italy that carry the d.o.p. label, (translated as denomination of protected origin), ensuring the strictest standards of production: prosciutto di parma; prosciutto di san daniele, from the region friuli, prosciutto di modena, from emilia romagna; prosciutto veneto eugano, form veneto; prosciutto di carpegna, from le marche; prosciutto toscano, from toscane; and jambon de bosses, from val d'aorta in the north of italy. all these 'prosciutti' are considered to be the nobility of italian 'salumeria'. images: linda pugliese via taverne agency taken in emilia romagna, italy.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

INTERIOR

a visit to a hide away in the mountains of patagonia
a couple went to patagonia in 2000 to visit a friend, and one year later they found themselves the owner of this place, simply because they had fallen in love and were captivated with the land and especially patagonia. photographer nathalie krag showed me this lovely house and we fell in love with the kitchen! a kitchen where a hanging cured prosciutto and a few salami's would fit right in. images: nathalie krag and tami christiansen via taverne agency.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

salumi, a book about the craft of italian dry curing
ever been in one of those salumeria's in italy? if you did and loved it as much as we did, read this book, salumi, by michael ruhlman and brian polcyn. salumi is a book about the techniques of dry curing meats in italy with recipes for the eight basic products in italy's pork salumi repertoire: giancole, coppa, spalla, lard, lonza, pancetta, prosciutto and salami. 



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

THINGS

since it's way too early and too cold for shopping summer collections, let's accessorize


my it-bag for this season, fjalraven's kånken no.2 with leather straps, via fjallravenchunky knit wool beanie, via harvey nichols, i'm so totally in love with these dazzle wellington boots by hunter, shocking pink for sheepskin walletbag, via topshop. posted by leonoor




Saturday, January 17, 2015

INTERIOR

marco vido's place, a loft in an ex-industrial factory
a loft in a decadent 1920's ex-industrial factory in the functional style of rationalista with references to soviet constructivism in como is where artist and architect marco vido has created his 'sacred' space where he lives and works. images: nathalie krag and tami christiansen via taverne agency

Friday, January 16, 2015

FOOD

let's make penne al’arrabiata for tonight
penne al’arrabiata, image: anders haggstrom via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

FOOD

how to make parmesan cheese?
Linda Pugliese, a italian photographer who lives in new york made a beautiful reportage of emilia romagna and visited a place where they produce the parmesan cheese. images: linda pugliese via taverne agency.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOOKS & MAGAZINES

in addition to last week's post on our favorite italian cookbooks, one of anna del contegastronomy of italy, anna del conte's classic book on italian food, first published in the 1990, now revised and updated and illustrated with new photography. anna del conte, the doyenne of italian cooking, defines the country's regions, ingredients, dishes and techniques for a new generation. a must have for anyone who loves (italian) food.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

THINGS

cheese knives via cutlery & moreblanket socality via sackcloth & ashes, by purchasing any blanket from sackcloth & ashes you will also be providing a blanket to a homeless shelter; chain with 3-dimension skull via aristocrazy.

Monday, January 12, 2015

THINGS

the best cartoon made after the attack on charlie hebdo, by banksy 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

FOOD

truffle guy in the centre of alba, piemonte, on new year's day
images: leonoor ottink

Friday, January 9, 2015

FOOD

……and we ate, a lot, we were in piemonte after all.
one of many favorite piemontese antipasti is carne crudo, crudo means 'raw' in italian, so basically it's raw meat. image: hotze eisma. recipe after the break

Thursday, January 8, 2015

FOOD

we went wine tasting in the wine cellar of vicara in rossignano monferrato with domenico. Images Eric Spakman



Wednesday, January 7, 2015