From an obituary in The Economist…

Carluccio the brand had come to obscure the man. The glossy stores were too far removed from handling and making things. They were too far from the woods and the joys of gathering, but that was the life that was true to him. The motto he chose was in natura veritas. In Nature lay his truth

Antonio Carluccio died on November 8th

The obituary in the Economist is frequently a piece of art – better than the best editorial in most other news organisations. I live reading them 🙂

P.S.: Carluccio’s on St John’s Wood high street was also our first frequently visited Italian place, in our first year in the UK 🙂

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‘Our way of life’

“Southern food has never been static…[Traditionalists] feared for the ‘southern way of life’, then stammered when asked to define it.”

Cooking in the American south, August 8, 2017 at 10:40AM

This is true of everyone, everywhere who pushes against change with a defence of ‘destroying our way of life’. And politicians understand it. It’s easy to get people to agree against a thing, especially change, than to agree for a thing – even their definition of ‘way of life’.

Bring me my fat soaked steak!

The research team thought that patients who ate diets with plant fat would have lower cholesterol—and they did, by about 14% overall. But they actually had higher risks of any kind of death than their animal-fat-eating peers. For every 30 points total cholesterol was lowered, the risk of death increased by 22%.

For years, we’ve been told fat clogs our arteries. Now, scientists say that’s all wrong., April 27, 2017, at 07:35 PM

You healthy thing!

Men’s Fitness has a handy list of the “dirtiest menu words“: Alfredo, butter, breaded, battered, crispy, fritters, golden, refried, loaded, pan-fried, covered and — worst of all — smothered.

The (c)leanest menu words: grilled, baked, lightly sautéed, primavera, marinara, roasted and — best of all — steamed.

10. 1 healthy thing, March 31, 2017 at 02:54 PM